Intro To Alphas

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I think you have just made it much easier for me to apply effects to the different letters I like to create, thanks for the great tip

Thank you for the help!!
What photo shop are you using in this tutorial ??

Photoshop CS6 I think.

I've been playing with this for about an hour now and I just love this! Thank you so much for this tutorial. I just have one question. Do you have to create a new action for each font or is there a way that I'm missing where you can change it within the same action?

I usually just make a new action, or change the part where I select the font.

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Sounds like this is more advanced than I am for now. Will come back to it.

Thank you for sharing - going to give it a try smiley

yes I also have Elements so this does not apply either, but sounds like a good tut

I just used this today. smiley

I'm not sure if it's me or what happened, but a few of the letters (a, n, J and I think smiley had issues running the action - "set" is not available...I rewrote the action a couple of times, but it kept happening. I was getting super frustrated!

Until I realized that they had both the background and the text layer selected when they opened. Once I selected only the text layer, the action ran perfectly.

Thank you for the tutorial. Wwwaaayyyy easier than doing each letter individually!!!

Thanks Deb!

thank u

Thank you so much, I love creating alphas but they are so time consuming. This is a great idea and I can't wait to get started with this tutorial.


note to self:: if you don't have a fast computer, you might want to make sure you set the action to CLOSE the file as well, otherwise you'll end up with 80 opened 10-12MB

*edit* oh, choose SAVE and CLOSE option from drop down on the right side......

On another note....once you know how to create an action and a style you can customize it indefinitely. My action goes like this: change font, apply style, trim, save.

I'm giggling like a school girl! lol. I created a pattern using some brushes, then clicked Edit:define pattern. Then I opened a bevel style i liked and added the pattern overlay. then i saved the style.

ofc, i do see that the font is a bit jagged but the process is so simple that it would take me minutes to chose another font and try again vs HOURS of doing each file one at a time....

Thanks, I will have to give this a try....haven't tried to do a batch process. I really need to learn how, it would come in handy when working in PS.