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Python API for Photoshop.

The example above was created with Photoshop Python API. Check it out at https://loonghao.github.io/photoshop-python-api/examples.

Has been tested and used Photoshop version:

Photoshop Version Supported
2021
2020
cc2019
cc2018
cc2017

Installing

You can install via pip.

pip install photoshop_python_api

Since it uses COM (Component Object Model) connect Photoshop, it can be used in any DCC software with a python interpreter.

Hello World

import photoshop.api as ps
app = ps.Application()
doc = app.documents.add()
new_doc = doc.artLayers.add()
text_color = ps.SolidColor()
text_color.rgb.red = 0
text_color.rgb.green = 255
text_color.rgb.blue = 0
new_text_layer = new_doc
new_text_layer.kind = ps.LayerKind.TextLayer
new_text_layer.textItem.contents = 'Hello, World!'
new_text_layer.textItem.position = [160, 167]
new_text_layer.textItem.size = 40
new_text_layer.textItem.color = text_color
options = ps.JPEGSaveOptions(quality=5)
# # save to jpg
jpg = 'd:/hello_world.jpg'
doc.saveAs(jpg, options, asCopy=True)
app.doJavaScript(f'alert("save to jpg: {jpg}")')
demo

Photoshop Session

Use it as context.

from photoshop import Session


with Session(action="new_document") as ps:
    doc = ps.active_document
    text_color = ps.SolidColor()
    text_color.rgb.green = 255
    new_text_layer = doc.artLayers.add()
    new_text_layer.kind = ps.LayerKind.TextLayer
    new_text_layer.textItem.contents = 'Hello, World!'
    new_text_layer.textItem.position = [160, 167]
    new_text_layer.textItem.size = 40
    new_text_layer.textItem.color = text_color
    options = ps.JPEGSaveOptions(quality=5)
    jpg = 'd:/hello_world.jpg'
    doc.saveAs(jpg, options, asCopy=True)
    ps.app.doJavaScript(f'alert("save to jpg: {jpg}")')

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Last update: 2022-03-12
Created: 2022-03-12