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Creating a Table of Contents in Sketch? [closed]

I'd like to generate a table of contents in Sketch. Basically it should be a page that has links to every page in the project. Below is an image describing the functionality.
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Is it possible to batch the same photo multiple times over?

I'd like to move a layer in my photo continuously, and save it in incrementing file names. For example: 1.png 2.png 3.png ... I heard about the batch tool, but that edits multiple photos rather ...
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Command line tool to align 2D non-photo images

Hugin's align_image_stack tool seems to be highly recommended for photos. It may well work in such cases where you have EXIF data, the images are all the same resolution and taken from roughly the ...
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Export an image from Illustrator with multiple sizes at once?

In addition to this question - How can I export an image from Illustrator image at multiple sizes? Is there a way I can do this at once? I wish to define few different sizes and export couple of ...
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How do i cancel a batch process in illustrator or photoshop?

I'm using the the "batch.." automation process under the actions menu in illustrator. How do I cancel a batch process once it is already started? Is there a method for canceling batches in photoshop ...
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Image processing automation

How does Photoshop treat a perfectly square image? Are they considered a Portrait or Landscape. I need to automate some image processing and I need to filter out perfectly square (aspect ratio 1:1) ...
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Photoshop automate copying shapes and changing color

I am currently manually creating a set of cards. The cards consist of 1-5 copies of the same shape, in one of a handful of colors. For example, I have a card with 1 red circle, a card with 2 red ...
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Automating smart-object content replacement for list of files

I'm slightly familiar with automating a photoshop workflow, but I'm unable to figure out how to do the following: I have a list of files (numbered 1..100). Next to that I have a spreadsheet with data ...
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Creating graphics in bulk with minor variances

I need to make 50-500 copies of a photo with a phone number printed over top of each. Each of the 50-500 copies needs to have a different colored font or font type for the phone number. I have been ...
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How should templates for automated banner creation look like? [closed]

I'm trying to create banner ad automatically using Python and Pillow library. So, basically, my program will generate thousands of banner ads with a template and tens of images as the input. The ...
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Connecting dots on Illustrator

Is that possible to connect dots in Adobe Illustrator, automatically? To do something like this:
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Is there any automated tool for convert PNG to Sprite image?

Hi I have a bundle of PNG images I just want convert that all to one Sprite image, I can understand that each PNG image can arrange one by one for Sprite using Photoshop. But the purpose is I want to ...
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How does Automator (Mac) compares to Photoshop based on reducing images to thumb size?

for a client website of mine I reduce each photo manually to 'thumb size' (height 200px). One of the other actions I have to execute is replace each space with a dash character. I automate this with a ...
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Photoshop Automation

I'm am fairly new to the photoshop automation tools, but I am a long time user of photoshop. I am trying to find a way to export each of 8 layers inside of a group individually while maintaining the ...
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Is there a way to automatically separate a folder of images based on whether they're photographic or line-art graphics?

I have a folder of pictures that are JPEGs. I am wondering if there is a automated way to sort out the ones that are photographs and ones that are pure graphics. I am open to different software ...
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Automate Paste into Selection

Currently, Photoshop allows us to Paste a second image into a previous one and then re-size it manually using Free Transform. I would like to know if there is any method or software that allows us to ...
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Tools for creating and exporting a LOT of icons?

I have to create and a large number of icons (multiple sizes and colors of a couple hundred icons). Sizes can range pretty drastically (largest at 256x256px, smallest at 14x14px) so I also have to be ...
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Create action with “Extract assets” as one of commands

I'm trying to automate assets generation with batch file processing and few actions applied to each file. Everything is fine, except I need to run "Extract Assets" command from new 14.1 CC and when I ...
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How can I create and transfer the same metering scale (vector) to a mass of different .jpg images?

I am given a lot (about 300) of single, different size jewelry as .jpg images (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, etc). I am asked to create and place a vector image of a metering scale (as the one ...
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How to show/hide specific objects based on variables in InDesign?

I'm creating a 80-page product catalog for a clothing company. Each page contains one clothing item. On each page, there is a table that contains four pieces of information about that clothing item: ...
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How to automate setting position and dimensions to round values?

I'm trying to set the position and size of selected objects in Illustrator to whole numbers quickly. Is there an Action or Script that does that already ? If so, where can I find that ? Otherwise, ...
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how to automatically generate a text variable for each text box in my illustrator file

I have a big file with hundreds of images and texts. I need to export all the texts in order to send them to the translator. I know I can do it with the variables, but its still a long process because ...
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How to automate letters icon creation with free tools

I must say im not designer im programmer im building simple game for my kids in this game i need to create many sets of english letters icons like this ones im attaching. now im doing it using ...
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How to automatically save each layer as its own png/jpeg while keeping one main layer above

We offer vinyl decals for many devices. To show what a design looks like on a device, we have to create a main layer of the device, having the place of where the skin would fit cut out for our ...
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Automating file export with different colored objects and file names

I’ve been working with Illustrator CC 2014 on a floor map for a ~400 rooms building. To allow visitors to find rooms more quickly, I wanted to generate a series of images with highlighted rooms. The ...
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How can I efficiently make several hundred signs for a plant sale?

