Introduction to Adobe Slate iPad app

Introduction to Adobe Slate iPad app

August 19, 2019 0 By Peter Engel


[intro music] Adobe Slate is a visual storytelling
application created for the iPad and it allows you to share stories that you
create online. Here’s an example story that someone’s published online it’s
about the endless ocean, so you see there’s images, there’s text, there’s image grids that you to
tap that behave like slideshows and if I scroll down a bit more we’ve got full width images
there, text overlays, links and heaps more. Let’s have a look briefly at how you create a
new story. Start by tapping on the ‘create new story’ option, add the title for your story, and tap on the ‘add subtitle’. I will leave the typos in therefor now. Once that’s done I get to add the cover photo, and I can grab that from a number of
locations from lightroom, dropbox. I’ve actually got a folder on Creative Cloud that’s got some image in there, that we’ll use. Tap open file, and this particular image I wanna make sure that
if the story is viewed portrait screen, I can kind of set the focus area so that
umbrella remains in place. I’m clicking on the lower right hand corner and I
can now drag the focal point and preview in the top right hand corner and see how that would
fit on a portrait screen and we can now continue with the rest of our story. So at this stage I can add some text now, that’s just a body text but can also
format your text with a heading level, as a bulleted or numbered list and so on and
if you want to have a look at different themes at this stage, just to get an idea for the text formatting and how your story will look online, click on the little magic wand, or tap on magic wand
in the top right hand corner and we’re currently looking at this probably
in ‘Crisp’-view, let’s have a look at ‘Whimpsy’ view. So much more playful fonts used in that case, and there’s a number of other themes that you can select from. We’ll grab Chronicle here. Now I’ve just noticed on that first page, that I don’t really like the position of my
title. Tap and hold and move that to the top of the screen, and will continue back here, let’s add a photo grid now, and I’ll add a photo grid that contains three images, so I’ll grab that one there, that one there, tap the arrows to try and reorganise
them so you get a slightly different looking grid I’ll push that back and I’ll tap Done, and we can
a caption here which is formatted slightly different again and let’s now add a link Done. And… another photo there. Let’s grab one of the more colourful ones, that we’ve got down here. And I have a choice now to either make that fill the screen, behave as a window, which means that your text
areas and the rest of the page that you’ve created will actually scroll over
that and there’s a number of other formats. Have a bit of a play with that and we’ll add a caption over the top You can continue to add more more
content to your story till you’re finished and then you might want to preview it first and have a look if there is anything that you still want to change. Check that that
slideshow actually works. Click close or tap close and then to publish your
story you hit the top right hand corner you fill out the prompts, select the category, author if you want to include that, click continue and you’ll end up publishing your story. Now, I’m gonna close that for a second
and show you, as I’ve actually got one for the user group here, so if you have published a story
publicly, you can actually keep track of the number of views and how many people have liked a page as well, and you can always edit that at any stage as preferred [end music]