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Are Gimp's TinyScheme and AutoCAD's AutoLisp similar?

If bouth TinyScheme and AutoLisp are dialects of Lisp, it's easy to use AutoLips if you know scripting in Gimp?
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Is there a quick way to do multiple : Select > Same > Fill & Stroke and group

I am working on many designs and the job i have been given is to change the colours but all designs have lots of colours so i need to select all the colours and group them. After 100 designs and 35 ...
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Script for ; Select Same fill color and object group for all colors separately

In Illustrator 2019 CMD+G does not work to select all the colors. I need to select all the separate colors and make them groups. Does anyone have a script that would do this please?
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Gimp: Automatically save alternating layers and one set background layer?

I have one base layer and ten optional, alternating layers (on/off features). So there are 2**10 combinations with 10 optinal layers so I should get 1024 variations generated with my layers. As a ...
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I need to place a large A4 doc into an A3 doc. 2 A4 pages for each A3 page. How to do this quickly?

Part of a task I regularly have to do is to place A4 documents into A3 documents. 2 A4 pages side by side onto each A3 page. The A4 documents can be long, so it's a nuisance to have to place, size and ...
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Do "let" and "const" work in Adobe scripts?

Do they work or they don't? Changing some var variables to let resulted into error, while changing some of them to const didn't. Are both of them unsupported?
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Image trace setting for BW image so no white BG is added

I have a black and white images PNG (+5000) on transparent BG. I am trying to find a setting that will trace the images without creating a white block in place of a transparent segment. I need the ...
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Script to activate or mute effects and layers from multiple pre-comp

Hey i heard about a script like Dugr script but with precomp reacting to the script. So you could select effects and layers from multiple pre-comp and put them in a "folder" in this script ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator script to resize selection

I tried to create a script that creats a rectangle of a given size, make a group and a clipping mask and after all that resize it to a diffrent size in mm. for example I have a graphic with the name &...
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How to create a darken/lighten keyboard shortcut in Illustrator?

Searching for greyscale keyboard shortcuts I stumbled upon this nice useful video. However at minute 1:15 she uses a keyboard shortcut to quickly lighten and darken the selected colors. How does she ...
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Fixing an error in the RandomSwatchesFill.jsx script?

I am trying to assign random colors to vector shapes in Illustrator 2021 on my Mac (running macOS BigSur). With some research, I found the script below. Each time I run it, however, I get an error ...
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Indesign replace multiples links by other folder images

I don't find a script or tricks to do that, i would like to replace ALL images by other folder (with different images). exemple: i made a template with 4 box who contain the same image : toto.jpg, ...
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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 force whole numbers to have one decimal place in Adobe Illustrator?

I make a lot of graphs using Illustrator for my company. Unfortunately, the graphing tool in Illustrator is very archaic. When adding number labels to graphs, Illustrator automatically removes .0 from ...
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Writing GREP Wildcard Script for Illustrator without prompts

I found a script on here that adds percentage symbols to numbers in illustrator. It works great and I figured out way to auto populate the fields with the needed strings to run the code without having ...
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Convert automatically a specific color to another inside a set of png icons

I have a set of .png images (which are controls like buttons, sliders, checkbox etc for a GUI) and I'd like to convert a specific color to another for each files using an automatic solution. For ...
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Batch crop and center photos by trimming whitespace

Processing large amounts of product images shot on white backdrops is very time consuming and seems like the perfect job for an app/script, but I cannot see anything available that can do this. If I ...
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Keep image ratio bulk export JPG from Indesign

Is there a reason why the generated JPG has the ratio of the image frame its in. Say you place a square psd file and make it smaller in the rectangle and also make that frame rectangular. Now the ...
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Does anyone know this embroidery font? [closed]

[![enter ima Please and thank you! I'm attempting to match this script embroidery font????
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Is there a script to re-stack objects in illustrator by distance from top left?

This is ideal for the creation of isometric graphics. You can replicate an isometric tile symbol with a graphic in it, like a house or a tree, multiple times, then run the script to re-stack all ...
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How can any color width and height be found in Illustrator

How do we get the width and height of any color in Illustrator in a document. With PHOTOSHOP we know this when we select it in the Ctrl+ Color Palette in the channel, but how can we find it with ...
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Can you control Photoshop with external software?

I want to write a program that changes the foreground color, selected tool, etc. without having to use things like macros and actions. I'm developing on Windows. Any ideas or resources?
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how get paragraph style and character style of selected text in indesign by script

I want the selected text to be displayed to me when I select a word or text in InDesign by executing the style paragraph script and its style character?
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Randomly fill image with unique colors?

In this image, I would like to randomly fill each region with a different color, such that, no two regions have the same color. I've been searching for such a method and have come across a script that ...
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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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How can I create a "pill" SVG image in XML (by hand)?

