The Basic Actions
I use these actions on every computer that I run Photoshop. They are time saving, offer a lot of basic controls over your selections, and streamline Gaussian Blurs.
First, download my actions, and save them to your Desktop.
Go to the Actions window, click on the little arrow on the top-right corner, and select Load Actions...
Browse to the folder where you saved the actions, and then load them.
If the Actions window is not visible, go:
Window > Show Actions
Print the following table, for easy reference.
||Gaussian Blur 9 pixels|
||Gaussian Blur 6 pixels|
||Gaussian Blur 3 pixels|
||Gaussian Blur 1 pixel|
||Select Layer Transparency|
||Expand Selection 2 Pixels|
||Contract Selection 2 Pixels|
||Expand Selection 1 Pixel|
||Contract Selection 1 Pixel|