20 Great Time-Saving Photoshop Scripts

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Photoshop is famous for the Actions feature but few designers know how to use scripts in Photoshop. In fact, you surely have used scrips before without noticing. For example, the Image Processor function, which helps you convert entire folders of images to different formats, is actually a script. We’ve selected 20 of the best Photoshop scripts, which will save you precious time in your design process. Which ones do you like? Have you used scripts before? Tip: Learn here how to work with scripts and how to install them.

Textparser

Textparser is an awesome Photoshop script that generates the CSS styles for each text layer in a Photoshop document. It automatically picks up CSS info from your PSD, like color, font size, line-height etc. It’s a great script for web designers.

Corner Editor

Corner Editor This Photoshop script can do everything that the Rounded Rectangle Radius Resizer script can, and more! For example, you can round the corners of any polygonal shape, choose from multiple corner styles and smooth multiple sub-paths in the same layer.

Split to Layers

Split to Layers This script will separate each contiguous group of pixels to its own layer. In the example above, the layer “Image” was split into 3 separate layers.

Black & White Variations

This script converts and saves an image to black and white using 20 different methods. Upon completion all selected variations can automatically open in Photoshop, making it easy for you to compare the results.

Eliminate Copy

This is a really helpful Photoshop script which lets you remove the word copy from the layer’s name of duplicated layers. You can apply the removal action to multiple layers in the same time.

Adobe Paper Texture Panel

Adobe Paper Texture Panel Add textures to images with this great new Panel for Adobe Photoshop.  This version will allow you to select a folder of your own textures and load them into the panel.

Stack-a-Matic

Stack-a-Matic This great script allows you to combine multiple exposures into one image – ideal for photographers who want to save time with photo editing.

Tych Panel 2

Tych Panel 2 The ultimate diptych, triptych & ntych automation tool for Photoshop - Tych Panel allows you to create diptychs, triptychs and ntychs quickly and easily.  Choose the number of rows and columns, and how the source images should be composed, and the script will do the work for you.

Sprite Generator

This script that allows you to auto generate a sprite and all the associated needed CSS , simply by choosing a folder of images.

Create a Calendar

Create a Calendar This is a Photoshop script that builds calendars. Among its features this script leaves the components of the calendar in separate layers, so that you can modify them at will; it can build calendars in English or 56 other languages; the calendar is built specifically for the paper size you select and more!

Super Export

A Photoshop script that lets you save parts of a PSD as separate croppedmfiles by carefully naming the Photoshop layers. For example, if you namema layer “Background.jpg” and run this script, that layer will be saved and all others will be hidden.

Export text to file

This one  is a script which exports all text layers from a Photoshop document to a text file.

GuideGuide

GuideGuide Pixel accurate columns, rows, midpoints, and baselines can be created based on your document or selection with the click of a button. This script helps you create awesome grids in no time!

Offset all layers

Offset all layers If you are creating textures, this script may be extremely useful to you.  It helps you offset multiple layers with ease.

Create iOS icons

Create iOS icons When you create an app for Apple’s App Store, they require you to have an icon for your app. Most likely you’ll need multiple copies of this icon before submission. This script can do that for you with just a few steps.

Google Maps Tile Cutter

Google Maps Tile Cutter The script automatically cuts a very large image you opened in Photoshop into tiles which you can use in Google Maps.

Per Layer Guides

This script will allow you to save a different set of guides per layer Very useful if you don’t want to clutter your PSD file with lots of guides.

Parametric Curves

Parametric Curves Parametric Curves is a free Photoshop script that allows you to plot mathematically defined Curves Adjustment layers.

Array Generator

This script generates a two-dimensional array of cloned objects based on the selected layer or group. It allows you to specify the number of rows and columns, as well as the horizontal and vertical spacing between objects.

Import Folder As Layers

This script combines a the images from the selected folder into a new PSD document. All layers are named according to the file they represent.

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  1. suyog

    Nice post. And good design change too..

    Thank you

  2. David Tintner

    Here’s another good one, export your vector layers as SVG: hackingui.com/design/export-photoshop-layer-to-svg/

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