Intro to Photoshop Scripting course

Welcome to the Intro to Photoshop Scripting course by Greg Hendrix!

Rigging Dojo is glad to host this course, we feel there is a lack of resources available for scripting in Photoshop. Greg's course fills the gap, and fills it well. 

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What you get

4 week course covering scripting basics, key concepts and practical tool creation like batch exporting, file manipulation and even custom GUI and tools in Adobe Photoshop. 

Industry Standard

Greg's recommendations on tools and code language are the standard for anyone writing tools that support users of Photoshop. 

Awesome time savers for your artists

Control the pipeline of how Photoshop files are built, stored and edited for your team. Plus, hotkeys, custom menus, and other productivity enhancements. 

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About the Course

Photoshop scripting automation and tools.

Greg covers the basics as he's building helpful tools. We think you'll find this a good mix of theory and practical application. 

In this course,  you get an introduction to Photoshop Scripting. Some knowledge of basic programming is required. The course will be delivered to you week-by-week. This allows you to watch each video and have time to practice and ask Greg questions here in the comments, before the next lesson arrives. 

Underlying the instruction is Greg's focus on teaching you how to help yourself. Learning how to learn by referencing the help docs, and other ways to self-serve, you'll be able to quickly build on this introductory course. 

Syllabus

Week by week look at the training

Week 1 

Introduction & ExtendScript Toolkit

We kick off the course and go over the scripting choices in Photoshop, actions vs scripts, and the difference between the .js and .jsx file extensions.

ExtendScript Toolkit

The ExtendScript Toolkit is an application that comes with Photoshop that we'll be using to create our scripts. Learn how to install it and get familiar with its features.

Lesson 02 - Finding Help

We go over where to find the documentation for Photoshop scripting and how to use it.

Lesson 03 - Running Scripts

Once you finish a script you'll learn where to install it in the Photoshop directory to be able to run it from within Photoshop and how to assign it to a shortcut.

Lesson 04 - Documents

 

Week 2

We go over various things you can do with a document, such as creating them, selecting specific documents, and running commands on them.

Lesson 5 - Layers Part 1

Similar to the documents lesson, we go over various things you can do with layers. Learn the difference between an ArtLayer and Layerset and how to work with text layers.

Lesson 6 - Layers Part 2

Find out if a layer is an ArtLayer or Layerset and learn how to loop through various types of layers. We also create scripts to find/replace and add a prefix/postfix to layer names.

Lesson 7 - Organize Code and Cycle through Layers

We go over how to re-use useful code by using #include. We also create a script to cycle through layers with a hotkey.

Lesson 8 - Files, Folders, and SaveOptions

In this lesson we talk about how to create files and folders, read in data from text files, the various save options, and the open/save dialog.

Lesson 9 - Export Layers to PNG

We develop a script to save all the layers within a group as PNG files.

 

Week 3

Lesson 10 - Combine Images

We create a script that looks through a folder and finds images with a specific suffix and then combines them all into one document.

Lesson 11 - Script Listener

The Script Listener allows us to record Photoshop commands as we use Photoshop. Learn how to install and use it in this lesson.

Lesson 12 - Channels

We go over various things you can do with channels. Learn how to create them, select specific channels, and copy channels from layers or other documents.

 

Week 4

Lesson 13 - ColorSampler, and Name and Website watermark

We create a script that adds artist information to the image. It allows us to place a name in the bottom left corner, website in the bottom right, and fill out the Document Info. We also learn how to use the ColorSampler to get information about specific pixels.

Lesson 14 - Watermark Grid

We develop a script that adds a faint watermark grid of text over an image.

Lesson 15 - ScriptUI

ScriptUI

ScriptUI comes with Photoshop and allows us to create UI's for our scripts. We go over how to find the documentation on how to use it and we create an example script showing how to use it.

 

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About the Instructor:

 

With over 7 years experience as a Technical Artist in the game industry, Greg Hendrix has worked on a variety of projects ranging from mobile to AAA titles. Throughout his career he has been responsible for character rigging and retopology, creating and maintaining art pipelines, developing tools using Python, MEL, MAXScript, JavaScript, and C#. Greg also has experience supervising teams of artists so assets meet technical standards, and has performed environment modeling.

In his spare time he enjoys teaching and has created various free video tutorials and browses forums for any questions he can help with. In 2014 he was invited to join the Autodesk Expert Elite program which recognizes individual community members who have made extraordinary contributions with helping the community by sharing knowledge, providing community leadership, and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration that drives a healthy and valuable Autodesk community. He also gave a talk at GDC 2015 for Intro to Photoshop Scripting for Artists.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn and at his website, www.tdhendrix.com.

What you get

15 week course covering basics, key concepts and practical tool creation in Adobe Photoshop. Once you're done with the intro course here, you'll be have the knowledge so that you can find answers yourself!

 

Industry Standard

Greg's recommendations on tools and code language are the standard for anyone writing tools that support users of Photoshop. 

Awesome time savers for your artists

Control the pipeline of how Photoshop files are built, stored and edited for your team. Plus, hotkeys, custom menus, and other productivity enhancements. 

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