Alphabet action

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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HI

I am making individual letters from a font using an action, so a b c d etc.

I created an action but cannot figure out hot to get the action to change fromlower case to upper case, and change the font. Rather than do each letter at a time

cany help appreciated

thanks

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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This task may be better performed via Photoshop variables:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/creating-data-driven-graphics.html

 

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thanks for the tip, however i am ps newby and have no clue what variables are and how to use them lol

 

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@matthewd73174506 wrote:

thanks for the tip, however i am ps newby and have no clue what variables are and how to use them lol

 


 

I provided a link to the help manual. You can then look for further sources of info, videos, forum posts, tutorials etc.

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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It seems you can use Window > Character > All Caps and font list to record steps to change from lower to upper case and to set different font.

set character style in action.jpg 

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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I'm not clear what you are doing. Change the font? Are you stepping through the alphabet or???

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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Basically i made the action to make just the letter a, save as filename. Then b Save as filename. c save as and so on through the full alphabet.

When i run the action it does exactly that BUT i want to be able to get it to change the font and then make letter A save as etc.

Every time i try it reverts back to the original font i used even after changing it, so i end up with the original font as seperate letters again

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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The action is going to have the font name embedded in it. You'd need to use a script to change the font.

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A script ? SOrry for being a numbskull

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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You can write scripts in the Extendscript (Javascript) language to automate editing. Photoshop includes a bunch of scripts and you'll find hundreds of scripts online.

I'm still not totally clear about what you are trying to do but to automate a task where you need to change fonts, an action probably won't work.

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basically yeah, i am trying to do each letter individually and save as a jpg. 

Then if the action was working run it again BUT CHANGE THE FONT, so it again does each each letter and save as jpg again. And so on

Itjust so i dont have to manually tpe the letter save as jpg, b save as jpg, c save as . Then change the font and start back at a

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