The Designer's Apprentice

The Designer's Apprentice

Automating Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign in Adobe Creative Suite 3

eBook - 2007
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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. graphics production workflow can be automated.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Adobe Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780321495709
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Additional Contributors: Safari Books Online (Firm)


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