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Design the Web: Automating Web Graphics
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Design the Web: Automating Web Graphics

with Chris Converse

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Design the Web: Automating Web Graphics
30m 49s Beginner Nov 21, 2013

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Learn to composite graphics in Adobe Photoshop using variables and a simple text file. This Design the Web installment shows how to automate your production workflow by combining separate graphic files, typography, and Photoshop effects into custom, ready-to-use graphics. This workflow allows you to generate hundreds, even thousands, of unique graphics suitable for websites, interactive projects, or even print. All you need to begin is a layered Photoshop file.

The Design the Web series was created and produced by Chris Converse. We are honored to host this content in our library.

Subjects:
Design Web Web Graphics Web Design
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chris Converse

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Hi this Chris Converse, and in this course we're going to explore a work flow for automating the creation of web graphics in Photoshop, using data driven graphics. We'll start with standard text and art layers, and then we're going to redefine those layers as variables inside of Photoshop. And once we have this set up, we'll create a simple data file to specify values for these variables. These values can be text, they can be a layers visibility and they can even specify a separate graphic that will then be imported back into our original Photoshop file.

Now this work flow will allow us to generate hundreds or thousands of unique customized graphics suitable for websites, interactive projects or even print-based projects. So grab a layered Photoshop file and let's get started.

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