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Questions about the automation and extending of functionality through the use of scripts within Adobe Photoshop.

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Batch replace multiple placeholder images with with warp/smart object filters

In the process of looking for an answer to my question I came across this thread here: Batch replace placeholder image with a perspective warp? This is essentially what I'm trying to do, except for ...
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How to relink files in multiple Photoshop files

I saved all my linked Files of my multiple Photoshop files in a folder. I moved the linked-files folder to another place. Now when I open a file, I need to relink it and it's not so bad. But... I have ...
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Replace Smart Object Script doesn't place the image in the right size, what to do?

// Replace SmartObject’s Content and Save as JPG // 2017, use it at your own risk // Via @Circle B: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/92796/replacing-a-smart-object-in-bulk-with-...
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Image Batch Processing: Remove horizontal slice of an image and fill its void by the surrounding areas from above and/or below

Original Images & Desired Outcome I have a batch of PNG images which need the same automated image processing: Middle part (red) shall get eliminated entirely and its void filled from above/below ...
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How to modify and fix this Adobe CEP Extension (Adobe Scripts Panel)

There is a very useful Adobe CC extension called Adobe Scripts Panel, which is essentially a panel that lets you run scripts on the fly without having to go to File > Scripts > Select Script in ...
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Photoshop scripting updates

Last year, I've heard, that the Action manager won't be supported in newer versions of Photoshop (like q3 2022 or something like that). Since then, I didn't keep up with the scripting side whatsoever, ...
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Anyone know of a Photoshop Script to change the Hue of multiple layers, randomly and within defined limits?

I have multiple layers, all the same color, and I'd like to use a script to randomly shift the hue a small amount, say anywhere between (-6,+6) to each of the selected layers. I want to produce slight ...
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Photoshop scripting: save JPEG with different canvas size than document

I'm writing a Photoshop script (in javascript) to save a copy of the document as a JPEG and I would like to save it with a smaller canvas than the photoshop document, without changing the document I'm ...
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Is there a way to link a smart object to a specific single layer of the linked file?

Is there a way to link a smart object to a specific single layer of the linked file? What I want to do is this: have the same smart object multiplied each copy of the smart object to be linked to a ...
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Photoshop Scripting without Knowing Any programming Knowledge?

is there a way to Photoshop Scripting without Knowing Any programming Knowledge. I want to know if any visual algorithm to code conversion that will make easy for photoshop scripting or any guide to ...
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Photoshop CC scripting: is it possible to find inline pseudoformatting in a TextItem?

I'm working with a large number of PSDs as the page masters for an ebook. The author of the book used pseudoformatting rather than the proper bold and italic versions of the font (Times New Roman), ...
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In illustrator, is there a way to script to color objects from an image on a lower layer?

Okay, so this might be a little complicated. In Adobe Illustrator (currently 25.4.1) I have a project that I'm doing, where a pattern of objects is on one layer, and there's an image on a locked layer ...
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How to Batch fit images into ratio with blurred background [Using Photoshop, either script or action] [duplicate]

My question is simple and straightforward. I want to achieve this kind of square(1:1) images with a blurred image, scaled up to fill the square canvas, as background from a batch of portrait images of ...
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More efficient way to auto align and scale images

I've thousands of images in various dimensions. I need to center align and rescale them to fit in a predefined canvas size. I'm currently rescaling them manually one by one. I figured the center align ...
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Unable to select .jsx

I use a text editor to edit a .jsx file. I saved it with a .jsx extension. It is not selectable when I try to load it in photoshop. Mac still recognises it as a .txt file although it is saved with a ....
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PS Script to switch between layers in Photoshop

I've been searching for months for a solution to use a shortcut to select the one layer above the selected or the layer underneath the selected one. Because I dodge & burn with curves it's taking ...
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How to export History in Photoshop to separate PNG files?

Is there a way it can be scripted so that I can export every move in history to a separate png file while drawing with a brush For example, in the image attached, every brush stroke is recorded in the ...
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Automating replacing a smart object in a mock up, then adding a texture map over the image

I'm an artist using Photoshop to create mock-ups of my art on multiple products. I've been following this thread and used it on a number of mock-ups to replace the image I'm adding to a product, for ...
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Crop Set of Images to Largest Area in Set

Pardon the title not making any sense. I have a set of images (the total number of images varies), all square (i.e. usually 200 × 200 or 1000 × 1000) They're sprites for a game, and I need to crop all ...
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Toggle "Sample Current Layer" option of eyedroppper according to the active layer

I'm trying to make such an extension: When the active layer's blend mode is Normal, set eyedropper tool's Sample option to All Layers. Otherwise, set Sample to Current Layer. I figured that I need to ...
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Photoshop Javascript - color lookup set lut

Say I have the lookup layer as lookup = app.currentDocument.activeLayer How can I set the setting on the layer? As far as I can tell its Art Layer base class, and I can only see base calls in my data ...
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Looking for a script to export layers in an artboard, sized to artboard dimensions

I often use the Export > Layers to Files script. Obviously it's ancient (2007), and therefore has no support for the more recently introduced Artboards. When using the Layers to Files script, it ...
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Photoshop Scripting in vb.net to change the color of an existing vector shape

I want to open an existing Photoshop file and select a layer called Square. There is a vector shape in this layer. I want to change the color of this vector shape. That is all. I tried many things to ...
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Adobe Photoshop running script for multiple layers [duplicate]

I have 103 layers which i need to save as PNG files(each layer individually) but the problem I'm haiving is;the background layer (is to be saved with each layer) how can i do this ? Kindly guide me ...
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Batch Export From Folder

