Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) for Beginners

Join the digital revolution! Learn to create interactive online digital magazines and publications for iPad or tablets

About this course

There’s a revolution happening in publishing, and if you want to stay marketable, you need to learn digital skills, fast. Readers can now touch and interact with magazines and other publications. These digital publications can be produced with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS for short) which is quickly becoming the industry standard. Used with Adobe InDesign, you can make tablet-ready content, and preview it instantly on your iPad, Android device, and computer.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for Beginners is made up of several lessons from my larger course, Create Your Own iPad & Android Publications, which covers other topics, including design principles, interactive pdfs, and eBooks. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for Beginners is for you if you have knowledge of design fundamentals, and just want to get up and running with Adobe DPS.

Download templates and lesson files if you want to follow along, and re-create the examples shown in the video lectures.

Who should take this course

  • This course is targeted to students who have established design and production skills, and who want to learn the technical side of digital publishing using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
  • You'll need to have beginner- to intermediate-level Adobe InDesign skills.

What’s required

  • This course covers Adobe InDesign CS6 and CS5.5. Users of CS5 should be able to follow along fine, but users of earlier versions won't be able to follow along with lessons, hands-on.
  • Lessons are shown in Mac OS, but PC users will easily be able to follow along.
  • If you don't own an iPad or Android tablet, you'll still be able to take the course.

What’s inside

  • Over 25 lectures and 3 hours of content!
  • By the end of this course, you'll be able to create a digital publication with interactive content, and preview it on a device.
  • In this course, you'll learn how to Install Adobe DPS and setup files.
  • You'll also work with folios and articles.
  • From there, you'll start to create interactive content: scrolls, pop-ups, and slideshows.
  • Next, you'll add audio, video, and hyperlinks to your publication.
  • Then, you'll get more advanced, and combine interactive content.
  • Finally, you'll learn how to preview, share, and manage digital publications.

About Joseph Caserto, Design Professional :: Educator :: Consultant

I’m Joseph Caserto, a design professional, educator, and consultant. I have nearly 20 years of experience, as a publication art director and designer, and worked on the staffs of several national magazines before starting my own business. Since then, I’ve worked with many publications, including BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, PC, TV Guide, and Vibe. My most recent projects include helping to produce several issues of the iPad edition of Fortune, and consulting on the launch of Parents for iOS (Apple iPad) and Android (Samsung Galaxy).

I’m also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Digital Communications and Media at New York University, in the Design Digital Arts and Film Department of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and am a former Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York, in the Art Department’s Electronic Design and Multimedia Program. I have several online tutorials published, including Common Type Mistakes… & How to Avoid Them, Color Basics for Print Designers, and 10 InDesign Favorites, and have been a guest critic and speaker at Cooper Union, and SUNY Fredonia.

I’ve consulted with clients including FP Design, The Archdiocese of New York, and The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, to help them learn and maximize the potential of their software, and to explore graphic design principals.

I earned a BFA, with Honors, in Communications Design, from Pratt Institute, where I completed one of the first classes that explored graphic design produced with a Macintosh. I’m a member of AIGA, Freelancers Union, where I was elected to the board in June 2011, The Graphic Artists Guild, and The Society of Publication Designers. A lifetime resident of New York State, I’ve lived in Brooklyn since the late 1980s.

Curriculum

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Welcome!
  • Section 2: Installation and Document Setup
  • Install Adobe DPS Tools
  • Setting Up a File for Adobe Digital Publishing System I
  • Setting Up a File for Adobe Digital Publishing System II
  • Quiz 1: Document Setup
  • Quiz 1: Key
  • Section 3: Folios and Articles
  • Creating Folios and Articles in InDesign CS6
  • Creating Folios and Articles in InDesign CS5.5
  • Sizing Tips for Designing Tablet Documents
  • Changing and Previewing Articles
  • Quiz 2: Setting up Folios and Articles
  • Quiz 2: Key
  • Section 4: Scrolling Content
  • Creating a Single Scrolling Page
  • Design Elements for a Scrolling Page
  • Scrolling Content I
  • Scrolling Content II
  • Tips for Troubleshooting Scrolling Content
  • Quiz 3: Scrolling Content
  • Quiz 3: Key
  • Section 5: Multi-State Content
  • Pop Up Content
  • Slideshows
  • Audio Video & Hyperlinks
  • Quiz 4: Multi-State Content
  • Quiz 4: Key
  • Section 6: Combining Content
  • Adding a Scroll to a Pop Up
  • Combining Pop-Up and Scrolling Content
  • Quiz 5: Combining Content
  • Quiz 5: Key
  • Section 7: Previewing, Sharing, and Managing Digital Publications
  • Using the Content Viewer App
  • Dual Orientation Publications
  • Having Both Vertical and Horizontal Orientations In a Folio
  • Local Folios and Importing Articles
  • Quiz 6: Previewing, Sharing, and Managing Digital Publications
  • Quiz 6: Key
  • Section 8: Closing
  • Course Wrap Up
  • Section 9: Resources
  • Course Materials: Templates
  • Course Materials: Lesson Files

About this course

There’s a revolution happening in publishing, and if you want to stay marketable, you need to learn digital skills, fast. Readers can now touch and interact with magazines and other publications. These digital publications can be produced with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS for short) which is quickly becoming the industry standard. Used with Adobe InDesign, you can make tablet-ready content, and preview it instantly on your iPad, Android device, and computer.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for Beginners is made up of several lessons from my larger course, Create Your Own iPad & Android Publications, which covers other topics, including design principles, interactive pdfs, and eBooks. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for Beginners is for you if you have knowledge of design fundamentals, and just want to get up and running with Adobe DPS.

