Questions tagged [photoshop-scripting]

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

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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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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 to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 Photoshop 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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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 ...
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How to make visual interface in photoshop script?

I'm wondering how to build visual interface for users using Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit. What I mean is like Windows Forms application in Visual Studio, where we can have textbox, checkbox etc so that ...
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Action or script for saving files in Photoshop using text from clipboard as the file name

I make images for an online retail site and I've made several actions to make it go faster. I have an action that automatically saves multiple files for web using generic filenames such as "...
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Can I modify text within Photoshop files programmatically?

What I want to do is to be able to code a script which will change a text layer from a Photoshop file for another text in my script. Is there anyway this can be done? Is there any Photoshop API or ...
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Is there a way to get a text value from the user in a Photoshop script?

I'm using a JSX script to export an image to different sizes in Photoshop and I would like to get a value from the user such as to let them type in the file name. I would really like to show a dialog ...
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how to use jsx script in adobe Photoshop

I found this piece of script offer by a solution on exactly what I try to do here. But I have no idea and can find no related info about this jsx script. I wonder where should I put it or use it in ...
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How to export layers to pages of a pdf file in Photoshop CS5

I need to save each layer of my psd document as a page in a multi-page PDF file (or as a single-page PDF file each as I can combine them later). File->save as->PDF works for 1 layer at a time, but I ...
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How can I slim down all my bloated photoshop files at one time?

I have a massive 8 TB worth of 15 years of Photoshop Work. In recent years I have done better at organizing my photoshop layers and deleting unused layers, but is there a solution that would allow me ...
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How to automatically save each layer as its own png/jpeg while keeping one main layer above

We offer vinyl decals for many devices. To show what a design looks like on a device, we have to create a main layer of the device, having the place of where the skin would fit cut out for our ...
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Photoshop plugin to change hue/sat/val by holding a key and dragging mouse?

I'm a beginner digital painter and am looking for ways to make my process more fluid. Ideally I'd like a plugin that lets me change: Hue Saturation Brightness Brush size Brush opacity Brush hardness ...
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Photoshop scripting. Get image dimensions to clipboard

Often I save lots of versions of the same image with different dimensions so I usually include them in filename. It pisses me off to go and check dimensions for every document before saving it so I'd ...
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How to cut a single pdf page in parts and save each part as images

I have a pdf with 10 question in it and now I want to create separate images of fix size for each question saved in a separate folder. How to do it automatically
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Photoshop Script change each successive image

I have a script that batch processes images, adding a radial blur on the blue channel. What I want to do is change the radial blur's origin or centre point in each successive image. Is there a way of ...
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How to assign a hotkey to “No Break”

How can I assign a hotkey to “No Break” function on Character panel? Or maybe write a script and create a custom panel? But how I access to this function is PS JS model? Character is exist in Menu ...
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Photoshop Batch Script for Exporting Layers with a Master Backround

I have 100 layers that I want to export with a specific master layer as the background. Any JSX scripts out there for CS6? thanks!
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why does photoshop auto-rotate images when opening?

I am using scripting in Photoshop to process jpg files that are uploaded through a website. I occasionally get images that are rotated differently when you open them in Photoshop vs. Windows Previewer ...
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Photoshop Actions Save for Web

I am making a Photoshop file with a lot of slices some for iOS, some for Android and other formats. I need to create an action that saves only certain slices to the users desktop in a folder depending ...
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Combinations and Permutations of Photoshop Layers?

This one is a big one I have a Photoshop document that has 8 Layers in it. I need to create a way to use those 8 layers and create certain combinations depending on the rules below... Example: {1,2,...
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How to export/import a Photoshop action from one Windows computer to another?

I switched computers and I need a Photoshop action I used on the previous computer. None of the instructions I found online helped so far. :( I call the action on the old computer (Windows 7, ...
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Export PNG (or other) in multiple versions from PSD with varying background layers

Ive got a website ive mocked up in PS ive got a range of background options which are individual layers in a folder called Backgrounds. I want to export copies of the website but each time change the ...
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Scripting Photoshop: path has too many points to be converted to selection?

I am working with some large tiff files with fairly complex clipping paths, and have written a script to convert the paths to a selection, invert that selection and delete pixels in order to ...
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How can I create an action that hides or shows layers by a specific name in Photoshop?

I have some layers in a PSD that are named "@bounds". I'd like to create an action that will either show or hide any layers in the doc that match that layer name. Is this something that can be done ...
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Photoshop layers to batch icons?

I am trying to save out 24 rasterized layers to icon format. Is there a script to do this? I have tried greenfish but it does not let me set a custom size 100x100 I have also tried batching as png ...
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Distribute a stack of elements to a grid of elements?

I have dragged and dropped about 30 png's into a psd document so that they're each in a separate layer but laying on top of each other. I now wonder if anyone knows of a nifty trick or script to ...
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Photoshop text bounding box width and height

How to get the width and height of text bounding box in Photoshop using ExtendScript
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PS CC Filter Selections used in Actions

The new layer filters is nice but doesn't record when making actions. Before I was able to add 'Select similar layer' in an action and edit all similar layers (because they have different layer names) ...
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Import a couple hundred images and place them side-by side in Photoshop

I am trying to create a sequence just like this: Link The issue is, my sequence is much longer: 439 frames. I have the PNG files, I just need to merge them to be side-by-side like it is in the link. ...