3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2013 8:41 PM by JJMack

    recording, grouping and playing an action...I am stumped!

    glissonamanda

      First I will start by mentioning  I am working with CS6. Recently I have  been recording a few actions that I like to run on a lot of my photos. Before I am done recording these actions I like to group them. Here is where the problem comes into play however...First time I play the action it shows up perfectly in the layer  panel. The 2nd,3rd attempt an  so on, the action that  is grouped (the same action or another grouped action) will show up all jumbled in the layers panel. Sometimes the adjustment layers show up outside of the group while others the group appears to have "eaten" the first group of actions I ran. Am I missing something why cant  I stack the actions I have written?

        • 1. Re: recording, grouping and playing an action...I am stumped!
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          glissonamanda wrote:

          Before I am done recording these actions I like to group them.

          Why are you trying to record steps like moving actions to group them and such.  You should stop recording the actions.  Then move, group and organize them the way you want. After that you should save all the action set you messed with so you don't loose the new actions you recorded and have save them organized and grouped the way you want.  If you record steps the move and copy actions mess with actions when you play the action these steps are recorded in the action will more then likely mess up actions and the grouping you did.

           

          Post a screen capture of the action steps of the action your having a problem with. Have you looked at waht is recorded in the action?

          • 2. Re: recording, grouping and playing an action...I am stumped!
            glissonamanda Level 1

            I'm sorry I don't believe I worded my processes quite right . I am not grouping my actions at all...rather I am grouping the adjustment layers in the layers panel into one group...this group will then be renamed to whatever I want to call my action. I can play all of my actions just fine however I am having problems playing the ones that have all of the adjustment layers in a group. I hope this helps sorry for any confusion and any suggestions are much appreciated!

            • 3. Re: recording, grouping and playing an action...I am stumped!
              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

              Please post a screen capture of the actions palette with the action fully expanded so we can see all the steps and recorded settings.  Or save your loaded actions as a text file and extract the problem action in text format and post that here. To save all your loaded actions in text format hold down the Alt|OPT+CTRL|CMD then use the mouse to pop the Action Pallets Fly-out menu and drag down to save actions it will default the file name to Actions.txt.

               

              Witout seeing the action I can not help you.