Adobe InDesign CS6 DPS Level 1: Publications for Mobile and Tablets (New version CC will be taught 30 days after the release from Adobe)
Learn to create highly designed, immersive content for tablets and mobile with Adobe InDesign. Create complex documents such as magazines using this turnkey hosted service. See how magazines such as such as WIRED and The New Yorker have transitioned to iPad DPS apps with InDesign. Develop for both the iPad and mobile devices.
Adobe InDesign Level 1 or equivalent experience.
Length and Cost
$995: Includes free retakes for 8 months, Length of Workshop: 2 Days
Class Begins at 9am, ends at 4-4:30pm
Differences Between DPS and ePUB
- DPS enables users to create graphical, flexible layouts while ePUB is used for very text-heavy materials like novels or reference materials.
- eBooks have a very flexible layout to accommodate different tablet and eReaders.
- DPS has a more static layout that is designed with a specific device in mind.
- DPS software enables interactivity, in which ePUB files do not.
DPS Workflows and InDesign
- Learn to create layouts in InDesign and process it through DPS Suite to convert to an iPad publication.
- Understand Folio Producer and packaged .folio files
- Publishing both horizontal and vertical layouts to accommodate screen rotations with Liquid Layout.
DPS Tools, Interface and Creating New Documents
- Setting up Pixel Dimensions under Document Intent.
- Why we use RGB for Web Documents?
- Creating a single or dual-orienting folio.
- Pieces to the Folio Producer: Overlay Creator Panel, Digital Publishing Plug-in for InDesign, Folio Builder Panel.
- Adding interactivity such as Hyperlinks, Slideshows, Audio, Video, Web Content.
- Using the Content Viewer to effectively preview documents.
- Typesetting for specific devices within a fixed layout document.
- Creating Dual-Orientation Layouts for both portrait and landscape viewing.
- How the Alternate Layout feature alleviates issues with multi-platform design.
- Adding interactive overlay prompts.
Interactive Overlays and Slideshows
- Understanding Taps and Swipes.
- Adding hyperlink destination types such as URL's, Email Links, Page Jumps, Navigate to Article, iTunes.
- Understanding how Slideshows rely on Multi-State Objects.
- Creating and modifying Multi-State Objects
Working with Image Sequences, Audio and Video
- Choosing images to generate 3D or 2D images.
- Using the Overlay Creator Panel to load, play, and choose speed.
- Interacting with Image Sequences by tapping or swiping.
- Saving videos as MP4 files with h.264 encoding.
- Understanding proper resolutions for the best end result.
- Using the Media Panel to adjust audio and video.
- Creating Audio Controller Files to play and pause audio.
Adding Web Content, Twitter Feeds , PDF and HTML
- Ensuring the most current information, linking to the web.
- Adding Web Content Overlays to hold an HTML article.
- Incorporating Twitter feeds into your DPS publication.
- Adding PDF and HTML articles.
Adding Content and Buttons
- Using the Buttons Panel to assign appearance states, event triggers and actual events.
- Convert buttons to the Button Icon.
- Understanding button actions: On Release, On Click, On Roll Over, On Roll Off, On Focus, On Blur.
- Assigning actions to buttons, such as Go to Destination, Go to URL, Go to First Page.
- Using the Button Library to choose the style of your button.
- How the Content Collector collects content, puts it in the content conveyor and allows you to re-use it in any other document, with all links in tact.
- Adding text frames that expand or shrink as the copy extends.
Using the Folio Builder
- Setting the Folio Name, Size, Default Image Format and Default JPEG quality.
- Adding packaged articles to the folio.
- Setting each article properties: Title, Description, Table of Contents Preview, Smooth Scrolling and Advertisement.