Adobe InDesign DPS Level 2: Advanced Magazine Development for Mobile and Tablets2017-11-29T20:18:05+00:00

Class Length: 2 Days
Price: $1095

Includes 1 Free Retake within 8 Months

*We schedule this class on demand after confirmation that students have an Enterprise Level subscription for DPS access.

This is also available as an On-Site or a custom One-on-One training.

Taught by an Adobe Authorized Expert/Adobe Certified Instructor with small class sizes. You may take this Adobe Authorized InDesign class live in Chicago or online.



Attendees must have solid working knowledge of InDesign.

Adobe InDesign DPS Level 2:  Advanced Magazine Development for Mobile and Tablets

Adobe InDesign TrainingIn our DPS Advanced class we will take you to the next level in your understanding of digital magazine design and production. You will be lead through hands-on training to build an entire publication from scratch. You will learn how to put into action the skills you learned in our introductory class.

  • Work with Liquid Layout rules in Adobe InDesign
  • Rework the same content to fit into different layouts, orientations and page sizes
  • Create multiple custom layouts using the alternate layout functionality in Adobe InDesign
  • Semi-automatically adapt content of pages from one page size or to another
  • Resizing Master pages for Liquid Layout
  • How Liquid Layout works with Anchored Objects
  • The Re-center Liquid Layout rule to keep content centered horizontally and vertically
  • How Guide-based and Object-based rules affect how Liquid Layout transforms individual objects
  • Build advanced overlays that combine multiple content elements, including HTML, video, audio and animation.
  • Structuring files for overlays including Image Sequence, Audio controller skins, Panorama, and local Web Content files
  • Build complex slide shows
  • Build HTML-based folios that adapt automatically to portrait and landscape orientation
  • Build multi-rendition folios to target multiple devices with one file
  • Create folios to work properly with Apple iPhone and other smart phones
  • Add HTML-based interactivity and hyperlinks to drive users to web-based content
  • Work with the XML tools in Adobe InDesign to interface with content stored in an XML-based Content Management System (CMS)
  • Create folio content automatically from XML-based data from a CMS
  • Format XML-based content using InDesign’s built-in XML features
  • Create folio and article thumbnails for the DPS metadata interface
  • Exporting your project .folio files
  • Embedding YouTube Videos into DPS projects
  • Creating interactive Overlays for Adobe DPS with Edge
  • Understanding how Edge Animate creates a single HTML file referencing assets, CSS and Javascript files
  • Add interactive content in digital publications by leveraging Web Content Overlays.
  • How Web Content Overlays embed HTML right into DPS pages
  • Using Edge Animate to export compositions into .oam packages
  • Create the application structure for a DPS publication
  • Integrate social media within DPS publications using Facebook, Twitter and Email.
  • Use Apple push notifications to notify users of the availability of new issues
  • Customize your publication to include storefront capabilities
  • Using Adobe’s Storefront Templates as turnkey implementations
  • Enable different levels of entitlement services for DPS users
  • Using the Shape tool to create editable, vector shapes for web and digital
  • Creating shapes freeform, or a specific size
  • Changing the fill and stroke of shapes
  • Using the Custom Shape tool to create a multitude of different shapes
  • Banner Ad sizes and best practices
  • Working with text as Vector based, as opposed to Raster based
  • Point text versus paragraph text
  • Using kerning, tracking & other new text features
  • Text sizes and limitations with digital artwork
  • What is the best format for my needs?
  • Using the Photoshop Save for Web feature for GIF, JPEG and PNG files
  • Adjusting images for the web & using the Slice tool
  • Dither transparencies to achieve partial transparent effects
  • Optimizing web graphics in Photoshop
  • Placing graphics from other applications as layers
  • Searching layers by type, kind, name, effect, mode or attribute
  • Introduction to the use of Layer Masks to hide a portion of an image
  • Managing the Properties panel for Pixel or Vector masks
  • Refining masks with the Paintbrush or Color range
  • How Refine Edge allows to autmoatically output to a Layer Mask
  • Working with Smart Objects