New Course: Creative Magazine Layout Design

What You'll Be CreatingMagazines offer so many opportunities for designers to be creative in their choices of layout, colours, fonts, imagery and more. Learn how to put it all together and design a stunning magazine in our new course, Creative Magazine Layout Design.What You’ll LearnIn this course, Laura Keung will show you how to design...
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Tip of the Week: Using the Spacebar to Adjust Spacing Between Objects

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on June 13, 2019. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email address, and click Go! We’ll...
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How to Make a Take-Out Menu Template in InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, we show you how to easily create a take-out menu template in InDesign.Restaurants invest a great amount of their budget on printing and reprinting take-out menus. These menus can make or break what customers might order for their next night off. Selecting the right menu can make a difference...
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InReview: MyDataMerge

This article appeared in Issue 122 of InDesign Magazine. Well-thought-out app picks up where InDesign’s DataMerge features leave off As a prepress operator who uses InDesign’s Data Merge features on a daily basis to output plenty of variable data for print, I was asked to take a look at the latest version of the Mac app called...
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InQuestion: Viewing Spot Colors and Blend Modes With Overprint Preview

This article appeared in Issue 112 of InDesign Magazine. Claudia McCue shows why you should be in the habit of checking your print layouts with Overprint Preview before output—especially if you work with spot colors and blending modes. The post InQuestion: Viewing Spot Colors and Blend Modes With Overprint Preview appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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9 Top Tips for Making Creative InDesign Templates

What You'll Be CreatingTemplates are a great way to up your income as a freelance designer. There are some things to consider when you are designing your own Adobe InDesign templates that can make you a sought-after contributor. Today, we show you nine top tips for making creative Adobe InDesign templates that you should keep...
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28 Best Company Newsletter Templates (New for 2019)

Release a monthly newsletter! Explore the list of professional newsletter templates below.28 Best Company Newsletter Templates Bringing traffic to your business is a science. So make sure to arm your business with premium resources like newsletter templates. Easily set up subscribers with exclusive access to company info, industry stats, and more.Need quality newsletter examples? Check...
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How to Create a Monthly Newsletter Template in InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a newsletter template that is quick and easy to edit.InDesign newsletter templates are great to have on hand when you or your clients want to let customers know about news or new products. This is a great strategy if you want to bring awareness...
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Tip of the Week: Anchoring Graphics Between Paragraphs

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on June 6, 2019. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email address, and click Go! We’ll...
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Filling Type Counters With Colors and Photos

If you spend any amount of time designing with type, you’ve heard the term “counters,” which refers to the partially or fully enclosed spaces in letters like a, b, d, e, g, o, p, and q, and the numbers 0, 4, 6, 8, and 9. And you can use those counters to jazz up a...
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Understanding the Pros & Cons of Digital Printing

Editor’s Note: this post was excerpted from Claudia’s handout from CreativePro Week 2017. Sign up for a Virtual Pass so you don’t miss out on this year’s show! Digital presses have revolutionized printing: they’re fast, flexible, and high quality. They’re ideal for short runs (say, 2,000-4,000 pieces), and some digital presses even have inline finishing (folding,...
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Designing a Restaurant Menu

This article appeared in Issue 122 of InDesign Magazine. How to use InDesign to create a menu for a restaurant or cafe that’s attractive, easy to edit, and cheap to print So you’ve been asked to design a menu! It seems like sooner or later every designer must attempt it. But menus can be tricky, even though...
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InDesign How-to Video: How to Redefine Text Styles

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Anne-Marie Concepción shows us how to style InDesign text then update styles to match. She avoids the “dreaded plus sign” by tweaking text, then redefining styles for consistency throughout the document. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join the discussion on our Facebook...
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Creating an Animated Bar Chart in InDesign

Editor’s Note: this post was excerpted from Diane’s handout from CreativePro Week 2018. This year, Diane will be speaking about Engaging Interactive Documents and Publish Online. There’s still time to register, or sign up for a Virtual Pass so you don’t miss out! Any chart or graph that you use in your InDesign documents can be...
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Tip of the Week: Guide Tips, Part 3

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on May 30, 2019. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email address, and click Go! We’ll...
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Split Images That Span Across Two Pages (free script)

You’ve placed an image so it spans across a two-page spread, and your printer tells you to split it. That is, they want you to break the image into two — one graphic on each page. This isn’t hard to do, but it takes a bit of time, and if you had to do a...
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InDesign 101: Tabs

This article appeared in Issue 122 of InDesign Magazine. For everyone who’s ever pressed the tab key on a keyboard: there’s still much to be discovered! When I first learned to use a typewriter (a 1952 Royal that my father had brought home from his law office), setting tabs was not an easy thing. If I wanted a...
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InDesign Magazine Issue 122: Cross-Media Color

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue #122 (June 2019) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: From InDesign to Print & Screen: A Best of All Worlds Workflow Steve Laskevitch shows how to get great results in print and digital output from just one InDesign file. InDesign 101: Tabs Sandee Cohen reviews what...
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InDesign How-to Video: How to Automate Run-in Header Styles

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, David Blatner shows how easy it is to format specific text at the beginning of a paragraph. If these run-in headers fit a pattern, it’s super easy to apply the formatting automatically. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join the discussion on our...
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Table Text Keyboard Shortcuts Stopped Working (and how to fix it)

The keyboard shortcuts for navigating through text stopped working… but only inside tables! To be honest, this broke over a year ago (I’m not sure exactly which InDesign upgrade broke them) but the annoyance just finally became so bad that I had to find a fix and share it with you. The shortcuts I’m talking...
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