In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a collection of 5000 px square textures from a single image via a custom Action Set that resizes the image then adds a Smart Filter, a touch up layer, and four adjustment layers.
Note: These videos are more exploratory than definitive—a look at the creative process leading to an ah-ha moment that we’ll act on in Part II.
A look at the process, what inspired it, and what we might do with this custom Action set.
Download: Starter File.
Let Actions do the Work for Us
But before they can work for us, we need to create the Actions from scratch.
Option + Command + I = Image Size dialog box.
Editing the Action
Forget a step? No problem. Add a Touch Up layer to the Action Set.
Enhancing with Camera Raw
Boost the contrast via the Camera Raw Smart Filter.
Using the Spot Healing Brush
The Touch Up layer is a very forgiving way to experiment with the Spot Healing Brush.
Black & White Adjustments
A bumbling stumbling trip through the settings, Layer Comp wishes, and saving textures.
A few final scattered thoughts about this process an its possibilities.
Part II (coming soon).