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42 InDesign tutorials to boost your skills

10. Adobe InDesign CC 2021 New Features and Updates!

Bring Your Own Laptop has all the up to date information you need about the new features in InDesign. This 22 minute tutorial explains the best new features. Here's the running order in case you wanted to skip to the relevant part:

Intro: 0:00; Content aware wrap: 0:28; Locate colours: 5:03; HSB colour: 8:41; Recovery as a service: 12:28; Middletro: 13:59; Share for review: 14:50; Outro: 20:18

 11. Create vertical text in InDesign 

InDesign tutorials: Vertical text

Vertical text is an easy way to add interest to designs

Vertical text can instantly add interest to your designs, and is ideal for use on posters or for headlines within editorial layouts. This step-by-step InDesign tutorial from InDesignSkills shows you how to create and format vertical text within your documents.

12. Set a print bleed

InDesign tutorials: Print bleed

Set up print bleed so you avoid white margins

If your print design extends all the way to the edge of the page, it's essential to include a print bleed so you avoid an ugly white margin. This InDesign tutorial shows you how to set this up, including adding crop marks for the bindery.

13. Control multiple page sizes

InDesign tutorials: Control page sizes

Learn how to control different page sizes in a single document

In this InDesign tutorial, you'll discover an easy way to control multiple page sizes within a single document. Using a fake magazine layout as an example, the tutorial walks you through manipulating page size, creating gatefolds and adding a spine.

14. Quickly duplicate content

InDesign tutorials: duplicate content

Discover a simple way to duplicate content

Copy and pasting is a useful technique, but it has some shortcomings - which is where InDesign's Content Collector tool comes in. In this five minute video tutorial, Adobe expert trainer Tony Harmer reveals the benefits of this tool.

15. Create a realistic neon text effect

Light-up neon type is an ideal way to add a little 80s glamour to your designs. This tutorial shows you how to nail the effect in 10 minutes – and the skills you'll learn are easy to apply to other designs, too. Time well spent.

16. Make a typographical poster using Adobe InDesign

InDesign tutorials: Poster

Create a typographical poster (Image credit: Future)

This InDesign tutorial runs through the process of creating a typographical poster, showing you how to apply a document grid, and how to create and edit typography. 

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Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Acting Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she now takes care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves ours readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.