Scripting in Photoshop

Photoshop Setup

Guide on Install more one version of Photoshop in different language,

  1. install the first Photoshop language version, then rename the installed Photoshop directory to something like “Photoshop_en”
  2. install the second Photoshop language version, then rename the same way.
  3. Done

no need to say

install is straight forward for Photoshop CS2.

After finished, the directory for preset and preference are

wine appdata
~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/User_Name/Application Data/
ps setting
~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/crossover/Application Data/Adobe/Photoshop/9.0/Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings

In addition, Photoshop 7 runs on Linux without problem.

Photoshop CS3 installed on windows, then copy over (App and Common folders); works for painting, panels are tricky to show steadily;

alias ps3mkdir='mkdir -pv ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Common\ Files/Adobe/Adobe\ Version\ Cue\ CS3/Client/3.0.0;cp $Z/App/ps3/VersionCue* ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Common\ Files/Adobe/Adobe\ Version\ Cue\ CS3/Client/3.0.0/;'
  • change splash screen (7, CS1,2,3):
    1. use ResHack to open PSart.dll (PSViews.dll for 7) in PS App directory; (remember to backup original copy)
    2. select
      • for CS2, PNGF > SplashArtFeather.png > 1033,
      • for 7, PNF > SplashArt.png > 1033
    3. go Actin menu > save resource as binary (.png)
    4. edit that png file you exported, and when finished, click on that “1033” again, choose “Replace Resource”, as (PNGF, its name, 1033) and File > Save

PS resolution guideline

1240x1754_72dpi {storyboard}

Shortcut in Photoshop

Toggle auto-select in move tool hold Ctrl key
Use move tool in other tool mode hold Ctrl key
Use select tool in other tool mode Ctrl + Alt + Right-mouse-button click to select (including locked layer)
add/remove to selection hold shift key while click
copy / move the selected layer Ctrl + Alt + Left-mouse-button click and drag

Photoshop Preset

brush calligraphy (chinese, english, japanese)

Photoshop Extension for CC

  • extension is actually a structured folder packed into a zxp file, which can be unpacked with 7zip
  • for CC version onwards, HTML5 panel can be added
    • location Win: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions
    • location Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions/
    • AnimDessin2: This panel is designed for Photoshop CC 2014 to CC 2018+. It allows you to draw frame-by-image animations (cel-animation like)
    • AnimCouleur2: This panel is available for Photoshop CC 2014 to CC 2018+. It allows you to simplify the process of coloring frame-by-image drawing animations created with “AnimDessin2”

Photoshop new feature