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Let’s Create an Event Program Booklet in InDesign

November 18, 2019

Hi everyone this is Nicki with Design
Like a Pro and in this episode I’m going to show you how to design a program now
this is basically a multi-page booklet that we’re going to design and it’s a
really popular type of project to be working on an InDesign because it covers
so many different industries from dance recitals to church bulletins or programs
basically any type of event or situation where you need to design multiple pages
within a booklet this is for you now this tutorial is a beginner tutorial
there’s a few advanced techniques in here but if you are just starting out
with InDesign this is a perfect tutorial for you because we are gonna go over
importing photos editing and placing text working with character styles and
tabs that are really ideal for this type of a program and then also we’re going
to save out this program in two different formats which I do have very
specific tutorials here on design like a pro that I will link for you below but
this is going to go through both options regardless of whether you have a PC or a
Mac so you should be covered if you’re going to be printing professionally or
if you’re gonna print in-house which let’s face it when we’re test as
designers to do recital booklets for example in programs we really don’t have
a lot of time and we may be making something very simple that we are going
to print in-house so this is going to cover all of those scenarios for you so
let’s go ahead and dive in I am using the latest version of InDesign but as
always my tutorials here are really friendly to any version that you may
have available so let’s go ahead and fire up and design and get started okay
so what we have here is the starting screen that we are going to work with
and we’re going to create our document size so I’m working with inches you guys
the latest versions of InDesign really make this easy to switch between units
here so that you can pick what works for you and we are going to create a five
and a half by eight-and-a-half booklet this is basically half of a letter size
which is ideal for many booklets this allows you to print this in-house
you have a copy machine that’s gonna do double-sided printing for you this is
gonna allow you to do that on just a regular sheet of paper which is a
perfect situation so we’re gonna change this to five and a half by eight and a
half and you can see below here we can see that effect taking so we can see
exactly what the page size is gonna be so there’s a few more settings that we
are going to leave checked here facing pages because this is a booklet we are
going to leave facing pages checked if you don’t nothing really horrible is
going to happen but this is just going to flow more like a booklet if we keep
these checked instead of having the pages stacked individually if you know
how many pages you’re going to have you can definitely add that amount here just
keep in mind that in order to have a complete booklet you do have to have the
right amount of pages and as I’ve stated in previous lessons regarding multiple
page booklets an easy standard to go by is something that is divisible by 4
because booklets are going to at minimum be four pages to front to back right so
as long as you’re increasing your page count by four you should be good to go
and have a complete booklet meaning that you’re not going to have any blank pages
that you have to deal with so our booklet is just going to be a basic four
pages in this case it’s going to be a front and a back you can mark here if
you want your page to start on a number other than one but in this case we do
want to just start with one and the only other thing that we are gonna add here
is a bleed even if you’re printing in-house it’s a really good habit to
just automatically apply a bleed here because then you’re really thinking
about items that may go off the page if you’re gonna print in house and you’re
not dealing with a bleed you don’t need this extra feature but like I said I’m
in the habit of doing this because you just never know and it’s a lot easier to
have this from the beginning than to have to go back and add it so these are
all of the settings we’re going to go ahead and create this and you can see
here that we have our four pages and then it is going to create a complete
booklet ie our front and back and then the inside pages if we wanted to add
more we could but like I said you have to add at least
four pages to make it a complete book so four is the minimum but we could have
eight pages then we need to go up to twelve pages and so on so just keep in
mind that if you want to have a complete book you have to go up at least four we
are just going to stick to four pages here for the ease of this tutorial so
let’s go ahead and get started I like to work from the cover down if I have all
of the content with me I am very familiar though with having to wait for
content and not always having everything you need right when you need it so if
that’s the case design for what you have but we’re just gonna start with the
cover first so I’ve created a scenario that’s very common in the design world
where you’re given limited information but you just need to work with what you
have so I have three images that I’m going to use here and need to place them
strategically and I have decided to use this because we do have a dance recital
so we’re going to use this photo for the cover but we just want to create
something really neat for the cover you could just drop this photo in here and
it’s done but I’m just gonna show you a quick little technique to make this a
little bit nicer and this is definitely gonna work very nicely if you’re going
to have this professionally printed but it is also friendly to print in-house if
