Fillable PDF Design - How To Create Branded Interactive Forms

——   Created by Steph F.

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8
Lessons
21m
Lesson time
beginner
Skill level

More about this course

If you’ve ever had to create an application form, questionnaire or some other document that requires inputs from users, printing and filling them out by hand is not only tedious, but also requires they be scanned or photographed to send back.

In this class, I’ll show you how to take those pdf forms and convert them to fillable documents so that users can type in their responses and email the same document back to you. 

You can also create your own documents that you need to send out on a regular basis, such as invoices or quotes, and have fillable areas for cost breakdowns that can be calculated automatically, saving you the headache of doing this manually each time. 

The best part is that each form will have your design and branding on it rather than a stock template or spreadsheet, and you can include interactive elements such as links to URLs, etc.

Some of the topics I’ll cover are:

  • Designing your document with fillable areas in mind
  • Exporting it from Illustrator or InDesign
  • Creating fillable areas for text
  • Converting input fields to do calculations and add totals

By the end of the class, you’ll be able to create your own form to use yourself, or send to customers to fill in themselves. So if this is something you’re looking to incorporate into your workflow, let’s move on to lesson 1!

The course project

For your project, upload a pdf that you've designed with form fields in place, explain the functionality of the form, and then let us know how the inputs worked out. If you would like feedback on the fillable areas and for me and your fellow students to test it out for you, be sure to paste a downloadable link to the document.

8 Lessons

0:01:53
Intro
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0:01:50
Chapter 1: Designing The Form
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0:04:14
Chapter 2: Making Fillable Fields
0:00:48
Chapter 3: Testing The Form
0:01:50
Chapter 4: Designing an Order Form
0:08:37
Chapter 5: Creating Fields With Calculations
0:01:46
Chapter 6: Testing The Order Form
0:00:50
Chapter 7: Your Project!
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 21m of on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable file
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About the instructor

After graduating from traditional animation and working in the industry for several years, I opted to leave the corporate studios behind and began working as a freelance graphic designer, specializing in package design and branding. Since then, A Brand Apart has grown to include promotion design, photography, web design and …

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