Join John Garrett for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenge: Hero Cards Challenge, part of Adobe Illustrator: Variable Data.
- [Voiceover] In this challenge,…you'll import the Hero Card information again,…but this time the data isn't quite ready.…The files for this challenge can be found in…the exercise files, chapter six,…section four, in the challenge files section.…Your objectives for this challenge include…adding image and graph files to the spreadsheet,…matching the header names to the illustrator objects,…and finally, import using the bind…by name or bind by note options.…This challenge should take about 20 minutes to complete.…When you're done, make sure to check out my solution video…where I'll show you how I went…about importing the same document.…
Let's do it!…
Designer John Garrett appreciates the many different types of variables and their practical uses, including generating business cards and direct mailers. In this course, he explains how to use variable data including managing linked images, graphics, tables of data, and graphs. He covers the entire workflow, from setup to exporting dynamic batches.
- Setting up Illustrator files
- Using Appearances
- Setting up data sources
- Importing data
- Managing linked variables
- Binding and using prepend paths and presets
- Using the Variables panel
- Naming data sets
- Generating multiple versions with batch exporting
Skill Level Advanced
1. Exploring Variable Data
2. Setting up Illustrator Files
3. Setting up a CSV Document
4. Importing using Variable Importer Script
5. Working with the Variables Panel
6. Exporting and Reviewing
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