I’m proud to announce that my first lynda.com course is now live. The title, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, is Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Essential Training. If you’re just starting out with, or if you just want to get an overview of DPS and how it works with InDesign and other Creative Cloud applications such as Muse and Edge Animate, this course is for you. While I cover some of the back end information, this course, at its core, is an overview of how to create and work with interactive overlays. I tried to throw a tip or two in each lesson and hope you’ll find it a good starting point with DPS.

While there’s a lot of really good information available on DPS, most of the videos I’ve seen are several years old and given the advancements in the features of DPS, something more up-to-date was definitely needed.


This was the first time I had undertaken anything like this and to say it was a bit out of my comfort zone would be an understatement. While I’ve always had the highest regard for people who have recorded lynda.com titles, it didn’t take long for that respect to grow tremendously. This was an eye-opening experience to say the least. For every minute you’ll see in the course, there’s probably 10 more (a good deal of it frustration-fueled R-rated dialog) that were the victim of the delete button.

I can’t thank the folks that I worked with at lynda.com enough. I could not have done this without their guidance and support. I think that one of the job qualifications there is “complete awesomeness.”

If you don’t already have a subscription to lynda.com, I highly recommend it. I’ve been relying on the courses there for several years and for those of you with Creative Cloud subscriptions, updates are usually provided very quickly to cover any new features. If you’d like to try it out free for one week, click the banner below.

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