InDesign tutorials

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Browse through a range of InDesign video tutorials which will help improve your knowledge and workflow – no matter how much you might already know.

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How do I set my border to grow inwards?

How do I set my border to grow inwards?

InDesign will (by default) always use a stroke option called 'align centre' when a border is applied to a frame. This…

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How do I check my image resolution?

How do I check my image resolution?

The resolution of an image (whilst it might be 300ppi or higher at actual size) has no relevance until you know what…

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How do I enlarge my page thumbnails?

How do I enlarge my page thumbnails?

The pages panel provides a great overview of your document structure. Though sometimes everything seems so small and it…

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How do I quickly apply formatting?

How do I quickly apply formatting?

InDesign is extremely efficient and accurate when formatting text. Though most of the time this involves using menu…

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How do I make just a fill transparent?

How do I make just a fill transparent?

The default behaviour with transparency is to apply to all the object elements. This might be logical for most…

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How do I quickly edit an bitmap image?

How do I quickly edit an bitmap image?

It can sometimes be confusing on the best way to tackle the editing of an image placed into your…

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How can I add text frames quickly?

How can I add text frames quickly?

Creating multiple flowing text frames in InDesign can take some time and a little fidly. This process is compounded if…

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How can I export my document to a web page?

How can I export my document to a web page?

InDesign has the functionality to export a document to a web page (HTML) format to enable full interactivity and a…

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How can I apply text styles quicker?

How can I apply text styles quicker?

Creating and applying paragraph and character styles in InDesign is the best way to format text. A drawback is that it…

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How can I check my document for print?

How can I check my document for print?

When building an InDesign document for print - it is extremely important to ensure things such as bleed, fonts, colours…

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How can I flow text around an image?

How can I flow text around an image?

When documents contain both text and images - it's good to be aware of the text-wrap feature. This enables the text…

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How can I make efficient text edits?

How can I make efficient text edits?

When you're working with lots of text in InDesign - it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint specific text easily. We…

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How do I place an image into text?

How do I place an image into text?

Creating a special effect, such as an image inside of text is well worth knowing. Even after creating, the image can be…

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How do I export to PDF for printing?

How do I export to PDF for printing?

Ensuring you correctly configure your PDF export for print is very important. This should include the specification,…

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How can I view more crop and scale information?

How can I view more crop and scale information?

InDesign (by default) disables memory intensive settings to ensure the application runs quickly. This can be a drawback…

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What is the best way to duplicate images?

What is the best way to duplicate images?

Duplicating images in InDesign can be a very quick and effective way to ensure accuracy and…

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How do I place multiple images into my document?

How do I place multiple images into my document?

There are certain situations when you need to place multiple images into your layout in an efficient…

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How can I view logos and images accurately?

How can I view logos and images accurately?

A document containing lots of high quality images and logos can dramatically affect computer performance and slow you…

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How do I add rounded corners to elements?

How do I add rounded corners to elements?

Every frame in InDesign (image, text and unassigned frame types) has the ability to have rounded corners to potentially…

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How do I correctly fit images into frames?

How do I correctly fit images into frames?

When working with images, it is important to understand the differences between the container frame and the content…

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How do I reposition my image inside a graphic frame?

How do I reposition my image inside a graphic frame?

There are certain situations when you need to place multiple images into your layout in an efficient…

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How do I work with transparency?

How do I work with transparency?

InDesign has the ability to enhance layouts with finite control over transparency (non opaque)…

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How do I best preview my artwork?

How do I best preview my artwork?

There are many ways to display your artwork accurately. Understanding what options available can turbo charge your…

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How do I export my colour document as black and white?

How do I export my colour document as black and white?

There are infinite possibilities when it comes to creating a colour layout. Though it's not obvious on how to quickly…

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How do I insert a Youtube video?

How do I insert a Youtube video?

You can take your presentations to the next level by incorporating embedded YouTube videos into your layout and…

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How do I backsave my document?

How do I backsave my document?

InDesign will, by default save the document as the application version which created it. This means people with a…

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How do I export content for mobile or web?

How do I export content for mobile or web?

InDesign can create layouts for both print, web and social media. Understanding the different export considerations…

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How do I use a colour from a picture?

How do I use a colour from a picture?

Sometimes you might wish to capture a particular colour from a placed image and apply to other content in your layout.…

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How do I work with layers in my document?

How do I work with layers in my document?

Once you master how layers work in InDesign - then you have total control over objects and their stacking order. Gain…

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How do I copy and paste into the same position?

How do I copy and paste into the same position?

When you copy and paste within InDesign - it always pastes the object into the centre of your current InDesign view.…

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