Keyboard Shortcuts For Illustrator Scripts

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Copy the script file into Illustrators Scripts folder. Windows: Somewhere like "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CC 2019\Presets\en_US\Scripts" Mac: Somewhere like "/Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2019/Presets/en_US/Scripts" One can easily navigate to this path by holding the command key and clicking on the Illustrator icon. If Illustrator is open then close it and restart it. If it's closed then open it. The script should now appear in the File menu File > Scripts > mySuperDuperScript Open the action panel Windows > Actions Pick or create an action set. To create a new action set click on the actions panels folder icon. Call is something really nice like "My Scripts" or "Creative Scripts" Create a new action by clicking on the actions panels folded paper icon. Call it something informative like "My Super Duper Script", make sure it's plonked into the correct set. Assign it a function key with or without key modifiers (Shift / Control) as desired. Click on record (The circle icon at the bottom of the panel). Click on the actions panels menu icon (located at the top right corner of the panel), click on "Insert Menu Item…" . If you forgot to click on record this option could be grayed out. … Read More

CSTK In Adobe App Console and Development Tool

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CSTK version 2.1 is now available. What's it's all about? A JSX, JS and SHELL console you can user right inside to Adobe apps (Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects). A set of HTML extensions tools. How to Use? Mess around until you get the idea. See the instructions on the GitHub page Watch this video 👇 How to install? The best method is described on the GitHub page so use that if you can. If not you can download the extensions zip file here and plonk it in the extensions folder. Or you can download the zxp file here and use an installer like this one (Do not double click the zxp file!). What is this repository NOT for? Text editing, developing projects & testing projects. Use an appropriate text editor and developing environment for that. Any features? An in Adobe CC app console for JSX, JSX and CMD / Bash. This is convenient for checking out and changing DOM properties and testing out the JS compatibilities of a given app version. The JSX console now shows useful error messages even with InDesign (Error, line# and source line) The $.writeln() and $.write() and __log() __error() and __result() … Read More

InDesign Thin Font Finder

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So how can we detect if a font is too thin? That basically was Karthi's (AKA tpk1982) question on the Adobe InDesign scripting forum. Well the answers like this: 💡 Take a sample letter which is comparatively simple to measure like an English T, Arabic Alef , Hebrew Vav or Japanese Shi etc. basically glyphs that have a long vertical to them and not too much else. A, Q, W or M wouldn't be good ideas. For our script we only dealt with English fonts (Freebie) but integrating the other language scripts should be very simple, just as one hint the font's writingScript property could be a useful property for deciding the 1st choice of which glyph to check for. Convert the T or whatever into outlines myT = myChar.createOutlines(), manually you would find the "create outlines" option in InDesigns "Type" menu. 💡 The T outline could be made of several paths take the T on the far left of the bottom row of the "Feature" picture, it has 2 separate paths, others might have quite a few more, so which path do we go for? That's right the tallest one, that's the one that's most often is going to … Read More