Creating a Photoshop Action
To get started, users should click the folder icon (New Set) located to the right of the "Play" button on the "Actions" palette. The new set can either be renamed or left at the default value filled in by Photoshop. Here, the newly created set will be named "Set 1."
By storing actions in "sets," users can organize actions better and group them for export (actions can only be exported as a set).
To create the action, begin creating a new action by clicking the "New" icon at the lower right corner of the "Actions" palette. The "New Action" window will then open where users should enter the name, shortcut key, and color code for the new action. The new action shown here will rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise.
Once the initial information is filled in, users should click the "Record" button and then perform the desired "Action." The "Record" light toward the lower left of the "Action" palette will turn red. Clicking on the square "Stop" button when the users' action is complete will terminate the action and save it to the "Actions" list.
Now, users may replay that action simply by clicking the "Play" button at the bottom of the "Actions" palette.
Having learned how to create an "Action," readers can now proceed to learn how to export Photoshop actions.