Scripting matters, right?
I think so, but where is all the training? Photoshop has traditionally been spoiled when it comes to good training. Look at any bookshelf and there’s a plethora of books on Photoshop to choose from. There’s lots of Photoshop training sessions out there, too.
So, what’s out there for scripting?
Chandler McWilliams wrote a book called "Adobe Scripting" a few years back which I thought was a great introduction to scripting Photoshop.
Last September’s Photoshop World in Boston featured it’s first session dedicated to scripting – "Photoshop For Geeks" by Matt Kloskowski, a NAPP trainer. Granted the session was from 9pm-10pm, but there were hundreds of people who showed up and were excited by scripting.
Scripting Matters, Inc., from who I stole the title of this post from, is hosting a 5-day seminar called "AppleScript Pro Sessions" in Chicago, IL, October 31st through November 4th. Shane Stanley and Ray Robertson host the session. The sessions will focus on AppleScript, and involve using AppleScript in conjunction with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
I would love to go to this event, but I will be in San Jose for work the same week. If anyone attends the event, let me know what you thought of it.
Here’s my call to action: My fellow Photoshop enthusiasts, ask not what scripting can do for you: Ask what you can do for scripting.
The more authors, trainers, and users we have on board the better. Even yours truly posts a scripting tip or tutorial from time to time.
So tell me, what other scripting training have people found out there?