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Questions tagged [photoshop-scripting]

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

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Multiple Panorama Automation in Photoshop

My workflow contains creating multiple panoramas in Photoshop one by one. I have multiple folders, each with jpegs that have to be combined into a panorama and saved with a PSD extention. Photoshop ...
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Script: Change color Saturation while maintaining L in LAB model

For example, I have a red color #633b3d (Saturation: 40, L: 30) and I want to transform Saturation to 80 while maintaining L (resulting color should be #83211b). If I simply change foregroundColor.hsb....
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Photoshop automation converting contiguous non-transparent “islands” into separate slices

I'm trying to convert something that looks like this into a bunch of slices, where each slice might overlap with another, but should contain each island of non-transparent pixels. The long continuous ...
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Photoshop CS6 Scripting - How transform Work Path into Shape?

I have a Work Path I'd like to convert into a shape layer. It can be done through the UI by pressing the "Shape" button at the Pen tool menu as shown in this answer. How do I do that through ...
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Trying to use a Photoshop script to move active layer and export as PNG

I am trying to create a basic animation in which a white text object is a clipping mask for a blood drip graphic that slowly moves down to fill in the text. My plan is to create multiple frames and ...
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Automate add an image to another image, and export

I have a white bg image size 500 x 312 - 72 resolution. I have about 20 icons that I downloaded from google images. They have different size. Right now, this is what I have to do for one image ...
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One file with multiple linked files to one photoshop file

I would like to create one psd file that has multiple layers containing a different piece of artwork, that is linked to another psd file containing multiple layers and each of those layers is linked ...
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How to batch fix background artifacts using actions?

I have almost 700 small images of glyphs which are anti-aliased black on white backgrounds. All the files have excess whitespace and I wanted to use the trim function in Photoshop to batch resize all ...
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Can I add variable into ScriptsListener code?

I Have photoshop generated script which change current layer name to NewName Question : It is posible to change that static value to variable value Here is Code function Rename() { // Set ...
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Can I get 'Clone Source' values with a script in Photoshop?

Is it possible to get values of this panel with a script in Photoshop? I tried to use xbytor's Getter.jsx but it didn't register any changes in these fields.
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Natively run actions for each layer automatically in Photoshop?

I am working on a GIF animation script for Photoshop CS6 (it should also work for CC). One feature I want to add is removing fringing from each layer. I do this by making a layer mask followed by ...
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Scripting - Artboards names in photoshop

I checked in the Photoshop's Documentation if there was any option to work with artboards in scripting. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything. Does anyone have experience in working with artboards ...
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How to get a layer's dimensions (including transparent border)?

I need to know the dimensions of a masked layer with transparent area to resize it to the same dimensions of another layer. If use the bounds data I get the dimensions of the pixels, but not the ...
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Read and Set the Preferences of “History Options” in Photoshop

Photoshop's History Panel has options: Which has the following options: Is there a way to read / write those preferences using Photoshop Scripting / ExtendScript?
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Layer doesn't resize properly

I'm having problems figuring out why my layer does not resize to match the dimensions of the source layer. I set signatureLayer equal to the layer named "signature" and pass it and the layer I want ...
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Excel data driven ad creation

My client has an Excel document with these headings Headline | subheadline | background image There are roughly 10,000 rows, so they want 10,000 .jpg graphics created. Question 1. What's the best ...
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How to run photoshop closed?

Is it possible to run photoshop without running it? I want to run an action that basically replaces image layers and text layers, and quick exports results. Summing up, I have come to know about ...
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How to change in photoshop script color of Smart Object Layer, or Rasterized Image?

I need to change color of Smart Object Layer in JS script. I found how to change TextLayer, but SmartObjects haven't "textItem" property. Need to change it like Color Overlay works in Photoshop. For ...
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I need to create 60 unique framed mirrors for product images, looking for a way to automate

Basically I am given an image and I need to create a framed mirror I also need to be able to adjust the width of the moulding individual of the mirror because the width of the moulding needs to stay ...
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How to export groups to separate PDF files in Adobe Photoshop?

I have 180 groups (see image for example), each group is a different label design. I need to export each group as an individual PDF file. What is the best way to achieve this? I know how to export ...
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How to enumerate images on A4 print for multiple pages on Phtoshop?

I have to print some labels on an A4 paper. These labels need to be enumerated with iteration for multiple prints. About 8 labels per page, and more than 10-15 pages, depending on the requirement. I ...
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How to determine document color mode with Vbscript

What is Vbscript syntax to determine document color mode? Regards to the posted answer: I figured it out. Basically the same as your codes. I did not enumerate like you did. I was just interested in ...
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How to capture the information of any object in Illustrator and Photoshop

Is it possible to select an object and capture any information requested with the info Panel ctrl+8 in Illustrator, and F8 in Photoshop. like the CMYK, RGB Values of the fill and outline colors? To ...
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Automation of saving new images with text data grabbed from Excel

I am trying to create a Jewellery catalogue which will consist of thousands of designs. The basic template remains the same as the image above. Only the following details will change- Style Number ...
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How do I whiten near-white areas without going near darker ones?

