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Adding Disabled Smart Filters in an Action

Participant ,
Sep 05, 2021 Sep 05, 2021

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I'm creating a layer with a stack of smart filters.  I would like to disable all of them by default, so they all don't reload every time I change one.  I can re-activate them as I step through them.

 

I know I can click the eye ball, but looking for keyboard shortcuts, or whatever means, to add these to an Action.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 05, 2021 Sep 05, 2021

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Don't click on the eye, but while recording action, right mouse click on the 2 circles (in front of fx icon), then choose from the menu 'Disable Smart Filters'. You can do the same to enable them. Alternatively use the script:

 

sTT = stringIDToTypeID;

(ref = new ActionReference()).putClass(sTT('filterFX'))
ref.putEnumerated(sTT('layer'), sTT('ordinal'), sTT('targetEnum'));
(dsc = new ActionDescriptor()).putReference(sTT('null'), ref)
executeAction(sTT('hide'), dsc)

 

Change hide to show if you want to enable filtersFX by above code. 

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Sep 05, 2021 Sep 05, 2021

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By the way, you can run script as a step in Photoshop action or to assign keyboard shortcut to script listed in File > Scripts > choose...

And yes, you can manually disable filters by clicking what will be recorded in action step. Disadvantage is that you must always have same amount of filters whenever running action.

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Sep 05, 2021 Sep 05, 2021

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Effects slow down Photoshop reaction so it's good to fully disable them when you drag layers.

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Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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I want to disable Smart Filters in the action.

One example from below:

Layer: Color

Disable all the following filters after adding them, but I would re-enable each one later as I use them:

  • Luminar AI
  • Coloe Efex Pro 4
  • Camera Raw Filter
  • Topaz Sharpen AI

 

BrettOssman_2-1630922739040.png

 

Same thing applies to the other layers created by the Actions.

 

 

 

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Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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You already was answered how to disable filters. If you mean something else you must explain better. Post screenshot with expanded action items you listed, also two screenshots, showing how your workspace / canvas look like before that you want to achieve, and how after that.

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Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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First of all my apologies. 

 

I don't think I posed my question propely.  I got the jargon all wrong.  Big difference betwen enabled and visible.  Looks like disabled filters still run, you just don't see the result.  Hidden or invisible filters don't run at all until toggle their visibilyt back on.

 

Anyway, maybe these screen shots will help.

In an action, via menu hot keys, hopefully, I want to hide, not disable, all the smart filters.

 

For example:

I want to toggle off visibility of all the smart filters below:

BrettOssman_0-1631179413229.png

as shown below (notice the eyeballs are all off, not just disabled (grayed out):

BrettOssman_1-1631179961549.png

 

Then I would un-hide Luminar first and run it, but those others won't run, until I un-hide them.

Nice timesaver as I walk thoughn them.

 

Thanks for everyone's patience. 🙂

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Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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sTT=stringIDToTypeID; lst = new ActionList(), fltrs = 4; while(fltrs)
	(ref = new ActionReference()).putIndex(sTT('filterFX'), fltrs--),
	ref.putEnumerated(sTT('layer'), sTT('ordinal'),
	sTT('targetEnum')), lst.putReference(ref);

(dsc = new ActionDescriptor()).putList(sTT('null'), lst)
executeAction(sTT('hide'), dsc)

 

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