you need to so I’m dropping this photo in and then I’m going to hold down ctrl
or command shift to scale this all the way down so it fills the frame now word
of note here you need to have a high-resolution image meaning that this
is at least 300 out of your camera so that it fills this nicely and it’s not
pixelated so just make sure that you’re not using a web resolution photo that
you are using a print resolution photo good rule of thumb is anything that’s at
least 5 inches by 7 inches is a good place to start you can scale that up and
down pretty nicely without losing any quality for print so now we have that
filling our page here I’m not going to worry about this going all the way down
and you’ll see why in a second because I want to place some things on top of here
I want to add a gradient fade to white which is gonna
be really friendly for printing this in-house if we want to but it’s just
gonna create a neat effect as well I’m gonna move this up just a little bit to
give even more white space down here and this is a fun technique so just right
clicking on the photo going to effects and then gradient feather is going to
create this really cool effect so here is my dialogue box I’m making sure that
preview is checked so I can see what I’m doing and I want this to start from the
bottom and work up now you can see that a couple of things I’m getting some
weird lines here this is just an effect of InDesign previewing this for me this
is not going to print like this and you’ll see that in the final PDF that it
is not going to print like this so I’m seeing this you actually may not see
this it is just an error in the way that it’s previewing but we also don’t want
this white to be all the way up here I kind of want to keep it right around the
bottom of the ballet shoe and in order to do that we can adjust how this
gradient flows by moving these sliders up here so this kind of cuts it a little
bit shorter the idea is that we don’t see a harsh line so I can move the black
up a little bit I can move this a little bit closer to it to get a little more
white you can even scale this in a little bit to get a little more white so
the idea is just to find a nice compromise without getting too harsh of
a white line and so you can adjust this based on your photo to accomplish that
and when you get something that you like go ahead and hit OK and if you want to
preview what you’re doing really quick just hit W and I can see now that I
don’t have a harsh line there and it’s gonna look really nicely when we lay
something on top of it if you want to see this in a high quality just go ahead
and change that to high quality it helps a little bit it gets rid of the
pixelation of the photo and I can now see it in a in a higher quality and you
can see that those lines are changing as I move around here so those again are
not going to print it’s just an error in the way that this is displaying so the
next step is to add some content on top if this is a program
typically it’s probably going to be the name of the program or event right so
let’s go ahead and drop some text in here I’m just going to start typing 2018
and it’s gonna be a spring recital and it’s for a dance school all right now
we’ve dropped in some text let’s go ahead and style that I want to Center
align it and I want to do some different fonts here so let’s find something here
want something scripty really soft it’s a ballet right so we want something a
little bit more soft not too edgy or modern and we’re going to bring this up
quite a bit and you can see that the air is coming into the 2018 so I’m going to
increase the spacing between that and then bringing dance school down as well
and I want to make dance school a nice clean sans-serif and then I’m going to
make it all caps as well bump up the size a little bit and one tip I have
whenever you’re making anything all caps it’s much easier to read when you add
some decent space between your letters so I would always advise a minimum of 50
spacing here between your tracking so I’m up a little bit more because I like
it to be even more space between there but it is a really nice way to go and it
makes it again it makes it a lot easier to read okay so now we have something
like this I can go ahead now and move on but I’m gonna take it to the next level
and just add a little bit of color here and a box to separate it from the
background again you can just leave it just as it is but why not go another
step so I’m gonna come over here and grab my rectangle tool and just dry it
out and let’s go ahead and fill that with a grey color
I’m gonna create a new swatch because we do not have a grey color and I want it
to be about 80% on the black so we’re going to add it and you can see now that
I have that swatch to use in the future problem is it’s covering up my
so I need to right click arrange and we’re gonna send backward one and then
that allows me to see my text and then I’m going to hold down shift and click
the text box so the rectangle and the text box is selected come over here and
I just want to make sure that everything is Center aligned with my text box and
the black is a little bit hard to read on that dark grey so I’m going to select
the text box come over here and hit the T and that’s going to change it to the
font color instead of a fill color so we’re gonna change it to a different
color here and let’s go with white and now you can see that that contrast is a
lot nicer okay and then there’s only one other thing we’re gonna do and we’re
gonna add some color to this box by creating a stroke around it so let’s
come up here to stroke and create a nice size about five and we want that to be a
dashed line and then I’m gonna come back over here to swatches select the stroke
it’ll bring it to the front and I want to add a nice pink color one tip I have
is always to pull colors from the images that you’re using it’s a great way to
