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How can I tell if a layer has a layer style by using a script?

Explorer ,
Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019

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I want to use a script to find out which layers have layer styles, but I haven't found relevant information. Does anyone know how to do this?

 

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LEGEND , Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019

If you use Google Search you can find code to do that on this site.  You will find code like this. Test if activeLayer has a layer effect.

 

 

 

 

 

alert(haslayerEffects());

function haslayerEffects()     {
    try {
        var d = new ActionDescriptor();
        var r = new ActionReference();
        r.putEnumerated(stringIDToTypeID("layer"), stringIDToTypeID("ordinal"), stringIDToTypeID("targetEnum"));
        var options = executeActionGet(r);  
        return options.hasKey(stringIDToType
...

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Guest
Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019

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Hi

You can filter the layers by effects

2019-12-20 12_36_05-BALLCHL.jpg @ 100% (RGB_8#) _.png

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Explorer ,
Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019

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Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately, it's not what I want. I mean to use script to judge whether a layer has a style

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Community Expert ,
Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019

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Do you mean when a layer style has been applied but is now rasterized so it can't be separated into its own layer, and there's no way (other than eyeballing it and guessing) to tell what it was (i.e. inner shadow, inner glow, etc as in the dropdown shown in Ged's reply)?

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LEGEND ,
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If you use Google Search you can find code to do that on this site.  You will find code like this. Test if activeLayer has a layer effect.

 

 

 

 

 

alert(haslayerEffects());

function haslayerEffects()     {
    try {
        var d = new ActionDescriptor();
        var r = new ActionReference();
        r.putEnumerated(stringIDToTypeID("layer"), stringIDToTypeID("ordinal"), stringIDToTypeID("targetEnum"));
        var options = executeActionGet(r);  
        return options.hasKey(stringIDToTypeID("layerEffects"))
        }
    catch (e) {alert(e) }
}

 

 

 

 

 

I extracted that from script to remove all layer effects 

 

You often need to use Action manager code which I do not know how to code I can hack on the action manager code Adobe scriplistener plug-in records. However, for the executeActionGet  code required the get information I need to use search and find. It would be better if this web site search was useable.

JJMack

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Explorer ,
Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019

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Thank you very much for your answer, it really works and the code is elegant.

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Explorer ,
Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

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I'll add another thanks since I'm using this 🙂

The following line can be removed since the rest of the function only uses the action reference object (tested).

var d = new ActionDescriptor();

 

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Thank you very much for your answer, it really works and the code is elegant.

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