I thought members of this forum might be interested in this new online video tutorial from Lynda.com (you can get a 30-day free trial).
I have no connection with Linda.com
This is their description:
Have you ever wished there was a faster way to perform routine tasks in Photoshop and Bridge? Recover time for more creative work by using actions and batch processing to automate and speed up your workflow. Author Rich Harrington covers everyday batch processing tasks, such as cropping and straightening a catalog of images to predefined dimensions, batch renaming files, and exporting creative assets like contact sheets and web galleries.
– images in different file formats
– Creating actions
– Recording actions
– Batch processing
– Creating droplets
– Working with variables
– Scripting in Photoshop
Covering actions in under three hours seems short. Covering Action, Data driver graphics and scripting in that time frame IMO is not possible.
JJMack – that comment is a bit harsh, this tutorial seems quite a good introduction to a number of Photoshop features that users might find helpful. They can always study a topic in-depth subsequently if they find a particular thing useful. I'm sure many users are not aware, for example, of the power of Actions and that Photoshop comes with a number, that they can set up their own Actions and that there are many third-party Actions that are available for free and for purchase, such as those from Free and paid Photoshop actions, tutorials & other add-ons | PanosFX.com
This is what the topic on Actions covers: