Slideshow is one of my favourite digital publishing features. Adobe DPS allows to create
3 different types of slideshows: with buttons, swipe to change image and auto play. I prefer the first two types, it’s better to let a reader interact with a slideshow by clicking buttons or swiping. I’ll show a simple way to create a slideshow in 10 easy steps.
Create a slideshow with buttons
Step 1. Select all photos (Selection Tool, V ) and Align them (Shift + F7 ).
Step 2. Open Window > Interactive > Object States.
Step 3. Create Multi State Object (MSO).
Step 4. Create 2 arrow icons.
Step 4. Create 2 empty frames on top of the icons using Rectangle tool (M ) to increase the target (touchable) area of the buttons. (Read more: How to Increase Button Target Area).
Step 5. Open Window > Interactive > Buttons and Forms.
Step 6. Select the first empty frame and convert it into a button.
Step 7. Click Actions > Go To Next State.
Step 8. If you have several Multi State Objects on a page, choose the “Beetle” MSO.
Step 9. Select the second empty frame and convert it into a button.
Step 10. Click Actions > Go To Previous State.
Tip: Pay attention to a checkbox “Stop at Last / First State”, if you don’t want to loop the action click on the chackbox .
Create a slideshow (Swiping)
Repeat steps 1-3.
Step 4. Open Window > Interactive > Slideshow.
Step 5. Select Auto Play or Swipe to Change Image. You can change Cross Fade Speed.
Tip: We use a swipe icon / indicator to point out the action, otherwise the image looks static.
Preview on a device. Works fine, but unfortunately the screencast doesn’t show it properly.