Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting your data sets, part of Photoshop Variables: Game Production Art.
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- Let's go ahead and export all of our cards now.…To do that I'm going to go to the file menu…and under Export I'm going to choose Data Sets as Files.…Now from this menu, I'm going to be able…to choose a folder where I'm going to…save all of my output files.…I'm going to select that now.…And I've actually got a workspace folder…on my desktop that I'm using temporarily.…I would recommend that you set up something similar.…And I'm going to choose the PSDs folder.…
And click Choose.…Next, I can pick which Data Sets I want to export.…I can either choose to export all of my data sets,…or if I only want to export a single data set,…I can choose that here.…Next, the interface gives me options for…how I would like my file names to be named.…And it even gives me an example of what…this is going to look like.…There are some predefined options.…Or if you'd like, you can type directly in these fields.…I'm going to choose Planet and then…for my separator instead of an underscore…I'm going to type space dash space.…
And then I'm going to use my data set name…
In this course, Dennis Meyer shows how to create and manage the artwork for an example card game using Photoshop variables. He'll show how to organize a basic template in Photoshop, assign variables for the text and images, and build an external data source in a Google spreadsheet (taking advantage of calculations and other powerful spreadsheet functions). Then he'll show how to load data into the template, export artwork, and make the template available to others.