In this course students will learn to use Adobe InDesign’s powerful interactive features to create impressive, interactive resumes, portfolios, and other electronic documents that include animations, hyperlinks, navigation, galleries, video, interactive buttons, actions, and file downloads. Techniques taught in this course can be applied to designing newsletters, ebooks, webapps, and print publications.
Students new to the software will learn Adobe InDesign through the creation of two course projects - an interactive resume and interactive portfolio. At the end of this course, students will be able to create and export interactive publications that look incredible on tablets, computers, and smartphones.
In this lecture, an introduction to the course is presented. Students will learn the location of required software, tips to successful completion of the course projects, and gain insight into the interactive capabilities of Adobe InDesign.
A video introduction to Section 1. Please review the Introduction video above before you begin the lectures in Section 1.
In this lecture the interactive resume project will be examined. The benefits of the interactive resume is highlighted for the student. Features of the interactive resume is demonstrated.
In this lecture, ideas to help you promote yourself through the use of the course projects will be discussed. This exercise will help students determine the audience and content for their projects.
In this lecture, pre-work will be discussed for those that choose not to use the provided template files for the course projects. This lecture will additionally prepare students to format traditional resume and portfolio artifacts (text, images, hyperlinks, video, audio) for use in an interactive PDF.
In this lecture, the process and location of the course files will be discussed. In instances, students may choose to use their pre-work files in place of the provided files. Students will learn to access files that may serve as templates for their personalized projects.
In this lecture, file organization will be demonstrated to improve the rapid development of course projects and future versions of the projects. The project files will be presented as an example and for student use.
In this lecture, cloud storage services will be briefly explored. The use of cloud storage for course files provide the ability to link securely to documents, videos, transcripts, and images in your course projects. It is advised to explore Google Drive, currently offering 15GB of complimentary cloud storage. Extensive getting started videos for Google Drive are located here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7s5DxOdh7PRYkJJiB1rddyqY-54Yn_R5
In this lecture, creating a new InDesign file will be discussed and demonstrated. While there are many types of documents that can be created, students will learn to prepare a new inDesign file for web/interactive projects.
In this lecture, creating a new text frame will be discussed and demonstrated. The placement of placeholder text will be demonstrated. Students will also learn to move frames on a page.
This lesson demonstrates how to place an image/graphic into a document - also referred to as import an image or insert a picture.
This lesson demonstrates how to add paragraph styles to the project.
This lesson demonstrates how to add color swatches to a project using the color theme tool.
This lesson demonstrates how to modify text in a frame, including font style, size, and alignment.
This lesson demonstrates how use the wrap text panel, create a clipping path, and apply text offset.
In this lecture, modifying image frame size, image placement and masking.
In this lesson the resume layout is examined.
In this lesson, adding and inserting pages is demonstrated.
In this lesson, layers is discussed and demonstrated.
In this lesson, alignment and grouping techniques is demonstrated.
In this lesson, the application of hyperlinks is demonstrated.
In this lecture, the interactive portfolio is presented. A demonstration on how to design the first page is presented. A PDF containing a link to the portfolio project example files is located in the lecture resources. A short example video of the portfolio project is located here: https://adobe.ly/2lftyJD
Randy is an experienced professor, media producer, and higher education leader. As an author, photographer, and multimedia producer, Randy’s interactive ebook series Postcard Worthy Locations were created using Adobe InDesign. “Miami and the Florida Keys: The Traveler’s Ultimate Guide to Postcard Worthy Locations” was recently released on the Kindle eBook store where in it’s opening promotional weekend ranked #2 in Photography and #8 in Travel on Amazon’s Top 100 list and reached #1 on Amazon's Hot New Releases.
As the leader for the Miami Photowalk Meetup Group, Randy mentors learners in photography, videography, and creative software. He regularly provides workshop through the Miami Photowalk Meetup and mentors learners in software and gear through the adobecoach website.
Randy has created and led innovative programs of study in entertainment, multimedia design and development, education, liberal arts, and fine arts at the regional and national level for DeVry University, American Intercontinental University, Parque Cibernetico de Santo Domingo, Miami Dade College, Mars Music, and Miami Dade County Public Schools.
Throughout his career, Randy has collaborated on numerous strategic partnerships to further student success including the Urban Entertainment Conference, the Made in Miami Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival's REEL Education Seminar Series, CableTAP -Miami's Public Access Cable Station, NARAS, LARAS, Telemundo's Taller: Escritores, and partnerships with Adobe, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Warner Brothers Music, Fender Musical Instruments, Music Educators National Conference, Indiana University’s Purdue School of Music, and the Director's Guild of America.