Scripts can automate many things in Photoshop doing the couple of steps required for this is scriptable… To just do this on a single instance of adding a file to to folder is not going to prove much of a time saver IMO… Doing it to a folder of files may prove more worth your while…
I'm new to scripting but willing to learn it to get some of these tasks minimized so we have more design time.
Yeah I fell for that one too… learning to script time ate up all the design time… and some more and doing so…
I don't know about the Illustrator side but from the screen shots you posted I think this can be scripted. Depending on how the template is set up you may have to make some slight change such as adding a path for the plate. But you really didn't give enough information about the workflow for me to give you suggestions or code snippets.
I don't use Mac but from what I understand it is a lot eaiser to set up hot folders on that OS than on Windows.
Mike, if the artwork is Illustrator *.ai then just use PDF open options… The mac could use an AppleScript wrapper to make a Folder Action Script…
I meant that I couldn't help with scriptling Illustrator. Yes *.ai or *.eps files are no problem. However I would use scriptlistener to make a 'Place' function. Depending on the workflow details it could be possible to add the image to the template and transform into place with that step.