Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Photoshop Variables: Game Production Art.
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- Many of you probably just finished your first…two projects using Photoshop Variables.…So, where do you go from here?…If you don't have much experience…with spreadsheets in general there are some…great courses on lynda.com to hep you out.…In particular, I'd recommend…"Google Sheets Essential Training" if you'd like to…get more familiar with Google Sheets.…If you're a Windows user of Excel,…I would recommend "Excel 2013 Essential Training".…Similarly, if you're an Excel user for Mac…I would recommend "Excel for Mac 2011 Essential Training".…
If you're already familiar with the basics…of how to work with spreadsheets,…I would highly recommend you take a look at Denis Taylor's…"Excel 2013: Advanced Formulas and Functions".…This course has a lot of content that is applicable…both to Excel on both platforms…and to Google Sheets.…The chapters are very topical, and so if you have…an idea of what you'd like to accomplish…you can come in here looking specifically for the kinds…of functions that are going to be useful to you.…
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.