Questions about the script/extension language in Photoshop, used to automate certain tasks.

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Place images into photoshop without confirmation prompt?

I drag and drop like 50 images into some opened psd. To complete this i have to confirm a transformation 50 times (press enter or click the checkmark). Any way to skip this step and make it apply ...
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How can I get the boundaries (width & height) of the current clipboard image?

To reproduce what I'm looking to do with scripting (JSX) in Photoshop: Select part of image with transperant background (no background layer) Copy File -> New *1 Paste *1 - Photoshop will ...
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How to work on multiple canvas sizes non-destructively

I am working on a UI project that requires multiple scales. Essentially I want to work at a high resolution(the original) but I need to be able to export the different widgets all at the same lower ...
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Is there any way to identify clipping masks using JavaScript? PS CS5

I'm writing a script that looks for layers with a certain name in a document, and I need it to then check if it has any clipping masks applied to it, and select them all, so that I can merge and ...
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How to change colour across multiple layers in Photoshop CS6

I've seen this type of question asked before, but I've not seen a satisfactory answer: I have a specific colour palette, and I can not stray from it at all; I have a specific green (32,144,24) on 93 ...
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Applying scripts to skip repetitive steps (Photoshop)

I am currently working on an image (wallpaper for personal use) based on lowpoly graphics. When creating the lowpoly part, I have created several triangular shapes, covering the part I wish to ...
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Placing 10 photos in each of 5 pages using actions in Photoshop [duplicate]

I have 50 photos and I would like to place them in 5 pages. The five pages have the same locations for the photos. If I place 10 photos on the first page with the desired size of the photo. There are ...
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Is there a fast way to build different ads formats in Photoshop? [closed]

I have to do 5 ads each with different format but with the same content in Adobe Photoshop. Usually there is a background image, heading, a paragraph and a button. Does anyone know how can I build ...
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Coordinates of dots on screen

Ok so I have a picture of a map with little dots for each city on the map, and I want to find the coordinates of each dot. The only way I've been able to think of was using the "info" panel on ...
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How to Batch Export Background Layer in PS or Bridge

I have thousands of tif files that all have different adjustment layers, but all have a background layer in the document. Sometimes the background layer visibility is turned on, sometimes it isn't. ...
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Export all layers to png in Photoshop including those outside of the canvas area

I am using the script inbuilt in photoshop, but if some of my layers work are outside canvas, it trims those to the visible area only. But we need everything in the layer in png, whether is was ...
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Pause/Stop PS Action and Resume Later

Is it possible to stop/pause a Photoshop Action and resume where it left off at a later time? I have an action that adds padding to images and running it to a batch of 50,000 images. Obviously this ...
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How to copy data to the clipboard from the info panel?

For example: I am wanting to copy some data from the info panel, preferably x, y, width and height to my clipboard. Is this possible within Photoshop? The reason I ask is because I have hundreds of ...
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How to change the color of one letter from a variable

I am trying to make a number of similar images from a text variable. I want one letter of this variable to be a different color in the final image. The problem is the text can vary slightly in length, ...
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Can a photoshop action or script load/save swatch, and choose color from it

I was wondering if it is possible for a photoshop action to choose foreground or background color from the swatch. I have tried doing it, but instead of picking from swatch it is always taking a ...
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Automating export layers by layer name

I am wanting to automate my exporting process. AS soon as I found a good way to export multiple icon sizes adobe went and removed "Extract Assets" so now I need a good way to do this. My Current way: ...
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PS Script: How to get color of the Rectangle Shape and Fill Layer

I have some layers in my document, one of them is Fill Layer and others are rectangles. I want to read colors of this layers and put them to an array. I can access layers with ...
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Export image sequence by moving layer in Photoshop

I want to export a simple animation for a rolling background. I need to move one layer to the left x pixels, then export as "frame*.png" and repeat. (Where * is the number of the frame. I need to ...
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Changing layer colours across multiple Photoshop documents

I'm designing an app, and when I designed the screens, over 40 of them, I did it in the clients colours. We've now settled on a new colour scheme, and I need to replace old colours with new ones. Is ...
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Photoshop: Batch “Wireframe” Filter

I need to "wireframe" multiple image, over 10,000 and I am looking for the most efficient way to do this. I was thinking of a wireframe filter/effect in PS that will allow me to accomplish this task ...
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is there any script to rename the already existed smart object with the name of its mother file

for eg: box1.psd have (red colored) "ball" smart object and "cat" layer box2.psd have (yellow colored)"ball" smart object and "dog" layer box3.psd have (green colored) "ball" smart object and ...
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How to automatically create 500 images with increasing numbers in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I want to create 500 images which all have the same size and background color but show a different number (increasing from 1 to 500). So the output should look like this: ... Now I don't want ...
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Illustrator: Export layer combinations with a script

How to script exporting of several file/layer/layer combinations? For example in multilingual manuals. If there are of ai files of similar structure layered like this: [n+3) ...
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External Data Input PSCS6 with text changes

Basically Im a small time graphic designer trying to simplify some small tasks that will be constantly pop up. My objective is to automate Twitter banners where the user can input their Name 'Alias' ...
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Split elements from one layer into multiple layers [closed]

I have a .psd file with a lot of assets (icons, logos, etc) in a single layer. Is there any automatic way of splitting these elements into separate layers?
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Photoshop CC: How do I set distance between two objects (for Actions)

I've got a ton of objects I'd like to set spacing between (vert & horizontal) in PS CC. I'd like to be able to select two objects and automatically set spacing between them relative to each other ...
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Centering Text in script in photoshop

How can you center text in a script? I have tried to get it's bounds, use PARAGRAPHTEXT and use the width and height but nothing works well. I've also tried to make the text centered using ...
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Script to assign a Pantone color to a channel in photoshop

I have a Pantone color, say "PANTONE 3135 C", and I would like to assign it to a channel in Photoshop (CC 2015, with ExtendScript 4.5.5, Toolikt CC 4.0.0.1) using JavaScript/ExtendScript. To do this ...
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Is there a way to merge layers with the same name inside a photoshop document?

