12 Aug

Birthday Treats

It’s my birthday tomorrow so if you’re in my office then you’ll be getting doughnuts. For the rest of you, we’ll be selling our three most popular products to half price for 24 hours only… starting now! That means:

Barcode Basics
Our best selling barcode creator is reduced from $9.99 to $4.99

Ai Auto Save
Automatic saving for Adobe Illustrator, reduced from $4.99 to $1.99

Ai Actions
Automator Actions for Adobe Illustrator, reduced from $11.99 to $5.99

– Rob Stott, Ghostotter Founder

10 Jul

Ai Actions price slashed!

Ai Actions, our set of Adobe Illustrator actions for Automator, has been slashed in price from £13.49 ($18.99) to £7.99 (£$11.99). Get it while it’s going cheap!

Ai Actions adds actions to allow Automator to control Adobe Illustrator. With these actions, you can create workflows to automate repetitive work without having any knowledge of AppleScript or any other kind of programming skills.

Save time on the donkey work, and spend more time doing the creative stuff!


Illustrator Actions for Automator, Automator Actions, Automator Illustrator Actions

11 Jun

New Illustrator Automator Actions

Illustrator Automator Actions

Our Illustrator Automator Action pack, Ai Actions has only been out for a little while now but already we’re thinking about the next version and wondering what actions people would like to see added to it. Of course, we’ve got a few ideas of our own but rather than try to second guess what people want, we thought we’d just ask! So with that in mind, it’d be great if you’d take a look at our survey and let us know what you think. There’s only the one question so it won’t take you long!

Click here to complete the survey

For the uninitiated, Adobe Illustrator does not provide any actions for use within Apple’s rather handy Automator app. Luckily, Ai Actions provides you with a set of custom made Illustrator Automator Actions. You can use them to create your own workflows. You don’t need any scripting or coding knowledge to use them, just the ability to drag and drop! You can use your workflows again and again to save yourself time on the drudge work, leaving you free to concentrate on being creative.

Ai Actions currently includes the following Automator Actions:

• Open document(s)
• Close documents
• Convert text to paths (outlines)
• Delete empty text frames
• Export as JPEG
• Embed linked images
• Get document names
• Get documents
• Get linked images
• Make ellipse/circle
• Make new document
• Make new layer
• Make new rectangle
• Place images (Batch)
• Save document as EPS
• Save document as PDF
• Save as
• Set text frame contents

Apart from the survey, we’re always interested in feedback and comments from users and prospective users. Feel free to talk to us about Ai Actions’ Illustrator Automator Actions or any other of our products via our support page.

04 Jun

Automator Actions for Illustrator on sale now!

Ai Actions, our powerful set of Automator actions for creating Illustrator workflows is on sale from now until Saturday 7th June, 2014. You can pick up a copy for just £10.49 ($14.99) compared to it’s usual price of £13.49 ($18.99).

Automator Actions includes:

• Open document(s)
• Close documents
• Convert text to paths
• Delete empty text frames
• Export as JPEG
• Get document names
• Get documents
• Get linked images
• Make ellipse/circle
• Make new document
• Make new layer
• Make rectangle
• Place images (Batch)
• Save as EPS
• Save as PDF
• Save as
• Set text frame contents

It’s going to rain this weekend, in the UK at least, so why not pick up a cheap copy of Ai Actions and get to grips with automating your Illustrator work?


Automator actions for Adobe Illustrator

30 May

Creating a simple Automator workflow

Just to get you going, here’s a movie we created to show how to set up a simple Automator action using some of the Illustrator actions provided by Ai Actions.

We create a workflow to do all of the following in one go:

  • Open an Adobe Illustrator artwork
  • Outline all the text (convert to paths)
  • Embed any linked images
  • Close the artwork
  • Make a new email with the resulting file

    Once created, you can use the workflow over and over again. You can concentrate on the creative stuff instead of the mundane donkey-work.

    Click here to view movie