Designer's Apprentice, The: Automating Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in Adobe Creative Suite 3
- By Rick Ralston
- Published Aug 13, 2007 by Adobe Press.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 256
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-49570-5
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-49570-9
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-51478-5
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-51478-3
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Product Author Bios
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.
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
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Could have been deeper,
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This review is from: The Designer's Apprentice: Automating Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Paperback)As it turned out, I was probably not the market this book was aimed at. I am already a programmer and understand the power of automation. I am dabbling in Photoshop and wanted to learn how to maximize what is offered by Adobe. A lot of the book is spent trying to convince the reader how wonderful automation is. Which may be more useful if the reader is an artist. In the end, it does give an overview of what is possible which provided things to dig deeper into to learn about. While not totally skipping Windows, the book is probably 75% Macintosh focused. One whole chapter was on an application that only is available on the Mac. Which as a Windows user, was totally useless. Still the style is readable and there is a lot of good information.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Automating repetitive tasks in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign,
This review is from: The Designer's Apprentice: Automating Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Paperback)The Designer's Apprentice:
Automating Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in Adobe Creative Suite 3
by Rick Ralston
Adobe Press book published by Peachpit.
ISBN -13: 978-321495709
Reviewed by Diane Williams, member of the Eureka Photoshop Users Group, Jan 6, 2008
This book covers automating Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. I was mainly interested in actions for Photoshop. But I can see that when I am ready to work in Illustrator and InDesign this book will be the place to start. As Mr. Ralston points out actions are only the beginning of automating Photoshop. I have been hesitant to jump in and try some of the process that would make my work a bit quicker and less filled with drudgery but, with this book it is like having a teacher at the ready to help get you moving. If you come up against a road block, the tools to get moving are in the book. Plus what kind of tasks to automate and free your self from these repetitive boring tasks and get on... Read more
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