Download templates and lesson files if you want to follow along, and re-create the examples shown in the video lectures.

Who should take this course

  • This course is targeted to students who have established design and production skills, and who want to learn the technical side of digital publishing using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
  • You'll need to have beginner- to intermediate-level Adobe InDesign skills.

What’s required

  • This course covers Adobe InDesign CS6 and CS5.5. Users of CS5 should be able to follow along fine, but users of earlier versions won't be able to follow along with lessons, hands-on.
  • Lessons are shown in Mac OS, but PC users will easily be able to follow along.
  • If you don't own an iPad or Android tablet, you'll still be able to take the course.

What’s inside

  • Over 25 lectures and 3 hours of content!
  • By the end of this course, you'll be able to create a digital publication with interactive content, and preview it on a device.
  • In this course, you'll learn how to Install Adobe DPS and setup files.
  • You'll also work with folios and articles.
  • From there, you'll start to create interactive content: scrolls, pop-ups, and slideshows.
  • Next, you'll add audio, video, and hyperlinks to your publication.
  • Then, you'll get more advanced, and combine interactive content.
  • Finally, you'll learn how to preview, share, and manage digital publications.

About Joseph Caserto, Design Professional :: Educator :: Consultant

I’m Joseph Caserto, a design professional, educator, and consultant. I have nearly 20 years of experience, as a publication art director and designer, and worked on the staffs of several national magazines before starting my own business. Since then, I’ve worked with many publications, including BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, PC, TV Guide, and Vibe. My most recent projects include helping to produce several issues of the iPad edition of Fortune, and consulting on the launch of Parents for iOS (Apple iPad) and Android (Samsung Galaxy).

I’m also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Digital Communications and Media at New York University, in the Design Digital Arts and Film Department of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and am a former Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York, in the Art Department’s Electronic Design and Multimedia Program. I have several online tutorials published, including Common Type Mistakes… & How to Avoid Them, Color Basics for Print Designers, and 10 InDesign Favorites, and have been a guest critic and speaker at Cooper Union, and SUNY Fredonia.

I’ve consulted with clients including FP Design, The Archdiocese of New York, and The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, to help them learn and maximize the potential of their software, and to explore graphic design principals.

I earned a BFA, with Honors, in Communications Design, from Pratt Institute, where I completed one of the first classes that explored graphic design produced with a Macintosh. I’m a member of AIGA, Freelancers Union, where I was elected to the board in June 2011, The Graphic Artists Guild, and The Society of Publication Designers. A lifetime resident of New York State, I’ve lived in Brooklyn since the late 1980s.

Curriculum

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Welcome!
  • Section 2: Installation and Document Setup
  • Install Adobe DPS Tools
  • Setting Up a File for Adobe Digital Publishing System I
  • Setting Up a File for Adobe Digital Publishing System II
  • Quiz 1: Document Setup
  • Quiz 1: Key
  • Section 3: Folios and Articles
  • Creating Folios and Articles in InDesign CS6
  • Creating Folios and Articles in InDesign CS5.5
  • Sizing Tips for Designing Tablet Documents
  • Changing and Previewing Articles
  • Quiz 2: Setting up Folios and Articles
  • Quiz 2: Key
  • Section 4: Scrolling Content
  • Creating a Single Scrolling Page
  • Design Elements for a Scrolling Page
  • Scrolling Content I
  • Scrolling Content II
  • Tips for Troubleshooting Scrolling Content
  • Quiz 3: Scrolling Content
  • Quiz 3: Key
  • Section 5: Multi-State Content
  • Pop Up Content
  • Slideshows
  • Audio Video & Hyperlinks
  • Quiz 4: Multi-State Content
  • Quiz 4: Key
  • Section 6: Combining Content
  • Adding a Scroll to a Pop Up
  • Combining Pop-Up and Scrolling Content
  • Quiz 5: Combining Content
  • Quiz 5: Key
  • Section 7: Previewing, Sharing, and Managing Digital Publications
  • Using the Content Viewer App
  • Dual Orientation Publications
  • Having Both Vertical and Horizontal Orientations In a Folio
  • Local Folios and Importing Articles
  • Quiz 6: Previewing, Sharing, and Managing Digital Publications
  • Quiz 6: Key
  • Section 8: Closing
  • Course Wrap Up
  • Section 9: Resources
  • Course Materials: Templates
  • Course Materials: Lesson Files