Posted April 13, 2012 by Gavin Hoey in Articles

Free Photoshop CS6 Border Action

Click here to… Download the Beta version of Photoshop CS6 Beta from Adobe Labs

Tool recordingPhotoshop CS6 has some impressive new features which are grabbing the headlines and quite rightly so. However once you’ve used Photoshop CS6 for a while and dig a little deeper, you’ll discover some very handy improvements which in the fullness of time may well be more useful then things like the new blur filters (not that there’s anything wrong with those of course).

One such thing for me is a little enhancement to Actions called Allow Tool Recording. Actions have always been great, but I’ve always been frustrated that I can’t record any brush actions. That means I’ve always had to find imaginative ways to work round things like cloning, painting and erasing, that is until now.

Allow tool recording is turned off by default, so if you want to try it in your actions head over to the actions flyout menu and turn it on.

To give you a very quick idea of what it can do, I’m sharing one of my new hand drawn border actions for you to use on your own images. It’s a very simple keyline black border that I drew using a Wacom tablet and uses one of the excellent presets for the mixer brush.

To download the free sample action CLICK HERE    www.gavtrain.com/free/CS6-Demo-Border-1.zip
NOTE: This action will ONLY work with Photoshop CS6

CS6 Border1

Gavin Hoey