Wednesday April 1, 2009 at 6:00pm
Grassy Knoll Gallery
This workshop, led by Dr. Woohoo, will explore multiple ways of generating your artwork by leveraging existing features and functions of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator — whose features we will combine with the capabilities of ActionScript 3, Adobe AIR applications and Flash plug-ins. We will start with simple examples that require little to no programming skills, then we will begin to record and repurpose code that automates Photoshop and continue on until we are creating our own applications and plug-ins that can communicate with and control Photoshop and Illustrator.
We will use the ScriptingListener plug-in to record and save our actions as scripts that can be run from within Photoshop; we will write our own ExtendScripts that enhance Illustrator and Photoshop’s capabilities using Adobe’s ExtendScript Toolkit; we will then integrate our ExtendScripts with our own AIR application that we create in Flex Builder utilizing Adobe SwitchBoard (which handles the two-way communication between the AIR and Creative Suite applications; and we will develop our own Flash plug-ins for Photoshop in Flex Builder utilizing Adobe PatchPanel.