April 26th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Photoshop can be scripted a little bit like Maya (though not to the same extend). To download a script, right-click on the link and choose ‘Save Link As’. To use those scripts:

  1. Save the script on your hard-drive (in a folder where you can find it easily).
  2. In Photoshop, create an Action, and while it’s recording, go to File->Scripts->Browse and select the script you just saved. Stop recording, and voila!
  3. To execute the script, simply ‘play’ the Action. At this point it would be a good idea to choose a shortcut key (e.g.: F2, F3…) to quickly access the script.


So here are little Adobe Java scripts I wrote that you may find useful:

  • seithRoundCorners: Automatically creates neat round corners for the current document. (I use it for the pictures on this site)
  • seithFlip: Flips the current level horizontally. If the level is in a group, it will also flip all the other layers in the group without you having to manually select them. A real time-saver in my work flow!
  • seithSymetrize: Let’s say you’ve worked on one side of a texture and you want to mirror it across the vertical axis. You would normally have to first select precisely half of the layer, then copy and paste your selection and finally manually transform it (scale it, actually) to the left or the right, depending on your needs. This script automatizes the whole process in one click.