Being able to automate repetitive parts of a retouching workflow in Photoshop directly translates into a saving of both time and money. This saving could make the all the difference in meeting or missing a deadline or making it home early to see your family. How can you make it a reality? Actions are certainly one option however they are severely limited to straight repetition of the original steps. Scripting is actually the answer that you have been looking for. Think of scripts as intelligent actions on steroids.
If you find yourself doing the same tasks over and over in Photoshop and you haven't yet looked into actions and batch processing, you're missing out on a great way to automate large parts of your workflow and save lots of time. This great video will show you everything you need to know.
Whether you are adjusting the colors of an image so that they match the original scene or if you want to tailor them to give a picture your own unique style, you have to understand how to manipulate the colors in a photo. Here is the method that gives you the most control.