In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to save the same settings you apply to multiple photos as ‘Action’ in the Photoshop. In fact you learn how to apply similar changes to other photos in Photoshop. Then just one click on all those settings in each photo you want will apply. Many of the problems you face in photography are related to the light or color of the photo. Some photos may have a low contrast or a low color concentration and such problems. The Photoshop provides ‘Auto-Tune’, ‘Auto Contrast’ and ‘Auto Color’ tools to quickly change the color and light of the photo. But while these tools can improve the contrast and the darkness and brightness of the photo, it can create unwanted colors that can turn a hot shot into a very cool photo. When you take multiple actions on a photo, such as changing the contrast or increasing the color of the photo, the Photoshop program can save those actions as an action. Then you can open a new photo and by executing the action you made, you can apply the same settings in this action as you would on this image.
Steps to make an action in photo shop?
Although you need to use the Record button to save your settings in Action, but you do not need to worry about it at all. ‘Action’ will only save the settings you make, and the pause between these settings will have no effect on the ‘Action’. Follow these steps to find How to apply similar changes to other photos in Photoshop:
Step1: Create a new ‘Action’
Scroll to ( Window —> Workspace) and select the ‘Photography’ option (if you do not have this workspace, choose ‘Actions’ from the window).
This will bring up the Action panel. Click on the arrow next to it to open its full window. Click the Create New Action button. Inside the New Action window, add the Action name to Boost Contrast and Color (Contrast and Color Enhancement).
Step2: Contrast Enhancement
You can select a function button or function key to activate the new action you create. Press the Record button. Go to (Image —> Adjustments) and select Levels.
Change the bar below the graph in the left pane, which indicates the blurring of the image, to 17 to darken the darker parts of the image. Similarly, change the bar below the charts indicating the brightness to 246 to make the brightness of the image brighter.
Step3: Adjust Vibrance
Like many photographs, this image also has mid-tones with underexposed exposure. Due to it, change the gray strip below the Levels graph to 1.11, so that the middle tones of the photo get brighter. Your photo has a stronger contrast. Click OK. The changes you made to the Level settings are stored in Action. Go to (Image —> Adjustments) and select the Vibrance option.
Step4: Stop recording
Change the Vibrance to +56 to get stronger green and blue colors. Click OK.
Now you can see ‘Vibrance’ in the Action section. Click on the stop icon. Now you can open the same image and click on ‘Action’, Boost Contrast and Color, and then click Play to apply all the settings done on that image.
You can save similar edits that you usually apply to your photos, as in this tutorial, as actions (with specific names) so that you can automatically apply similar editing to multiple images.
You did it. You applied similar changes to other photos in Photoshop in a sweet way!