2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2017 1:54 PM by josephh55550169

    Action step "add current channel" brings up unwanted dialog

    josephh55550169

      I have recorded an action that contains Add Current Channel steps that bring up Load Selection dialogs that must be accepted before the action will continue to execute.

       

      To see what I'm talking about, do this:

       

      - Load an image into Photoshop

      - Go through whatever setup is necessary for you to record a new action

      - start recording a new test action that does the following:

      -- Make a random selection on your image (I used the marquee tool)

      -- Create a Curves layer (the selection will be captured in its layer mask and the selection goes away)

      -- Activate and Right click on the Curves layer mask, activating Add Mask to Selection

      -- Create an HSL layer (the selection will be captured in its layer mask and the selection goes away)

      -- Stop recording

       

      - Open the new action so you can see its steps

       

      Now play it back, stepping through it by activating the first step (Set Selection) and holding down the Ctl/Cmd key when you hit Play.

      I consistently have a Load Selection dialog appear when the Add Current Channel step is executed.

       

      There is no dialog button in the left hand column to disable.

       

      This dialog does not appear when I record the action, just as it doesn't appear when directly interacting with Photoshop.

      Can someone tell me how to make it NOT appear when the action is played back?

       

      thanks,

      richard hargrove

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        • 1. Re: Action step "add current channel" brings up unwanted dialog
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          This question should be in Photoshop not Photoshop Scripting Actions are not scripts.  If you want to ask about a Action you recorded.  It would be best to fully expand the recorded action in the action palette so all steps and the recorded steps and recorded setting are visible. Then post a screen capture of the action so we can see what actually was recorded.  Also note information about the document the action was recorded and the document was played on.  Actions have dependence as random selection made in one document may not works in an other document. Your action step Add current channel to reload the selection played as an interactive step. So do not recor the action the way. Record it some other way.

           

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          • 2. Re: Action step "add current channel" brings up unwanted dialog
            josephh55550169 Level 1

            Sorry for violating so many conventions.

             

            You are correct. When I loaded the selection from the layer mask with Ctl/Cmd mouse click, the Add Current Channel step became a Set Selection step and the dialog disappeared from the playback.

             

            Select/Save Selection and Select/Load Selection also work without the dialog appearing.

             

            thanks,

            richard

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