Interactive Resumes & Portfolios: Learn Adobe InDesign!
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Interactive Resumes & Portfolios: Learn Adobe InDesign!

Create Interactive Publications That'll Get You Noticed!
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Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Randy De Witt
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will be able to create feature rich, interactive resumes and portfolios that include hyperlinks, navigation, galleries, video, and animation using Adobe InDesign.
  • Students will be able to design interactive projects, export, test, and review finished products. Additionally, students will be able to email an interactive PDF and generate URL link for potential clients and employers to review interactive resumes and portfolios online through the InDesign publishing website.
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  • Possess an understanding of basic computing skills including navigating menus, opening and saving files, and resizing text and image frames with handles.
  • Have access to the internet and Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud software on a Mac or PC

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. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who desire those skills needed to create interactive resumes and portfolios that can be distributed as a PDF, ePub, or online interactive.
  • Students who desire to learn Adobe InDesign to create interactive digital publications.
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
2 Lectures 04:35

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.

Preview 03:53

A video introduction to Section 1. Please review the Introduction video above before you begin the lectures in Section 1.

Introduction to Section 1
Interactive Publishing Overview
3 Lectures 11:28

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. 

Preview 02:19

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.

Ideas to Help You Promote Yourself

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.

Getting Started
3 Lectures 04:10

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.

Accessing Project Files

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.

File Organization

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:

Cloud Storage
Creating a New File and Inserting Placeholders
3 Lectures 12:00

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.

Create a New InDesign File

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.

Create a Text Frame and Insert Placeholder Text

This lesson demonstrates how to place an image/graphic into a document - also referred to as import an image or insert a picture. 

Create an Image Placeholder and Insert an Image
Adjusting Content in Frames
5 Lectures 41:55

This lesson demonstrates how to add paragraph styles to the project.

Setup a Basic Paragraph Style

This lesson demonstrates how to add color swatches to a project using the color theme tool.

Working with Color Swatches

This lesson demonstrates how to modify text in a frame, including font style, size, and alignment.

Modifying Text in a Frame

This lesson demonstrates how use the wrap text panel, create a clipping path, and apply text offset.

Wrapping Text Around Objects | Working with Color

In this lecture, modifying image frame size, image placement and masking.

Modifying an Image in a Frame
Resume Layout
5 Lectures 19:23

In this lesson the resume layout is examined.

Discussion: Resume Tour and Contents

In this lesson, creating A-Master pages is demonstrated.

Preview 04:16

In this lesson, adding and inserting pages is demonstrated. 

Adding / Inserting Pages

In this lesson, layers is discussed and demonstrated. 

Working with Layers

In this lesson, alignment and grouping techniques is demonstrated.

Aligning & Grouping Elements
Interactivity Through Hyperlinks
4 Lectures 29:32

In this lesson, the application of hyperlinks is demonstrated. 

Hyperlink to URL & Email

Add a Call Me Link

Hyperlink to a Page (Navigation)

Page 1 & 2 Layout
Animation & Media
3 Lectures 31:07
Animating Text Frames (Pages 1 & 2)

Animating Objects (Pages 4 & 5)

Embedding Video & Creating QR Codes (Page 3)
Testing and Exporting
2 Lectures 11:15
Testing & Publishing Online

Export as an Interactive PDF & Fixed Layout ePub
Interactive Portfolio
4 Lectures 34:26

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:

Preview 12:12

Feature Page

Reveal Animation

Create A Gallery
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About the Instructor
Randy De Witt
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Multimedia Producer | Professor | Adobe Coach

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.