I am wondering if someone can tell me how to batch export from a specific folder. This is the process that I want to have happen. Save all my files to a specific folder Withing a document I want a ...
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Photoshop Separate Text per Line

Hi I am looking for a way to separate a text layer into multiple text layers per line. I have a (long) list that i can paste into photoshop, but now i'm looking to split that list up into separate ...
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How to write a photoshop script to resize the image until it covers the whole canvas? (not just fit the height[or shortest length])

How to Batch Resize in Photoshop This doesn't seem to work, so I think a script way might be what I need. Adobe Photoshop Scripting The resize method in its JavaScript reference guide doesn't seem to ...
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How to save file as a copy in Photoshop (1 click shortcut)

Is there a script or quick shortcut to save a file as a Pdf (as a copy)? I find myself making small edits to a file, and need to save each change as a separate copy, and it takes 5 steps to save each ...
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Get offset between two layers in photoshop via ExtendScript

I've been trying to write a script that lets a user indicate two layers/groups, and then output the difference in position between them (of their topleft most points) like so: var calculated_offset = [...
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Script to Create Colour Chip Layers in Photoshop

I would like to automate the process of adding colour chip layers to my images. The images will only ever contain between 2–16 colours, and are pixel-perfect. I would like to be able to automatically ...
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Is it possible to quickly export a .jpg and .png simultaneously in Photoshop?

I work with product images for an online retail site. Each product image needs to have a .jpg copy and .png copy. Currently, I just export once as .jpg and then export again as .png. This is both time-...
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Can we set Photoshop toolbar to 3 or more columns?

Is there any way we can set the Photoshop toolbar to more than 2 columns? My desired outcome would be having it at 4 columns to be honest. Currently, by default - and as far as I know - we can only ...
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Photoshop Customize Font-Size and Line Break for Variable Data Set

I am completely new to this so forgive my lack of technical jargon. I want to create a template file for a thumbnail with customizable text that allows for submission of values passed through a ...
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Photoshop script to take a Smart Object and "Relink to File"

Please help :) In Photoshop CC under "File > Place Linked..." I can select a file to be placed as a linked layer (layer with a link icon over the layer thumbnail). I would like a ...
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How to export multiple layers as separate JPGs from multiple PSD files in Photoshop

My setup: I have about 200 PSD files. Each of those PSD files contain different number of layers (from 2 to 9). All of layers in those PSD files have default names (Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, etc.). ...
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Scattering images across photoshop canvas

I've tried to find a respective answer for my problem but wasn't able to find any help so asking a question here. I have around 100 JPEG/PNG files which I'd like to scatter across a photoshop canvas ...
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How to make a Photoshop droplet export PNG into the folder where source PSD is located in

I am looking for a way a Photoshop droplet could export PNG from a PSD file into the folder of that PSD file. I plan to create a droplet I could drop PSD files in and the droplet would 'convert' those ...
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Photoshop script to fit artboard on screen

I am here because I did not find solution. Problem: I have 3 artboards. I need a script (or action) to "fit artboard on screen" or zoom in specific artboard. There is a option in top menu ...
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How can you convert a gradient to this scan-line style?

Is there any reliable way to programatically process a grayscale gradient and end up with this lo-fi gradient style? I don't know the exact name of this style, but it's used frequently in logo design ...
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How to add an image from local machine to already existing layer on photoshop using javascript photoshop scripting?

I have an existing design and layers on photoshop and I want to add an image from my local machine to one of those layers and I don't know how to do it using a script on javascript? please any help on ...
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Read options from tool preset and swatches in ExtendScript for Photoshop

In ExtendScript for Photoshop is there a way to read the swatches like name-color and the configuration of a text tool preset? I want to detect the color from some rectangles in the image, get the ...
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Automation for Batch-Converting Images for Ecomm - must have square canvas - Ug

First time here and hope this is a good place to ask. Looking for a quick way/automation to convert multiple print quality images (30-70MB) to 1000x1000 pixels at 300 dpi and under 3 MB for use in web ...
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How to make a pixel perfect adjustable outlined circle in Photoshop and also Illustrator, like, the one that Microsoft Paint has, as example?

How to make a pixel perfect adjustable outlined circle (with a simple tool so the circle can be readjusted and newly calculated later) in Photoshop and also Illustrator, like, the one that Microsoft ...
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"File layers" for Photoshop

Does Photoshop have "file layers" like Krita does, i.e. layers whose content automatically updates from a file when that file changes? If not natively, maybe a Photoshop script can get ...
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Photoshop auto-save as PNG

How can I make Photoshop automatically save the image as PNG in the background whenever I make any changes in Photoshop (brush strokes etc.)?
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Make an own adjustment layer in Photoshop

How can I program my own adjustment layer (i.e. non-destructive editing step) in Photoshop? For example in order to run dithering by ImageMagick as a non-destructive editing step within the stack of ...
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Automatically apply external script whenever image changes

While editing an image (i.e. while there's a new version of it every few seconds), I would like to continuously see what the newest version would look like after running an external script on it (for ...
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Is there an automated way to replace several layers with a template layer in Photoshop?

I have a file where there are several "cards" that will be containing text information. All of these cards are exactly the same but have been aligned differently. Unfortunately, I have to ...
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Files from Adobe Bridge to Separate Folders

Asking this again. I still haven't found a solution to this. I have hundreds of images in a folder in bridge. I have tagged them alternatively by colour. The first bunch as Green, the second as Red ...
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Draw a horizontal line with just a click using Adobe Photoshop

I am looking to find a way to draw a horizontal line of full page width on a PNG file with a single click. Thing is I am trying to draw a lot of lines and if I've to click and drag it becomes ...
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