Adobe recently launched Photoshop Tutorial Builder, a product that allows users to generate step-by-step tutorials from a sequence of actions recorded in the application. The resulting tutorials include text description and tool icons for the recorded actions, and can be played back either within Photoshop or via a connected iPad. Photoshop Tutorial Builder is based on one of the projects that I worked on on generating photo manipulation tutorials. Check out the video which features two of my collaborators, Wilmot Li and Mira Dontcheva.
We’ve also recently published a follow-on paper describing content adaptive photo manipulation macros.