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I can not work out how to record actions in Photo... I think it is called Macros but I still can not work it out.. does anyone know a link to a tutorial that covers how to record macors? Thanks!

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Something that sometimes is not clear to users new to AP macros is that to record one there must be a document already open in the workspace for the macro to target.

You can start with a new, unsaved document with no layers if you want, but there must be one or the record button will be greyed out.


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Are there some actions that are not recordable? I tried to record a macro to set my brush opacity and flow to 25% (something I find myself doing a lot), but nothing happened. Nothing was recorded.

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13 minutes ago, FitzRaymond said:

Are there some actions that are not recordable? I tried to record a macro to set my brush opacity and flow to 25% (something I find myself doing a lot), but nothing happened. Nothing was recorded.

There are many actions in Affinity Photo that cannot be recorded. For example, nothing from the File menu, as far as I know.

It appears that changes to the brush parameters can't be recorded, either.


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