How to Make a Zine in Adobe InDesign

Zines, self-published mini magazines, are a fresh and exciting way to present photos, illustrations or ideas. Here we’ll look at how you can put...

How to Create Stylish Magazine Pull Quotes

Pull quotes are a great technique for drawing attention to key items of text on a layout, and are often used in editorial design...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 all about making your life...

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 we’re all about making your...

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...

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 fundamental typographic skill isn’t difficult...

How to Create a Table of Contents in InDesign

InDesign has a designated tool for automatically creating contents lists, the Table of Contents (TOC) function. If you’re working on a lengthy document this can be...

Fresh Ideas for Improving Your Magazine Layouts

Magazines can be a challenge for any designer, budding or professional. Managing a large amount of content while maintaining a stylish, high-end look can be...

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...

The Essential Guide to Print Finishes

Want to know your die cutting from your foiling? Confused about the difference between embossing and debossing?  This straightforward guide will introduce you to some of...

Design a Paperback Book Cover in InDesign: Tutorial

In this simple-to-follow tutorial you'll learn how to create a full paperback book cover in Adobe InDesign, and take away a template for using with...

Adobe Color CC: Become a Master of Color

One of the fantastic features of Adobe CC is the Adobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler) feature. This helpful online portal allows you to create...

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...

InDesign Magazine Layouts: Working With Photos

Dramatic photography can look fantastic on InDesign layouts; pick up the techniques you can use to make the most of your images. Discover these simple tips...

Photographic Layouts Inspiration

Photography is a key element of many designs; but some designers take photos to a new level of awe-inspiring in their layouts. These examples,...

Business Card Sizes: All the Standard Sizes You Need

The size of business cards can vary depending on where in the world you are printing your cards. Read on to find the definitive list of...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...