11 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2013 5:28 AM by PetraNoID

    Actions & Smart Objects

    PhotogCda Level 1

      If an image is opened from ACR normally, the base layer will be named "Background".  If an image is opened as a Smart Object, the base layer will be named as the filename of the image.

       

      If an action is programmed that creates new layers on top of the Smart Object then selects the base layer, the step in the action will be 'Select _MG_1234' or whatever the name of the image file is.  If you try to run that action on a different image file, an error message will pop up at the step where the base layer is selected indicating that the file is not available because the action is pointing to a specific image file name. 

       

      How does one go about making an action with smart objects generic so that it will run on any image file?

       

      Thanks.