Adobe InDesign Archive

Creating a Question and Answer Format with InDesign Nested Styles

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create nested paragraph styles on a question & answer example text. This is an intermediate level tutorial, which shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete, and it’s great practice for utilizing InDesign styling features

Create a Quick One Page Portfolio in InDesign

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a quick portfolio page by using the Step and Repeat, Paragraph Styles and object elements. We will also use Adobe Bridge

How to Create Interactive PDFs in InDesign Using Hyperlinks

There are several ways to make PDFs interactive when building them in InDesign. The easiest and probably most widely used way is to make hyperlinks that jump to pages within the current document, to pages in another document or to web pages. InDesign hyperlinks can be confusing, frustrating and even intimidating if you’re just trying

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How to Create a Coupon in InDesign

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a coupon, double-sided in InDesign. This is a beginner level tutorial and by no means meant for print. It gives you a small intro into tabs, style sheets and glyphs. Let’s get stared

How to Create a Flag Graphic with Type in InDesign

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use InDesign’s ability to create type on a curve, and flow that type from one curve to another. Along the way, you’ll learn a slick technique for step and repeat and how to apply gradients to text. This technique will work in InDesign CS or later. This

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How to Use Multi-Layered Illustrator Artwork in InDesign

Did you know that you can create multi-layered artwork in Adobe Illustrator, and then turn layers on and off in InDesign? Learn how in this quick tutorial

Quick Tip – Mastering Running Titles in InDesign

In the footer, outer margin or header in books and brochures you often find a title repeated on each page – depending on who you ask these are called running titles or running headers/footers. If you know how to master the master pages in InDesign, you won’t have any troubles with adding a title that

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Formatting Typography and the Use of Styles in Adobe InDesign

After working for a couple agencies as an Art Director, I noticed many entry level designers and old pros alike still use InDesign very inefficiently when it comes to typography and formatting. This tutorial will cover the formatting of type within Adobe Indesign using their wonderful paragraph and character styles feature. This tutorial assumes you

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Create and Print a Brochure with Photoshop, Indesign and – Part 2

The great thing about the Adobe product range is how easy it is to combine your work from one program to another. In this tutorial we’ll take the Photoshop work from Part 1 over on Psdtuts+, and place it into InDesign, create a stylesheet and then export a PDF. This workflow can be really useful

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Create a Five-color Magazine Cover using a Spot Metallic

This is an advanced tutorial commissioned especially for Graphic Design Week. I’ll demonstrate how to integrate a spot-color metallic ink into your workflow using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Professional. Let’s get to it!