Courses & Video Training

InDesign CC EPUB Building on the Fundamentals

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Train Simple

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.

InDesign CC EPUB Fundamentals

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Train Simple

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.

InDesign CC Integration with InCopy CC

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Pluralsight

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.

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…

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…

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 basisthe 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: 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…

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…

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,…

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…