Apr 07, 2011 — 12 comments
This tutorial will show you how to quickly create a dynamic business card document which uses dynamic text, linked-file and visibility variables to change the appearance of the content on the page with VariableImporter script. The script automates the conversion of tab or comma separated text files into Illustrator compatible .XML files, immediately ready for direct use in the Illustrator Variables panel – without leaving Illustrator!
Create a vector texture from any texture image in a matter of minutes. Use illustrator to convert a texture image into a vector texture, following these steps.
Most of you probably noticed that the sample of the seamless pattern in the majority of cases disappears from the Swatches panel after you save your file in eps10 format. This is a minor problem but if you take care of your client and count on long term cooperation then you’ll need to think more about it. Moreover, some microstock websites demand saving the seamless patterns in the Swatches panel (I think Graphicriver for example).
With the help of the Rasterino plug-in we can precisely determine and set resolutions for Linked and Embedded bitmap images. I hope that you have already experienced using Rasterino if not, download 14 day free trials now!
Today we will take a look at interactive and numeric ways of cropping a bitmap image in Adobe Illustrator using the Crop Image Tool and Crop Image function of the Rasterino panel. You will also learn how to quickly remove extra white and transparent pixels on the edges of the image using the Trim Image function. With the help of the Rasterino plug-in, Adobe Illustrator gets tools that usually only raster graphics editors like Photoshop have.
In-line editing of the Embedded images outside Adobe Illustrator in raster graphics editors like Photoshop using native functions is impossible. To do this you first need to unembed an image. Rasterino allows conducting in-line editing of the Embedded images in a much easier and faster way.
This script allocates the objects on equal distance from each other along the chosen path. Unlike the Blend Tool (Replace Spine) distribution doesn’t depend on the curvature of the path, besides, you can allocate different objects which are located in one or a couple of groups…
Use the blend tool to create and distribute shapes between objects for your design elements as vector labels, wedding invitations, stationery, menus and products labels. In this tutorial we are going to explore one of the many ways how to use the Blend Tool inside Illustrator.
While working in Adobe Illustrator we often need to pick out the value of a parameter in the dialog box or in the panel. It’s long and not comfortable to use a mouse and keyboard for it. There are shortcuts which allow changing the value to one, to ten and even to 0.1…
Although we cannot assign shortcuts to a particular script in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box, still there is a little trick which allows you to use keys to run a script. Here you’ll find out how to do it.
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