This is my first StackExchange question ever, yay! First I will describe how I made the signs last year: I started with a spreadsheet of plant names and prices, as well as a folder of images (one ...
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Auto align layers with changing contents but constant shape in Photoshop

I have 70+ images of a coloured microsphere taken through a microscope. Between each image, I manually rotated the sphere by about 5°. In each picture, the position of the sphere is slightly different ...
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How to automate jpg creation for all colors?

I need to get each hexadecimal color in jpgs (or another format). I don't know if this is possible in PS by automating the process somehow, but ideally I'd like to create the image in let's say ...
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How to import a CSV list of names into Illustrator artwork?

I print decals. A lot of them. Especially this time of year (summer sports, back-to-school, etc.) It'd make my job a lot easier if I could import a CSV list of names into two predefined artboards, ...
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Make an index where “cat” also refers to “cats”

I'm trying to make an index with page references. I want the word "cat" to be in the index and point to all the pages where the word "cat" is. So far so good. But I also want the same word "cat" to ...
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How to Automatically Generate Many Graphics with Illustrator Using External Data

I have an Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) I made with Illustrator CC (2014 edition). I want to use it to automatically generate many graphics using information from a database. The following are ...
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Multiple gifs on screen/in film

I am filming a project, and in one of the scenes I need to have a lot of smiley-faces. For example this: How can I repeat this multiple times on the screen?
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Batch canvas resize (add 1 inch of blank canvas to the top of all images)

What is the most efficient way to add X amount of blank canvas to the top of a bunch of images? I'm sure there's a program capable of doing a batch process somewhere. But so far all I've found is ...
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How to automate the process of filling diplomas?

Here is a task: I have excel file with table (for example columns are Name, Number and Address) and dimloma template. How can I automate filling my template and save all done diplomas to different ...
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How to automatically document the image dimensions of a huge list of different sized images?

I have over 1000 images to process and it would make life easier if I could obtain the dimensions of the each image in a spreadsheet or document. I was hoping for a program or something where I ...
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Photoshop batch image action: how to change background to white

I am trying to create an action in Photoshop cs6 to Batch Change image background to white. I’ve attached a few samples of the JPEGs to change. If you can show the techniques for this,it would be ...
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Photoshop Batch Script for Exporting Layers with a Master Backround

I have 100 layers that I want to export with a specific master layer as the background. Any JSX scripts out there for CS6? thanks!
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GREP duplicate line of text

Is it possible to duplicate lines of text with GREP? Here is exactly what I would like to do; I have a list of letters and numbers that looks like this: R1H3BOA2HA4 R1H3BOA2H4 R1H2H3BO4 ...
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Is there any way I can add watermark to .jpg files (around 15000), en masse instead of one by one?

I have around 15000 .jpg files that need to be watermarked. Is there any way to process these images en masse to add the watermark?
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How to export large amount of objects to separate images in InDesign?

I have this photo album with two layers, layouted in InDesign (CS6): On the first layer I have all the graphic elements (the gras and the yellow elements) On the second layer are portraits (the ...
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Disable each step from being show on screen when using user-defined actions

I have created a few actions to add border and guide marks on images. Depending on the border required, a different action button is used. Part of these actions are canvas size changes, image flips, ...
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inkscape - align edges sequentially?

I have a linear sequence of many same-sized rectangles. e.g. [----] (space) [-------] (space) [--] (space) [---] (space) [----------] I need all of the edges to be touching. ...
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Creating an action or script for pasting thumbnails into canvas

I have series of thumbnail images, many of them are 52 x 70 and I want to create an action or a script that would do the following: paste each one onto a canvas of 72x72 black save each one for web ...
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Is there a way to batch distort images?

In photoshop elements (or any other program really), is there a way to batch "distort" a bunch of images? Lets say I have multiple images (all 500 by 500 pixels) and I want to distort them all to a ...
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What factors do these colors share?

Colors below seem to share some kind of "tone" together. For example, colors like this or this seem too bright to fit into this group. What exactly makes this "tone"? I want some technical ...
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Illustrator CS6 Actions

Is there a way to create an export action in Illustrator where each time the action is run, it asks for a location to export to? I work on multiple projects where the exported JPEGs need to go into ...
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Write script for Corel Draw

Is it possible to write script in some language which would generate vectors for me automatically in the way I want? In Corel Draw of course. I have 30 basic images and I want to make a spritesheet ...
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Illustrator: rotating back to perfect angles [duplicate]

I am wondering: After I rotate an element in Illustrator to an un-even angle, is there a simple way to rotate it back to an even angle later? Whenever I try to get a shape back to 0 degrees or 90 ...
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How to set a “rule” to apply automatically a font to a certain word?

I'm translating a document in Adobe InDesign. There is a sort of rule that make the word "Action" italic every time I type it in. Where can I modify that rule? I need to add a similar rule for the ...
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Illustrator: creating two colour-wheel-like objects out of 23 circles/discs

So what I'm trying to do is make 23 circles in the same style as the image below, but in two concentric rings instead of one big one. The circles should be the same size and also arranged in a ...