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Applying Custom Photoshop/3rd Party Effects

If you're looking to get a custom look, you can use the power of Photoshop to create a custom action that dslrBooth will apply to your captured photos. You can apply any Photoshop actions using a droplet to post-process your captured photo before it's used in a layout or an animated GIF. You can also use any 3rd party image processing software as well as long as it can save to the same filename when it has completed processing.

Using Photoshop Droplet to apply Photoshop action

Open Photoshop to Create Action

  1. Window > Actions
  2. Record new action and give unique name.
  3. Merge layers if needed
  4. Make sure to record a SAVE step.
  5. Stop Recording

Create Droplet
File, Automate > Create Droplet

  1. Set: Default Actions
  2. Action: Action you created
  3. Destination: Save and Close
  4. Errors: Log Errors to File > Save As

Modify dslrBooth Settings

  1. Settings >General > Effects > Post Processing. 
  2. Click Browse and choose the droplet you saved. 
  3. Click Save.
  4. Run a session. The photos in the session will have the action applied to them automatically.

 

 

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    C Willeijns

    Hi Can you be more specific about the action recording..? Without this essential step, the editing won't work.. Can you explain the Save step more? I get an error message: droplet Couldn't communicate with photoshop..

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    Erik Quick-Warner

    Same- Trying to implement this and get the same error. Please show the action (or at least comment the action here so we can get it set up).

     

    Thanks

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    Erik Quick-Warner

    EDIT: Okay got it working. I was missing the Merge Layers so it was trying to save as a PSD. As long as you merge layers and record a save action it will work as it just overwrites the jpeg that it opened. The other problem I ran into was not having Photoshop open for the first photo. It would try to launch Photoshop but wouldn't get it open in time. Then it worked for all photos after that.

    It would also be great to see an imagemagik example (even if it's super simple) just so we know how to call the script.

    Edited by Erik Quick-Warner
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