tie your color palettes together and it gives you some color ideas if you’re
completely stuck on what to do so we are going to create a nice pink color and
you can do this just by dragging around here and finding something that is
similar you can also use the eyedropper tool over here if you would like but I
want I don’t want as light of pink as the ballet shoe I just want something
that is close to it all right we’ll try something like that and now you can see
that we have a nice pink stroke and it looks like it goes with this photo so
that just dressed things up a little bit for you and now it’s time to move on to
our interior pages so I’m going to zoom out here so you can see we now have a
left and a right page so typically what is good on these pages is it’s going to
be the program itself we’re confine this to two pages just to show
you some examples of formatting text for a program but you can continue this
program as many pages as you need to so my trick is always to work from the back
forward meaning I place images first which is then going to allow me to
understand where I can place text so it’s time for our next ballet image and
we’ve got this cute little image of these girls so we’re going to place this
now here’s a tip for you again I’m gonna hold down command or control shift to
size this if you are going to print this in-house I would strongly advise that
you keep all of your content within these pink margins just to ensure that
when you print you don’t have an issue with things being really close to the
edge and then you’ll have a nice border around everything that’s uniform across
all of your pages so the same would be true for this cover image you may want
to bring this guy in to this margin line and that way if you were to print this
in house you’re not gonna have issues you’re gonna have this white border here
but again it’s gonna look nice and even for all situations if you’re going to
have this professionally printed then definitely maximize bleeds because it
looks nicer to go all the way across but that’s one very quick way to accommodate
whether you’re going to be printing in-house or not so in this case we are
just going to take it all the way to the edge because we are not going to be
printing this in-house so I’m going to position this though so that these girls
are a little bit up so that I have some space down here basically moving that up
so we’re just kind of chopping them off a little bit but I will say when it
comes to dance photos you always want to show the feet if anything so it is a pet
peeve of mine when people cut the feet off of dancers okay so this gives us a
little bit of space down here and down here we are going to put essentially the
names of our dancers that’s that’s a good place for this before we do that
though I’m going to dress this up a little bit by grabbing the line
tool I’m just gonna hold down shift and drag this to the end come over here back
to stroke and add a nice thick pink line to this something like that and the pink
is already selected from what we were previously doing on the cover if it’s
not you can go ahead and select that and that just gives us a little dressy line
that kind of breaks up our photo from our text so now we’re going to add in
the names of our students and I just have some filler text here you would
obviously use content that you have but I am playing this off like we have a
name of a character that maybe our dancer is performing and then their
actual name so in this case I’m just writing this out and then I am going to
add a tab one tab here and then we’re going to style the tab so if you’ve
never played with tabs this is a great opportunity to learn how to do them and
in this case it’s a programs or great use of tabs and tabs basically in the
way that we’re using this is to have those dots that go all the way across
separating two items of content and then you would continue that down the list so
it’s really great for names in this situation so we’re going to come up here
to type tabs and a little box pops up that allows us to style this so we
already have our tab placed so we can see this in action as we’re doing it
which is really helpful we want a right justified tab meaning that it’s going to
end on the right side of our text box and then we want a period here or a dot
as the leader so this is what’s going to be duplicated across the entire space
for our tabs and if I drag out here you can see now that I am placing where I
want this tab to end and right now I want something like that and if the
period disappeared just go ahead and put it back and hit enter and now you can
see we have our tab filled in with dots and this will basically continue for as
long as you want it to once you’ve styled it in my case I am just going to
duplicate this down so that we essentially have
what we want here but you would be typing in the names as you have them but
again this is a really great way to create a justified and even naming
sequence for our program so when you’re done there I’m going to zoom in here
because now we’re going to do a few things we’re gonna style this a little
cleaner notice that I have this a little bit outside of the margin so I’m just
going to Center that up a little bit better that way we’re not too close to
the edge so from here I want to style this first and last so that there’s a
visual difference between the two things so we’ve got our character name and our
first and last name I want the first and last name to be stat a little different
first of all I would like it to be all caps and I am going to change the entire
font here too so let’s say Adobe Castellon Pro all right now I’m styling
this right here because I want to show you a really quick way to style
something and then use it again and again and again for similar items so in
