The Benefits Of Using Photoshop Actions For Your Designs

One of the frequently asked questions asked is:

How will I benefit from using Photoshop actions?

If you’re looking to improve your designs, Photoshop actions are just what you need. But don’t take my word for it. In this blog post, I’m going to show you the benefits of using Photoshop actions for your designs.

Let’s get started!

Lighting Fast Photo Editing

Photo editing is what many photographers think of when they think of Photoshop actions. And for a good reason… However, contrary to popular belief, Photoshop actions are not just reserved for photographers. Remember, as a designer, you are obviously going to need to retouch some photos for your designs so you’re not off the hook for photo editing. Having a set of Photoshop actions helps save you countless hours performing the same steps over scores of images and also considerably speeds up your workflow.

Batch Processing

Another little secret?

Most designers have to work with a huge set of images that need to either be brightened, converted or resized. And sometimes getting everything done can take you countless hours and sleepless nights. If you were to use Photoshop actions, it’d be a lot less hectic. All you’d have to do is use Photoshop batch processing commands so that you don’t have to do all the work yourself.

Get Consistent Results

This is the biggie.

One of the perks of using Photoshop actions is that you get consistent results each time. When doing it manually, you’ll obviously have differences for every image for any number of reasons. Probably you’re just not up for the task as you were yesterday or your mind just isn’t in the right place. Or for some reason, things just aren’t working out as you’d wished. When you use Photoshop, it doesn’t really matter because all the steps are recorded so you’ll always get consistent results no matter what kind of images you’re editing.

Saves You Money

Perhaps you are working with a tight budget and you don’t exactly have enough to pay a graphic designer to do all the work for you. Using Photoshop actions is the best way to save yourself money that you would have used to pay a graphics designer to do the work for you. I am not saying that you won’t have to pay money for the actions. On the contrary, you’re probably even going to spend a couple of hundred dollars depending on which actions you choose. However, the price of buying actions is considerably lower than the amount you’ll need to pay a designer. Plus the fact that actions are simple to use means that you can do it yourself and that will save you a whole lot of cash.

Converts Flat Artwork to a Masterpiece

The whole idea behind using actions is to make your designs stick out. This means that if you have an older version of designs that aren’t quite as fancy, you should be able to change the designs to snazzy looking designs with a click of a button. Photoshop actions have a lot of opportunity for customization so you can have fun converting just about any kind of design into a masterpiece.

Saves Multiple Versions

Sometimes you’ll be dealing with dozens or even hundreds of different pieces. Meaning that you’ll spend hours resizing and saving all those versions and pieces. Photoshop actions help speed the process along. So if you flatten the file, they’ll save out a PDF. If you want to resize the image, however, it will be saved as a JPG. Which means that you can save your original file without worrying about overriding it with the edits you made along the way. Plus, you don’t have to go out of your way to save the file yourself.

Takeaways

Photoshop actions are very striking. Not just visually but also because they save you tons of time. Not to mention they help capture, hold and wheel in users to not only open your website but also continue browsing. And if done correctly, they could be just what you need to increase your sales exponentially. I hope that with the knowledge of what Photoshop actions can do for your designs, you’ll make good use of them to better your designs.

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