Tips, Techniques, and Workarounds for Formatting Across Your Devices
This book is written for graphic designers, book designers, and publishers who want to expand their knowledge for laying out and formatting documents and eBooks deployed for screen viewing on computers, tablets, and smart phones.
The book covers how to add interactivity to reflowable and fixed layout more » eBooks, interactive PDF documents, and take advantage of Adobe’s new Publish Online (Preview). Tips, techniques, and workarounds offer you a comprehensive view at adding interactivity to any kind of document and deploy them on social media and web sites.
Learn essential skills for composing documents in Adobe InDesign, how to work with styles, format text and graphics, work with rich media, create multi-state objects, hyperlinks, and animations.
What You'll Learn:
* Setting up documents for interactive digital publishing
* Creating Animations in InDesign
* Creating and working with Multi-State Objects
* Creating video masks and working with rich media
* Hosting interactive documents on Facebook and other social media sites « less
Take a look at the experiences and associations type evokes. Fonts have different personalities that can create trust or mistrust, give you confidence, make things seem easier to do or make a product taste better. Understand the science behind how fonts influence what you read. They are hidden in plain more » sight, they trigger memories, associations and multi-sensory experiences in your imagination. You may not believe it, but fonts can change the meanings of words right before your very eyes, alter the taste of your food, evoke emotional responses and reveal their users' personalities. Graphic designer Sarah Hyndman specializes in exploring how fonts influence us as type consumers; Why Fonts Matter synthesizes Hyndman's 20 years of experience as graphic designer with her typographic research and the findings of experimental psychologists and neuroscientists. « less
Beginning Scribus is the book you wish you’d read when you downloaded Scribus for the first time. Scribus is an award-winning page-layout program used by newspaper designers, magazine designers and those who want to do proper page layout but not pay for an expensive solution. It is free and Open Source, more » providing a useful alternative for those who cannot afford or choose not to use Adobe InDesign or QuarkXpress.
Beginning Scribus provides you with the skills you will need in order to use this program productively. It demonstrates the techniques used by printers and publishers in order to create a range of layouts and effects, and it shows you how you can use these techniques to design everything from a flyer to a three-fold brochure. Using the latest Scribus release, Beginning Scribus takes you through the process of designing a magazine from start to finish and teaches you some of the tricks of professional page layout and design. The book also provides a definitive guide to desktop publishing using free, open source tools, such as GIMP for photo manipulation. « less
Dive Into the Portable Document Format
PDF is becoming the standard for digital documents worldwide, but it's not easy to learn on your own. With capabilities that let you use a variety of images and text, embed audio and video, and provide links and navigation, there's a lot to explore. This practical guide helps you understand how to work more » with PDF to construct your own documents, troubleshoot problems, and even build your own tools.
You'll also find best practices for producing, manipulating, and consuming PDF documents. In addition, this highly approachable reference will help you navigate the official (and complex) ISO documentation. « less
Optimize Your Digital Books
Ready to take your ebooks to the next level with EPUB 3? This concise guide includes best practices and advice to help you navigate the format's wide range of technologies and functionality. EPUB 3 is set to turn electronic publishing on its head with rich multimedia reading experiences and scripted more » interactivity, but this specification can be daunting to learn. This book provides you with a solid foundation.
Written by people involved in the development of this specification, EPUB 3 Best Practices includes chapters that cover unique aspects of the EPUB publishing process, such as technology, content creation, and distribution. « less
A complete training package lets you learn Adobe Illustrator CC at your own speed
Adobe Illustrator is the leading drawing and illustration software used to create artwork for a variety of media. This book-and-DVD package provides 13 self-paced lessons that get you up to speed on the latest version more » of Illustrator (Creative Cloud). Step-by-step instructions in the full-color book are supported by video tutorials on the DVD. Together, these tools will help you learn Adobe Illustrator basics, essential skills, and all the new capabilities in Illustrator CC—in no time.
• Includes step-by-step instructions in a book-and-DVD training package
• Features expert instructors who guide you through 13 lessons that prepare you to create fabulous artwork with Illustrator
• Covers beginning through intermediate-level skills
Illustrator CC Digital Classroom is like having your own personal tutor to help you learn the latest version of Illustrator.
Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase. « less
Stylish Structure: Publishing XML with Adobe InDesign
Discover the power of XML publishing with InDesign, and create content for multiple applications - including digital-first publishing workflows. With this book, XML evangelist Dorothy Hoskins teaches you several techniques for working with the built-in XML capabilities of InDesign CS6, using real examples more » from a college course-catalog project.
Learn how to import database content into InDesign, and tag existing InDesign content as XML for export to other applications. InDesign also lets you apply attractive styling to XML content that can't be done with XSL-FO. Through step-by-step instructions, code examples, and lots of screen shots, you'll discover how using XML with InDesign increases the value of your content. « less
Best Practices for Creating Universally Usable Content
Although the digital revolution has made content available to more people than print books ever could, ebooks are still only as accessible as the foundation they're built on - and all too often the foundation is weak. But that's changing. With the introduction of EPUB 3, publishers now have the means more » to create a single rich data source for audiences of all reading abilities.
Through practical tips and examples, Accessible EPUB 3 takes you inside the EPUB 3 format and explores how you can enrich and enhance content for all readers. Author Matt Garrish demystifies the process of making content easier to access, demonstrating how accessible practices are intertwined with standard content best practices. « less
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn InDesign CS6 choose Adobe InDesign CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. The 16 project-based lessons show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working with InDesign CS6.
Readers learn what more » they need to know to create engaging page layouts using InDesign CS6. This completely revised CS6 edition covers the new tools for adding PDF form fields, linking content, and creating alternative layouts for digital publishing. The companion CD includes all the lesson files that readers need to work along with the book. This thorough, self-paced guide to Adobe InDesign CS6 is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of this program. Readers who already have some experience with InDesign can improve their skills and learn InDesign's newest features.
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. « less
One of the most beloved vector graphic softwares among Web Designers is Adobe Illustrator. But getting to know all of its tools and features can be time-consuming. With this eBook we try to ease the learning process for you. You'll get to learn how to create graphics, transform a sketch into a vector, more » combine analog and digital techniques, prepare artwork for screen printing and also learn useful typography tips, all focusing on Adobe Illustrator.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Productive Web Design With… Adobe Illustrator?
- Creating Graphs With Adobe Illustrator
- Illustrator’s Live Trace: Sketch to Vector
- Mixing Up Illustration: Combining Analog And Digital Techniques
- Examples And Tips For Using Illustrator’s Warp Tools
- Preparing Artwork for Screen Printing in Adobe Illustrator
- Create a Cute Little Tiger in Illustrator
- Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator « less