Adobe scripting: your visual blueprint for scripting in by Chandler McWilliams

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* Written through big apple photograph layout specialist Chandler McWilliams, this can be the 1st booklet approximately Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator layout scripting out there * Discusses scripting tactics and methods for Photoshop and Illustrator utilizing JavaScript * Explains easy methods to automate initiatives equivalent to linking images to a database, reworking photographs, and acting batch procedures * good points greater than 500 totally annotated screenshots, extended introductions, and counsel with real-life examples * CD-ROM comprises code examples, an absolutely searchable model of the booklet, and pattern Combining transparent, step by step reveal photographs with minimum textual content, our 5 visible sequence are the final word assets for visible novices, who symbolize as much as 40 percentage of your clients. educate your self VISUALLY courses support desktop clients wake up to hurry on a variety of workplace productiveness, images, and website design software program. supplying considerably extra insurance than our Simplified sequence, those books offer real-world guidance and illustrate simple and intermediate point strategies utilizing crisp full-color monitor pictures. visible Blueprints follow the confirmed visible formulation to professional-level programming, internet improvement, and networking information. every one two-color advisor contains self-contained two-page classes, overlaying greater than a hundred key subject matters, followed through functional guidance and code samples in addition to examples and bonus software program on CD-ROM.

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18 ‹ Display the value of each › Execute the script in element using alert(). Photoshop or Illustrator. ■ An alert box displays the elements in the array. qxd 3/21/03 9:53 AM Page 19 PROGRAMMING WITH JAVASCRIPT 2 You can easily determine how many items are currently in an array. Every array has a built-in property called length. length. See the section "Using Objects, Properties, and Methods" for more on using properties. " When an array is passed to alert(), JavaScript automatically converts it to a string using the toString() method of the array.

RETRIEVE A RANGE OF CHARACTERS FROM A STRING USING THE SLICE METHOD ⁄ Create a new variable and assign it a string value. ¤ Create a variable and set it equal to the variable from step 1. ), and then call the slice method by typing slice(), passing the starting and ending points of the portion of the string to extract. › Add an alert() to display the results variable. ˇ Run the script in Photoshop or Illustrator. ■ The alert box shows the characters from the start point up to but not including the end point.

In the following example, the loop exits after i takes on the value of 3 instead of looping five times. Example: var i = 0; while (i<5) { if (i==3) { break; } i++; } The other way to alter the behavior of a loop is to use a continue statement, which does not exit the loop but tells the script to skip to the end of the loop. In the case of a for loop, this means that the counter variable increments and JavaScript tests the condition again, as if the loop had completed its cycle normally. See the section "Using For Loops" for more on the for loop.

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