Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using multiple file place, part of Illustrator: 2013 Creative Cloud Updates.
It's no secret that you have the ability to place files inside of an Illustrator document. …Whether it's a PSD file, a JPEG, or even a TIF. …But, up until this update, you didn't have the ability to place multiple files …at a single time. Much the same way you do inside of InDesign. …But now, that's all changed. Let's take a look. …I'm going to go into the File> Place. Once I go into my file folder here, what …I'm going to do is locate these four images. …And I'm going to select them and hit Place. …This is going to load my cursor with those four images. …And I can cycle through those with my arrow keys on my keyboard.…
When I find the photo that I'm ready to place, I just go to where I want to put …it, click. And it gets dropped right in. …Cycle through to find the next one, click, and if it makes a mistake like …that you can always command and Ctrl+z it and click to place it just like so. …Cycle through to find the next one and instead of clicking this time, though, …I'm just going to click and drag a box. Once it's the right width and height, …
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- Placing multiple files at once
- Unembedding raster graphics
- Searching for fonts and swatches
- Loading images in brushes
- Working with Automated Corner Generation
- Using the updated Free Transform tool