This is what I am trying to do to, I start with an image like this:
The image dimensions are too big for what I want, so I transform it's scale, and I have this next, 1/4th the size
And, third, I crop out the white in the picture, the white isn't the canvas is it? I'm left with this
This is what I want to do with about 42 other images, So I go to open, go the directory the pictures are in, select them all by CTRL clicking them one by one, and they will all open in Photoshop cascaded over each other.
Now, I go the actions option under the window menu, click the create new action icon, title it "transform and crop" under the select menu I click select all. Then, I go to edit, transform, scale, resize the picture to 1/4th, which is what I want. Once I have it the size I want, I can't use deselect, it's greyed out, So I press enter, this adds "transform current layer" as a step to the this action I am making.
Now I am able to select deselect, and it does deselect it, which adds "set selection" to the action. Next, I want to crop it. So what I do is zoom out so I can see the entire image and the white.
The crop tool won't work in this case, for some reason, I just can't get it to fit the image exactly. If I start from the bottom right and try to drag to the top left, it won't let me drag all the way to the top left. If I start from the top left and try to drag to the bottom right, it will let me cover the entire image top to bottom, but will be too long, longer the the image size.
But the rectangular marquee will work. So I use that to select the image, then once I have it selected, choose image crop. And right click, select deselect. Now I have it completed for that image.
I'm told however that if I'm doing this to multiple images I have to select the one behind it and do the same thing I just did with this one, which I do.
The whole action's steps are like this:
Transform and Crop
1. Set Selection
2. Transform current layer
3. Set Selection
4. Set Selection
6. Set Selection
7. Select Previous Document
8. Set Selection
9. Transform Current Layer
10. Set Selection
11. Set Selection
13. Set Selection
So, what I do once I have it completed is open all the images again, cascades over each other. Then, I click the play button on this action, until I get the message there there is no previous document anymore. But, Once I have do this action to all the images, here is what I am left with for each image, a little sliver for each one, which is not what I was looking to get
So, what I am doing wrong here?