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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...

Pre-Launch Invitation

We would like to invite you to participate in the pre-launch testing for our new video course Become an InDesign Pro in 10 Skills. Check out the...

How to Export InDesign Documents as PDFs

Once you've finished creating a document in Adobe InDesign, you'll want to export it to a more useful format, which then can be printed,...

How to Create a Botanical Wedding Invite in InDesign

Romantic botanical styles are one of our favorite wedding stationery trends here at InDesignSkills. But there’s no need to splash out on expensive invites when...

What are Widows and Orphans?

They might sound a tad Dickensian, but ‘widows’ and ‘orphans’ are actually terms designers use to describe unwanted stray words in typography. Here, we’ll look...

Trial Invitation

We would like to invite you to participate in the trial for our new video course Become an InDesign Pro in 10 Skills. Check out the 2...

Terrazzo Business Card Template

This free InDesign business card template has a simple, colorful design which is easy-to-edit with a stylish terrazzo effect on the back. This on-trend...

Simple Resume Template

This simple free resume template strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and a stylish design. If you're looking for a classic resume which is...

School Brochure Template

This colorful, fun brochure template is the perfect way to market a nursery, elementary school or playgroup. Using a simple tri-fold design, this free...

College Brochure Template

This stylish tri-fold brochure template would be a great fit for a college, university or high school. With a professional layout and optimised for...

Fashion Magazine Template

This free magazine template has a stylish and elegant look which would make a great starting point for a fashion or lifestyle magazine. If you're...

Professional Resume Template

This professional resume template is a sophisticated, simple design which would be a great fit for more formal job applications. And did we mention...

Food Magazine Template

This free InDesign template is an easy-to-edit and stylish take on the food magazine genre. Complete with a cover and stylish inside layouts, it...

Clean Brochure Template

This tri-fold brochure template has a clean, minimal design which is adaptable to any subject. Teaming black and white photography with graphic color overlays,...

Creative Resume Template

This free resume template has an on-trend style which makes it a great fit for creative job applications. On the hunt for your dream job...

Simple Brochure Template

This InDesign brochure template has a simple, colorful design which is easy-to-edit and ready for printing. This tri-fold layout would make a great fit...

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 the chaff. Luckily we've scoured the...

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...

Basic Resume Template

Looking for the perfect InDesign resume template? Sometimes basic is best. This basic, easy to read, easy to edit resume template should do the...

Paperback Book Cover Template

This free book cover template includes a full front and back cover for a paperback or softcover, including an adjustable spine. Super simple to customize...

Modern Resume Template

With a modern, clean layout this InDesign resume template is a great way to stand out from the crowd. Showing off a bit of...

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...

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 for technology this creative field...

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 of essential fonts is a...

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 five graphic design trends which...

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 stand-alone designs. While they may look...

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 layouts and interactive content. Here...

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 design work. What is Kerning? Kerning is...

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 lacklustre text into jaw-dropping typography. Here,...

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 lacklustre text into jaw-dropping typography. Here,...

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...

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, websites and other text-based designs...