I have an Excel spreadsheet with couple hundred rows: URLs, a few fields of identifying information (outlet, etc.), for media hits on the organization I work for. I need to make this into a pretty (or at least semi-legible to the computer illiterate) document that I can give to board members, senior staff, etc.
What I would like is to use some form of scripting to automate this. Bonus points if the script can somehow open the URL and take a screenshot of the story so that I don't have to.
I have a Mac, and both the Adobe and Microsoft suites. How do I not spend tedious hours manually doing this? Especially since I have to do it each month and quarter.
posted by klangklangston
on Jan 31, 2013 -
How can I re-set Adobe Application Manager to recognize when there are updates available again? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Jul 4, 2012 -
I have a tablet, a computer, a copy of an older version of Adobe Illustrator, and a desire to create simple icons for one of my websites. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jun 9, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend good introductory Illustrator and Photoshop classes in NYC? [more inside]
posted by beisny
on May 31, 2012 -
Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them? [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu
on Apr 20, 2012 -
My 8 year old Dell 8600c laptop while still working, no longer has a screen and so is retired to desk work only tethered to an external monitor. Now I need a laptop that I can move around again that'll play nice with Adobe CS5, run some decent games, and will cost no more than $1000. [more inside]
posted by merocet
on Apr 20, 2012 -
Is there some legitimate way to get discounts for software like Ableton Live or Photoshop? I was thinking I could take some online courses and get an educational discount this way. Any suggestions for such courses? Or other suggestions?
posted by Busoni
on Jan 27, 2012 -
Can somebody please explain to me image compression, specifically with regard to creating smallish PDFs from Indesign files that contain large linked vector graphics? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good
on Nov 20, 2011 -
What is the best way to use Adobe CS to chop an illustration into multiple graphic files that can later be recombined by software to recreate the original illustration? [more inside]
posted by alms
on Oct 12, 2011 -
After installing OS 10.7 Lion I am unable to install any Adobe products, including Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator - can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by trevs44
on Aug 1, 2011 -
I am looking for basic design/development clients in Rochester, NY. I have picked up a few over the past couple months, but would be love to get any any pointers from some more experienced mefites. [more inside]
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists
on Aug 3, 2010 -
I'm looking for a job doing presentation graphics (in law firms, possibly financial firms); this is about 30% of my current job at a law firm. I'm one of very few "experts" at my firm which isn't very technologically advanced in this area, so I'm afraid that my skills won't cut it in the outside world. I need advice on how to upgrade my skills. [more inside]
posted by kenzi23
on Sep 30, 2009 -
I need more Illustrator/Photoshop color help! We got Adobe Creative Suite 4 for our office. There are some color settings that I'd like to set as defaults but can't figure out how to do so. [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills
on Jun 4, 2009 -
How do I make an image pure black and white (transparent) in Photoshop or Illustrator so that it is suitable for printing on a shot glass? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities
on May 15, 2009 -
I'm a writer who needs to learn how to draw illustrations for my manuals. And I need to learn fast
. [more inside]
posted by scrump
on Apr 28, 2009 -
We want to upgrade from Adobe Creative suite 1 to at least CS 3 at our office. We use mostly Illustrator and Photoshop. But the upgrade seems to be more important for Illustrator than photoshop.
-It needs to be relatively cheap to get approved so I am wondering the following:
a) Would it make sense to just upgrade illustrator or would that cause compatibility issues with the older version of photoshop?
b) We need to upgrade on 4 machines? How many upgrades would we need to buy.
c) What are the benefits of CS 4 vs CS 3?
d) Sicne CS4 is out does that mean CS 3 is cheaper?
posted by ChloeMills
on Feb 16, 2009 -
The boss said "tell me what you need and we'll get it" so I need advice on a monitor for daily CS3 Photoshop and Illustrator work primarily for print with some web work. [more inside]
posted by karmaville
on Jan 15, 2009 -
What's the simplest way to create a series of paint-by-number patterns from digital photos? I have access to Photoshop and Illustrator. My Photoshop skills are a bit rusty (it's been a few years) and my Illustrator/vector understanding is pretty lame. [more inside]
posted by macrowave
on Dec 4, 2008 -
How can I link to downloadable Adobe Illustrator and EPS documents on our intranet? [more inside]
posted by Joleta
on Nov 25, 2008 -
What is the best workpath to use when making large poster with Photoshop + Illustrator? [more inside]
posted by figTree
on Jul 12, 2008 -
I am looking for the best sights for vector border graphics as I am designing my wedding invitations. Anyone recommend some decent sights? When I googled I did not get many sights with much. Thanks for your time and consideration!
