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Adobe InDesign

  • Print Design
    The A to Z of Print DesignPreview image
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    Perfecting, preparing and producing your designs for print can be a baffling process. From need-to-know printing methods, like offset and letterpress printing, to perfecting your design techniques for print, such as knowing your spot from your process colors, we take a look at the key terms you need to know.Read More…
  • Print Design
    How White Space Can Transform Your Adobe InDesign LayoutsPreview image
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    Less is more when it comes to designing layouts! We take a look at how incorporating more white space into your InDesign layouts can make a huge difference to your work, taking your designs from crowded and fussy to streamlined and polished in an instant. Read More…
  • Adobe Bridge
    Quick Tip: Improve Your InDesign Workflow With Bridge & Mini BridgePreview image
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    Adobe Bridge is a really useful tool for ‘bridging’ the content of your computer’s folders between your Adobe design applications. You can use the programme to organize files, and create sophisticated libraries of images and text documents ready to use in your layout designs. Mini Bridge is a really useful little Adobe feature that creates a miniature version of Bridge within your Adobe application, allowing you to drop content into your InDesign layouts quickly and easily. In this Quick Tip we’ll take a look at how you can improve the speed and flexibility of your workflow by incorporating Mini Bridge into your InDesign Workspace, and how you can best organize your folders and their contents for maximum efficiency.Read More…
  • Adobe InDesign
    How to Design an Effective eBook Cover Using Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    The downside of the explosion in digital publishing is the fact that the market is becoming increasingly saturated, and it can be difficult to make your eBook stand out from the competition. An effectively designed eBook cover is a huge factor in attracting the eye. In this tutorial we’ll look at the Digital Publishing function in Adobe InDesign, and how you can create an effective eBook cover that works equally well at thumbnail and large size. Read More…
  • Inspiration
    Create a Design Moodboard: Communicating Color and Texture in Adobe InDesignPreview image2
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    Moodboards are a great way of organizing your ideas for a design project. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to put together a grid-based moodboard, and look at how you can combine images, color, textures and typography to give the board a unified, professional look. Read More…
  • Adobe InDesign
    Quick Tip: Working With Adobe Illustrator Vectors in InDesignPreview image
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    InDesign is a fantastic layout design program, but it isn’t usually the software of choice for editing images. In this quick tip tutorial we’ll take a look at an alternative method of working with images in InDesign, by pasting vector graphics directly into your documents. This gives you more flexibility and control over editing simple graphics while you work in InDesign, allowing you to switch up colors and stroke effects with ease.Read More…
  • Community Projects
    Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, February RoundPreview
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    Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Tuts+ community! Every day visitors like you take the time to not only read our tutorials but also try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this round of results and join in for the next roundup!Read More…
  • Logo Design
    Typography in Action: Design Simple & Effective Type LogosPreview image
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    Typography plays a huge part in the way brands are perceived, and how successful brands become with consumers. Here, we’ll take a look at how typography can be used successfully across logo and icon design, and break down how you can create effective branding for different sorts of commercial businesses, using very basic typographic tips and tricks.Read More…
  • Global Influences
    Design a Zodiac Calendar to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Adobe InDesignPreview image2
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    On February 19th one in six people in the world will be marking the end of the Year of the Horse and celebrating the start of a new year. Zodiac (Sheng Xiao) calendars are an age-old design for mapping out the 12 animals and the years they are associated with. In this tutorial, we’ll be giving a modern update to the traditional calendar, using Adobe InDesign to put the calendar together, and using illustrated assets from Mary Winkler’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial.Read More…
  • Book Cover
    Design a Hardback Cover for a Young Adult Fiction Book in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Young Adult Fiction is an ever-growing sector of the publishing industry, and a popular genre for self-publishers. Here, we’ll look at how handwritten typography, papery collage-inspired textures and strong color combinations can be combined to create an attractive cover design. We’ll explore how you can create a genre-appropriate design using the typefaces, tools and techniques available to you in Adobe InDesign. Read More…
  • Adobe InDesign
    New Course: Designing Media Kits That SellMediakits
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    Printed media kits are a driving force behind any promotional campaign and are still widely used today. In this course, Nicki Hart shows you all the key components of a media kit, and how to design one for maximum impact. Whether you're designing a kit for your blog or for a big-time publication, this course gives you all the tools you need to create a media kit that sells.Read More…
  • Global Influences
    Create a BBQ Flyer to Celebrate Australia Day in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Australians celebrate their official national day each January 26th. There really is no better way to honor Australia Day than by hosting a BBQ event, and creating a super flyer to advertise the occasion. So throw another shrimp on the barbie and get ready to party, Australia-style!Read More…
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