HOW TO CREATE A STORYBOOK (BEGINNER) is updated for Kwik4
- Installing Kwik
- Adding pages
- Adding animations
- Creating interactivity
- Creating second page
- Working with variables
This tutoral uses the illustrations and sound effects - coutesy of Leonardo Amora, a Brazilian artist. He has been creating visual storybooks with Kwik.
So, you’re a master of Photoshop and have a great idea for an iPad storybook. Like most, you’re probably not a developer, and lack the budget to hire someone to develop your idea. What are your chances of turning your book idea into a reality?
In this article, I will cover how to create a 2-page storybook, directly from your Photoshop compositions, without ANY code. The story will include buttons, animations, audio and a “read to me” feature. You can see the end results here:
Besides Photoshop CC 2014 above (The latest is CC2017), you will need to install Kwik, a Photoshop plugin from Kwiksher (www.kwiksher.com). Please create an user account to download Kwik. It is free up to create 6 pages per app.
Kwik allows graphic designers, illustrators and any creative folks, to build rich, interactive apps in Photoshop for iOS, Android and Mac/Window. Best of all, Kwik allows you to create interactive content without the need for code. Kwik is free for projects with up to 6 pages. Just download and install Kwik via ZXPInstaller because Adobe stopped Adobe Extension Managr. ZxpInstaller is a 3rd Party tool to install zxp files easily.
In order to preview your creations, you will need to download Corona SDK
a popular cross-platform development tool that “reads” Kwik projects and previews your work in a really cool Simulator. Corona SDK is offered as a free . With Corona SDK, you can publish your final project to Apple, Google, Amazon and PC/Mac platforms. After downloading Corona, follow the installation instructions.
Sample Project File
You can download the project files here. Don’t forget to install the latest Kwik 4. After unzipping the file, open the CoverA.psd file in Photoshop.