Batch Processing in Color Efex Pro 4

Creating an Action for the Batch Process

  1. Open an image in Photoshop.
  2. Open the Actions tab by clicking on Window > Actions.
  3. Click Create new action just to the left of the trash can icon at the bottom of the Actions tab in Photoshop, and assign a name for your action.
  4. Click Begin recording on the Actions tab to begin recording your action.
  5. Duplicate the image layer in the Layers palette, and ensure the new layer is selected.
  6. Edit the image inside Color Efex Pro 4.
  7. Click Stop playing/recording on the Actions tab. Your Action is now complete and can be viewed in the Actions tab.

Performing the Batch Process

  1. Create a new folder on your desktop labeled with the action name and the word "Processed" such as "Polarization Processed." This folder will contain all of the images once the action has been applied to them.
  2. In Photoshop, navigate to the File > Automate menu and select Batch.
  3. Ensure that the action that was created earlier is indicated in the Action pull-down menu. If the correct action is not indicated, click on the pull-down menu and select the correct action.
  4. Under source, indicate folder, and then click Choose. Navigate to the folder that contains all of the images that you want to apply the Batch Process to.
  5. Under Destination, select Folder. Click Choose and navigate to the folder that was created on your desktop earlier. For example, navigate to the "Polarization Processed" folder.
  6. Click OK.

The Batch Process will now begin and apply the filter from the Action to all of the images in the folder and save a new copy of the image with the filter applied to the folder that was created on the desktop.

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