Visualize Adjustment Layers


“Visualize Adjustment Layers” is a color ramps script using the JSON Action Manager scripting library.

This stand-alone script written in JavaScript allows you to create a specialized RGB document used to interactively visualize (as curves map, gradient map and color table) the effect of cumulated adjustment layers.

Visualize Adjustment Layers Options Dialog (Mac OS X)

It is inspired by the impressive work done by Greg Apodaca, especially by the carefully crafted Photoshop files he has designed, called Inspectors.

For more information about visualizing adjustment layers, please refer to: 007 Adjustment Layer Inspector | Adjustment Layers, part of the video tutorials available on Photoshop Mechanics.


Visualize Adjustment Layers (Empty)

Visualize Adjustment Layers (Levels & Invert)

Visualize Adjustment Layers (Green to Yellow)

Visualize Adjustment Layers (Yellow/Cyan)

Visualize Adjustment Layers (Turquoise)

Visualize Adjustment Layers (Fancy)

Visualize Adjustment Layers (Hot)

Visualize Adjustment Layers (Terracotta)


This script can be used in Adobe Photoshop CS or later. It has been successfully tested in CS and CS4 on Mac OS X, but should be platform agnostic.


This Software is copyright © 2014-2015 by Michel MARIANI.


This Software is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v3.



Download the Zip file and unzip it.

Move the script to the Presets/Scripts folder in the default preset location of the Adobe Photoshop application. On next launch, the script will get directly accessible from Photoshop’s File menu: in Photoshop CS or CS2, it will appear in the File>Scripts submenu, among all other scripts sorted by lexical order; from Photoshop CS3, it will appear grouped by category in the File>Automate submenu.

Version History

  • 1.8

    • Used new version 4.4.4 of jamEngine scripting library module.
  • 1.7

    • Used new version 4.4.3 of jamLayers scripting library module.
  • 1.6

    • Used new version 4.4.1 of scripting library modules.
  • 1.5

    • Used new version 4.4 of scripting library modules.
  • 1.4

    • Used new version 4.3 of jamHelpers scripting library module.
  • 1.3

    • Fixed minor bug.
  • 1.2

    • Added options dialog.
  • 1.1

    • Removed use of suspend history for drawing grids, not necessary anymore.
    • Added creation of history snapshot at the end to allow reset to default.
  • 1.0

    • Initial release.

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