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👨‍💻 Hi

This is a collection of JSX scripts for Adobe Illustrator. All scripts created by me, sometimes used part of the code of other authors.

The descriptions for each file can be found in the file's header text. Test environment: Illustrator CS6, CC 2021 (Windows), CC 2018-2021 (Mac OS).

📜 Alphabetical list of scripts

▶️ How to run scripts

Variant 1 — Install

  1. Download archive and unzip. All scripts are in the folder jsx
  2. Place <script_name>.jsx in the Illustrator Scripts folder:
    • OS X: /Applications/Adobe Illustrator [vers.]/Presets.localized/en_GB/Scripts
    • Windows (32 bit): C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [vers.]\Presets\en_GB\Scripts\
    • Windows (64 bit): C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [vers.] (64 Bit)\Presets\en_GB\Scripts\
    • RU lang: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [версия]\Стили\ru_RU\Сценарии\
  3. Restart Illustrator

Variant 2 — Drag & Drop

Drag and drop the script file (JS or JSX) into Adobe Illustrator Window

Variant 3 — Use extension

I recommend the Scripshon Trees or LAScripts panel. In it you can specify which folder your script files are stored in.

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ArtboardsRotateWithObjects 1.2

Script to rotate 90 degrees an document artboards with all the objects on it.
Author: Alexander Ladygin. UI: Sergey Osokin.

Usage

  1. Open your file
  2. Run script File → Scripts → ArtboardsRotateWithObjects
  3. Select the options in the dialog box

ArtboardsRotateWithObjects

ConvertToGradient

Convert a flat process color into a matching gradient.
What's new: The script now works with the RGB and CMYK document profile, Spot & Gray colors. Processes compound paths and groups of items.
Based on original script by Saurabh Sharma, 2010.

Usage

  1. Select objects
  2. Run script File → Scripts → ConvertToGradient
  3. Enter a numeric values in input fields

ConvertToGradient

DuplicateArtboardsLight

Script for copying the selected Artboard with his artwork. The Pro version with more options is available at Gumroad

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → DuplicateArtboardsLight
  2. Enter a numeric values in input fields

ConvertToGradient

Export selection as AI

Exports all selected objects to AI files.
Based on Layers to SVG 0.1 by Anton Ball.

Usage

  1. Select objects
  2. Run script File → Scripts → Export-selection-as-AI
  3. Select options in dialog box

Export-selection-as-AI

ExtUngroup v.1.2

This script is сan be easily custom ungrouping to all group items & releasing clipping masks in the document.
Based on original script by Jiwoong Song & modification by John Wundes.

Usage

  1. Select object(s) to ungroup or deselect all
  2. Run script File → Scripts → ExtUngroup
  3. Select options in dialog box

Zoom-And-Center

FileVersionInformer

Script for collecting information about the program version of .ai & .eps files in selected folder & subfolder.
Notice: on large files it works slowly, just wait.

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → FileVersionInformer
  2. Choose folder with .ai or .eps files
  3. Wait for the completion message
  4. Look "FileVersionInformer.txt" in source folder

FileVersionInformer

GradientToFlat

Convert a gradient to an interpolated solid color.

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → GradientToFlat
  2. Choose options. Shortcuts F, S
  3. Press button "OK"

GradientToFlat

InlineSVGToAI

The script inserts the SVG code as an object from the clipboard into the Adobe Illustrator CC 2014+. Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 v.22.1 (march, 2018) can insert SVG graphics without a script.
Author: Alexander Ladygin. Code refactoring: Sergey Osokin.

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → InlineSVGToAI
  2. Paste your svg code in textarea
  3. Press button "Paste"

InlineSVGToAI

Named Items Finder

Search items in the document by name and zoom to them contents. Inspired by Photoshop CC 2020 features.

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → NamedItemsFinder
  2. Enter the name of the item
  3. Choose options
  4. Click on a match from the list to zoom

NamedItemsFinder

Points Move Random

The script moves randomly in numeric ranges horizontally and vertically selected points or all points on objects.

