InDesign Basics for Bloggers: Get Started Creating with InDesign

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A 5-lesson video course designed to help you learn the basics you need to get started creating with InDesign.

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It’s easier than you think to make graphics for your blog with InDesign.

One of the things that not a lot of people realize is that you really only need to learn some basics to use InDesign effectively. This 5-lesson mini course is designed to take you through the basics of the program to help you get a good foundation for creating many different projects for your blog.

With the tools in this course, you’ll be able to create projects like:

In this course, you’ll get familiar with the program, learn some simple tools, palettes and shortcuts, and there will be a project walkthrough in the last video to show you how to put some of those tools and features to use.

Here is a list of lessons that are included:

Lesson 1 – Getting Familiar with the Work Area

Opening up InDesign for the first time can be overwhelming, but I promise it’s not nearly as scary as it looks once you break it down into its basics sections. We’ll walk through the 5 basic sections in this video.

Lesson 2 – Basic Tools and Palettes

I’ll take you through the handful of tools and palettes you need to know to be able to work with lots of different projects.

Lesson 3 – The Control Palette and Pasteboard

In this video I’ll show you two of the most useful InDesign features that can really help you as you work on projects.

Lesson 4 – Basic Functions and Shortcuts

InDesign is loved for its time-savers, and in this video I’ll go through a few of them that can help you really speed things along.

Lesson 5 – Creating Your First Project

We’ll walk through a project and show you some of these tools and features we’ve learned in action.

InDesign does not have to be intimidating.

By just learning some basics, you can start using this pro software to create professional looking projects for your blog.

Ready to get started creating with InDesign?

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How to Create a Worksheet with InDesign

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How to Create a Worksheet with InDesign

One of InDesign’s strong points is definitely page layout, which of course means it’s great for creating content upgrades and printables for your blog.

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a worksheet with InDesign.

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How to Quickly Resize Artwork with InDesign

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How to Quickly Resize Artwork with InDesign

It’s quick and easy to use a simple keyboard shortcut to automatically resize text, objects, groups of objects, and even whole layouts in InDesign.

I’ll show you how in this video.

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How to Quickly Make New Graphics with InDesign

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How to Quickly Make New Graphics with InDesign

One of the great things about InDesign is being able to save and duplicate your work.

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a template from a blog post graphic that’s already been created, and then use that template to quickly make a new graphic.

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A Fast & Easy Way to Edit Your Images in InDesign

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A Fast and Easy Way to Edit Your Images in InDesign

Another great feature in InDesign is that you can quickly make a change to your image in Photoshop and automatically update the image back in InDesign, without having to find and open the file on your computer.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to open and edit your image in Photoshop straight from InDesign.

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How to Create a Blog Post Graphic with InDesign

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How to Create a Blog Post Graphic with InDesign

When you want to design graphics for your blog posts, InDesign may not be the first design tool you think of. However, it’s actually pretty easy to create and export web-ready graphics for your blog with Indesign, and in this video, I’ll show you how.

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How to Create a Blog Post Graphic with InDesign

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