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Power, Speed & Automation with Adobe Photoshop

(The Digital Imaging Masters Series)

By Geoff Scott, Jeffrey Tranberry

Series Editor: Katrin Eismann

  1. ISBN: 9780240820835
  2. Publication Date: July 2012
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 320
  5. Price:
    • $43.95 (USD)
    • £26.99 (GBP)
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This is a must for the serious Photoshop user! Power, Speed & Automation explores how to customize and automate Photoshop to increase your speed and productivity. With numerous step-by-step instructions, the authors-two of Adobe's own software developers!- walk you through the steps to best tailor Photoshop's interface to your personal workflow; write and apply Actions; and use batching and scripts to process large numbers of images quickly and automatically. You will learn how to build your own dialogs and panels to improve your production workflows in Photoshop, the secrets of changing keyboard shortcuts and menus, and ways to tune your system for optimal performance. Writing new processes using JavaScript is also covered, as well as leveraging Variables with data sets. Learn how to get more work done? more easily and quickly? with this essential guide!

*This book can be used with any version of Photoshop through CS6!*

Author Bio

Geoff Scott is a Senior Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems, Inc.
Jeffrey Tranberry is an artist turned software developer who has been at Adobe Systems for over 9 years and is currently a Product Manager for Digital Imaging, with a concentration on customer advocacy.


1. Customizing How You Work in Photoshop

2. Customizing How Photoshop Works for You

3. Optimizing Your System for Photoshop

4. Duplicating Your Tasks in Photoshop

5. Repeating Tasks on Many Files

6. Repeating Tasks with External Data

7. Building Your Own Panels

8. Scripting Photoshop

9. Customizing Scripts Created by Photoshop

10.Controlling Documents

11.Adding Scripts to Your Panels

12.Scripting Complex Workflows

13.Building Custom Dialogs