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NackJich

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This may be a little too ambitious for me.. I have various text actions which produce some nice effects on text.

Now, is it possible to substitute a SELECTION for the text in this action? Where do I start? I want the final look of the action but I don't want to just use text...

This is a section of the action:

Action: Monk's acidburnz
Set Background Color
To: HSB color
Hue: 231.5°
Saturation: 1.176
Brightness: 99.608
Set Foreground Color
To: HSB color
Hue: 0°
Saturation: 0.784
Brightness: 0.392
Make
New: document
Mode: RGB color mode
Width: 5.55 cm
Height: 5.55 cm
Resolution: 72 per cm
Fill: background color
Make text layer
Using: text layer
Text: “monk”
Warp: Warp
Style: None
Bend: 0
Vertical Distortion: 0
Horizontal Distortion: 0
Axis: horizontal
Text Click Point: 4.3%, 58%
Text Gridding: none
Orientation: horizontal
Anti-alias: crisp
Text Shape: Text Shape list
Text Shape
Text Shape Type: point
Style Range: style range list
style range
From: 0
To: 5
style: text style
PostScript Name: “Arial-Black”
Font Name: “Arial Black”
Font Style: “Regular”
Script: 0
Font Technology: 1
Size:
Without Faux Bold
Without Faux Italic
With Auto-Leading
Horizontal Scale: 100
Vertical Scale: 100
Tracking: 0
With Auto Kern
Baseline Shift:
Font Caps Option: normal
Baseline Position: normal
Without Underline
Without Strikethrough
With Use Ligatures
Without Use Oldstyle
true
With Rotate
Baseline Direction: with stream
Tsume: 0
Grid Alignment: Roman Baseline
<unknown>
1
1
25
25
Without No Break
Color: RGB color
Red: 1.004
Green: 1.004
Blue: 1.004
With Fill
Without Stroke
Without Fill First
Vertical Underline Position: right
Paragraph Style Range: paragraph style range list
paragraph style range
From: 0
To: 5
paragraph style: paragraph style
Alignment: left
First Line Indent:
Start Indent:
End Indent:
Space Before:
Space After:
With Auto Hyphenate
Hyphenation Minimum Word Length: 8
Hyphenate After Length: 3
Hyphenate Before Length: 3
Maximum Consecutive Hyphens: 2
Hyphenation Zone: 36
With Hyphenate Capitalized Words
Minimum Word Spacing Percent: 0.8
Desired Word Spacing Percent: 1
Maximum Word Spacing Percent: 1.33
Minimum Letter Spacing Percent: 0
Desired Letter Spacing Percent: 0
Maximum Letter Spacing Percent: 0
Minimum Glyph Scaling Percent: 1
Desired Glyph Scaling Percent: 1
Maximum Glyph Scaling Percent: 1
Without Roman Hanging Punctuation
Without Burasagari
Kinsoku Order: Push In First
Mojikumi Set Name: “None”
Without Every Line Composer
Auto Leading Percentage: 1.2
Leading Type: bottom-to-bottom leading
Stop
Message: “enter & centre your text”
Set current layer
To: layer
Name: “Layer 1”
Rasterize current layer
Item: text
Set Selection
To: transparency channel
Set Foreground Color
To: HSB color
Hue: 40.9°
Saturation: 60
Brightness: 37.647
Fill
Using: foreground color
Opacity: 100%
Mode: normal
Gaussian Blur
Radius: 6.9 pixels
Select Background
Make layer
Without Below
Fill
Using: black
Opacity: 100%
Mode: normal
Duplicate current layer

Thankyou for any tips. It may be a ridiculous idea I don't know !!
 

IamSam

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Hello and welcome to PSG.

It's not a ridiculous idea. An action can be made to begin with a selection. However, without seeing the results of the action, it's hard to say for sure.

Instead of posting the text from the action as you did above, can you post the actual action or, better yet, an image of the results of the action?

You will more than likely end up creating a new action that will reproduce a similar effect on a selection.
 

NackJich

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Hello and welcome to PSG.

It's not a ridiculous idea. An action can be made to begin with a selection. However, without seeing the results of the action, it's hard to say for sure.

Instead of posting the text from the action as you did above, can you post the actual action or, better yet, an image of the results of the action?

You will more than likely end up creating a new action that will reproduce a similar effect on a selection.
Thanks for replying and for the welcome !!
I have uploaded a different action as I think it is a nicer one (just to be awkward) and a sample image. I don't require the pill shape, just the appearance on the text, but on a selection. The action is "Titanium by Jason"
ThanksView attachment Titanium.atn

This is the image:
Titanium by Jason.jpg
 

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