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.

This is awesome! Thank you for sharing this! I only came across two problems. 1) I didn't tell the action to close the file so I had about 40 files opening up which slowed my dinosaur computer down. 2) I found that some of the letters for the new font didn't fit on the canvas from my original PSD file and some characters were cut off (I couldn't download Marisa's template since I'm not a patron). I had to resize all of the PSD files, and guess how I did that? That's right, I just created another action! Thanks so much for introducing me to this! smiley