Actions are Photoshop scripts that automatically execute a series of predefined tasks and tool operations. In their most basic form, simply text files and that's it.
Adobe Photoshop allows you to record your designs that you use over and over again.
When you record an action and save an action Set, Photoshop takes that text file (a list of all the commands executed in the action), and gives it an .atn file extension.
Then when an action set is loaded and an action from the set played, Photoshop reads the text file and re-applies all the commands in that file or action to create what you recorded.
So why are they so handy?
If you do the same thing over and over like create an eCover then you save a lot of time by just playing the action (pre recorded steps) to complete a project in minutes rather than hours.
Save yourself a lot of money and edit these eCover templates yourself in just a few minutes.
You can tweak these cover templates any way you wish, change the colors, images, fonts, shadows, and other special effects.
If you have at least medium graphic skills and Adobe Photoshop version 6.0 or higher installed on your computer you might be interested to find out more about this product which I'm using to create these software box covers.
If you have very limited graphical skills there is also included a "How To Install" guide that will explain to you Step-By-Step exactly what you need to know to make perfect software box covers!
Once you have the Photoshop action script loaded into Photoshop, just press the play button and a basic template is made for you, edit the colors, add images and also add the titles of your choice from the product or services you provide. Press play again and the cover is complete and ready for your website.
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