(CC subscriber) John Garrett demonstrates using Adobe Bridge to verify the successful export of all data sets, and as a tool for quick review of files by enlarging thumbnails in the viewer. He also shows how to use Bridge to label and sort thumbnails, rename single files, and also shows the batch renaming options available in the program.
- [Voiceover] We've just finished our batch process,…and we've saved out the separate files…for each data set we imported.…Now, we'll just look over everything…in case there are any errors we need to fix.…I always use Adobe Bridge for this myself.…Bridge is an application that helps you…quickly organize and preview your files.…Bridge is a free download but requires…an Adobe Creative Cloud membership,…the basic level of which is free to sign up for.…I won't go into too much detail of Bridge in this video,…but if you want to learn more,…check out Bridge CC Essential Training…with Julieanne Kost here on the site.…
So I'll switch over to Bridge,…and I can quickly navigate to my PDF folder…in the sidebar in the Folders tab.…The first thing I usually do is look at the bottom…of the window and check that I have…the correct number of files.…I mentioned in the last video that if the naming…of the files goes wrong and two or more files…end up sharing the same name,…you can end up having them overwritten.…A quick way to spot that is when you end up…
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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