Tutorial Tuesdays – Adobe InDesign Tutorials for Beginners

Tutorials February 26, 2013

Adobe InDesign is considered to be one of the most amazing desktop publishing programs to this date. With  the last year’s release of InDesign CS6 designers are now given a faster, efficient and better tool to their advantage in creating amazing posters, brochures even book and magazine layouts . While Adobe InDesign may not have the bells and whistles of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator it basically makes up with its publishing and print capabilities.

Adobe InDesign Tutorials

We have covered some of InDesign’s capabilities in the How To Make A Simple Music Festival Poster tutorial before and that is why for today we are listing down the best tutorials we found around the internet. Here are some of the best tutorials to help you guys in further understanding Adobe InDesign and it’s processes adding another arsenal in your creative toolbox.

To get things rolling let’s start off with:

Adobe InDesign Tutorials

10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do

Terry White demonstrates 10 things that beginners should know and how to do it in InDesign CS6.


Now that you guys have a fair understanding about Adobe InDesign and what it can do let us now get down to business.

Adobe InDesign Tutorials

1. Working with Tools

Get to know the various tools in Adobe InDesign with Kelly McCathran.


Adobe InDesign Tutorials

2. Mastering InDesign Preferences

Customizing InDesign’s preferences not only helps you to suit your need but it also helps in streamlining the work process.


Adobe InDesign Tutorials

3. Work with type in InDesign

While Photoshop and Illustrator are known for their image and graphic making capabilities, InDesign takes text formatting to a whole different level.


Adobe InDesign Tutorials

4.  Working with Frames

Everything in InDesign is in a frame, let it be a text or an image learning how to master frames is a must.


Adobe InDesign Tutorials

5.  Working with Graphics

Kelly McCarthran show us the ropes of  the basic know how in working with graphics and also teaching us how to work with different image formats.


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Adobe InDesign Tutorials

6. Mastering the Page Tool

Multiple pages within a document is one of InDesign’s arsenal. Neshantheny Kumana teaches us how to manipulate, create folds and adding a spine using a fake magazine layout.


Adobe InDesign Tutorials

7.  Alignment in InDesign CS6

Hasten your workflow by mastering the alignment tool with Jeff Witchel.


Adobe InDesign Tutorials

8.  Clipping Paths with InDesign CS6

Joe Luxton shows us how to work on and manipulate clipping paths without breaking a sweat.


Adobe InDesign Tutorials

9.  Understanding Liquid Layouts

Liquid Layouts is one of InDesign CS6′s newest feature. This tutorial shows us a brief tour of the said new feature.


Adobe InDesign Tutorials

10.  Using Glyphs in making a Typographic Poster

Jo Guilliver showcase us how to use glyphs in making an amazing typographic poster.


Adobe InDesign Tutorials

11. Make a Grid Based CV in InDesign

Using a grid system in your layout does not only make your design aesthetically pleasing but it also helps speeding up the work process.


Special Mentions:
Adobe InDesign CS6 Tutorial
Adobe InDesign Tips I Wish I’d Known When Starting Out 


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Patrick Jude Ilagan is a graphic designer/photographer hailing from the vast jungles of urban Manila. Always on the look out for visually appealing stuff he scours the internet and the bustling city in search of inspiration. His tools for mass creation is a Canon 500D along with a wide array of lights and lenses plus a 4 year old (but still fighting) laptop. Check out his work here.

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  • http://www.clippingpathzone.com/ Sila Mahmud

    This is really fantastic. The unlimited access makes it even
    better J

  • http://www.g3creative.co.uk G3 Creative Solutions

    Having moved across from Quark i found this tutorial on CS6 pretty useful.

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