Great news everyone, there’s a NEW Variable Importer script in town, and it has even more cool features!
Even better, I’ve created an in-depth 2-HOUR course to walk you through it over on Lynda.com.
For those of you ready to jump right in, you can watch my ‘Welcome’ video above, then click the “watch this course” button at the end of the video to go to the course on Lynda.com, or you can also get to the course by clicking this link:
(Quick note: I noticed the video above wouldn’t play on my iPhone unless I allowed cookies from all sites)
Variable Importer Version 8!
Just to give you guys a little preview of what the new Variable Importer script has in store for you, check this out:
01. The Variable Display Screen
Right away you can see that the interface is drastically improved. More info is available on the screen at one time, and we can move through the other screens by choosing the corresponding button at the top.
02. The Options Screen
The Options screen gives us a slew of helpful warnings that we can adjust, plus some built-in checks for the Auto-Binding features.
03. File Paths Screen
We can once again set the file paths for all our graphs and images, plus there’s some quick checks in there that are really useful.
04. Presets screen
There’s a much updated Presets interface where you can set up distinct presets for different jobs.
05. Test Screen
And now there’s a new screen where you can run a battery of tests before import and spare yourself a lot of repeat work.
All That and More
I go in-depth on all these features and a lot more in the 2 HOUR course! So make sure you head over and check it out.
I know that might seem like along time to listen to me talking about Adobe Illustrator Variable Data, but unlike my YouTube videos, these videos are in bite-size chunks. I make sure to only teach one concept per video, so you can easily stop and start without having to start over from the beginning each time.
FREE 10 Day Trial!
Lynda.com is a membership site, so you’ll have to sign up to watch all of the videos, but luckily they have a free 10 day trial where you can watch my course and a bunch of others before the time runs out.
While you can watch the videos, you won’t have access to my sample files to follow along with unless you upgrade to the premium membership. But if that’s not a big deal to you, the free membership will suit you just fine. If you want to follow along, you could always upgrade to premium for a month, and then bail out. You can always re-activate your account later if you need to (shhhhh!…I’ve done it before :P).
That said, Lynda also allows for some of the videos to be free and available to everyone. The Welcome video above is one of them, but here’s a list of the others:
That should give you an idea of what the course is like, and hopefully you’d like to sign up and see more.
The Wrap Up
Well, that’s about all for now. Make sure to let me know if you have any questions, comments or feedback about the course and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Plus, if you know anyone who could benefit from the course, please clue them in, and share this around to help get the word out. There are some people out there doing things the hard way that don’t know they need this – I appreciate the help!
So finally, if you’re ready for your variable data projects to get even easier, then head over to www.variableimporter.com to grab the new script, and I’ll see you guys over there in the Adobe Illustrator Variable Data course on Lynda.com!