I have a bunch of psd files with exact same layer stack in each. They contain different information, but the layer position in the stack, naming, blending modes are exactly the same in everyone of ...
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How to make PDF characters darker for print without using photoshop?

I am a researcher and I have to read research papers. Unfortunately, the characters are not dark enough, so the papers are hard to read when printed on the paper. Note that the printer's cartridge has ...
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Easy way to automatically shift layers when adding new images to a catalogue?

I need an easy way in which to edit a catalogue. I'm working on creating a catalogue for a client that'll have all their products. The problem is, I need a way in which this catalogue will be easy to ...
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Fit artboard to selected art scripting command in Illustrator CS5 crashes illustrator

I am trying to automate a process that requires me to resize the artboard. I am using AppleScript and planned on transforming the size of the image (already have this done) and then calling the ...
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Photshop - can Vanishing point filter be saved in action?

I need to paste multiple pictures (.jpg) in the same vanishing point filter grid one at the time, then export the result, one by one. I would like to save everything I do inside vanishing point filter ...
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How to export slices to PSD in Photoshop CS5

I have a big PSD file with many slices, and I would like to have all those slices in new separate PSD files. Is there a way to export a slice to a PSD ? And automate this action using a script/action ...
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How to create a Photoshop Action for a tool with user input

I'm using Photoshop CC. I'm using the Edit > Perspective Warp tool for a lot of images on a big project. Basically I need an action/script that grab the tool then let me manipulate the points then ...
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Automate Export to Layers without overwriting

Here is the problem. I have a folder of PNGs. For each PNG, I want to create multiple PNGs with different styles applied to them. My approach was to create an action which creates multiple layers for ...
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automate assembling multiple tiles back into the original big picture

I have multiple, 1024 jpeg tile images that are effectively tiles of a one big image which was split into a matrix of 32×32 smaller ones (each 256×256px). I wonder how could I efficiently put them ...
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Photoshop Scripting: batch replace colors

I'm trying to write a script that will replace the colors of all same-colored shapes, including those on non-visible layers. I am new to Photoshop scripting, but I imagine the pseudocode would work ...
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How to create 3D Box designs with User-Generated Dimensions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to learn how to make 3D Box Images in Photoshop. I need this for box designs of different sizes, and so I found this tutorial that makes it easy to create with the use of Photoshop Actions. ...
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How can I extract cursor coordinate in Adobe Photoshop for use in Action script? [closed]

What I want to do in Photoshop (version CC, but I think this applies to any version) is label a point using count tool under my mouse's current position, and label it multiple times (for different ...
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Scripting In photoshop and Illustrator

I'm a graphic designer, but I have never been into coding, now I want to learn Scripting for adobe programs like photoshop and illustrator, What would be a good place for a non developer to start ...
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Keep background layer when cropping (script)

I know that if you choose "Delete Cropped Pixels" in the crop tool, that it will preserve the background layer, as a background layer. However, I wished that I could still maintain this function when ...
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Macro Crop VS Manual Crop, Crop position out of image Size

I have been trying to crop my images using Macro. When i do it manually, Upon pressing the crop button, the Crop is positioned in the MIDDLE of the Image size which is alright for me. I'm Cropping it ...
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How to align hand-held 5 shot bracketing with Photoshop and overwrite each file so that metadata stays correct?

Idea is to align with Photoshop and combine to HDR with Photomatix.
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How can I get working the script “export photoshop layer to svg” (from HackingUI)?

I tried this photoshop script from Hacking UI and couldn't get it working. My layer are all named with .svg at the end as required. They are all vector content and shapes are closed as required. I ...
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Keep one layer always on top of the rest?

Is there a script/plugin that could make one layer appear always on top? I am busy with a website design and I created some safe zones which I like to have on top at all times. However, now when I ...
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Fit objects into certain size in Illustrator

I have 20 logos with different sizes. I would like them all to fit (maintaining proportions) into certain size – let's say limit both width and height by 100px. So that they can be later redistributed ...
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Ending a PS CC script when no layers are selected

I've been working with a function I found on stackoverflow here that works as far as I can tell by grouping the layers, dumping layer names into an array then ungrouping them. function ...
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How to target both Photoshop and Illustrator in one script file?

I'm trying to copy a large amount of text from a Photoshop file and paste it automatically in a Illustrator file. I need to do this in repetition. I tried #target photoshop -some code- then #target ...
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Trimming Quadrilateral Into Rectangle Script

one of the time consuming process in my work flow is to correct distorted geometric shapes. This usually require wrap rectangular images into quadrilateral and then crop it back to rectangle - and we ...