What is my Photoshop workflow? I get emails daily asking about my workflow is and how do I get through my editing. I hear from photographers all the time who say that they spend too much time editing.
Today’s video may help change all that for you (at least if you have Photoshop CS3 or CS4). At the beginning of 2009 I discovered a product for Photoshop that changed the way I edit. It changed my workflow. And it trimmed the time it takes me to edit a batch of photos quite dramatically.
This product is called Autoloader. It is INCREDIBLE! It loads in your files one at a time, runs an action you specify (for me this is a BIG custom action that does most all my editing), then you click a key on your keyboard and it saves your file and repeats the process on the next photo. Photoshop no longer crashes from me running a batch action on 50+ pictures all open at once. And things work fast and efficiently since I only have one photo open at a time.
I mentioned this program a while back in my post titled “How to save time in Photoshop” and explained a few ways to speed up your workflow.
If you want to save the most time, creating a personalized, custom batchable action with layers left open for full editing is the way to go. This is explained in the video. This is not a necessity for using Autoloader but it helps bring it to the next level. I do offer a service within the one on one private workshops to work with you on creating such an action.
Enjoy the video. Post any comments or questions you have below. If I cannot answer them, I will see if I can get Mike D, the developer, to come by and answer them.