25 Great Adobe InDesign Guides & Tutorials

What is InDesign?

Adobe InDesign is a very powerful desktop publishing software (DTP) and can in the world of graphic design be seen as the only true competitor to QuarkExpress. These two definitely dominate that part of the market today.

You can use this to create brochures, flyers, books, ads, magazines and so on. It’s especially useful in multi-page documents with it’s good features for linking content together. It has basic editing options for illustrations/images and can easily be used together with Photoshop and Illustrator for bigger changes. Another great thing is how it can help you prepare your projects for offset printing.
Guides and Tutorials

There are many good tutorials on InDesign out there. This time we’ve chosen a variety of them to show you a few things that can be done with ease.

The first guides are very basic, while others are meant for designers who are more experienced with use of the Creative Suite products. No matter what your current skills are, you will be likely to find something here for you. Good luck!


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What is InDesign?

Adobe InDesign is a very powerful desktop publishing software (DTP) and can in the world of graphic design be seen as the only true competitor to QuarkExpress. These two definitely dominate that part of the market today.

You can use this to create brochures, flyers, books, ads, magazines and so on. It’s especially useful in multi-page documents with it’s good features for linking content together. It has basic editing options for illustrations/images and can easily be used together with Photoshop and Illustrator for bigger changes. Another great thing is how it can help you prepare your projects for offset printing.

Guides and Tutorials

There are many good tutorials on InDesign out there. This time we’ve chosen a variety of them to show you a few things that can be done with ease.

The first guides are very basic, while others are meant for designers who are more experienced with use of the Creative Suite products. No matter what your current skills are, you will be likely to find something here for you. Good luck!

BASIC GUIDES


Getting Started with Adobe InDesign


Using rulers and setting measurement units


Setting Up Master Pages and Styles


Working with text and images


Grids, guides and baselines


The drawing tools


Text wrap and text formatting


Formatting typography and the use of styles


Mastering text threading

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE TUTORIALS


Creating a flag graphic with the type tool


Design a print-ready ad


Create a coupon


How to use multi-layered illustrator artwork with InDesign


Create numbered tickets the easy way


Creating an interactive portfolio


Quick one-page portfolio


Create a grid based resume/CV Layout design


Using InDesign to create a Designer resume


Create smart contact sheets


Professional magazine layout


Five-color magazine cover using a spot metallic


Music magazine cover


Turn your InDesign documents into interactive flash content


Create photo albums for print


Preparing InDesign files for your printing service

Those were our 25 picks for you. We hope these can help you get a better understanding for the software and help you get started using it for your own designs. Good luck!

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