Logo Package Express Extension

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Logo Package Express Version 2 Updated 5 August 2020 for version 2 As the developer of logo package express I'm proud to say we now have thousands of happy customers We'll at least Michael for whom I developed the software has thousands of happy customers If you want to join the happy clan and want a $20 discount on the logo package express use this link. The Logo Package Express discount coupon will be applied automatically 🙌. Here's some of the new features: ✅ File and folder name customization ✅ Pantone first workflow ✅ Multiple scale exports ✅ Naming and scale presets ✅ New UI/UX ✅ Clear Space / padding ✅ Cleaner Illustrator Files ✅ Native Mac and Windows installers Padding Naming Presets & Multiple Scales Updated 28 May 2019 for version 1.1.0 We developed The Abobe ® Illustrator Logo Package Express Extension for The Logo Package, a company run by entrepreneur and product designer, Michael Bruny-Groth. The feedback we have had so far (more than 275 logo designers have purchased the product and it has been less than a week from its launch!) has been terrific. People are so excited about it, how much time they are going to save … Read More

Symbolic Links

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What are symbolic links? REALLY OVER SIMPLIFIED they are hyped-up shortcut files that placed in one folder (the destination) point to a file or folder (the source) and are treated as the source. There are many different types of symbolic links and you can Google to find out the differences between the different types and the difference between them and regular shortcut / link files. Why would you want to use symbolic links? For extension development it makes no sense to keep your repositories in app folders 😜. Changes in the extensions will be reflected without the need to reinstall the extensions. You can add a restart "button" to the extension's html and then you don't even need to restart the app. One can normally use something as simple as <a href="./index.html"> Restart </a>. The system extension folder require Admin rights which can be a real pain for a development environment, if the a symbolic link is used one doesn't need Admin rights to make changes to the extension. (Another simple workaround is to use the user level extensions folder see Where to plonk my Adobe extensions?) How can we setup symbolic links? There are various user interface tools but … Read More

Where to plonk my Adobe extensions?

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Where to plonk and unzip my .zip extensions? OS USER / ALL USERS HERE'S WHERE YOU NEED TO UNZIP THE EXTENSION ZIP FILE Mac All Users /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions Mac User /Users/TREVOR/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions You can press Command Shift G in Finder and paste ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions If the extensions folder doesn't exist yet then create it. Press Command Shift G in Finder and paste ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe then create a new folder called CEP and inside the CEP folder create a new folder called extensions Windows All Users C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\ For Adobe CC2015 and before use C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions NOTE: To unzip the folder, right click on the zip file and select the "Extract All.." option. Do not double click on the zip file. Windows User C:\Users\TREVOR\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CEP\extensions You can paste %appdata%\Adobe\CEP\extensions in the Windows Explorer bar to get there If the extensions folder doesn't exist yet then create it. Paste %appdata%\Adobe/ in the Windows Explorer bar and then create a new folder called CEP and inside the CEP folder create a new folder called extensions NOTE: To unzip the folder, right click on the zip file and select the "Extract All.." option. Do not double click on the zip file. NOTES … 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

JSX.js A Game Changer in Adobe HTML Extensions Development?

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JSX.js is a simple API to significantly speedup and simplify your extensions development. The manifest.xml is the file that instructs the CEP engine about the setup of the extension, in which host applications should it be run, what should be the dimensions of the UI if any, etc. etc. and the location of the "index.html" and "host.jsx", well thus goes the manual. The problem with the manual's approach is that every time you make a change in the host.jsx you have to restart the application to see the change. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just at a click of a button and in an instance restart the extension so that all the changes in all the files including the jsx files are reflected? Well it's dead simple, at least when someone's done the tough stuff for you. Also wouldn't it be nice if executing jsx scripts from the js engine was made really simple without the need of "quoting" + every + "other" + word? Wouldn't it be nice if when we run our jsx scripts they can know there own path? If the answer to those question is yes then continue reading otherwise adios amigos On some … Read More

Adobe HTML Panels Development
What you need to know & where to find it?

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So your are or you want to be a "HTML Panels Developer". What do you need to know to be successful and where can you find the answers? Well your number one resource, . When you have a question use your favorite search engine and go for it. Often the search will come up with a result from Stackoverflow, more often than not these results are very useful. (See below for the HTML extensions specific links.) Need to knows: Git When you start a project after you've created your empty project folder you need to do a git init. What is git and why is it so important? Git tracks the changes you make to the files in the project. It can show you them and revert to them and a very lot more. There is a huge amount written on git, I have a book of about 500 pages on it, but what you need to know is about 1 or 2 pages worth, so don't panic. Once you have done your git commit you want to upload it to an online private repository, this will be useful as a backup and an easy way of getting the extension … Read More

Setting Cep Debug Mode and Log Level the Easy Way

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Here's a real basic level post on a topic that's not documented quite as it should be. As well know in order to get an unsigned extension to work one has to set up the debug mode, this is dead easy. To set the debug level. Set debug mode on Mac from Terminal Copy Set debug mode on Windows from CMD (Command line) Copy To turn off the debug mode do the same just changing the 1 that comes after PlayerDebugMode to 0. Thanks to Kris Coppieters for the killall -u `whoami` cfprefsd method of killing cfprefsd, this method is easier than other documented ones. To set the log level. Set the log level on Mac from Terminal Copy Set the log level on Windows from CMD (Command line) Copy The log levels are as follows. So change the 6 in the above snippets to value of the level you want. The examples here are for CEP9 (CC 2019 & 2020). For CEP8 change the CSXS.9 to CSXS.8 for CEP10* to CSXS.10 etc. This is the #1 reason that extensions stop to work when a new CC version comes out. *The current plan is that there will not be a … Read More