WinForms Skin Coloring - Photoshop Automation Script Available

WinForms Team Blog
04 November 2008

Corey Meredith, a very cool customer, has created and made available a Photoshop Automation Script to make skinning even easier for you. The Photoshop script automates the process of modifying the colors of a stock Developer Express Skin (iMaginary). You can find detailed steps, screenshots, and download the files from this link: http://www.refactorer.com/dxeasyskin/ 

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Corey explains how the script was created:

I was tasked with the creation of a skin to match a company's brand colors.  I'm sure many of you have had a similar assignment.  I decided to use the stock iMaginary skin and modify the colors.  I thought this skin in particular handled coloring very well.  I hated to see all of that effort put into creating selection channels on the images wasted on a single project.  As I spent one evening after another encircling pixels, I decided to create a script that automates Photoshop and reuses the images.  This, of course, turned into a significant project of its own, but I'm pretty sure it will prove valuable to some of you out there.  I sure hope so.

For your skinning convenience: DXeasySkin (follow link for screenshots and download)

Requires a licensed or trial version of Photoshop CS3 or CS4 on Windows or a Mac (not yet tested on Mac).

Let me know if you run into problems.  Feedback is welcome.

- Corey

 

 

Check out Corey’s script and then give him your feedback on his original forum post. Thanks Corey!

7 comment(s)
Anonymous
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Wow, this is great.

Thanks

5 November, 2008
Andres Villalta Periera
Andres Villalta Periera

Excellent!!!!!!!!!

Thank you!

8 November, 2008
Anonymous
Summair

Thanks

10 November, 2008
Anonymous
Gvessi Mar

This is an AWSOME feature...

My users will definitely appreciate this as an extension to the default skins that DevExpress offers.

Keep up the good work...

11 November, 2008
ATHANASIOS NTAKOULAS
ATHANASIOS NTAKOULAS

Great job and idea!

Thanks!

19 November, 2008
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25 November, 2008
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This would be even better if it changes the colors on Office 07 skins instead.

28 December, 2008

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