InDesign Interactivity By Aaron Grimes

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1 hr 28 min
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When working with images for a portfolio, you will invariably need to create a portfolio of your work. Chances are you will look at InDesign to make this work. Did you know that InDesign can also create an Interactive Portfolio? RC Concepcion goes over how to use InDesign CS5 and its newest features of interactivity to create an interactive portfolio.

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In this lesson RC goes over how to setup some basic layout properties in InDesign CS5 as well as how to make your work easier using presets.
Part of speeding up your layouts in InDesign is working with Master Pages and Styles. RC will go over how to setup Master Pages for his layout in addition to setting up character styles
Go over some techniques on how to place images inside of am InDesign CS5 layout.
Learn some cool tricks for placing multiple images and InDesign Cs5 s new use of Live and Static Captions.
RC goes over how to create Character Style and Export the InDesign CS5 document to SWF.
RC goes over how to add hyperlinks to your interactive document as well as how to create Duplicate Character Styles.
RC goes over how to add video into an InDesign interactive document as well as how to add ply controllers and poster frames.
Take your interactive design in InDesign and give it even more functionality by including buttons in your document.
Sometimes adding the standard buttons wont do. In this case, RC goes over how to create buttons from simple text layers.
Destinations allow you to place markers at key points in your document. Combined with buttons, this gives you great control inside of an InDesign CS5 document.
Once all of your elements are in place you can add another level of interactivity by animating these elements into appearance. RC goes over how to add and remove animations as well as how to change their order using the timing panel.
Once the SWF file is created in InDesign, RC goes over some basics on how to upload the information to a website.
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Aaron Grimes

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Loosely based in Los Angeles, Aaron Grimes is a filmmaker who spends most of his time on the road. Specializing in Aerial Photography his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, The Weather Channel, Right This Minute, as well as online through Gizmodo, Time, and Adobe’s blog. While aerial photography is not his primary focus the equipment...

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  1. Profile photo of Cathy Cassells Cathy Cassells

    I’m enjoying the InDesign Interactivity course. I like how you have it broken into short 5 minute (or so) topics. This makes the course manageable and very enjoyable — no information overload. Thanks RC! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of t99track t99track

    Thank you very much.