Adobe has released a couple of new SwitchBoard and PatchPanel tutorials I worked on. Here’s the low-down:
SwitchBoard: Integrating your ExtendScript
Walks you through the process of integrating your ExtendScript within an AIR application that will open a new document in Photoshop, using the SwitchBoard SWC as the tool that connects the dots between AIR and Photoshop.
PatchPanels: Integrating your ExtendScript
Walks you through the process of integrating your ExtendScript within a Flash plug-in that will retrieve the RGB values of the foreground color in Photoshop, using the PatchPanel SWC as the tool that connects the dots between the Flash plug-in and Photoshop.
PatchPanel: Flash panels for multiple CS applications
Follow along with this tutorial to expand on what we created in the previous tutorial, PatchPanel: Integrating your ExtendScript, with the objective of using a framework that embraces running our Flash plug-in in multiple Creative Suite applications (Photoshop and Illustrator). Our Flash plug-in will get the RGB values of the foreground color of the host CS4 application. You will integrate a separate ActionScript file for each host application within the Flash plug-in that you develop within a Flex Builder MXML project using the PatchPanel SWC library as the mechanism for communicating between your SWF and the host application, which will dynamically be defined in this example.