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Publisher Comments:

Every job involves some repetitive, almost brainless tasks, and graphics production is rife with them: Cropping, resizing, and renaming photos are just the tip of the iceberg. And while Photoshop and Illustrator users may know about recording actions, many people are afraid to delve too deeply into Creative Suite’ s automation features, so they miss out on the increased productivity at their fingertips.

The Designer' s Apprentice: Automating Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in Adobe Creative Suite 3 (NDA) takes a holistic approach to automation, explaining what automation is and why it’ s as natural as breathing, then discussing all the automation tools available for creative professionals, starting with Creative Suite’ s macro-like actions, as well as batch operations and keyboard shortcuts. Automation tools with wider reach are also covered, including JavaScript, VBScript for Windows, and Automator and AppleScript on the Mac. Third-party applications that enhance productivity are also examined, along with databases as a powerful customization tool. Example projects in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign show automation principles in action and include all code. The book culminates with a large project that demonstrates how much of a graphics production workflow can be automated.         

Synopsis:

Adobe Creative Suite 3 has fantastic tools for minimizing the drudgery of

graphics production work: The key is to make your computer and Photoshop,

Illustrator, and InDesign do rote tasks for you. And although the concept of

automation may sound intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. Learn what

automation is, why it’s as natural as breathing, and how it can take over

routine work, freeing you up to be creative.

·     Combine customer data with graphics for personalized communications

·     Customize hundreds or even thousands of illustrations or layouts in

one pass

·     Record tasks with macro-like Actions in Photoshop and Illustrator,

then reuse them with multiple files

·     Learn how scripting languages like AppleScript and JavaScript can

automate complex workflows, even ones with varying conditions 

About the Author

Rick Ralston started his graphic design career 15 years ago with The

Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta. He now develops automated systems and

provides technical support for the company's packaging graphics

group. He lives with his partner Julie and more animals than seems

strictly necessary in the beautiful wilds of Georgia. He also writes

an automation blog at www.theAutomatist.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321495709
Subtitle:
Automating Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in Adobe Creative Suite 3
Author:
Ralston, Rick
Publisher:
Adobe Press
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Illustrator
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Photoshop
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Web sites -- Design.
Subject:
Graphics-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070813
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.10x7.46x.44 in. 1.16 lbs.

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Computers and Internet » Desktop Publishing » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Graphics Applications
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"Synopsis" by , Adobe Creative Suite 3 has fantastic tools for minimizing the drudgery of

graphics production work: The key is to make your computer and Photoshop,

Illustrator, and InDesign do rote tasks for you. And although the concept of

automation may sound intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. Learn what

automation is, why it’s as natural as breathing, and how it can take over

routine work, freeing you up to be creative.

·     Combine customer data with graphics for personalized communications

·     Customize hundreds or even thousands of illustrations or layouts in

one pass

·     Record tasks with macro-like Actions in Photoshop and Illustrator,

then reuse them with multiple files

·     Learn how scripting languages like AppleScript and JavaScript can

automate complex workflows, even ones with varying conditions 

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