HIGHLIGHT your text with these Photoshop ACTIONS!

HIGHLIGHT your text with these Photoshop ACTIONS!

August 18, 2019 8 By Peter Engel


– [Denny] Highlighter text is a very popular style used in marketing materials. Especially on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It’s a simple way to turn boring text into attention grabbing headlines. And although these text styles are simple, it takes a lot of steps to
create them in Photoshop. For example, if you want to highlight a paragraph of text like this, you have to draw a box for
every single line of text. That’s a lot of work. You also have to be precise, otherwise the results will look messy. But now with these Photoshop actions, you can create this highlighter
text in just one click. You can also create a ribbon, pill shaped button, underline your text with
any color you want and more. These are the very first Photoshop
actions that can do this, and it’s such an easy way to make any text look more interesting. If you’re interested keep watching and I’ll show you how it works. (light dreamy music) After downloading the file, you can load them simply by
double clicking on the ATN file. It will then show up in Photoshop
under the actions panel. If you don’t see the actions panel, you can open it by going
to window, actions. By the way these actions are only compatible with Photoshop CC. Unfortunately I couldn’t
make it compatible with Photoshop Elements or
older versions of Photoshop because these actions are really pushing the boundaries of what you
can do with Photoshop actions. To use the actions, start
by selecting the text layer and then go into the actions panel. Select the action that you want to play and hit the play button on
the bottom of the panel. The free version has three styles. One of these styles is a fluid box style, which is the style that I showed in one of my previous video tutorials. Except now you can do it all in one click instead of a bunch of steps. If you get any message about selections, you can check mark the
never show again option and then click okay. This is just a trick that
the Photoshop action does to detect the height of your text. By the way the actions will
not change your text size. It also won’t rasterize your text layer. Your text layer will stay
the same as it was before, and that’s very convenient. If you upgrade to a pro version, and thank you so much for
your support by the way, you get more styles and features. Because there’s a lot more
styles, playing them one by one would take a lot of time. So to make things easier, you can select the play all effects
action which will render all of the effects in one go. Before you play the actions, make sure that the actions is
collapsed which you can do by clicking on this arrow here. For some reason, Photoshop
plays the action much faster when the action is collapsed. Another way is to switch the button mode, which you can do by going
to a actions panel menu and selecting the button mode. Anyways, let’s play the
action and let it run. Once it’s done playing,
you can pick an effect from the history panel. This will save you a
lot of time compared to playing the actions one by one. And it will show up immediately because all of these styles are pre-rendered. The text styles are all vector shapes, with an exception for the pill style, which is a high-res smart object that you can scale up to four times the size without any loss of quality. And the reason for this
is because Photoshop isn’t really good at converting
round shapes into vector pass. So for better quality, I just decided to keep it a high-res smart object instead. For the fluid box style,
there are two versions for it. One is for smart text up to
a hundred pixels in height. This action can sometimes
give you better results and helps reduce wavy
edges that you might get depending on your font. Here are some examples
of what you can create with these Photoshop actions. (light dreamy music) Hey, thanks for watching this tutorial. I hope you like these Photoshop actions. A while ago, I made a
tutorial on how to create the highlighter text effect in
Photoshop using a little trick, but still it was way too many steps. So with these Photoshop actions, it should make it much, much easier. If you need any help you can
open the Instructions HTML file and you’ll find the link on
how to contact me directly. Also, if you upgraded to the pro version, thank you so much for your support. I really appreciate it. Anyways, I hope you guys
have an amazing day. Let me know what you think
in the comments below, and I’ll see you in the next video.