Simple Batch Resize, Saturation Boost, Border and Save tutorial.
(Really title but its basically a simple way to make multiple pictures a smaller or larger resolution, boost the saturation for alittle touching up, add a border and save it.)
Photoshop has a tool called Actions, many of you have probably seen it floating around your workspace but few know its great potentials. The actions window is paired with the history box usually but if yours isn't go to Window>Actions.
1.Open a new picture lets say 1600x1200
2.Go to the actions window and to the left of the trashcan is a box called "Create new Action", click it.
3.Name it Resize or what ever you want.
4.Set the function key to F2 this is handy later on.
5.Click Okay and then you are ready to begin first resize the picture to lets say 800x600 (if you used a different size make sure its a multiple of what ever size you began with)
- Resolution = 300
- Width = 800
- Height = 600
Make sure the size stays the same after you change the resolution.
: Press Cntrl+U and boost the saturation to what ever you think makes the picture look good.
6.Create a new canvas and make a border for a picture 800x600 or what ever size you changed your picture to.
7.Merge all the layers together press Cntrl+A and then Cntrl+C
8.Go back to your picture and press Cntrl+V
9.Now save the picture in a different folder from the orignal. I usually do JPEG at 9.
10.Then on the actions window press the Stop Square.
11.Now open another picture that is 1600x1200 or your original picture size.
12.Select Resize in the action window and press F2 or the Play button.