Watercolor actions

Engaged ,
Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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I have used the Watercolor Actions downloaded from Adobe and it has always worked perfectly. I got a new Photoshop and imported Watercolor Actions again - and now it's not working. As soon as I hit SETUP, I get this message: The command “Select” is not currently available.

 

I have tried to remove the actions, brushes and patterns and install once more, but the problem is still there.

 

Any ideas what to do?

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Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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Maybe your layer is locked. Can you show us a screenshot of your workspace including layers panel?

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Engaged ,
Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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Nancy - thanks a lot for responding. It looks like this. Seems like the background layer is locked, but I have always used it like this. Isn't it always locked ..?

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Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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Double-click your background layer to unlock it.

And select the layer you wish to edit.  Obviously, empty pixels cannot be selected.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Engaged ,
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Thanks Nancy. I can't get rid of the background layer. I have tried to copy the layer and click SETUP but as soon as I hit the arrow to start to paint orange the warning appeares and the menu is reset to background layer - even if I copy it severel times ....

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Did you unlock your background layer as I suggested?

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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No matter what I do it always returns to the background layer .... I simply can't get rid of it ....

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Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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1. Go to Preferences > Reset Preferences on Quit.

2. Close Photoshop.

3. Reboot computer.

4. Restart Photoshop.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Engaged ,
Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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Hi again Nancy. I have to continue later - it's way over bedtime here in Europe ..!

When you say Reboot computer, do you mean Command-R or what ...? You don't mean to perform a disk repair or anything like that?

Thanks again

Ole

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Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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I forgot to write, I'm working on an iMac - but I think you know ...

Ole

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No, simply restart your computer (reboot) the way you normally do.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Do you have a brush named "Watercolor Artist - Basic Brush"?

Check the name in the brushes panel.

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Engaged ,
Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Thanks for your patience. Yes, I have that brush.

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Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Then ... I dont know.

 

Judging by your screenshot, you have an error just when selecting this brush.

 

Try recording a simple two-command action.

1. Select the brush tool.

2. Select this named brush.

 

Try to play this action. Change the brush to another beforehand.

 

Are there any errors when playing your recorded action?

 

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Engaged ,
Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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Hi r-bin

Thanks for your answer.

Sorry, I don't know what you mean by your suggestion.

The problem occurs already when I press the 'play' button at Setup.

 

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Engaged ,
Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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I tried several things and it seems to work now ... :0)

Forget the post above - I don't know how to delete it ..!

Thanks to all.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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hello oleschwander
I have the same problem with my latest version of Photoshop.
Could you explain what you did to solve your problem with photoshop?
Thank you so much

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Hi Juan 

It's more than a year ago. I think I downloaded a version again.

Ole

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Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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Check the version.

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Engaged ,
Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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Anam - version of what ..?

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Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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"The command “Select” is not currently available."

 

I guess action step is looking for layer with specific name but that layer is not present. Can you take screenshot? When above message appear stop playing action, expand action in the Actions panel and there should be step highlighted, that is problematic step. Take screenshot with Layers panel visible. Screenshot like this one below

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Is this your post or you have same problem Al ejecutar una acción el comando "selección" no e... - Adobe Support Community - 12882931

 

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