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.
Take this quiz to test your knowledge on setting up a file for digital publishing.
Test your knowledge on how to set up a page that scrolls, or contains a scroll.
Test your knowledge on creating buttons and slideshows.
Test your knowledge on getting different types of interactive content to work together.
I'm Joseph Caserto, a design professional, educator, and consultant. I have over 25 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 projects have included 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, School of Professional Studies, and an Adjunct Instructor at Pace University in the Masters in Publishing program. Formerly, I was an 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, 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 Graphic 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, 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.