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Expresso! is an extension for Photoshop CC that tries to improve the texturing workflow for 3D Artists. It provides a set of utility panels that integrate seamlessly into Photoshop to enhance your productivity by speeding up slow, repetitive and error-prone tasks.

It is open-source and free for both personal and commercial use. If you find it useful, please spread the word! 😃

The extension is in alpha stage and probably certainly contains bugs. If you run into a bug, or if you have suggestions or comments, let me know!


Exporter

Automatically export your textures to common file formats (TGA, PNG, etc.) out of PSDs containing multiple maps.

Features

Overview of the Expresso! Exporter features

Download

See the Help section below for information about how to install the extension.


Previewer

Preview your textures in a realtime 3D viewport directly inside Photoshop.

Please note: development on the Previewer is on hold, and the extension is not currently available for download.


Help

  1. Installation
  2. Initial Setup
  3. Found a Bug? Have Feedback?

1. Installation

Starting with the CC 2015 release, Adobe has ceased support for Extension Manager CC in favor of the new Adobe Exchange service. Expresso! will eventually be available on Adobe Exchange in the future, but for the time being you can install it in a couple of ways:

Once installed, you can find the panels in the Window → Extensions menu.

2. Initial Setup

For the extension to work correctly you need to make sure that Enable Generator and Enable Remote Connection options are checked in Preferences → Plug-Ins. Also make sure that Service Name and Password are set to their default values (“Photoshop Server” and “password” respectively).

Correct Photoshop preferences

The extension will show an error message if it fails to connect to Photoshop.

3. Found a Bug? Have Feedback?

The preferred way to report a bug or share feedback is by opening an issue on the Github repository of the project. Please consider searching for open issues that might match your situation first, and contribute to them. If you can’t find any open issue, feel free to file a new one.

When you report a bug, try to be as specific as possible. Make sure to write down the steps to reproduce it and attach your log files as well. Logs are extremely important and can help out investigating the bug quickly. They can be found by clicking the View Logs in the panel context menu, or at the following locations:

Windows: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Expresso\Exporter\logs
Mac: /Users/<username>/Library/Logs/Expresso/Exporter

Also feel free to reach out to me by e-mail or Twitter. Looking forward to hear your suggestions! 😃

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