I have hundreds of t shirt design files with (6 artboards on each) that need converting to fit on artboards created for printing mugs (front and back print). I know what I need the script to do...but I have no idea how to actually acheive that using illustrator via actions or scripts...I 've tried everything I can and am out of my depth now 😞
Can anyone with the know how help me out with a script to do this please?... It would save my entire weekend (and my sanity lol).
(I promise to learn more soon!)
Many thanks in advance,
This is what I need it to do (please 🙂 )...
(All file names/paths given are absolute)
Script 1 > Copy, transform (to a specific width in mm if possible) and place into another document
Turn off visibility of layer "WHITE BGS***********" (in open document)
Select artboard 1
select all on artboard
scale to specific width (that I can edit later in the .jsx file)
copy to clipboard
open document "E:\Users\Steve\Desktop\Canvasking\WorkSpaces\MUG 6 UPRIGHT"
select artboard 1
select sublayer "To sort" from Folder "1”.
Move group so the centre of it is in a specific location on artboard.
Select previous document.
(repeat above for artboard 2,3,4,5,6 - switching between 2 files as needed)
select all 6 sublayers named "To sort" from folders 1-6 in "E:\Users\Steve\Desktop\Canvasking\WorkSpaces\MUG 6 UPRIGHT"
Move duplicates to be centred at a specific horizontal position (that I can edit later in the .jsx)
(all 6 artboards in the destination file "E:\Users\Steve\Desktop\Canvasking\WorkSpaces\MUG 6 UPRIGHT" are positioned one above the other vertically in one column)
Close document 1 without save
Save MUG 6 UPRIGHT in location L:\DOG MUG CONVERTED\ + name of document 1 (if possible)
Export all artboards as with document name + artboard name (if possible)