Courses & Video Training

EPUB Building on the Fundamentals in InDesign CC

InDesign CC EPUB Building on the Fundamentals

In this course you will go beyond creating text-only EPUBs. Pariah Burke will start off by helping you convert print book layouts to ebook, specifying story and imagery order through different means. Next you will learn how to format and include cover images, illustrations, native InDesign vector objects, and more, and how to control their conversion and formatting during EPUB export. Then you will move into incorporating audio and video into your ebook. Wrapping up the course, you'll learn how to include hyperlinks and special hyperlinks, and all the final formatting options in InDesign's EPUB - Reflowable Export Options.
Integrating InCopy with InDesign

InDesign CC Integration with InCopy CC

In this course Pariah Burke speaks to both Editorial and Design, addressing both sides of publishing to enable all creative personnel to forge and maintain a collaborative, productive, accountable integration using best-of-breed editorial and design tools InCopy and InDesign. You will learn to integrate InCopy with InDesign to build an efficient workflow wherein editorial personnel maintain control over editorial content until the very last moment, while production personnel continue to design the pages, and right up until the moment of deadline. You will also learn how to include remote workers in the workflow without sacrificing collaboration, control, or accountability.
EPUB Fundamentals in InDesign CC

InDesign CC EPUB Fundamentals

In this course you will go beyond creating text-only EPUBs. Pariah Burke will start off by helping you convert print book layouts to ebook, specifying story and imagery order through different means. Next you will learn how to format and include cover images, illustrations, native InDesign vector objects, and more, and how to control their conversion and formatting during EPUB export. Then you will move into incorporating audio and video into your ebook. Wrapping up the course, you'll learn how to include hyperlinks and special hyperlinks, and all the final formatting options in InDesign's EPUB - Reflowable Export Options.
DYOB: Balancing Freelancing and Family

Design Your Own Business: Episode 4

Recorded Live On Tuesday, 01 April, 2014

Balancing self-employment with home life, making it all work, and deciding whether to work from home or rent an office are all important considerations for the self-employed. Even small business with employees can often be decentralized, without an office. In this episode Pariah and guests will talk about these and other subjects related to freelancing and family, home versus office, and how to find low cost office space.
March 4th, 2014: Women in Small Business and Design

Design Your Own Business: Episode 3

Recorded Live On Tuesday, 04 March, 2014

March is Women's History Month, and the March episode of DYOB is all about women's issues in freelancing, self-employment, and small business ownership. "Women in Small Business and Design" will explore the following topics...
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Design Your Own Business: Episode 2

Recorded Live On Tuesday, 04 February, 2014

This episode is entitled "How to Find Clients and Build Client Relationships That Last," during which host Pariah Burke and guests Stephen Burns, Sally Cox, April Greer, and Theresa Jackson discuss...
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Design Your Own Business: Episode 1

Recorded Live On Tuesday, 07 January, 2014

Design Your Own Business is a monthly Internet television show for freelancers, the self-employed, and small business owners with a focus on, but not exclusively for, designers and the creative professions.
Secret Functions of Adobe Acrobat Pro X

Secret Functions of Adobe Acrobat Pro X

We all use PDFs and Adobe Acrobat on a regular basis--the modern world couldn't function without PDFs. Still, despite the constant use, there are many features and almost mystical powers within Acrobat Pro that even the most experienced users don't know about. In this 2-hour session we'll explore those hidden gems and what they can do in the real world for you and your work.
Graphs and Charts of Unlimited Creativity in Illustrator

Graphs and Charts of Unlimited Creativity in Illustrator

Charts and graphs don't have to be boring. In fact, using Adobe Illustrator, they can be down right amazing! Whether you import data from Excel, Apple Numbers, Google Docs Spreadsheet, or another data set or fill in the numbers directly in Illustrator, you can be creating gorgeous, highly illustrative, optionally 3D pie charts, bar charts, column charts, radar charts, and many more in just minutes!
InDesign Productivity Secrets: 10 Techniques You Can't Afford Not to Use

