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The Most Popular Standard Book Sizes in the US and UK

Confused about which size you should opt for when designing your book? Although books can be printed in a huge range of sizes, these are the top four most widely used standards in the...
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Creative Business Card Template

A bold, creative business card template inspired by eighties designs. Created for Adobe InDesign, this creative business card template is free to download and easy to edit. Retro design is back in fashion, this colorul...
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5 Typography Rules All Designers Should Know

New to the world of Typography? Designers swear by these five go-to rules for keeping their typography looking tip-top. From adding optical margin alignment to adjusting tracking, here you’ll find a handy set of guides...

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Quick Tip: How to Fix Overset Text in InDesign

If you’re seeing a little ‘+’ symbol at the bottom of a text frame, or getting an error warning when you come to export your InDesign file,...
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Quick Tip: How to Use Baseline Grids in InDesign

Remember that pleasing feeling of writing on lined paper back at school? InDesign’s baseline grid function helps you to replicate just that, allowing you to space text...
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Drawing Shapes and Illustrations in InDesign

It’s surprisingly quick and easy to create illustrated graphics in InDesign, without the need for dipping into vector software or splashing out on stock images. In this tutorial...

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What are Widows and Orphans?

They might sound a tad Dickensian, but ‘widows’ and ‘orphans’ are actually terms designers use to describe unwanted stray...
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The 10 Best Free Fonts on DaFont

Who doesn't love getting free fonts from DaFont? But sometimes it can be difficult to separate the wheat from...
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Quick Tip: How to Fix Overset Text in InDesign

If you’re seeing a little ‘+’ symbol at the bottom of a text frame, or getting an error warning...
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Quick Tip: How to Use Baseline Grids in InDesign

Remember that pleasing feeling of writing on lined paper back at school? InDesign’s baseline grid function helps you to...
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The Quick-Start Guide to Graphic Design

Is it your dream to become a graphic designer? If you have an eye for design and a flair...
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The Only 10 Fonts You Need to Get Started as a...

If you’re relatively new to typography, the sheer choice of fonts out there can be overwhelming. This ‘capsule’ collection...
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2018 Graphic Design Trends You Need to Know

2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for graphic and print design. Read on to discover the top...
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Quick and Easy Decorative Lettering in InDesign

Taking inspiration from retro and circus-style lettering, these decorative drop caps would make beautiful additions to layouts or as...
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How to Design Beautiful Email Newsletters

E-newsletter design has evolved in leaps and bounds in recent years, with businesses looking to entice customers with advanced...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Kerning

Find out more about kerning, including what exactly kerning is and how you can apply kerning in your own...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Tracking

In our typography breakdown series, we look at some of the key techniques which have the ability to transform...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Leading

In our typography breakdown series, we look at some of the key techniques which have the ability to transform...
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Drawing Shapes and Illustrations in InDesign

It’s surprisingly quick and easy to create illustrated graphics in InDesign, without the need for dipping into vector software...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Font Pairing

Most layouts look best when at least two fonts are used to set text. Magazine spreads, book pages, flyers,...

The Best Fonts for Every Occasion

We've assembled the ultimate guide to the very best fonts on the web, organised by the best ways to use them. Best...
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Create a Neon Text Effect in InDesign

Who’s got the time to do lengthy typography tutorials? Or the cash to splash on Photoshop actions? Here at InDesignSkills we’re...
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5 Essential Tools for InDesign Beginners

Opening up Adobe InDesign for the first time? As a complete beginner the interface can seem a little intimidating,...
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Create an Engraved Stone Text Effect in InDesign

Who’s got the time to do lengthy typography tutorials? Or the money to buy expensive Photoshop actions? Here at InDesignSkills...
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The Best Retro Branding Design

Branding inspired by the retro styling of Mondrian, Bauhaus and the Swiss School is a big trend this year. Here's...
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How to Create Vertical Text in InDesign

Vertical text is a fantastic technique for giving posters and other layouts a dramatic typographic look. This quick tutorial...
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The Best Fonts for Movie Poster Design

Recent months have seen some really exciting poster artwork for new movie releases. Here we share the insider information...
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Creating Beautiful Drop Caps in InDesign

A drop cap adds a professional flourish to any layout, whether you’re designing a magazine, poster or book. This...
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InDesign Basics: Creating Arrows

Whether you're creating a newsletter, infographic or chart in InDesign, arrows are an essential graphic for directing the reader's...
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The Graphic and Print Design Trends to Look Out For in...

What better way to put a politically tumultuous year behind you than to indulge in a bit of trend...