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Old 07-15-2009, 07:27 AM
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Although I am a nooblet on this forum, I hope somebody can help me!!!

In Photoshop CS3, does anyone know how to use the match color tool to automatically convert one grayscale image into multiple output images based on a collection of color swatches? Or a better process to achieve this automated?

I have all the swatches in psd files in one directory. I can do them one-by-one but I was wondering if there was a way to automate this process and have it spit out and save the different images automatically based on the saved swatch colors.

Thanks in advance for any advice!!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:20 AM
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Re: How to take a grayscale image, & automate the

Foberto, welcome to Retouch Pro. If I understand correctly waht you are trying to do, you should be able to do that by recording a small Action. You would have all of the Color Swatches in one folder. The sequence would be:
OPen a color swatch; Open your grayscale image; Selct the whole grayscale image; copy and paste it on top of the color swatch; Match Color; Flatten the file; save with a new file name; Close both images; Stop Recording
After you create your Action, you can run it by doing a File>Automate>Batch and just fill in the info (source folder, destination folder, Action name, etc).
There is a good description how actions work in the PSCS3 User Guide. There are also lots of tutorials available on the web.
Regards, Murray
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