Postersize Action

Type of Action: Item Action (to use it, select an item and go to Item>Actions to choose the Action from the list).

What the Action can do: This Action lets you do the following:
  • It lets you edit the number of color levels used on an image imported into a graphic item.
To apply the Action, select a graphic item containing an imported image, go to Item>Actions and choose Posterize. With the item selected, see the options in the Actions palette:

  • Enabled: This option is checked by default. When checked you will see a live preview of the effects applied when options are used in the Actions palette. To see a "before and after" of the original image (with and without the Action applied), switch the Enabled option on and off. Remember to leave it checked when you have finished.
  • Color Levels: This value controls the number of levels used in the image. Using more levels, the smoother the transitions from one hue to another (with 100 leaving the image unaltered). Using less levels, the more posterization is shown by the image. Note that with the Action applied and the "Enabled" option checked, the default setting of 10 already gives a strong posterizing effect.


Below you can see examples of how the original image (shown first which the Action disabled) will look when the options displayed in the Actions palette alongside each sample has been set up.