Adobe Creative Cloud's digital publishing platform InDesign has a ton of features which makes it essential for everything from brochure design to eye-catching posters; newsprint publications to screen printing.
Here we've rounded up the best InDesign tutorials on the web which walk you through a variety of design projects. You're sure to find something here to stretch your skills, either by jumping directly to a section using the menu below, or just by browsing all 47. Enjoy!
- Getting started with InDesign (this page)
- Mastering InDesign's tools
- Building complex documents and layouts
- Pro techniques
Getting started with InDesign
If you're an absolute newcomer to InDesign, spend a couple of minutes watching this short tutorial that explains exactly what the software is, its purpose and who uses it.
How to get started with InDesign CC
In this 43-minute tutorial, worldwide creative suite design evangelist for Adobe Terry White demonstrates 10 things beginners want to know how to do in Adobe InDesign CC.
There are many tools to get your head round in InDesign and it's easy to feel intimidated by them all. In this five-minute tutorial, Matthew Pizzi introduces you to the primary tools in InDesign CC and explains what does what, so you won't feel quite so lost.
InDesign is all about frames. This video tutorial explores the use of frames, covering how to create them from scratch and how InDesign creates them automatically if you import text and images into a document.
In just under seven minutes, this tutorial teaches you about placing, which is how you import photos or text into your InDesign page. It covers all the popular image formats: PSD, AI, TIFF and JPEG, as well as explaining how to scale, center and crop photos.
Paul Tysall reveals a simple-yet-effective solution for merging images and type with InDesign’s Create Outlines command.
Computer Arts designer Jo Gulliver shows you some of the most valuable typographic tools in InDesign. Learn how to quickly highlight text, control copyflow, and insert ligatures.
You can wrap text around any object, including text frames, imported images, and objects you draw in InDesign. In this video tutorial Chad Chelius demonstrates the ins and outs of using the Text Wrap tool.
Lisa Valuyskaya offers some tips she wishes she'd known when starting out, as well as some answers to questions she's often asked, to help you make the best of your day-to-day use of InDesign.
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