Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
· Record tasks with macro-like Actions in Photoshop and Illustrator,
then reuse them with multiple files
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.