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Batch Levels

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by Custom_Grafx, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    I'm wondering what the best way is to apply a fixed "levels adjustment" layer, to a bunch of PDFs I have which I'd like to bring into photoshop.

    Can this be done?

    1) open the pdf in PS
    2) apply the pre determined levels adjustment
    3) save as tiff

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    Ok, found it and will post for future reference.

    1) Create an action, recording all the changes you want to make to a file.
    2) Select all the files to be changed in Bridge
    3) Go to Tools, Photoshop, Image Processor
    4) Follow the screen instructions, select save as tif etc... choose your action you save in step 1
    5) Hit go! and voila, it does it to all your selected files.

    One happy customer coming up :)
     
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    signswi Very Active Member

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    I'd fade the auto levels by 10% as part of the action, auto levels often goes a bit too far and blows out a few things.
     
  4. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    Thanks Signswi.

    I ended up custom adjusting. I don't like the auto stuff either, especially when you've got soft proofing on it never gets it perfect.
     
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    signswi Very Active Member

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    I shoot a neutral grey card at the beginning of a photo session and do batched curves built off the grey card sample if I'm feeling lazy but we're getting off track ;).
     
  6. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    I really need to start using one of those!

    These files were supplied to me by a client, they are PDFs, but look very "flat". The reason I wanted to batch them, is that they are panels that butt up to each other so they need to be done the same so they look consistent from panel to panel. Is this the right way to go about it do you think?
     
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