How To Create a Professional Brochure With InDesign (Part 2) – A Walkthrough Guide

the finished product
In Part 1 we looked at the fundamentals of brochure design. We considered the general design principles of Layout, fonts and headings, text and typesetting, and colour. Now in Part 2, I want to take you on a walkthrough for creating a brochure using InDesign from scratch. Let’s do it! Open Up Your Document to create a brochure with InDesign When opening InDesign, you will be greeted with this box asking which kind of document you want to create. Click “Document”. A second box will appear – this is where you set up the document type, size and specifications. As mentioned above, it’s ...
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How To Create a Professional Brochure Using InDesign (Part 1) – Design Principles

With all the viral delights of today’s digital world, it can be very easy – and erroneous – to forget the power of good old-fashioned brochure advertising, for which there is still a much honoured place in the marketer’s arsenal. Easy to read, and, if designed to a good standard, the printed brochure can in fact be a true catalyst for brand awareness. The real world has yet to be completely usurped by the ever-encroaching techy tendrils of the digital, and in truth it never will. There will always be a need for printed, physical media, no matter how overbearing the digital counter...
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How to Create a Professional Business Card in InDesign

finished product
InDesign is one of the best programs for creating a business card. Since your reading this article you are obviously curious about the program or just want to start learning the basics, this blog will show you shortcuts, helper tools, shapes and how to start using the pen tool, but if you want more then take up one of our courses here with Creative Studios hosted by the professionals. With InDesign you can personalise your Business’ brand. By utilising the colours your business already uses, a brand is developed. With InDesign it’s easy to create, export and print your cards. Here’...
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What You Get From A Creative Studios InDesign Training Course

What You Get From A Creative Studios InDesign Training Course
In today’s competitive business world, there is no such thing as being overqualified. And indeed, having a firm grounding of some of Adobe’s most famous and useful tools can really help set you and your business apart from the competition. Why? Because in 2016 we are all participating in an extremely visual world of online marketing. The internet, and social media in particular, has transformed the way brands are perceived by the general public. These days, we all validate a company by typing a quick search into Google. And from there we first expect to find a website, and then a Facebook Pa...
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Creating a Professional Document in InDesign

The finished document
Searching through hundreds of websites to find a decent template to use for your document can be time consuming and stressful. Many different websites ask you to ‘sign up for this free template’ or ‘pay X amount of money each month’, its hard to know which ones to settle for. To combat this occasional battle, I will teach you how to create a simple, yet professional document in InDesign. These can be reports, certificates, workbooks etc. Using tools in InDesign provide the foundations of creating a sleek, easy to read, easy to print functionality with the flexibility to be transferred el...
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Getting Started with Adobe InDesign

adding stroke colour
InDesign is one of the most important tools for various design-related occupational uses. Whether it be magazines, brochures, packaging, posters or flyers, or you would like to create more corporate documents, such as importing graphical and table data, or creating documents and forms for PDF print. The program is also heavily used for text documents such as Kindle books and for creating readable file formats to keep up-to-date with the ever-growing digital environment. InDesign and other Adobe programs use similar formats and layouts across their products, therefore making things that l...
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Adobe Bridge: The Creative Link Between InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

Adobe Bridge: The Creative Link Between InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
It wasn’t long ago – in this very blog, in fact – that I was raising the not uncommon hypothetical question: why doesn’t Adobe just combine all the greatest elements of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign into one almighty, all-powerful package that can do everything? Well, at the time, I answered quite succinctly – “They don’t,” I said. And then added: “They might do one day, but for the time being we have to make use of them all separately – but that doesn’t mean that they can’t all be used as one single application.” var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(30...
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Fixed-layout Vs. Reflowable EPUBs: InDesign eBook Formats Explained

Fixed-layout Vs. Reflowable EPUBs: InDesign eBook Formats Explained
The past eight years or so have really been the glory days for self-publishing. Since the advent of Amazon’s Kindle in 2007, writers (and “writers”) and novelists (and “novelists”) have come out of the woodwork, now producing nearly half a million self-published eBooks every single year – and most of them, to be frank, aren’t really any good. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); Writing aside, the actual quality of the vast majority of these publications leave a lot to be desir...
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Top 5 Interactive Features That Can Be Built Into PDFs With InDesign

Interactive PDF
If you think that a document is always a document, then you should think again. Whereas for centuries it was only possible to fill documents with text and imagery, in the modern world, where the internet and technology reign supreme, no longer are documents only created in physical form, they have become electronic as well – and that opens up all manner of possibilities. Indeed, paper-based documents are already dinosaurs in the digital age, as email, eBooks, HTML and even electronic administrative forms are very rapidly replac...
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Using the Pen tool in Adobe InDesign

Using the Pen Tool in Adobe InDesign
In this Adobe InDesign Video Tutorial I will show you how to effectively use the Pen tool to create vector shapes that can be used as frames for carrying images or text. jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#using-pen-tool-adobe-indesign-iframe").attr("src", "https://player.vimeo.com/video/126962728?color=ff0179&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0"); },5000); }); Would you like to learn more about Adobe InDesign? Why not check out our online Adobe InDesign video tutorials here.
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