InDesign Productivity Secrets: 10 Techniques You Can’t Afford Not to Use

This 3-hour workshop will teach you 10 amazing productivity techniques to speed your work in InDesign CS4/CS5/CS5.5 and reduce repetitive, wasted effort. Real World InDesign Productivity Secrets will have you spending less time on the boring, repeative, creativity-sucking tasks and more time doing what you love: being creative in InDesign for print design, tablet publishing, ebook publishing, and any other use you have for InDesign.
InFree: 25 Freebies for InDesign

InFree: 25 Freebies for InDesign

You’ll walk away from this seminar with a virtual goodie bag of royalty-free, ready to use free media, fonts, scripts, plug-ins, and other resources you can put to work in your projects today! Armed with these top quality freebies you'll save several times more than the cost of attending!
Workshop: InDesign Special Effects

InDesign Creative & Fun Special Effects

Ever wanted to put photographs inside text or create stamped or cutout text for your brochures? How about creating cast shadows of text for fliers? Making your own holiday cards or invitations? Why not create a collage of images inside the shape of a jack-o-lantern, valentine, or any shape? In this online course you’ll learn how to do all of that and more in just a few easy steps in Adobe InDesign CS4/CS5/CS5.5.
The ePublishing Workflow Webinar

ePublishing Workflow Webinar

The Digital Publishing market is exploding, so it’s now more important than ever to learn how to create e-books, e-magazines, e-catalogs, and more. The ePublishing Workflow Webinar will give you the skills you need to stay relevant and on top of this second digital publishing revolution.
InDesign to iPad Digital Publishing and Deployment, Start to Finish Webinar

InDesign to iPad: Digital Magazine Design & Deployment, Start to Finish

A Master Class intensive 2-day seminar using InDesign, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Aquafadas, and more to go from blank page through to producing a polished interactive digital magazine running on the iPad. The same publication will also run on Android-based tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Motorola Xoom, and other tablets. This course teaches affordable digital magazine/catalog production, not only Adobe's $495 monthly option.
The Truth About Copyright (and Trademark) for Creative Professionals

Copyright for Creative Professionals, the Truth

Graphic designers, Web designers, artists, writers, and other creative professionals today are awash in conflicting, misleading information about copyright and trademark. This webinar will give you the truth from actual intellectual property attorneys—truth you need in order to know and enforce your rights, save your business, and to stay out of court and out of jail.
Tuesdays with Pariah Webinar Series

Tuesdays with Pariah: Acrobat X First Look Live

Recorded Live On Tuesday, 19 October, 2010

Get a look at the lat­est ver­sion of Acrobat Pro an­nounced just yesterday. Series Description My career—my passion—is en­tire­ly fo­cused on do­ing any­thing I can to Empower, Inform, Connect Creative Professionals™. I’m ex­treme­ly lucky that I’m able to make a liv­ing do­ing that…
Tuesdays with Pariah Webinar Series

Tuesdays with Pariah: InDesign to HTML

Recorded Live On Tuesday, 12 October, 2010

Go from InDesign to the Web with the ex­cel­lent built-in HTML (and Web im­age!) export. Series Description My career—my passion—is en­tire­ly fo­cused on do­ing any­thing I can to Empower, Inform, Connect Creative Professionals™. I’m ex­treme­ly lucky that I’m able to…
Tuesdays with Pariah Webinar Series

Tuesdays with Pariah: XRefs, Hyperlinks, and Text Variables (Oh, My!)

Recorded Live On Tuesday, 05 October, 2010

We dis­cussed cre­at­ing hyperlinks…to Web resources e-mail ad­dress­es (with pre-filled sub­ject line!) PDFs ex­ter­nal files…Creating and us­ing cross-references, and text vari­ables for…mak­ing tem­plates more efficient cre­at­ing run­ning head­ers for di­rec­to­ries, cat­a­logs, and dictionaries track­ing mod­i­fi­ca­tion and proof­ing dates moreSeries Description My career—my…
Tuesdays with Pariah Webinar Series

Tuesdays with Pariah: Nested Styles & GREP Styles in InDesign

Recorded Live On Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

Harness the pow­er of au­to­mat­ic text for­mat­ting in InDesign with Nested Styles and GREP Styles. [Note: The record­ing was dam­aged, and on­ly the last half of the show is available.] Series Description My career—my passion—is en­tire­ly fo­cused on do­ing any­thing I can to…