Yesterday I posted a video tutorial from Carey at Division05 on The Art of Storyboarding. I was so excited about the quality of the lesson, and the way it was presented I completely missed the latest one from him on Composition. That video is below. This guy has an inherent ability to teach and make eduction fun and interesting. I know about composition. I’ve been working as a designer for a long time, and this stuff is sort of burned into my brain at this point. None the less I watched the entire 30 minute video below, because the content is delivered in a way that grabbed my attention and held it. It made me think about things I already know and understand, which is a good thing. We all need to have the creative side of our brains jump started occasionally. Especially on Monday, when your head is still stuck in the weekend.
You have to hand it to Adobe. Not only have they completely embraced the tablet eco system, they have pushed their software development teams to create tools that make it easier to build and publish interactive apps for iOS and Android devices.
One of the latest training tools that Adobe is releasing is titled SwApp. It is a dedicated tablet application that features tutorials created and uploaded by the creative community from all over the world. The app is available for free on the Apple App Store, and distributed in a series of editions, each including up to twelve user-contributed tutorials and examples of work.
If you are one of those rare individuals that makes good tutorials and want to join in the fun, you’ll need a copy of InDesign CS6, Folio Producer, and Folio Builder. You’ll need to download the Adobe provided InDesign templates and assets to start your tutorial build, and follow the Adobe guidelines for creating tutorial content. There is a ton of potential here to show off your mad creative skills and teaching talents. All it costs you is time.