Photoshop: Action recorder bug an old one at that.

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I was just over on the Photoshop forum and there was a question asking why an action failed with a message Make not available. The sequence of steps to produce the error is quit simple you only need
to do three thins while recording the action
select green Channel
Gaussian blur radius 1.2 px
add Adjustment layer

During the recording of this action Photoshop does four things but only records three. Before adding the Adjustment layer Photoshop switches from viewing the green channel to the layer the RGB channel and then add the Adjustment Layer.
for you viewing the color image after the adjustment layer is added.

The recorder failed to record this switch so when the action plays the third step Make adjustment Layer fails for you can not add an adjustment layer over a channel.

If the user inserts a select RGB channel before the make adjustment layer the action works. Actions should play like they are recorded. When recording an action if Photoshop switches from a single channel to the RGB channel that should record select RGB channel.

This is not a new bug it in all versions of Photoshop I still have installed. CS2, CS3, CS5 and CS6....
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John McAssey

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