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How to batch watermark JPG files?

Use imagemagick: Imagemagick's own watermarking tutorial. Watermarking a single image looks like convert logo.jpg -font Arial -pointsize 20 \ -draw "gravity south \ fill black ...
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How to batch watermark JPG files?

Yes, in Photoshop you could batch process the images in a folder using an action. Simply: Open the image Open the "Actions" panel and hit "Create new action". Name the action and hit "Ok" You should ...
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How to batch watermark JPG files?

There is a Gimp script that is specifically designed to add watermarks: Batch Image Watermark Script. It need to be run through the command line, but it is quite straightforward: Download the script ...
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How to automatically save each layer as its own png/jpeg while keeping one main layer above

File → Scripts → Export Layers to Files Or in newer versions of Photoshop: File → Export → Export Layers to Files
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Programmatically creating radiating rows of dots

You dont actually specify whether or not the image is something you have generated yourself in TK, have at hand or not. If you already have this code then you can export the TK applications canvas as ...
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How to batch watermark JPG files?

ImageMagick answers have pretty much already been given at this point, but I wanted to give a little more detailed answer, so that everyone should be able to use it. Example with dummy paths: Which ...
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How to place multi-page PDF into InDesign

It's hidden away but it is possible. 1) File > New > Document Enter the number of pages of your PDF in "Number of Pages". Deselect "Facing Pages" if you want individual pages. If you know the ...
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Is it possible to change an object and automatically change all copies of that object across artboards in Illustrator?

You want to create whatever you want to be linked as a Symbol. Open the Symbols Panel, then select your object and drag it over to the Symbols Panel. Choose a "Graphic" unless you're doing this for ...
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Programmatically creating radiating rows of dots

I'll add my method, since it seems to me like it's the simplest. Basically, you: Computationally generate the circles in Python Render them as a simple SVG file Open file in Illustrator Here is the ...
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creating recursive, self-similar patterns with Adobe Illustrator

This can be done with a simple Blend in Illustrator. You can use the Replace Spine command and get the blend to follow a circle. You merely have to cut the circle at one anchor point for the blend to ...
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Programmatically creating radiating rows of dots

If you don't care about the dots lining up... You can quickly make something similar to your example in Illustrator using a dashed stroke. To draw the evenly spaced rings easily, I'd use the Polar ...
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Programmatically creating radiating rows of dots

If you do care about the dots lining up... Illustrator's distort and transform effect is perfect for this sort of repeating pattern, but in order to get that exact pattern it will require some ...
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Find/Replace automation in InDesign

Indesign comes with a script called findchangebylist.jsx. It does exactly what you want, but it's pretty tedious to use. So tedious, that many people have created scripts for this same task. I would ...
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Programmatically creating radiating rows of dots

Use Inkscape: Create co-centric guide lines and double click the lines to rotate by equal amount (I used 30 degrees). Create a series of co-centric unfilled circles manually setting the width and ...
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Illustrator Script to Release All Clipping Masks & Groupings, Etc

You don't need a script to release all clipping mask in one step, just do: Select->Object->Clipping Mask Edit->Clear But it can also be done via script: app.executeMenuCommand("Clipping Masks ...
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InDesign: how to get anchored objects to flow within text boxes

The option you want to set is Keep within Top/Bottom Column Boundaries in the Anchored Object Option With the anchored object selected go to Object -> Anchored Object -> Options and check Keep ...
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How to batch watermark JPG files?

IrfanView has this ("Add watermark image") File -> Batch conversion / rename -> Advanced
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How do I cancel a batch process in Illustrator or Photoshop?

Hit the Esc key. It may take a moment for it to stop.
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InDesign: grep style to move single i words to next line

Create a character style and set it to "No break". Edit your existing paragraph style, go to the GREP Style tab, choose the character style you created above and type (?<=\s)i\W+ in the "To Text" ...
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How to batch watermark JPG files?

Yes: What you want to explore is ImageMagick, an extremely powerful tool for image manipulation. It is based on command line, but in short: you have a folder (or folders containing folders containing ...
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Kerning on the fly

I know this is old. I'm working on this right now in a WebGL implementation of wobbly text (whatever). The solution I'm working on goes like this: Get a bitmapped version of the glyph pair (or do it ...
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Export an image from Illustrator with multiple sizes at once?

Sorry I forgot I posted here. batch-export is better but i still can't record all actions i wish. Involving Photoshop here is another overkill. I found the best way to export it with this simple ...
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InDesign: how to get anchored objects to flow within text boxes

All of the problems you describe are inherent in the underlying structure of an InDesign document. E.g., InDesign can only calculate how to move text out of the way of an anchored object after the ...
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How to remove white background from multiple images?

This is a job for the actions palette! Make a new action for "Auto Crop" Open Actions palette (Alt+F9) Hit the "create new action" icon bottom right (paper with folded corner) Name the action "Auto ...
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How to automate the Shape Builder tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6 for mass welding?

Select all shapes that you want make one. Then in the Pathfinder panel (Window >> Pathfinder) click shape mode "Unite". Holes (=compound paths) will survive and the common stroke, too. Your example is ...
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How to add 1000x1000px white background to photos in bulk?

You need to record an action that would simply take your batch of images and: scale the height of the images to 8-900px or similar, assuming you need some white space around the products instead of ...
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Make a border of symbols in Gimp

If your symbols are amenable to Unicode characters with a suitable font (emojis, dingbats, etc...), then you can use the text-along-path function (or, to make things a lot easier, the ofn-text-along-...
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How to batch watermark JPG files?

Xnview have very flexible and powerful (and easy to use) batch capabilities It comes in many forms, including a portable version [for example, on portableapps.com, or others] When in the "browser ...
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Adobe Photoshop: Creating a matrix grid / collage of images

I know this is an old thread but I thought I'd comment just because it shows up so high in google searches- There is a script called TychPanel thats not only awesome but free! I would pay so much ...
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How to create an outlined drawing of a map or easily turn a Google Maps screenshot into one?

Open Vector Maps In addition to the great suggestions already mentioned take a look at http://openvectormaps.com. I created a library/directory of free, high quality city maps that are editable and ...
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