Adobe Photoshop Panel Developer’s Guide

CS4 software has added a new feature to allow SWF files to run as a panel inside the digital imaging program. This document describes the process of creating such a panel…. developers learn to create, develop and host SWFs as a group in Adobe Photoshop. The courseware developers preparing ….

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Adobe Photoshop Panel Developer\’s Guide
The Adobe Photoshop interface can be overwhelming for both new and seasoned users of the digital imaging program. The Adobe Photoshop Panel Developer\’s Guide will teach developers how to develop custom panels to run within Adobe Photoshop CS4. The developer community can develop panels to allow other users to use for their own custom needs. Some ideas of this concept include: Workflow Panels : Developers can create custom panels meeting the workflow of any work environment…
However, the JavaScript file communicates with SWF file using an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) Object string. The JavaScript file bi-directionally communicate with Adobe Photoshop through a Adobe Photoshop DOM (Document Object Model). Transitively, the SWF file communicates with Adobe Photoshop by communicating with the JavaScript file through a CSXS Interface which communicates with Adobe Photoshop through the Photoshop DOM. Likewise, Adobe Photoshop communicates with the SWF file by communicating with the JavaScript file through the Photoshop DOM which communicates with the SWF file through the XML Object string…
System and Software Requirements Adobe Photoshop CS4 Adobe Flash Player Adobe Flex Builder 3 (Adobe Flex Builder is available for free to all education customers through www.flexregistration.com students, faculty and staff of eligible education institutions) ExtendScript Toolkit (included with Adobe Photoshop CS4   Adobe Photoshop Reserved Words The following are reserved words within Adobe Photoshop: : This parameter registers an event that has been converted from a four-digit special character to an integer. Please refer to the Find Character ID Code to Register Events section of Color Picker Panel tutorial to see how it is obtained and implemented. : This parameter unregisters an event that has been converted from a four-digit special character to an integer…
The following is the outline of the tutorials: . Starting a Flex Project The Starting a Flex Project tutorial will show how to start Adobe Flex Builder by removing all projects to prepare developers for every tutorial. . Hello World Panel The Hello World Panel tutorial will highlight the first project for any computer programmer – having it say  Hello World. . Placing the CSXS Library The Placing and Using the CSXS Library tutorial will highlight how to obtain the CSXS Library file from the libraries folder and place in the project\’s libs folder found in an Adobe Flex project. . Shortcut Buttons Panel The Shortcut Buttons Panel tutorial will highlight the direct communication from a SWF file to Adobe Photoshop through a JavaScript . Setting Up Script Listener The Setting Up Script Listener tutorial will highlight finding the character ID code associated with events in Adobe Photoshop. . Color Picker Panel The Color Picker Panel tutorial will highlight the bi-directional communication of a SWF file and Adobe Photoshop through a JavaScript file…
Starting a Flex Project On occasion, the Flex Builder might have problems with multiple projects opening and compiling at the same time. To prevent this, this tutorial will show how to start Adobe Flex Builder by removing all projects to prepare developers for every tutorial. . Open Adobe Flex Builder . If the Flex Navigator is not empty, remove the Adobe Flex Builder project(s) by selecting the top-most folder in the . Press . When prompted, decide whether or not to save the project\’s contents…
The Panel opens as a panel like seen below: . Close the Hello World Panel. Close Adobe Photoshop   Placing the CSXS Library In order to communicate between the SWF file, JavaScript file, and Adobe Photoshop, a CSXS (Creative Suite eXtensible Services) Library will be used during the tutorials. Please refer to How Does It Work? for an overview of the communication between SWF file, JavaScript file, and Adobe Photoshop. The Placing and Using the CSXS Library tutorial will highlight how to obtain the CSXS Library file, called CSXSLibrary.swc, from the libraries folder and place in the project\’s libs folder found in an Adobe Flex project. The result is to use packages and functions within the CSXS Library to allow communication between the SWF file, JavaScript file, and Adobe Photoshop. For complete documentation on the CSXS Library, please refer to the CSXS Library API …
Designing the Adobe Photoshop Panel using Adobe Flex Builder . ActionScript Programming . Photoshop Persistent . Debugging with the CSXS Logger AIR Application Continue to   Shortcut Buttons Panel: JavaScript The first part of the Shortcut Buttons Panel is creating a JavaScript file. The JavaScript file will have a function that creates a new document in Adobe Photoshop and a function to close a document in Adobe Photoshop. The JavaScript file will be created using ExtendScript Toolkit. The result is to place the JavaScript file into the Adobe Photoshop Panels folder for the SWF file to communicate with. Please refer to the Adobe Photoshop CS3 Javascript Reference for the Application Programming Interface (API). Go to Shortcut Buttons Panel\’s JavaScript API that covers a summary of JavaScript functions/methods used…

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