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Which File Format?: A Guide to INDD, IDML, INX and Everything...

It's all very well if your boss, colleague or printer asks for an 'InDesign file'. But what should you send them if they're using...

Stationery Design Inspiration

Whatever your age, you simply can't shake that back-to-school feeling when Fall comes around. Luckily, designers have given a distinctly grown-up twist to these drool-worthy...

Cookbook Design Inspiration

Cookbooks are an endless source of print design inspiration, combining atmospheric photography with enticing typography and tantalising colour.  Find inspiration for your next publishing project with our...

Why Does My Printer Hate Me?: This Advice Will Make Them...

If you're picking up frosty vibes from your (un)friendly neighbourhood printer, it's probably because you're providing them with print files that simply don't cut...

Beautiful Ads: Print Ads To Inspire

Print ads have certainly stood the test of time—continuing to astonish, shock, challenge and inspire viewers. Some of the best ad designs are the...

Five Ways to Improve your Layouts Instantly…

You began creating your layout in InDesign with so much enthusiasm, but despite your hard work it's still looking, well, a bit 'meh'. Panic not! Here...

Print Design Trend: Sophisticated Flat Design

Flat design is the hallmark of mid-century graphic design, but designers today are finding a new relevance in the style and producing gorgeous print work...

Crash Course: How to Format Text Part 2

In Part One of the crash course we looked at what typography was and how you can format your type using the Controls panel...

Crash Course: How to Format Text Part 1

'Typography' is a term used to describe how text can be formatted and arranged to make it look attractive and appealing; and it's at...

InDesign Secret: How to Get Rid of Excessive Overset Text

Nobody wants to spend ages manually selecting and deleting unwanted overset text that might run into a huge number of words. Read on to find...

Book Cover Trend: An Aerial View

Many of the most striking book covers you'll spot on the shelf these days use a tried-and-tested formula—aerial photograph + minimal typography = a...

Magazine Design: Essential Guide to Cover Design

These stunning magazine covers use surprisingly simple design tricks and techniques to achieve an eye-catching effect. Be inspired by these fantastic examples of beautiful cover...

InDesign Basics: Proof your InDesign work with Preflight

You've spent ages perfecting your InDesign document, and you're just about ready to send it to print. Hold press! You should always perform a...

Typography: The Best Free Fonts for Print

We love a new print design-friendly font here at InDesignSkills, and we like it even more if it comes with a free commercial licence! Read on...

Color Inspiration: How to Use Color in Your Designs

Colour is at the heart of successful print design. These stunning designs use the power of colour to transform their layouts from dull to decadent....

How to Prepare Your InDesign Work for Print: Part 2 of...

Have confidence exporting and sending your InDesign work to print with Part Two of our essential guide. Consider everything listed here and in Part One,...

How to Prepare Your InDesign Work for Print: Part 1 of...

Preparing your InDesign work for print can be a daunting task, especially as there's no 'Undo' button to press once your printed result arrives...

Typography: Awesome Fonts for Creative Branding

Well-chosen typography can take your branding designs from so-so to spectacular, but choosing the right font to use in logo design, and across stationery...

InDesign Tips: How Do I Print True Black?

Ever printed your InDesign document only for the 'black' colour to come out looking a little washed-out? Get familiar with 'true' black in InDesign...

InDesign Basics: How to Conduct a Word-Count

If you're creating a text-heavy document, it's really useful to be able to perform a word-count, either of the whole text or sections of...

Poster Design Inspiration

Posters are a tried-and-tested, high-impact format for advertising films or events. Here we take a look at poster designs which combine photography and typography for dramatic effect,...

InDesign Basics: The Beginner’s Guide to Color

Having a basic understanding of color is the key to confidently creating documents for print or digital in InDesign. In this bitesize beginner's guide we'll...

Five Ideas for Creating an Effective CV

You might be dipping a toe back into the job market or looking for a way to wow the recruiter at your dream company. These candidates...

InDesign Basics: How Do I Change the Size of a Page...

Sometimes you need to resize a page in your document pronto, or switch the orientation of a page at the drop of a hat....

InDesign Basics: What is a Bleed and When Do I Use...

If you're preparing any document for professional printing, it's a given that you'll need to allow for a Bleed in your InDesign document. In this...

Business Card Trend: Painterly Designs

These business cards take minimal type and embellish it with a beautiful splash of watercolour. And the look works across all sorts of industries...

The Adobe Overview: When to Use InDesign

If you're new to using Adobe InDesign you may wonder 'Why should I use InDesign?' or 'When should choose InDesign over a different application such as Photoshop or Illustrator?' In...

Flyer Design: Eye-Catching Inspiration

Step out onto the street today and it seems likely at some point you'll be handed a promotional flyer of some sort. But what...

InDesign Basics: Why Package Your InDesign Files?

Have you ever received an InDesign file from a colleague or client, only to find that the document is riddled with missing links and...

Typography: Playful & Creative Type in Print Design

Simple tweaks to typography can dramatically alter print designs. A bold choice of typeface, size, rotation or colour can lift your InDesign artwork to new...

InDesign Basics: The Beginner’s Guide to InDesign Styles

In this Bitesize tutorial, we'll look at how to create Styles and apply them to text and objects throughout your InDesign documents. Styles are a great way to...

2015 Design Trend: Modern Vintage

With the New Year beginning, here at InDesignSkills we're casting a beady eye over last year's dominant design trends and predicting what will be...

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