Adobe scripting: your visual blueprint for scripting in by Chandler McWilliams

By Chandler McWilliams

* Written through long island photo layout specialist Chandler McWilliams, this is often the 1st booklet approximately Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator layout scripting out there * Discusses scripting strategies and strategies for Photoshop and Illustrator utilizing JavaScript * Explains find out how to automate projects reminiscent of linking portraits to a database, remodeling photographs, and appearing batch procedures * positive aspects greater than 500 totally annotated screenshots, increased introductions, and information with real-life examples * CD-ROM includes code examples, a completely searchable model of the publication, and pattern Combining transparent, step by step display pictures with minimum textual content, our 5 visible sequence are the last word assets for visible inexperienced persons, who characterize as much as 40 percentage of your consumers. train your self VISUALLY publications support desktop clients wake up to hurry on quite a lot of workplace productiveness, photographs, and website design software program. delivering considerably extra assurance than our Simplified sequence, those books offer real-world tips and illustrate simple and intermediate point ideas utilizing crisp full-color display photographs. visible Blueprints follow the confirmed visible formulation to professional-level programming, net improvement, and networking tips. every one two-color advisor comprises self-contained two-page classes, overlaying greater than a hundred key themes, followed via sensible information and code samples in addition to examples and bonus software program on CD-ROM.

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Comparing the value of the two variables. statement, and use alert() to display a message if the values are different. 16 Photoshop or Illustrator. ■ The condition is met and ■ You can change the value of the variables to change the outcome of the condition and run the script again. Note: The text in the alert box may differ, depending on the value of the variables in the condition. qxd 3/21/03 9:53 AM Page 17 PROGRAMMING WITH JAVASCRIPT 2 It is a bit counter-intuitive and difficult to remember to use two equal signs to test for equality.

See the sections "Using Arrays" and "Using Objects, Properties, and Methods" for more information on arrays and properties. 2 By creating a loop that continues as long as the counter variable's value is less than the length of the array, you can quickly access every item in the array. For example, the following code displays an alert showing the index and value for each item in the array. length; i++) { alert("Item " + i + " of the array is: " + pets[i]); } RESULT: An alert displays for each item in the array.

2 Try removing the this keyword and running the script again. Without the keyword, JavaScript displays an alert containing the contents of the global title variable. Note: Adding methods in this way takes advantage of another way to use the function constructor. ■ The results of the objects, properties, and methods display. · Execute the script in Photoshop or Illustrator. qxd 3/21/03 9:53 AM Page 32 ADOBE SCRIPTING RETRIEVE A RANGE OF CHARACTERS FROM A STRING Y ou can perform complex manipulations on a string using JavaScript's built-in string methods.

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