- ISBN-10: 0-13-417611-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-417611-6
- Copyright 2016
- Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 9-1/8"
- Pages: 224
- Edition: 1st
Designers or other creative professionals who create digital documents
are always looking for ways to make their products more appealing to the
user. One way of doing that is to increase reader engagement by
building interactive animated effects into their designs. Creating
Animations in Adobe InDesign One Step at a Time teaches the reader not
only how to add animation to their InDesign documents (via step-by-step
exercises) but also helps the reader to choose among the various digital
format options for export– ePub (concentrating on the new Fixed-Layout
variety), DPS , and PDF. Clear explanations and plenty of full-color
graphics will guide the reader through the potentially confusing digital
Adding animated effects in InDesign
documents is a field set to grow. The practice was given a big push in
the 2014 release of the Adobe Creative Cloud, when InDesign introduced
the new Fixed-Layout EPUB export format. EPUBS exported in this format
preserve the layout of the InDesign document, and can include animated
effects as well as media, such as audio and video.
EPUB has gathered a large following in a short time for a number of
reasons. They allow ePubs such as children’s books to display fun
animations to enhance the child’s reading experience. They provide
businesses a way to create all the interactivity of PDF documents PLUS
animations not supported by PDFs. They are a viable replacement for
Single Edition DPS folios which Adobe longer supports.
will cover over two hundred different effects you can create using the
animation features of InDesign. These include animations that don’t
appear in the regular animation controls. Each chapter will have four or
more exercises that the reader can follow along. The chapter exercises
will start very basic and then work up. So the last exercise in each
chapter will take more time than the first. This means someone can go
through the book doing only the easy exercises in each chapter and come
back later to get more involved.
Some of the exercises will use
basic shapes. Other exercises will use more advanced artwork. All the
artwork, including the basic shapes, will be available for download by
the reader so they can follow along with the exercises. In addition, the
finished artwork for each exercise will also be provided to allow the
readers to see how the animation is supposed to work.
longtime publishing expert, the book thoroughly covers the theory and
best practices for creating animations in InDesign CC.
About the Author
Sandee Cohen has taught for numerous private computer graphics schools
as well as New York University, Parson’s School of Design, New School
University, University of Hawaii, and Cooper Union, as well as at many
publishing houses and design studios all over the United States. She is
the senior contributing editor to InDesign Magazine. She has also
contributed to InDesign Secrets and CreativePro.com. In addition to the
basics of InDesign, she teaches classes on creating interactive
documents and ePubs from InDesign.