Adobe DPS Made Simple: Building an Image Gallery

If you’re unfamiliar with Adobe DPS then I would recommend you to read the introductory post in the series, in order to learn the basics: Adobe DPS Made Simple: Introduction & Building a Basic Folio

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In this Adobe DPS tutorial I’ll guide you how to build an image gallery, which will allow you to display a series of images.

 

Step 1

Create a new document and insert the images you want to display via File > Place…

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Step 2

Align all the images together so that they’re all stacked together.

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Step 3

Open up the Object States panel (if you don’t have it go Window > Interactive > Object States) and click on the Convert selection to multi-state object icon.

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This will create a multi-state object:

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Step 4

Reuse or place again all the images you used before.  Resize them with the Selection Tool or by going Object > Transform > Scale… to create thumbnail versions of the images, which will be used as buttons.

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Step 5

Open up the Buttons and Forms panel (Window > Interactive > Buttons and Forms).  Select the first button from the left and on the panel set the Type to “Button”.

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Step 6

Next in the Button and Forms panel, click the “+” button in Actions and select Go To State

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Step 7

Under Object select the multi-state object you just created and in the State drop-down menu select the state/image the button is meant to represent.

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Step 8

Repeat steps 5 to 7 for the rest of the buttons.

adobe dpsPreview the document to test it in action!

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