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InDesign Basics: ‘Threading’ Text

In this Bitesize tutorial, we'll look at how to 'thread' text throughout your InDesign documents. Text is placed in InDesign via a single or number of text...

Typography: Perfect Fonts for Magazines

Magazines make the perfect canvas for fantastic typography. Your choice of font can transform layouts from dull to dramatic, and instantly create a sense of atmosphere, style...

InDesign Basics: Working with Images

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to manage images in your InDesign documents. We'll look at how images must be placed and linked, rather than embedded, and...

Fantastic Fonts for Book Covers

Typography can make or break a book cover design. The extensive variety of typography on covers is mind-boggling - from conservative serifs to charmingly...

How Did They Do That?: Exaggerated Spacing for Epic Movie Posters

In our new series of tutorials, How Did They Do That?, we dissect the tricks used by graphic design pros and share with you...

Card Design: Bold and Beautiful Greetings Cards

'Tis the season for sending out greetings cards, welcoming in the festive period and the New Year. From creative corporate efforts to hand-crafted letterpress...

InDesign Basics: Importing Text from a Word Document

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to import text from a word-processing document into your InDesign document. There are several methods for importing and managing large...

InDesign Basics: The Pages panel

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn about a fundamental feature of InDesign - the Pages panel. Learn about the InDesign Workspace Understand Master pages Learn how to...

Typographic Logos: 10 Rules for Success

When crafted with care, typographic logos have the potential to be elegant, efficient and sometimes even iconic pieces of design. Restricting yourself to InDesign (with a workspace orientated...

Bottle Design: Beautiful Wine Label Designs

With the holiday season fast approaching, we thought we'd take a look at something a little more indulgent here at InDesignSkills. Wine and other...

Create a Magazine: Part 2 of 2

In Part Two of this two-part tutorial, Create a Magazine in InDesign, we'll build on the Masters we created in Part One, and get creative with the layout of our...

How Did They Do That?: A Simple 3D Effect

In our new series of tutorials, How Did They Do That?, we dissect the tricks used by graphic design pros and share with you...

Book Cover Design: Return of the Hardback

With recent reports that people are beginning to fall out of love with e-readers, and returning, at least for some of their publishing purchases,...

InDesign Basics: Insert Page Numbers and Create Sections

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to insert Page Numbers and create Sections in your InDesign document. This is an essential skill if you're creating...

Menu Design: Our Pick of the Most Delicious Designs

Menus are an integral part of any dining experience. If care and attention has been put into the design of the menu, then it's...

InDesign Basics: Wrap Text around Shapes and Images

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to apply a Text Wrap to Shapes and Frames in your InDesign document. Become familiar with the Text Wrap Panel Apply...

InDesign Basics: Gradients in InDesign

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to apply Gradients in your InDesign document. Understand how Gradients work in InDesign Become familiar with the Effects Window Apply Gradient and Feather...

InDesign Basics: Creating a Book

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to create a basic Book Template in InDesign. How to set suitable Page Sizes and Margins for Paperback and Hardback books How to create simple Master Pages for maintaining consistency...

Cover Trend: Birds with Hand-Drawn Typography

Inspired by one of our favourite covers of the year, H is for Hawk, we shall be paying tribute to a subject favoured by...

InDesign Basics: Word-Count your InDesign Document

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to word-count text in your InDesign document. How to use the Info Panel to conduct a super quick and simple Word-Count This tutorial...

Create a Magazine: Part One of Two

In Part One of this two-part tutorial, Create a Magazine in InDesign, we'll create a new print document in InDesign and apply a simple grid. This will...

Book Design Inspiration

Front covers often steal the limelight. Let's take a few moments to appreciate what’s inside the cover. Discover ten books that showcase excellence in book design. Each project...

InDesign Basics: Spell-Check your InDesign Document

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to spell-check your InDesign document. How to set Spelling Preferences Check spelling in your document This tutorial covers spell-checking in...

Magazine Design: Exceptional Layouts and Covers

From arty, independent publications to expertly-pitched commercial efforts and high-end fashion tomes, there is a wealth of exceptional magazine design out there. Get inspired for...

InDesign Basics: Creating your First Document

In this Bitesize tutorial, you will learn how to create a New Document in InDesign, and how to save reusable Custom Page Sizes for print and web design. ...

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