Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Rainbow Squiral using Actions.

rainbow squiral

AFTER: rainbow squiral

BEFORE: Redwood Forest in Eureka, CA

BEFORE: Redwood Forest in Eureka, CA

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Rainbow Squiral using Actions.

Window:Actions allows you to memorize series of commands to be played back later. In this example we will play back an action 42 times.

Open a SQUARE image. Like this Redwood Forest… 1536px by 1536px
Layer: Duplicate layer: OK
Edit: Free Transform: 90 percent both vertical and horizontal: click check mark…
Layer: Layer Style: Outer Glow:
select from the drop down box Structure: a rainbow gradient,
drop down box Elements: Technique: select precise,
set size to 79…OK

(size is related to picture size-try different numbers)

Layer Style Photoshop

Layer Style Photoshop

Now we have a rainbow edged layer…

Rainbow Edged Forest Layer...

Rainbow Edged Forest Layer...

Click on Window:Actions to open the menu.
Click on the three tiny lines in the upper right hand corner.

actions menu

actions menu

Click on NEW ACTION from the drop down box…

Give it a name and click on RECORD button.

new action

new action

{record all these mouse clicks to be played back later…}
Layer: Duplicate layer: OK
Edit: Transform: Rotate:
92 percent both ways, -12 degrees, click on the check mark…
Image: Adjustment: Hue/Saturation: -25 hue, OK
Filter: Blur: Blur

Stop recording by clicking on the square at the bottom of the Actions Menu.

actions-stop-play-buttons

actions-stop-play-buttons

Click on the name you gave your action in the list of all possible actions…
Play that action again by clicking on the triangle at the bottom of the actions menu…

rainbow forest after a couple of rotations...

rainbow forest after a couple of rotations...

play that action about 42 times… YES, 42 times!

Layer: Flatten Image
File: Save for Web and Devices, SAVE, give it a name, SAVE

This is a Archimedes Spiral. Not a Fibonacci Spiral… that one is interesting too!

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