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Scripting multiple names

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to script multiple names

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Notepad
PSP

Lets get started

Copy the TJP-MakeTags script into
My Documents\My PSP Files\Scripts-Trusted

Open Notepad and enter names - one on each line
Save it where you'll remember
I've saved mine in my My Documents folder as ScriptingNames

Open the tag you'd like to script in PSP
Make sure there is no name on it like so:

Save your blank tag where you'll remember it
Make sure to save it as a .pspimage
I've kept a separate folder with blank tags just for scripting

Make sure that the Script toolbar is open
To do that go to View - Toolbars - Script

Click on your Text tool
Choose your font, size, color, etc

Click on the Record button on the Script Toolbar


Click on your tag and type out the word Background
Position it where you would like
Make sure you create your text layer as a vector layer


When you are happy with the position, click the Save Script Recording button


Save it in the same place where you saved the TJP-MakeTags script
My Documents\My PSP Files\Scripts-Trusted
I saved mine as my tag name with a 1 behind it


Click the record button again


Convert your text layer to a raster layer
Now add any formatting like bevel & dropshadow
Make sure to Merge Visible all layers

Click on the save button again

Save it in the same place as your first script
I used my tag name with a 2 behind it

Go to your script toolbar
Choose your first script from the drop down menu
Click on the feather icon right next to the play button
In the dialog box that pops up, click the Text Editor button
This will open your script in Notepad

Add the following lines after def Do(Environment):
Results = App.Do(Environment, 'ReturnLayerProperties')
TagName = Results['General']['Name']

Make sure that both lines are in line with the rest of the text
See my screenshot below

Scroll to the bottom
Find this line:
'Characters': u'Background',
Change it to:
'Characters': TagName,

Save and close Notepad

In PSP go to your script toolbar again
Choose the TJP-MakeTags script
Click on the feather icon again
If prompted, select Text Editor again

In Notepad scroll down until you see this:


This next part might seem overwhelming, but it's not too bad
There are screenshots below to show you what it should look like

Ok... Here it goes. Are you ready?

The first thing you are going to do is tell the script
where your name list is. Make sure to have the full path


Next you are going to tell the script
what tag you are using. Make sure you link to the blank tag.
Remember that we put a script together that will add the name


Next you are going to tell the script how you want to
save your tag. If you choose to leave this part blank
the script will save all tags made as the name only so
if you save your tags a certain way, make sure to fill this in


If you want to add anything after the tag name
you can place that after strFileSuffix

Next you are going to put the name of the first script created
All you need is the file name


Next you are going to put the name of the second script created


Next you are going to choose what file format to save in
Example: JPEG, PNG
I always save mine as PNG (option 4)


Lastly you are going to tell the script where to save the tags
Be sure to put the full path to the folder

Save the script and close Notepad

Select the TJP-MakeTags script and press play


That's it!!
If you have any problems or errors please feel free
to e-mail me a screenshot of the script output and
I'll take a look. You can also comment here with any issues.
Good luck and happy scripting!

This tutorial was written on August 5, 2011 by Jenni
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

2 comments:

Cec Ingram said...

Hi Jenni...I need help with this script could you contact me...
justmecec22@gmail.com
Really would appreciate it.....JustMeCec xoxoxo

MadHatterJen said...

I keep getting a syntax error...could you please help me?

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