I need to generate an SVG image of a pill box, like so: I know how to draw a circle with the <ellipse> element, how to draw a <path> element with the M (moveto), L (lineto), and Z (...
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How to deliver more than 500 certificate? [closed]

I was created a template of achievement certification and i would like to send it to 500 persons,how can i write name's in the template and save it one by one using adobe illustrator ?
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How can I set up an action to bulk pattern fill that selects the next pattern in the folder automatically?

I tend to work with patterns and have an action to help with this. But, I tend to save my patterns as a .pat file, with anywhere from 10-200 patterns within each .pat file. I am trying to figure out a ...
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How to import a folder full of pictures, one per page, alphabetically in InDesign

I'm trying to import a folder full of pictures (bar codes), one per page in alphabetical order into InDesign. I've found the following link which shows how to create a script that will turn the ...
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How can I create a collage of randomly sized overlapping polygons and randomly fill (to an extent) with gradients? (Illustrator)

I am trying to learn how to make something exactly like this from scratch:
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Insert vertices at edges intersections in 3DS Max

What is the fast and precise way to insert vertices at edges intersections? Considering I have geometry like on the image: I want to achieve result like this (new vertices marked with red dots):
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Ways to remove/select scanning artifacts from document [duplicate]

I often receive scanned documents that has dots and grains in them. I often use the paintbrush in gimp to manually remove them, but it occurs to me that all the dots share so many similarities that a ...
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inkscape extension - covert use node to path node

a couple of weeks ago i learned: inkscape - combine svg elements into combined path, and would now like to do it programmatically. my document has <use /> elements, which in inkscape 1.x show ...
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Illustrator script How to generate a cross to center of all selected circles

Is there a way (or Script) to place a cross (+) at the center of all selected circles?
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Photoshop, actions or script - create and use pattern

I would like to create a pattern and use that pattern in the same action, but when I go to use fill with pattern, the last manually selected pattern is the one that is used - even if that pattern has ...
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How to remove all subscript from Indesign document?

I have document its have more than 300 pages. I need to change font type with different colour. Using eyedropper tool i do that but I need to remove subscript from my document because when i use ...
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Why does InDesign search not begin at beginning?

I am using a script to copy sequential lines from an input text file into an InDesign document. I have used the script a number of times with no problems. var fi = new File("C:/Documents/input.txt") ...
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Use Photoshop from command line

Is it possible to use Photoshop.exe from command line for various tasks, such as export PSD files? (I know it's possible with third party tools such as ImageMagick, but here I'm asking specifically ...
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Script to relink to file with certain name

I have a photoshop document called "thisfilename.psd" and in that file there is a linked smart object which I want to relink to a file with the same name but a different extension (for example "...
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Giorgio - Script Font Identification

Can anyone help me find this script font? I have googled or use 4 or more font identfiers already, couldn't find, very urgent.
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Dynamic Names When Exporting in Photoshop

Is there a way to dynamically use the document name in export? For instance, I have artboards name Square, Horizontal, and Vertical, in a document named Design. When exporting I'd like filenames to be ...
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Is there a script that splits a text layer into a separate layer per line?

Does anyone know of any scrips that splits text layers into separate lines? I have one right now, but when it splits the layers it goes way too far down. Here's the code for the script that doesn't ...
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Indesign - Need to split between only 2 text boxes

first time here. I'm working in Indesign and I was wondering if anyone knew how to split text between just two text frames/boxes. To be clear, I'm not trying to unlink text boxes, but split them. ...
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Is there a way to automate the merging of groups in photoshop, one by one?

In a file, I have about 10-20 groups of independent layers each. Is there a script/action that identifies each group and merges them one by one? As of now, it takes me a lot of time waiting on a ...
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How to replace Smart Image with a different graphic WITHOUT using Photoshop?

This Q&A offers a method by using Photoshop to load .js. However, I found this website can achieve this goal without using Photoshop. My question is how this website achieves this goal?
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Change SVG-file resolution (DPI) with Inkscape/Illustrator/script... efficiently!

Is it possible to simply open a SVG and save it with different DPI? Since Illustrator exports with 72 dpi and Inkscape "imports" with 96 dpi, my artworks are rescaled. As I rescale documents manually ...
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Action including a fill layer

I'm operating in Windows on CC2019. I'm writing an action in which I include a layer fill. I want it so that when I run the action it fills the layer with the foreground colour I have selected at the ...
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How to automatically generate text that adopts the same name as an imported image or Excel file in illustrator?

I have a lot of product photos to edit in Illustrator. I want to create several artboards with one product image, and then one text box for each artboard, but I need these to automatically adopt the ...
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Examples of very basic GIMP scripts?

I want to write some simple scripts to use in batch mode, such as doing a resolution resize, or converting from rgb to grayscale. The old scripts repository seems to have been taken down. I am ...
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