posted by snap_dragon
on Jul 3, 2008 -
I'm organizing a fitted cap design contest, and I'm trying to find the best and easiest way to make a template for designers to use to submit cap designs, which is harder than t-shirt designs because cap designs must be 3D. Is it possible on Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, or something else? Please help! [more inside]
posted by ialas
on Feb 5, 2008 -
I know you've seen this style of illustration (example
, another example
). But what's it called? There are a bunch more illustrations in the same style on each site, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the style is called. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by zpousman
on Jan 8, 2008 -
I'm creating a very simple web page and inserting images into the cells of a table. However, I can still see faint lines around the borders of the images. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Oct 15, 2007 -
Bezier Curves: Is there a way I can access the information about a path in Photoshop or illustrator (x,y positions of anchors and control points). [more inside]
posted by miniape
on Jul 4, 2007 -
I have an interview with a recruiter next week. I will have to take either a photoshop or illustrator test. What is normally on these tests? How hard are they? What format are they normally in (e.g., multiple choice or are you given a project to complete)? What are some more obscure things I should make sure I know before I walk in there?
Anonymous because people at work don't know I'm job hunting
posted by anonymous
on Jun 14, 2007 -
I've got an Adobe Photoshop PSD file of my company logo. We've got a vendor making swag for us that needs the file as an Illustrator EPS file converted to outlines. Converting to EPS is fine, but I'm stumped on finding a way to get the outlines. Help, fellow nerds, Help!
posted by mattoly
on Apr 10, 2007 -
I made some brushes in Photoshop that I would also like to use in Illustrator. Is there any way to transfer them over? Both versions are CS2. Thanks!
posted by kidsleepy
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Does anybody know of anyplace I can get a cheap legal copy of Adobe Illustrator CS2 and Photoshop CS2? I would be fine purchasing a used copy if it was completely legal. I do not have the money right now to buy the software at the normal retail price but would like to learn them. Also, if I were to buy a used product from eBay, what should I make sure it includes to make it a legal copy? Cheers!
posted by *lostatsea*
on Nov 5, 2006 -
Repeating pattern / seamless tile design in Photoshop and Illustrator -- do I need plugins? [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Jun 5, 2006 -
Help me impersonate a graphic designer! I know it’s kind of insane, but as early as this afternoon I may receive the proverbial offer (well, assignment) that I can’t refuse, and I’m wondering if anyone might be able to offer some fake-it-till-you-make-it tips for this sort of project (a short catalogue for a half-dozen or so boutique products). See, the thing is, I'm not a designer, although I have some experience with Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. I’m most interested in a list of ten or fifteen things that you talented designer folks do over and over again that seem impressive to the uninitiated, but that are simpler than they appear to we of the untrained eyes. Books are also fine, but due to the potential immediacy of this, the shorter the tutorial, the better. [more inside]
posted by Sinner
on Apr 26, 2006 -
Looking for best 'get me up to speed' resources for Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop & how to take jobs to printers. [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze
on Apr 5, 2006 -
I've been wondering. Is anyone working on a OSX replacement for photoshop and illustrator? Something native to the OS and without all the baggage, oddness, and expense of the Adobe programs.
I wondered about this for some time, but after checking out Microsofts' (yes really) Expression package, it makes me wonder . . . what's next for drawing/illustration software on the Mac?
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat
on Nov 21, 2005 -
Is there an easy way to generate a fibonacci spiral using photoshop or illustrator or the like? [more inside]
posted by crickets
on Sep 8, 2005 -
How do I turn a bitmapped outline drawing into something scalable that will look good as a logo at any size? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on Jul 2, 2005 -
Is it possible to export a path (or shape) from Photoshop 7 as a vector graphic? Or do I have to rasterize the path, open the file in Illustrator, and then autotrace the shape? (Please tell me the former is possible) [more inside]
posted by Grod
on May 13, 2004 -
I'm a Photoshop wiz interested in trying my hand at some vector-based illustration for a change. Which program is best? Is there a free/OSS option that can compete with Illustrator/Painter/FreeHand? And how much of a head-start will my Photoshop knowledge get me in Illustrator vs. anything else?
posted by Aaorn
on Feb 5, 2004 -