Scripting in Photoshop is used to automate a wide variety of repetitive task or as complex as an entire new feature
Scripting in Photoshop is used to automate repetitive tasks and are often used as a creative tool to streamline tasks that might be too time consuming to do manually. For example, you could write a script to generate a number of localized versions of a particular image or to gather information about the various color profiles used by a collection of images.
Python is easy to use, powerful, and versatile, making it a great choice for beginners and experts alike. Python’s readability makes it a great first programming language - it allows you to think like a programmer and not waste time understanding the mysterious syntax that other programming languages can require.
Python allows you to access COM and it's DOM with the help of a Python extensions like "pypiwin32" or "comtypes". Install these modules and you're ready to start scripting Photoshop in Python
pip install pypiwin32or
pip install comtypes
from win32com.client import Dispatch
app = Dispatch("Photoshop.Application") doc = app.Documents.Add(320, 240) layerRef = doc.ArtLayers.Add()
psTextLayer = 2 # from enum PsLayerKind layerRef.Kind = psTextLayer
textItem = layerRef.TextItem textItem.Contents = "HELLO WORLD!" textItem.Position = (120, 120)
There's not a straight forward way, you need to read the documentation to understand what properties/attributes are available for a scripting object, or possibly a COM browser. For example, I've extracted the Python scripting object reference for Photoshop CC 2018 at api_reference
Yes, scripting on Mac is also possible, see mac_scripting for more details
If you've written a useful Photoshop Python script and wants to share with the world, please create a new issue with the file as an attachment to the issue.
When you submit a script, please try to include the following information at the start of your script ```python
author = 'Your Name or Original Author Name' version = '1.0'
""" A short description of what the script does """
""" Instructions on how to use the script, if any """
* Go to [photoshop-scripting-python/issues/new](https://github.com/lohriialo/photoshop-scripting-python/issues/new) * Add title as `Useful Script` * Drag & drop your .py script file into the description area * Click `Submit new issue`