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Paul Burdett
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      01-06-2004, 11:03 PM
Hello:
I have downloaded some free actions (PS7) from the net. Sometimes when
applying one of the actions I get a message that a particular command or
object is not available. Why is this and how do I correct it?
Also, on one particular action the command "merge visible" was not
available, but it was available on another action. All help appreciated,
Cheers,
Paul


 
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      01-06-2004, 11:56 PM
Paul Burdett wrote:

> Hello:
> I have downloaded some free actions (PS7) from the net. Sometimes when
> applying one of the actions I get a message that a particular command or
> object is not available. Why is this and how do I correct it?
> Also, on one particular action the command "merge visible" was not
> available, but it was available on another action. All help appreciated,
> Cheers,
> Paul
>
>

It all depends on what that action step does. If it requires something
that's not on your system, it can't work. Open up the action and look at
each step. In the case of Merge Visible, are there visible layers that
can be merged? Is the current layer visible?

Without knowing what the action does, there's no way to answer further.
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Paul Burdett
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      01-07-2004, 03:30 AM

"edjh" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Paul Burdett wrote:
>
> > Hello:
> > I have downloaded some free actions (PS7) from the net. Sometimes when
> > applying one of the actions I get a message that a particular command or
> > object is not available. Why is this and how do I correct it?
> > Also, on one particular action the command "merge visible" was not
> > available, but it was available on another action. All help appreciated,
> > Cheers,
> > Paul
> >
> >

> It all depends on what that action step does. If it requires something
> that's not on your system, it can't work. Open up the action and look at
> each step. In the case of Merge Visible, are there visible layers that
> can be merged? Is the current layer visible?
>
> Without knowing what the action does, there's no way to answer further.
> --
> Comic book sketches and artwork:
> http://www.sover.net/~hannigan/edjh.html


Thank you for the reply, I will follow your advice. I'm still confused
though...if the person that created the action was able to apply it to a
single image, why can't I apply the same action to my single image? Would it
depend on the Photoshop version?
Cheers,
Paul


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      01-07-2004, 03:42 PM
On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 13:30:10 +1000, "Paul Burdett" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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I've found the biggest problem with those free actions is they need a selection
ie: some frames actions specifically.
select all, contract, reverse selection and run the frames action and now you
have a frame.

If nothings selected, nothing happens or it says something like layer not
selected or something like the errors you got. Totally useless error
descriptions.

but usually it's a layer that was hand made and named that the action knows
nothing about.
>> > I have downloaded some free actions (PS7) from the net. Sometimes when
>> > applying one of the actions I get a message that a particular command or
>> > object is not available. Why is this and how do I correct it?
>> > Also, on one particular action the command "merge visible" was not
>> > available, but it was available on another action. All help appreciated,
>> > Cheers,
>> > Paul
>> >


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      01-08-2004, 12:52 AM
On Wed, 07 Jan 2004 10:42:25 -0500, Husky <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 13:30:10 +1000, "Paul Burdett" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>wrote:
>
>I've found the biggest problem with those free actions is they need a selection
>ie: some frames actions specifically.
>select all, contract, reverse selection and run the frames action and now you
>have a frame.
>
>If nothings selected, nothing happens or it says something like layer not
>selected or something like the errors you got. Totally useless error
>descriptions.
>
>but usually it's a layer that was hand made and named that the action knows
>nothing about.


And the ones that don't do that were usually done with a piece plug in
that you don't have... ;-)

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