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Do you spend an excessive amount of time doing repetitive creation projects akin to 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 adventure with scripting? you are in good fortune. due to the fact that Adobe artistic Suite 2 used to be created with integrated help for scripting, nearly each repetitive or time-consuming activity that inventive execs need to do within the Adobe inventive Suite might be streamlined with the aid of a script. This ebook describes the way to use JavaScript to control and expand Adobe Photoshop inside Adobe artistic Suite 2, and gives reference details for the JavaScript gadgets, houses, and features outlined via Adobe's functions. Now to be had in print for the 1st time, this scripting reference presents the knowledge skilled JavaScript clients have to create customized scripts for Photoshop, no matter if you are looking to automate digital camera uncooked concepts and settings, instantly resize and export huge batches of pictures into your page-layout software, or are looking to immediately upload metadata, like a copyright realize, to chose snapshot documents. those are only a number of examples of ways you should use Photoshop CS2's integrated scripting features to save lots of you from hours of repetitive projects.

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TranslateBoundary(deltaX, deltaY) Setting ruler and type units in a script The unit type settings of the two Adobe Photoshop CS2 rulers control how numbers are interpreted when dealing with properties and parameters that support unit values. Be sure to set the ruler units as needed at the beginning of your scripts and save and restore the original ruler settings when your script has completed. In JavaScript ruler units and type units are properties of the Preferences, accessed through the Application object's preferences property as shown below.

Unit values for these properties, unless otherwise indicated in the table, are based the graphics ruler setting. To use this table, look up the property in the object's Properties table in Part 2 of this book. Class/Object JavaScript Properties Document height width EPS open options height width PDF open options height Part 1: Photoshop Scripting Guide 51 52 Part 1: Photoshop Scripting Guide width lens flare open options height width offset filter horizontalOffset verticalOffset Text Item baselineShift[*] firstLineIndent[*] height hyphenationZone[*] leading[*] leftIndent[*] position rightIndent[*] spaceBefore[*] spaceAfter[*] width [*] Unit values based on type ruler setting.

The following statement returns true if the foreground color is visually equal to background color. isEqual(backgroundColor)) Getting a web safe color To convert a color to a web-safe color, use the nearestWebColor property of the SolidColor object. nearestWebColor Working with filters To apply a filter, you use a specific filter method. For example, to apply a Gaussian blur filter, you use the applyGaussianBlur() method. All filter methods belong to the ArtLayer object. Note Please refer to Adobe Photoshop CS2 Help for information about the effects produced by individual filter types.

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