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in design logoInDesign is the Adobe product most commonly used for page layout. But it’s not just for print projects. You can also use InDesign to create interactive PDFs that can be posted online.

There are tons of great tutorials available to learn more about how to use this program, which is admittedly, a bit more complicated than most.

Where to learn more

First of all, I recommend the series on LinkedIn Learning. As I mentioned in class, if you want to get up to speed quickly, these courses are excellent for learning all kinds of software. You can get access via Western here (until Sep. 2020). Plus, if you get yourself a London Public Library card, you can get access to courses here. (I recommend In Design Adobe CC 2017 Essential Training.)

This tutorial will take you through the 5 Need-to-Know Tools for InDesign Beginners. We’ll cover all these during our tutorial today. You may also want to check out A Quick Guide to InDesign Master Pages, which I also plan to cover. If you prefer web pages for your tutorials, then you should check out their tutorials section — tons of good helpers there.

I also like the website InDesign Secrets. They cover new additions to InDesign and have tons of free templates you can download to use in your own projects.