Great news everyone, there’s a NEW Variable Importer script in town, and it has even more cool features! Even better, I’ve created an in-depth **2-HOUR** course to walk you through it over on Lynda.com.
If you’re familiar with InDesign’s Data Merge, you know how it can take your one design, then “build” the page by creating as many of those designs as it can on your page, at which point it will create a new page and continue building until it has enough pages for all of your data. Illustrator’s Variable Data feature won’t do this, but we can get pretty darn close with this method of creating multiple datasets on the artboard.
SUPER-DUPER Update: I’ve completed a 2.5 hour course on how to use the NEW Variable Importer 8.0 script, and it’s available on Lynda.com! Click to check out more info on the Adobe Illustrator Variable Data Lynda.com course! And now back to our in-progress blog post… Previously, I wrote up a tutorial for an easier method […]
Here’s a quick video tutorial on adding a stroke to a raster object in Adobe Illustrator. It’s not very intuitive so it’s unlikely you would just stumble onto the answer. It eluded me for years until I finally decided to hunt down the method. Adobe really should just fix this, already. There’s no reason in […]
This won’t be a true tutorial but rather an overview of my attempt to create this piece. I’ve been working on modeling the helmet of the Marvel Comics character Nova for awhile now, but between my laziness and problems I was having (some similar to those within the Blender Planning Issues article I wrote a […]