Matthew Keefe has posted a brief tutorial on how to create your first Flash panel for Photoshop CS4. To load any SWF in Photoshop as a panel, just drop it into the Adobe Photoshop CS4/Plug-Ins/Panels directory, then launch PS and look under Window->Extensions. To make a SWF communicate with Photoshop via scripting, however, a bit more work is required, and that’s where Matthew’s tutorial comes in. If you create something cool, or if you see interesting SWF panels popping up, please let us know.
- The Photoshop Panel Developer’s Guide, including sample code, is available for download from the Photoshop Developer Center
- Lee Brimelow shows a similar process for extending the Flash authoring tool via SWF panels.
- The Adobe Configurator panel-making tool remains on track to be posted to Labs in the next couple of weeks
2 thoughts on “Tutorial: Creating Flash panels for Photoshop”
Will this function of implemet flash panels also be available in InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4?
That would be great…
[Yep: as far as I know, the entire Suite is now extensible through Flash panels. Expect more documentation and examples to come to light. –J.]
A bit of clarification please – will the Configurator allow the user to create File Info panels?
[Not at the moment, though that’s a good suggestion. –J.]