Adobe Photoshop CS2 Official JavaScript Reference by Adobe Systems Inc.

By Adobe Systems Inc.

Do you spend an excessive amount of time doing repetitive creation initiatives reminiscent of putting and changing photos, resizing them, dragging them from one rfile to a different, and getting ready photos for printing rather than being artistic? Do you employ Adobe Photoshop CS2 and feature a few event with scripting? you are in success. considering Adobe inventive Suite 2 was once created with integrated help for scripting, almost each repetitive or time-consuming job that inventive execs need to do within the Adobe artistic Suite could be streamlined with the aid of a script. This e-book describes find out how to use JavaScript to govern and expand Adobe Photoshop inside of Adobe artistic Suite 2, and gives reference info for the JavaScript gadgets, houses, and services outlined via Adobe's purposes. Now to be had in print for the 1st time, this scripting reference offers the data skilled JavaScript clients have to create customized scripts for Photoshop, even if you are looking to automate digicam uncooked innovations and settings, immediately resize and export huge batches of pictures into your page-layout program, or are looking to immediately upload metadata, like a copyright realize, to chose picture records. those are only a number of examples of ways you should use Photoshop CS2's integrated scripting services to avoid wasting you from hours of repetitive projects.

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The clipboard methods of the ArtLayer and Selection objects are: • copy() • copy(merge parameter value) • paste() • paste(intoSelection parameter value) • cut() Note For information on copy, copy merged, paste, paste into, and cut functions, see Adobe Photoshop CS2 Help. Using the Copy and Paste methods The following example copies the contents an the background layer to the clipboard, creates a new document, and then pastes the clipboard contents to the new document. The scripts assume that there is a document already open in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and that the document has a background layer.

The script must specify which control, if any, should have the focus, by setting its active property to true. show() == 1; 5. JavaScript Object Reference The objects of the JavaScript type library for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 are presented alphabetically and in tabular format in this chapter. Object properties and methods are described in separate tables for each object. See "Working with the Properties tables" on page 65 and "Working with the Methods tables" on page 65 for information on how to Part 2: Photoshop JavaScript Reference 63 64 Part 2: Photoshop JavaScript Reference use these tables.

Also, if you use an optional parameter, you must enter the values in the order they are listed in the table so that the JavaScript compiler knows which value you are entering. To skip an optional parameter, insert an extra comma to act as a placeholder. The following sample provides values for an eventID and a displayDialog, but skips the descriptor parameter (represented by the empty value between two commas). The statement executes action #4233 and allows only error type dialog boxes to be displayed.

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