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → PointsMoveRandom
  2. Enter number values
  3. Choose options
  4. Press button "Apply" or Alt+A

PointsMoveRandom

RandomScribble

Creates random paths with a specified number of points. These can be random straight lines from 2 points or complex shapes that imitate scribbles. The points do not go beyond the bounds of the active artboard. If many shapes are first selected in the document, the script will generate individual paths with points into their bounding box.

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → RandomScribble
  2. Choose options
  3. To generate variations, click Randomize

RandomScribble

RenameItems

Script to batch rename selected items with many options or simple rename one selected item / active layer.

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → RenameItems
  2. Enter name
  3. Choose options

Rescale

Rescale

Automatic scaling of objects to the desired size. If you draw a line on top with the length or height of the desired object, 'Old Size' will be filled automatically. Units associated with "Document Setup".

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → Rescale
  2. Enter numeric values
  3. Press button "OK"

Rescale

ResizeToSize

Adobe Illustrator has a Transform panel, but you cannot use it to transform several selected objects to a specified value. It also has problems with the accuracy of the result. The script can transform selected objects with 100% accuracy, depending on the selected side: width, height or automatically the larger side. Units associated with "Document Setup". Quick access with Alt + underlined key or digit.

Usage

  1. Run script File → Scripts → ResizeToSize
  2. Enter numeric values
  3. Choose options
  4. Press button "OK"

ResizeToSize

SelectOnlyPoints

After using the Lasso tool or Direct Selection Tool, both Points and Path segments are selected.

Usage

  1. Select points on paths with Direct Selection Tool key: A or Lasso tool key: Q
  2. Run script File → Scripts → SelectOnlyPoints

SelectOnlyPoints

SelectPointsByType

Selects points on the selected paths according to their type. Does the thing that even Astute Graphics plugins can't do :)
Select View → Hide Bounding Box to see active points in real time.

Usage

  1. Select paths with Direct Selection Tool key: A or Group Selection Tool
  2. Run script File → Scripts → SelectPointsByType
  3. Click the button or use keyboard shortcuts:
  • Bezier Alt+1
  • Flush Alt+2
  • Corner Alt+3
  • Broken Alt+4
  • Flat Alt+5

SelectPointsType

SplitPath

Powerfull script for subtract shapes from paths. Pathfinder panel in Adobe Illustrator does not do it.

Usage

  1. Place the closed filled shape top
  2. Select shape and line
  3. Run script File → Scripts → SplitPath
  4. Select cut method in dialog box

SplitPath

StrokeColorFromFill

Setting the Stroke color of object based on an his solid or gradient fill. The option to automatically add an stroke is not available for Mac OS users with an Illustrator older than CC 2020.

Usage

  1. Select object(s)
  2. Run script File → Scripts → StrokeColorFromFill
  3. Enter color shift value

SplitPath

TrimMasks

Automatic trimming of all clipping groups in selection or a document using Pathfinder > Crop.
If you want to save the filled mask after trimming, open the script file in a text editor and change SAVE_FILLED_CLIPMASK = false; value to true.

Usage

  1. Select object(s) or deselect all
  2. Run script File → Scripts → TrimMasks

TrimMasks

Zoom and center

Zooms active view to selection or to all object(s) in a document.
Based on original script by John Wundes.

Usage

  1. Select object(s) to zoom or deselect all
  2. Run script File → Scripts → Zoom-and-center
  3. If nothing is selected, you will see a dialog with options

Zoom-And-Center

🗣 Testimonials

  • Sergey, these scripts of yours are great — Terry Foxx
  • Wow. I just installed and successfully tested. Outstanding work!!! — Zak Lay
  • Tried your script to export selected objects to separate Ai, works smartly — Dmitry
  • I looked at your post. Useful scripts! — Askhat Gilyakhov
  • Thank you for such wonderful scripts — Oleg Zybailov

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🧩 Other scripts

You can view all the scripts that are not included in this collection in another repository

🤝 Contribute

Found a bug? Please submit a new issues on GitHub.

Contact

Email [email protected]
Telegram @sergosokin

📝 License

All scripts is licensed under the MIT licence.
See the included LICENSE file for more details.


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