I am constructing a website for my partner in Dreamweaver.
She has a lot of photographs for her gallery and I am trying to record an action that resizes a JPEG, processes, adds a drop shadow then saves it as a PNG.
To do it without automation I do the following:
Create a 240x160 transparent layer
Open a JPEG, resize it to 230 wide then paste it to the layer
Add the drop shadow
Save it as PNG
I can record the action but not in such a way that the outputted filenames inherit the name of the JPEG used.
This is because it wants to use the name of the layer I paste into (untitled-1), not the JPEG's name.
If I try to add a layer to the photo, I cannot resize the transparent layer as it's empty.
Can anyone help me get round this problem?
Thanks a lot.
You're doing it backwards:
Open the jpeg, resize to 230
Double-click in the layers panel to turn it into a floating layer
Resize canvas to 240 x 160 px (Canvas Size set to pixels)
Add drop shadow
Save as png