Adobe Illustrator Scripting with Visual Basic and AppleScript

Adobe Illustrator Scripting with Visual Basic and AppleScript

by Ethan Wilde, John Farnsworth
     
 

UntitledIf you're a designer, production pro, or Illustrator power user, chances are you repeat tedious tasks over and over in your daily work. Think about it: How many times have you performed the same step on hundreds of images? Save time—and wear-and-tear on your…  See more details below

Overview

UntitledIf you're a designer, production pro, or Illustrator power user, chances are you repeat tedious tasks over and over in your daily work. Think about it: How many times have you performed the same step on hundreds of images? Save time—and wear-and-tear on your wrists—with Adobe Illustrator Scripting, the clearest, quickest route to reducing your workload and making life easier through the power of scripting.

Adobe Illustrator Scripting combines the in-depth coverage of a reference book with actual hands-on training that shows you how to create and run scripts in Illustrator, using both AppleScript (for Mac users) and Visual Basic (for the PC). You'll learn how to automate tasks such as linking graphics to a database, transforming images, and performing batch processes. There's no better time to try your hand at scripting, even if you have no prior experience—with Illustrator 10, the program is more scriptable than ever before. Adobe Illustrator Scripting will help you unlock the true potential of this workhorse application.

Editorial Reviews

Shows how to write scripts for Adobe Illustrator 10 that automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks. The scripts are written in both AppleScript for Mac OS and Visual Basic for Windows. The 20 scripts provided include batch processing, making duplicates of a selection, creating animations based on math and physics, converting multipage PDFs to multiple Illustrator files, and resizing raster art. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321112514
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/15/2002
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)

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