Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS)

Designing for iPad with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite - Single Edition.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is a complete solution for individual designers, traditional media publishers, ad agencies, and companies of all sizes that want to create, distribute and optimise engaging content and publications for tablet devices.

Single Edition provides small to midsize design studios and freelance designers with an intuitive and affordable way to deliver iPad apps such as brochures, portfolios, and highly visual books without writing code or relying on developers.

Use familiar Adobe InDesign skills to explore your creativity and develop content that inspires and engages.


What will I learn ?

Design and layout mobile documents specifying page orientations, scrolling, swiping and pinch and zoom.
Create and manage the proper document folder structure for the required folios and articles.
Create interactive features and mobile device controls using the Overlay Creator Panel.
Learn how to create a ‘Single Edition’ iPad app.


Adobe Digital Publishing Suite course is available in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Warwick, Leicester, Wolverhampton, other Midlands areas and around the UK.


Adobe Digital Publishing Suite - course summary

Course duration: 2 days
Level:  Advanced
Software:  Adobe InDesign CS6 or CC and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite - Single Edition
Numbers: One to one or small groups of up to 4 trainees
Trainees in a group should have the same skill level and the same requirements.
At client's office or home in Birmingham, Midlands and around the UK.

You will need an existing understanding of Adobe InDesign (or you could take the InDesign 2-day beginners and intermediate course) and Creative Suite image creation skills. Some HTML/Web experience would also help.

We encourage trainees to bring along their iPad to the training to test their output.
The device will require the latest Adobe Content Viewer downloaded from an App Store. You will also require an Adobe Account which is free and only takes a minute to set-up via the Adobe website.


Adobe Digital Publishing Suite - 2 day course outline


The future of publishing
Course objectives
Overview of the DPS Workflow
Using Adobe IDs for the DPS
DPS pricing options
Bringing the future to the present
System requirements
Installing the DPS tools
DPS resources

Document Design
Digital page orientation
Smooth scrolling articles
Swipe articles horizontally
Snap to page articles
Pinch and zoom articles

Creating Documents
Horizontal/Vertical orientation
Smooth scrolling articles
Documents for multiple devices
Multiple renditions
Folder structure

Creating interactive overlays
Supported/Unsupported features
Best practice
The Overlay Creator panel

Buttons and Hyperlink Overlays
Links using the buttons panel
Links using the hyperlinks panel
Links to other articles
Web page hyperlinks
Email hyperlinks
Article hyperlinks

Slideshow Overlays
Create multi-state objects
Slideshow overlay settings
Slideshow overlay options

Image Sequence Overlays
Create an image sequence overlay
Specify image sequence settings

Audio and Video Overlays
Video overlays
Audio overlays
Place an audio file into an article
Add a progressive playback skin
Placing a video poster frame

Panorama Overlay
Place a panorama file
Specify panorama overlay settings
Overlay creator options

Pan and Zoom Overlays
Place image into document
Pan and zoom tips
Specify pan and zoom settings

Scrollable Frame Overlays
Scrollable frame ‘pan’ method
The ‘Paste Into’ command
Scrollable text frame ‘pan’ method

Web Content Overlays
Adding web content
Insert a ‘local’ HTML file
Scale and interactive options

Creating Folios
The Folio Builder panel
Filter displayed folios
Sort folios
Signing into the folio panel
Create, share and delete a folio
Create local folios

Creating Articles
From an open InDesign document
Add layout to an article
Structuring folders
Import InDesign documents

Managing Articles - Folio Panel
Add and change article properties
Edit and update an article
Copy an article to another folio
Rename and delete an article
Changing the order of articles

Managing Articles - DPS Dashboard Folio Producer
DPS Single Edition features
Types of custom viewer apps
Single Folio viewer app
Using the Folio Producer
Folio Producer Editor

Preview Folios and Articles
The Adobe Content Viewer
Create offline folios
Previewing iPad content
Previewing Android content
Previewing Playbook content

Single Edition Creation
Create a Single Edition folio
Create a Single Edition viewer app

Adobe publishing options
Third party publishing options
Digital publishing alternatives



This Adobe Digital Publishing Suite course is now available on-site (at your office or home) in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Warwick, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Northampton, Banbury, Oxford, other Midlands areas and around the UK.


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