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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 will show you how to...

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 gaze and embellishing data-based content. Here...

InDesign Basics: A Quick Guide to Master Pages

Master pages sound scarier than they are—the principle behind them is actually very simple, and they’re incredibly useful for adding consistent design elements to...

How to Place One Image into Multiple Frames in InDesign

This is the sort of cool effect you’ll see in high-end magazines and on poster designs. Spreading one image across multiple image frames creates a...

Open Corrupt InDesign Files: Make Your Computer Say ‘Yes’!

There's nothing more frustrating than trying to open an InDesign file only to have an message flagged up saying the file is 'corrupted' and...

Type on a Path in InDesign Tutorial

We are taking a look at how the Type on a Path Tool can give your typography a curved, fluid style that looks fantastic layered over...

A Quick Guide: Creating & Publishing EPUBs

Creating and publishing your own eBooks and eMagazines is so much fun, and can be financially rewarding too! If you're new to the EPUB game, this...

Choosing Font Sizes for Books: Get Your Typesetting Size Right

If you're new to 'typesetting' books (the process of arranging type on the inside pages), you might feel a bit daunted by the task....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...