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Ken Villines 1.0 » graphics http://www.kenvillines.com Web development, programming, e-commerce, graphic design, Life and more. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:46:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Getting Started with Photoshop CS2 Scripting http://www.kenvillines.com/archives/80.html http://www.kenvillines.com/archives/80.html#comments Sun, 18 Sep 2005 18:16:22 +0000 admin http://www.kenvillines.com/blog/?p=80 I am finally getting back to revisiting Photoshop Scripting. I beta tested with Photoshop CS and wrote tons of scripts. Things have changed in CS2 but for the better :)

New features in CS2 scripting:

  • File Includes
  • Self Contained Scriptlet (New File extension)
  • Script Events

It is a one liner to include files in your CS2 script.

//Global contants or variables can be defined in another file.
//This line should go before any code that will execute methods.
// @include "YourFileToInclude.jsx"

The self contained scriptlet is also a one liner.

// This enables double clicking on the Mac OS or on Windows
// This line of code should be first if you want your script
// to be a self contained scriptlet
#target photoshop

The Scripting Events feature is not so much about coding but more about executing scripts when a given event happens within Photoshop CS2. Let’s say I always want a specific size of document, specific font selection, specific ruler units, and specific font color selected whenever I create a new document. I can write a script that will execute on CS2′s New Document Event. (That is another how to).

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Working on new Site Template http://www.kenvillines.com/archives/73.html http://www.kenvillines.com/archives/73.html#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2005 22:59:47 +0000 admin http://www.kenvillines.com/blog/?p=73 It has been a long time coming but I am finally updating the site template for my personal blog. I have put it off long enough. I did alot of work on the Main Index today and will be updating/tweaking all templates over the next month.

I also want to add LiveSearch – It is such a cool feature. If anyone has any feedback to give me? please do.

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FreeHand vs. Illustrator http://www.kenvillines.com/archives/6.html http://www.kenvillines.com/archives/6.html#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2003 18:03:14 +0000 admin http://www.kenvillines.com/blog/?p=6 I am currently sitting at my café style table having a morning latté with my wife. I just opened the latest issue of Macworld magazine (11/03) and started reading the “Feedback” section. I finished reading one called “Free to Be Dissatisfied” where the reader is complaining about a Studio MX review that didn’t include much info about Freehand MX. I am taking this opportunity to answer one of the questions that came out of this readers rant:

Adobe Illustrator has no similar importing and exporting capability for FreeHand – is that a con, too?

No, it is not a con. It is a nice to have for users that only use Freehand. Adobe leads the race between Illustrator and Freehand so historically the leader never opens interoperability with the product that is loosing. This would only even things up. Adobe is in a position to never loose this race because the Illustrator format was changed to .pdf based during version 9 while Illustrator 8 was EPS based. Adobe controls the Illustrator and .pdf file formats so they will always be in the lead. If Adobe adds features to the .pdf format, then the first program to support those features will be Acrobat and Illustrator.

The same thing can be said for Macromedia in regards to the Flash (.swf) file format. Flash will always lead that market because they control the format and so the program will always be one step ahead in features. They currently don’t have any competition but they used to when Adobe released LiveMotion 2. The week before LM2 was released Macromedia conveniently released Flash MX three months before the scheduled release. It included support for all the new features of the Flash (.swf) file format that no other company had access to.

The bottom line is that it’s a game of tug and war. The two sides have both been playing this game for years and the file format that is most excepted wins the race every time.

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