I scan a lot of books, and it's my practice to keep the raw TIFF files forever. I do lossless compression, but the compression is terrible because the vast white areas of the document (margins, ...
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Photoshop resize all artboards

Is there a way to resize, not scale, all artboards or selected artboards on photoshop? For example, from 1280:720 to 1280:700
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How to turn off Text Layer-Name Update

In this question: Restore Photoshop Text Layer Name Auto-Updating? The asker talks about Photoshop's 'feature' of automatically updating a text layer's layer-name to the first thing you change the ...
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ScriptUI panel resizing issue

I'm working on a script that receives a bunch of input from the user to change certain text fields around the document. Given the amount of input I want the user able to change in a single run of the ...
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Delete all hidden actions steps

I put this question in Adobe Photoshop Forum and Adobe Photoshop Scripting Forum more than a month ago and I didn't get any solution. I try here. Doing actions for third-party users, in the testing ...
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Make layer from layer mask

I want to create layer from layer mask, like in this gif: And i need to do this from script. Is that possible?
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Weird Script UI bug

I'm working on a script with a dialog box in photoshop. The goal is to get an End Date and Time for multiple banners. My Cancel button works fine, but my Ok button produces a weird bug. The window ...
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Photoshop glitched, but I liked it, and now want to script it

I was trying to File → Place Embedded this Youtube video screen shot into a Photoshop file and it kept glitching, each time differently. Here are two examples of what it looked like. This is a whole ...
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Scripting 1-line vs 2-line text boxes

I will try to ask this question as best I can, but the problem is a challenging one. I have a text box that one part of my script will change the text in. I want to code a boolean variable to check ...
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Photoshop Automation: Place Logo in corner of image which has the most 'empty space'

I would like to automate the following process: place a logo on a large number of images I have. The logo should be placed in one of the four corners of the image (bottom left, top left, bottom right ...
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Using Photoshop to slice a raster image of text questions into individual images

Does anybody know of a place I could look into information about a script that could slice a flat, rasterized image into individual images for each block of text? I have hundreds of pages. I am ...
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ScriptUI Photoshop Palettes

I'm working on a photoshop script that contains a GUI for collecting information. This is my first time using Script UI and I'm running into 2 issues that I'm not sure how to address. Issue 1, the ...
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Trying to plot a sine wave using Javascript in a Photoshop Script

I have to create this sine wave inside a layer on an image I already have. The image is 600 dpi, 10x10cm and I have a new layer created at the top that is selected. The image is CMYK. I have to run ...
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Replacing a smart object in bulk with Photoshop script; Editing script for more than one smart object

I found the following code and it works very well for most Photoshop files I have tried, but the file I want to use it with has 2 Smart Objects, one nested in the other. See attached images. Is it ...
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How to batch resize an image and create multiple sizes (with Photoshop)?

I want to batch resize an image in multiple sizes with Photoshop. The sizes are most of the time the same so I would like to have profiles for a set of fixed sizes. Ideally I just need to open my ...
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Load Action Script Photoshop CS4

Sorry for my English. I'd like to load an action to photoshop cs4 with JavaScript but nowhere can I find this function. This function doesn't work: app.loadAction( new File( 'E:/Folder/Actions/My-...
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Scripting Artboard Export with specific bit depths

I'm working on setting up a reusable template for some PNG avatars. Unfortunately, the different avatars have specific export requirements. Currently I'm using Save for Web to achieve these specific ...
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Photoshop animation with Fuse: batch saving for different frames and options

Is there a way to make a batch-script for automate saving (in .png files) each frame of the animation (Fuse character in Photoshop) with different character options, for example head location (as ...
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Photoshop animation: How to render each layer to a separate file at once?

Is there a way to render each separate layer in Photoshop to a separate file? I have a character from Fuse and I want to render it in X positions. I don't want to click 'render' for every new layer, ...
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How to extract the current settings for any Photoshop tool via ExtendScript or ActionScript?

I'm looking to find the settings for various options for different tools in Photoshop. This post hinted at the answer: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/113421 It said: To get a current ...
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Automation of image alignment by detecting bounding box?

I'm often having to align and crop product images on a white back drop and it occurred to me this would be a simple task for a script of some sort. I can think of a way to code this as an after ...
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Resizing a square image to a rectangle with a fixed aspect ratio [duplicate]

I have a very large batch of images that I need to resize. I am new to Photoshop (have used Elements for years) and I am unsure how to do this. Basically, all the images are currently 2000 x 2000. ...
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How do I set eyedropper settings using Photoshop ExtendScript (Javascript)?

Is there a way to set Photoshop's eyedropper settings (sample size, sample, show sample ring) in a script? Or, failing that, use the script to find out what the current settings are? Thanks.
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In photoshop how can you fill each selection with its own individual gradient automatically?

Basically, this is an oversimplified illustration that shows exactly what I want. Instead of me selecting each patch individually then apply the gradient I can just use select > color range or magic ...
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Rotate all layers in a group

How would I go about referencing a group of layers in a script if I wanted to perform a rotation on all of them as a group, not individually? Essentially I want to rotate all my layers in the group ...
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Embed colour profile when saving as JPG via script

I have the following script that saves a copy of my current document as a JPG to the desktop, however I cannot get it to embed the colour profile. Does anyone know how to do that? var JPGquality = 12;...