Action/command help please

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Paul Burdett, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    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
     
    Paul Burdett, Jan 6, 2004
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  2. Paul Burdett

    edjh Guest

    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
     
    edjh, Jan 6, 2004
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  3. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    "edjh" <> wrote in message
    news:FWHKb.86$...
    > 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


    >
     
    Paul Burdett, Jan 7, 2004
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  4. Paul Burdett

    Husky Guest

    On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 13:30:10 +1000, "Paul Burdett" <>
    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.
    >> > 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
    >> >


    more pix @ http://members.toast.net/cbminfo/index.html
     
    Husky, Jan 7, 2004
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  5. Paul Burdett

    Hecate Guest

    On Wed, 07 Jan 2004 10:42:25 -0500, Husky <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 13:30:10 +1000, "Paul Burdett" <>
    >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... ;-)

    --

    Hecate

    veni, vidi, reliqui
     
    Hecate, Jan 8, 2004
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