Are you a power user? Love to Batch process multiple images automatically with your favorite Dashboard effects? Do you frequently make adjustments to an effect to fine tune it to your liking and want to save the resulting new effect? Do you frequently combine more than one effect together and want to save your combo as a 1-click effect? You can do all this with our latest Dashboard.
The key is to export your desired Dashboard effect(s) to your normal actions palette via our handy menu tool. From there, you can batch process, modify, or combine the action with any other actions just as you normally would with Photoshop actions.
Part One: Save a Dashboard effect to your regular actions palette.
- Select your desired Dashboard effect, then choose "Export Action" from the Dashboard settings menu.
- Find the action on your actions palette under the folder, "Kubota Batch Actions"
- Batch process as you normally would any standard action. (See Photoshop help for how to batch process for more info)
Part 2: Modify a Dashboard effect and save it as a new effect.
After saving an effect to your actions palette, you can modify it to your hearts content. For example, you might find you like an effect, but with the strength dialed down a little bit. You can save this combo as your own formula, make it into an action, then use the Dashboard to search for and control it as normal.
- Export the effect to the actions palette as above.
- Move the resulting action to a new folder of your own and rename it e.g.
- Run the action effect from the actions palette once.
- Select the last step in the exported action, then click "record" on the actions palette
- Make your modifications
- Stop recording
- Open your Dashboard Settings menu
- Select "Load User Actions"
- Search for and apply your new custom action.
To make a new action that is a combo of several actions:
- export them as above
- drag each one of the "script" steps from the action in to your desired custom action. The script step is the actual Dashboard effect, self-contained. To see which effect it is, open the palette wide, click the triangle, and look at the end of the text.
- repeat and re-order the effects as desired. You can also combine this with your own hacks, as shown below.