Adobe InDesign Archive

How to Create a Professional Magazine Layout

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A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Otto Coster was first published on August 4th 2010. Have you ever wondered how professional designers strike the perfect balance between text and image? Using InDesign’s powerful type tools, you will learn

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Quick Tip: How to Impose Business Cards for Digital Printing with InDesign

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Sometimes you find yourself in a situation when your client needs to quickly print some business cards and you are the one, who gets the responsibility to do it. In this tutorial you will learn how quickly an effectively impose business card without using any paid imposition plug-in, using some basic InDesign functions and just

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Quick Tip: Make a Cut Out Gift Tag with Adobe Illustrator & InDesign

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This is a fun little project for beginner Illustrator users who are just finding their way with the Pen Tool and feel much more comfortable using shapes and lines. This Candy Cane tag is made using an Ellipse, the Pathfinder Tools, and a custom made brush

Design a Coffee Shop Menu Layout from Scratch with Photoshop and InDesign – Part 2

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This is the second part of this tutorial series about creating a ready to print booklet menu for an imaginary coffee shop named “Violet Coffee.” In this final part of the two part series, you’ll learn to create a ready to print booklet on InDesign, work with master pages, text, tabs, paragraph and character styles,

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Quick Tip: How to Create Mixed Ink Swatches with InDesign

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Today’s financial situation has led to more clients asking for better value for money when setting budgets for design and print. A common request for a designer is to cut the number of inks from four down to two. Although this does cut print costs, it also cuts the designer’s color palette down dramatically. This

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How to Create a Professional Magazine Layout

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Have you ever wondered how professional designers strike the perfect balance between text and image? Using InDesign’s powerful type tools, you will learn techniques to help you set and arrange a magazine layout

Quick Tip: How to Make Running Headers in Adobe InDesign

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There are running headers in dictionaries, telephone lists, catalogues, guides and many other publications that need to inform the first and last instance of a list of terms on each page. That quick and useful way of finding words can be made with InDesign in a simple way, by uniting text variables with paragraph and

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Writing Effectively in InDesign Using Book

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InDesign allows you to collect all documents in a Book. Using Book, you can easily synchronize styles in every document and maintain a consistent layout throughout your project. In this tutorial, we will create a book made from 3 chapters, complete with Table of Content, Introduction, and a Cover. You will learn the concepts of

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Quick Tip: Using and Sharing Files With the InDesign Library

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In this Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how affective the InDesign Library palette can be for storing and reusing objects. Once a library has been established it is independent of InDesign documents and saved objects are stored in one place. Using a library is a convenient way of accessing these objects quickly for reference,

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Using InDesign to Create a Designer Resume

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In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a resume with InDesign using paragraph styles and a grid. We’ll walk you through each step in creating this resume and introduce you to some tools and the use of styles