30 Great Adobe InDesign Tutorials For Beginners

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If you have anything to do with the world of publishing, you know about Adobe InDesign. It is one of the best software for online and offline publishing including creation of awesome posters, print layouts, magazines, eBooks and Interactive Documents.

1. Basic Overview of InDesign:

This video tutorial shows you the basics of setting up a new document.

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2. Basic Page Setup:

Creating a basic page and adding some graphic elements to it. Also see how to add text and photos within your document.

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3. Starting a New Document:

Learn how to start a new document in Adone InDesign CS4 and adjust the settings.

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4. Making a Text Frame:

Creating and resizing text frames, aligning text and using the type tool.

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5. Character Level Formatting:

Learn how to use text and fonts and adjust type size. See how to apply character level formatting without hassle.

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6. Paragraph Level Formatting:

Learn how to justify, align and indent text.

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7. Placing and Flowing Text:

Copy text from word processors into InDesign and align it into columns. Also learn some keyboard shortcuts.

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8. Importing and Placing Images:

Learn how to import and place images and use the link panel to manage multiple images.

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9. Scaling Effects:

See how to use scaling effects on an object without pixelating it.

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10. Add Figure Numbers In a Document:

Learn how to add figure and table numbers in a multi-page document and cross-reference to them.

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11. Inserting Schwa and Other Phonetic Characters:

Simple instructions on inserting Schwa and other phonetic characters in an InDesign document.

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12. The Story Editor:

Learn how to use a relatively unknown feature of Adobe InDesign. Very useful when editing text that is upside down, sideways or in an XML tagged document.

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13. Adjusting Gradients:

Gradients can be confusing when used in table cells, this tutorial shows you how to adjust it so it appear accurately.

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14. How to Interpret Alert Icons:

Alter icons or yellow shaped triangles often appear trying to tell you something. This tut walks you through on what the mean in different panels.

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15. Opening InDesign CS4 file in CS3:

Learn how to save down from CS4 so you can open the file in CS3 using InDesign Interchange (INX).

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16. Open Illustrator (AI) Graphics in InDesign:

Some very useful info on how to save AI versions as layers and access in InDesign.

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17. Working With Compound Paths:

Learn how to create a compound path with multiple graphic frames.

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18. How To Mirror a Layout:

Mirror all the components of your layout from left to right or vice versa.

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19. Moving Stuff From One Layer To Another:

If you ever wished you could move everything from one layer to another, check this one out.

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20. Skewed Text Path:

Learn how to draw a skewed path using the path tool.

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21. KeyBoard Shortcuts To Create A New Document:

Create a new document easily using savvy keyboard shortcuts.

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22. Create a Multi-Page Document:

See how to create a multi-page document using AutoFlow.

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23. How To Add Text Properly:

See the smart way of adding text into an InDesign document.

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24. Auto-Numbering:

Steps on adding auto-numbering to a multi-page document.

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25. Adding Pages:

A tutorial on adding single and double pages spread.

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26. How To Link Text Boxes:

See how to link text boxes in InDesign so content flows from one box to another.

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27. Adding Transparencies:

This quick tutorial shows you how to add transparencies to your graphics.

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28. Designing an Advertisement:

A great tutorial walks you through designing a print-ready ad in InDesign.

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29. Adding Bleed:

How to add bleed to a file after you have already created it?

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30. Using Object Styles:

Object styles let you apply styles quickly through out the document just like paragraph style.

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User Comments


  1. Daryl SWS
    March 1, 2010

    Great roundup – hopefully these will help my colleagues realise how awesome InDesign can be! ;o)



  2. Rachel
    March 3, 2010

    This is great. I’ll be checking them out when I have some time.



  3. Avery Nelson
    May 12, 2010

    I always use Adobe illustrator at work because i work in an animation studio. this is really a serious tool for the graphic artist.-’,