How to create an action where Photoshop asks a question and I have to fill in the answer

Explorer ,
May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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I know ( o no, I knew) that there is a way to create an action where Photoshop pops up with a question and I can fill in text in that pop up, and that text is than placed into the image. Can anybody provide me with a link to a tutorial how to do that?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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What you describe sounds more like a script than an action.

 

Similar to this request:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/automating-the-creation-of-a-text-lay...

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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Hello Stephen,

Thanks I will look into that.

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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If the issue is just text in a type layer maybe recording entering text and then checking the »toggle dialog on/off«-box in the Actions Panel might be enough. 

 

Please explain the intended procedure. 

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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Yes this would be a script, there are numerous script examples floating around the Web. You can take a look at my sample scripts if you'd like, I don't have one exactly like this but it wouldn't take much to adapt one.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mg817g9a9ymbasi/AADTmXUVxmFfM58bcyYE7yiwa?dl=0

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LEGEND ,
May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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with(activeDocument.artLayers.add())
	kind = LayerKind.TEXT, textItem
	.contents = prompt('TEXT')

 

Save it this code as text.jsx in 'Presets / Scripts' folder of your Photoshop.

Relaunch app and record to your action the 'text' item from 'File / Scripts'.

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