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An error like command not available usually means your document does not meet some requirement the action depend on. Not to worry CC 2014 is subscription software and should stop functioning soon if you do not have an Adobe subscription. If it does not your friend did not give you a CC 2014 trial. He gave you stolen software. Perhaps it is also broken.
If you want Photoshop it cost $120 a year payable $10 a month.
Crafting Actions Package UPDATED Aug 10, 2014 Added Conditional Action steps to Action Palette Tips.
- Action Actions Palette Tips.txt
- Action Creation Guidelines.txt
- Action Dealing with Image Size.txt
- Action Enhanced via Scripted Photoshop Functions.txt
- CraftedActions.atn Sample Action set includes an example Watermarking action
- Sample Actions.txt Photoshop CraftedActions set saved as a text file.
- More then a dozen Scripts for use in actions
While I thank you for responding, this answer solved nothing. Just like the help I attempted to find online before coming to the board. Very vague and seems as if you were trying to sell me a product versus actually trying to understand what I was asking. It must be broken? The answer coming from a professional or someone who I assumed they know what they are speaking on. This help was laughable at best. Well just so it is known, unlike most I knew I would get no real assistance so I kept clicking and prodding around and actually figured it out. Its not stolen or broken smh..What was happening was I was not setting a background, then running the action. Once I started doing that they actually started working with no issues. And one thing you were correct about was the image itself. Some actions work better on images than others. Poor quality images would produce little to no results. Good to best quality would show better results. And almost all worked with no issue. As a bonus the ones that didn't work I found some helpful youtube tutorials where I can create the effects from ground up and mix them up and play around for different results. Bottom line is I figured it out and will continue to just try to find a way to get my done with my work. Thank you kindly, but not helpful at all. "An error like command not available usually means your document does not meet some requirement the action depend on." What does this even mean lol and where would i have learned that? Because no help manual or tutorial explains none of that. Thanks again
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First off, as JJ said, all the CC versions are subscription based. Tampered versions of Photoshop are known to throw errors and not work correctly 100% of the time.
With that out of the way, actions are not at all intelligent. What I mean is, if the action creator simply clicks on a layer, the action will reference the exact layer. If the layer is unavailable, you'll get an error. Experienced action creators can get around some shortcomings, though. Such as using "select forward layer" (Alt + ]) to select the next layer up, rather than by name.
Long story short, there are many, many possibilities why some of the actions do not work correctly. If you post a few screen shots of the action steps expanded, maybe we could give a few pointers on how to edit the actions.
You might also ask whoever you got the actions from if there are any specific steps to make the actions work correctly. For instance, perhaps you need a background layer, or a custom brush.