Saving time with the automation of product and document-style imagery for the web.
The PSU website has many pages promoting case studies, service stories, user manuals, products and more. Each of these page types requires a set of images, based on the document or product. Creating these manually was a slow, time-consuming process.
Automation script for Photoshop
More than a Photoshop "action"
Most of the functionality of creating the different sized imagery could be done through a Photoshop "action". But renaming the outputted file was a more complex job, and could not be achieved through an "action" alone.
My solution utilised the built-in functionality of dragging a PDF document into Photoshop, which would automatically create a layer based on the PDF's filename. Once running my script, it would retrieve the name of that layer and then apply it, along with any pre/postfix wording, to the multiple newly created images that had been optimised and resized.
Consistent, high quality graphics
I was able to create consistent, high-quality graphics, rendered at speed, and named accordingly, allowing for more time to be spent on creative projects that would add more value.