Adobe InDesign tutorials are a brilliant resource for designers working in print media.
InDesign is a software that never really achieved the status of Photoshop or Dreamweaver. You know, the status of industry’s biggest name.
But nonetheless, it is a tremendous and probably the best solution when it comes to designing magazine covers, brochures, posters, POS (point-of-sale) material and such print media items.
InDesign tutorials guide to design all these things I mentioned, and a lot more.
Magazines and journals have been the premier clients of Adobe InDesign for ages.
One of the InDesign’s most impressive, yet complicated tools is the Page Tool. This tutorial makes you fluent is using that tool.
Tonal fixes are required for printing photos. These fixes are made in Photoshop and then the photos are imported to InDesign. This tutorial guides how you can do all that.
Story editor is the tool that you use when working with a huge amount of text. This InDesign tutorial gets you through that tool.
Movie posters and flyers are being made in InDesign since it came in to existence.
Creating a layout is the most difficult part of design. This tutorial guides for you creating layouts.
This InDesign tutorial also covers one of the most popular niche, which is designing magazine covers.
Designing brochures is one of the most basic uses of InDesign. This tutorial guides through some of the basic techniques of designing brochures in InDesign.
This is a very cool feature in Adobe InDesign. You not only can make PDFs but you can even add media to them.
If you work with OpenOffice Editor, Microsoft Word or any of such word processors, you’d know what text wrapping is. This InDesign tutorial describes the same functions but in InDesign.
This tutorial guides for making unique strokes. We’ve made a similar tutorial for Photoshop.
Usually, we don’t make resumes in InDesign, but you can make your resumes in here. This tutorial shows how you can do that.
Adobe InDesign is very powerful in creating mock-ups. This InDesign tutorial is one example.
This is an InDesign tutorial for beginners.
Magazines often require this effect. They give you one wide lens image and you can create such impressive center-spread in a magazine.
This is the automated way of creating alternative layouts. Screenshots tells everything.
Here, you can learn to design out of the ordinary cuts to create unique folding effects. Such InDesign tutorials are helpful in designing print media publicity material.
Just like the party poster tutorial we checked above, this is an InDesign tutorial for learning to design movie posters. Same kind of techniques are applied.
Did you know InDesign is good with animations as well?
Copy paste is good but that’s not the choice of professionals.
This is one of the InDesign tutorials that enable beginners to lift themselves to professional level.
If you work with newspapers or any kind of periodicals, you MUST learn the art of working grids and column based layouts.
Do you know what slab text is? This is a technique used a lot in newspapers. Check out this InDesign tutorial to learn about slabbed text.
I like this InDesign tutorial. For creating such effects I usually use Photoshop but this guy has done it InDesign.
Learn to design calendars in InDesign.
If you work Adobe Illustrator, you’d know what clipping paths are.
The tip I have for beginners is that working with paths may seem a little boring at the start, but it very important to be able to work with them. So you must learn to cope with them.
This is one of the basic level InDesign tutorials. It describes working with Type Tool.
Adding captions to images has never been easier.
We did check a calendar design tutorial above. This is for designing a 3D printed calendar.
Gradients maybe out of web design but in print media, they have asserted their rule for good.
This is a commercial poster design tutorial for InDesign.
Such pop-up cards do cost a little extra in printing, but they do have their impact.
Printing coupons in newspapers and magazines is a trend. Here you can learn how you can do that easily.
Designing tickets is not a common task that we designers perform, but when we have to design, we should do it like this.
Business cards can be designed using many software, InDesign is one of them.
This is a web like portfolio but I feel it is designed to make PDF portfolio.
This must be the flag of a ghost ship.
This is one of those InDesign tutorials that cover one part Photoshop and one part InDesign.
I prefer specialist design software like Photoshop to make photo albums, but InDesign isn’t bad either.
This video covers a command being presented in version CS5. Such InDesign tutorials enhance your efficiency.
My boss recently got married. I had the job to design his invitations. This started my design inspiration from this tutorial.
Even though my final result was not even close this tutorial but still, it did help.
Once again, this is one of the tutorials that guide about working with columned layouts or newspapers and magazines.
Do you like math? Nor do I!
But sometimes, you might have to use math computations for size and position.
We have covered a liquid layout or alternate layout tutorial. This is another one
Mini-bridge makes it easy when you are working with medium to large scale projects.
Anchoring is a technique you should learn if you work with loads of text.
We also have a great list of tools/softwares which are alternatives to inDesign.