Join John Garrett for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenge, part of Adobe Illustrator: Variable Data.
- [Voiceover] This course includes one video called Hero Cards Challenge. Challenges are quick activities that give you a hands-on opportunity to practice and master what you're learning. I'll start the challenge by describing your core objectives for the activity. The challenge will involve using Adobe Illustrator variable data files I provided. It should take you about 20 minutes to complete the challenge. When you've completed the challenge, make sure to click the matching solution video to see how I completed the same challenge, and I'll explain some of my thinking along the way.
This is an opportunity for you to master what you've been learning, and I hope you have some fun with it. Now, let's get started, and I'll explain exactly what variable data is and the different type of variables that Illustrator supports.
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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