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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Typography Secrets: Fonts with the Best Glyphs

Glyphs are a graphic designer's best-kept secret—instant images that make fantastic decorative embellishments for designs. The best thing about them? They're hiding inside some of your...

Typography Secrets: Fonts with the Best Ampersands

We're always on the hunt for bold, beautiful ampersands ('&') to add stylish flair to otherwise dull conjunctions. Read on to discover our selection of the...

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...

Typography Skills: Hanging Punctuation

Use this simple InDesign trick to sharpen up your text on posters, magazines and books. This easy-peasy tip is the secret weapon of professional typographers,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...