Photoshop Quick Tip: History Log

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: February 15, 2012

Category: General

Hey Folks how’s things?

I’m sat here at the moment working on my class for Photoshop World going through a few techniques and it just got me thinking…

You see I use the History Log in Photoshop quite a bit and although it’s something that’s been around for quite some time not alot of people make use of it. So for those of you who have maybe never used it check out this short video I’ve put together and see how Photoshop can help you to keep a written record of every single thing you do so that later on you can replicate the exact same result on other images:

I’m using the History Log alot at the moment to record any steps that I go through as I try out different techniques that I could maybe use later and without it I’d likely struggle to remember what I did; maybe that’s because of my age seeing as I’ve now reached the Big 4-0 but hey it helps 🙂

As always if you have any questions or comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below,
Enjoy

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13 Comments

  1. Nat

    Hi Glyn. That’s awesome! Thanks for putting this together and sharing :)!

    Reply
    • Glyn

      Hey Natalie…No worries; this has come in handy for me more times than I can remember 🙂

      Reply
  2. Ciaran Cummins

    By far one of the best and most useful Photoshop tips I’ve had in a long time! I should really spend more time exploring PS.

    Cheers for posting that Glyn.

    Ciaran

    Reply
    • Glyn

      @Ciaran…You’re welcome mate; hope it helps 🙂

      Reply
  3. Torsten

    Wow, that’s amazingly helpful. Just the feature I need these days. Thanks for bringing it up. I really could bang my head in the keyboard (ok, that probably won’t work with the tiny Apple keyboards these days) for not having seen this in my PS all the time. You rock!

    Cheers,

    Torsten

    Reply
    • Glyn

      @Torsten…I’ve actually got an Apple logo imprinted on my forehead from doing the very same 🙂
      Glad you like the tip mate; hope it saves you some pain from now on 🙂

      Cheers,
      Glyn

      Reply
  4. DaveT

    Hi Glyn,

    Another little gem. Thanks!

    Dave

    Reply
  5. Steve Hughes

    Cracking tip Glyn. The only downside is that it doesn’t appear to record plug in details/settings. But I suppose that’s to be expected as they are not part of photoshop core. Well worth doing none the less. Thanks.

    Reply
    • Glyn

      Steve I’ve found this so handy lately. As for the Plug Ins you should find it writes down that you used a Plug In and indeed what filter but as you say not the settings.
      Cheers,
      Glyn

      Reply
  6. Edd Carlile

    Oh that is brilliant that is.
    Just found your blog, great reading all these posts.

    Cheers.
    Edd

    Reply
  7. Edd Carlile

    That is brilliant that.
    Just found your blog, great reading!

    Cheers.
    Edd

    Reply
    • Glyn

      Cheers Edd…Very Kind 😉

      Reply
  8. Catalin Botez

    Glyn, you are amazing! Sorry if this may look “out of focus”, but this is what I am feeling now, as a enthusiastic beginner in photography. And this tip is wonderful!

    Thank you!

    Reply

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