Today I present you a free java script which allows generating QR code in Illustrator. This script was designed by Kazuhiko Arase.
In fact, for generating QR code we need two scripts. Download and extract the zip archive, which contains the QR.js script and a folder containing second script qrcode.js. Copy the archive's content and paste it to the folder in Adobe Illustrator with scripts, for example:
- For Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5\Presets\en_GB\Scripts
- For Mac: Applications / Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5\Presets\en_GB\Scripts
The script was tested in Adobe Illustrator CS5, CS6 and CC.
Restart Adobe Illustrator if you had it started. Now start the script, to do so, go to the File > Scripts > QR. Enter text information into the QR Data field, set the code size in inches in the QR size field, then press OK.
After our script has worked for a couple of seconds, we receive the QR code, which consists of vector objects. The size of the artboard exactly matches the size of the code.