workshops & training
Tablets are hot. There are about 3 million iPads and Android tablets in Holland alone. Every publisher of stature has a tablet edition of their magazine, every renowned company publishes their year report in an iPad app. Every city, company, government, foundation and club has a book, magazine or brochure they’d like to publish on a tablet. You’re gonna take care of that for them… and we’ll show you how.
During the workshop you’ll learn how to set up a tablet publication, we’ll show you the differences between publishing to a pdf or a native publication. You’ll learn how to make an enriched and interactive magazine or book and at the end of the workshop we’ll wrap your own app around it.
The workshop is aimed at designers, who are already experienced in working with Adobe InDesign. We also have a separate workshop specifically for editors and marketeers.
Create interactive books with iBooks Author
Not only Apps are very populair, but also digital books are the trend nowadays. With iBooks Author you can create rich interactive books, which you can publish to Apple’s iBookStore and read in the iPad’s iBooks App. iBooks Author is specifically developed to design photography books, cook books, educational study books and children’s books.
During the workshop we’ll teach you how to style and edit texts, add interactive elements like audio, video, slideshows, 3d artwork, infographics and animations. You’ll also learn how to handle landscape and portrait page formats and how to create a smashing table of contents.
This workshop is targeted at designers, writers and teachers. Note: iBooks Author only runs on a Mac.
HTML5 animations give your publications or website an edge and a deeper dimension. What about a moving train through the countryside or moving fluffy clouds? And don’t forget about rich and interactive advertisement, where you can animate video, audio and subtle bouncing products hovering over the page.
With the acclaimed Motion Composer you’l learn to create breathtaking animations, without writing even a single line of code.
Comics and graphic novels are very nice to read on tablets or even smartphones, providing you don’t just chuck the whole page on the screen. Animated frames and rich effects make the comics come to life, even more than in print, and in this workshop you’ll learn how to do it.
We’ll teach you how to handle storyboards and timelines and you’ll be able to create page and frame transitions that make digital comics so vivid. You’ll learn how to enhance scenes with action effects, perfect for car chases, fist fights and sharp dialogues. And you’ll learn how to publish the interactive comics from Comic Composer to an iPhone or iPad.
If you are interested in one of our workshops, but you and your colleagues do not want to leave the office for a whole day; we’ll come to you. You’ll save not only on travel time and expenses, but also on the workshop fee, since we will only charge for the trainer.
Also if you have a specific need for a type of publication, it is sometimes better to have a customized workshop or training in-house.
We provide in-house training (in Dutch and English) throughout Europe. In-house workshops and training is limited to 8 participants per trainer.