Creating a Photoshop Signature action

22Mar08

Finally automated the signature action in Photoshop. Here are the steps I used:

  1. Load any picture into Photoshop. You need something to work on to create an action
  2. If your Action panel isn’t visible, click on Window->Action (Alt+F9)
  3. On the Action panel, click on the fourth icon from the left at the bottom of the panel. This is to create a new set. Let’s call it “Signature”
  4. Now click on the fifth icon from the left. This is to create a new action. Type your name as the action name
  5. Now click on the second icon from the left, which is the record button. Now you’re recording your action
  6. Click on the foreground color picker and select white
  7. Now click on the type tool in the side bar. It’s normally a “T”
  8. Click on anywhere in the photo to start typing
  9. Now select the font, the size and any other attribute you want to change for your signature
  10. Type your signature. It’ll normally be “© <name>”
  11. Next you’ll need to rasterize your layer to make it manipulatable. Click on Layer->Rasterize->Type
  12. Now Select->All
  13. And we’ll move the layer to the lower right by first doing Layer->Align Layer to Selection->Bottom Edges
  14. Then Layer->Align Layer to Selection->Right Edges
  15. Select->Deselect (Ctrl+D)
  16. We’ll move the signature away from the edge by clicking on the Move tool
  17. Using the cursor keys, move the signature 10 steps up and 10 steps left
  18. Now Select->Load Selection to select the signature text for manipulation
  19. We’ll use Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur with a radius of 4
  20. Then Filter->Stylize->Emboss with Angle of 135 degrees, Height of 4 pixels and Amount of 200%. Play around with these settings to find something you like
  21. Next go to the Layers panel and change the blending mode to Hard Light
  22. You can now click on the first icon in the Action panel to stop the recording

That’s it. You’re done. The instructions above were taken from various websites during my searching.

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9 Responses to “Creating a Photoshop Signature action”

  1. 1 Balplouccakelve

    lezfindjxagokfqzwell, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch 😉

  2. 2 Keri

    this was a great help to me, but i’m having a problem. When i play the action on a new photo, everything works, but the type is all piled up on top of itself. Seems to be a font size issue, but I chose the correct font size during the recording of the action. help!?

  3. nice work

  4. Excelente, I’m going to create some versions of the action in the same set in case I’ll need the text aligned to left or another variation .

    Thanks!

  5. thanks for that 🙂

  6. 6 sandeep

    You didnt automate save option in the end. It will be big head ache when working on batch.anyways nice tutorial

  7. Thanks for finally writing about >Creating a Photoshop Signature action | toplproject <Loved it!


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