this case we want this to be all caps and we’re gonna add about eighty
tracking and we want this to be bold so you can see that that helps that area of
content stand out from the other area of content but I want to apply it to
everything below and in this case we’re going to highlight this and come over
here to character Styles if you do not see character Styles it’s available in
Styles character Styles under the window tab and so from here we click the little
hamburger drop-down and create a new character style and the dialog box comes
up and let’s give it a name let’s call it dancer name for reference and you can
see that the styles are being captured here the way that we styled it and if we
go ahead and hit OK we now have a character style saved based on this text
right here so now if I select all the other ones I can quickly style all of my
other names to match making sure that I’m just selecting the
texts that I would like to be styled in this manner okay so you now quickly I
have been able to style all of this different than the character name over
here and if you find that you want to make further changes a beautiful thing
about character Styles is that if you double click and come back into our
basic character format we can do some other things here we can say that maybe
we want it to be italicized and you can see that any case that’s been applied
the character style and our first one wasn’t so we need to go back and fix
that but anytime that we’ve used that character style it’s going to
automatically change for us so it changes all cases of that character
style which is a really awesome thing and saves so much time so let’s go back
and make sure that our example our first example is also labeled dancer name that
way it’s good to go the only other thing I’m gonna do here is just add a little
bit more spacing to fill it out you would accommodate this based on how many
names you have here but that just fills out our naming a little bit better so
now we’ve got something like this okay so in that way you learned how to how to
use tabs and then how to maximize using character styles to save a lot of time
and effort when styling a lot of the same text on this next page in program
land it’s very useful to use this page as your actual program right so in this
case I have again some examples to save us some time
so I’m going to just copy that over here in the case that I just copied this over
a lot of times you may be getting information from another resource which
it may be in a Word document so you can just copy that text over here and ctrl
or command C and then ctrl or command V will paste it as a text box so if you’re
getting it from an email whatever you may be getting this text from if you’re
not typing out yourself that is how you bring it over again I’m gonna Center
align this and now this is ready to style
and we’re going to use different sizes and different fonts to get this style
that we want this is a really good tip because a lot of times you just get text
like this it’s fine but there’s no visual hierarchy here so in this case we
would like to have some visual hierarchy so doing so via different fonts and also
different sizes is the way to do that now keep in mind when I say different
fonts I do not mean going crazy with your fonts I still like to keep my font
choices to three or less but it’s how you use them that makes it stand out so
for example the title act 1 let’s give that a nice script font and we’re gonna
make this a lot larger so that we can read it ok so that softens it up it goes
with our ballet dance theme that we already have going on for the rest of
our text I’m going to keep in line with the same font that we used over here for
our names so that was Adobe Castle on pro I’m gonna set that and then to
further enhance this I’m just going to italicize the song name so again you can
create a character style out of this if you would like to to quickly change the
song name going forward so that it’s italicized so I have that and so let’s
go over here and just quickly create a song named character style and do the
same thing for our axe because we’re going to have more than one come through
here and then this is going to be our act title basically and ok so now we
have our act styled and essentially what this is is the dancers over here would
be listed under the song name when you actually had content so we are going to
move all of this up slightly just to maximize our space and we have two more
acts that we need to fit in here I am just duplicating what I already have in
the interest of time you would then continue on with your actual content so
this is going to allow us to our character styles that we just
created to quickly style our content okay
and this needs to be act 2 alright and then I want to go ahead and
make these dots pink just to get a little bit of color in here and in this
case we’ve got say 2 X you can continue on with your ax as long as you need to
but in this case we’re gonna stop here just in the interest of time so if you
had more keep going with this but now we just have 2 X it’s a short recital and
we’re ready to design the back page so the back page is completely up to you
there’s so many options for designing the back of a program I tend to use the
back of the program as a contact mechanism or an ad so in this case we’re
just going to do a very quick add learning parents to next year’s
registration of classes and a website to sign up so I have a photo that we are
going to use it’s this adorable horizontal photo I actually want this to
be a vertical photo though so I am going to extend the frame and right-click on
this go to fitting Phil frame proportionately gives us a vertical
photo now since we had enough room and I’m just gonna move her in here and I’m
essentially holding this over the circle so that I get the hand icon and you can
see that I’m dragging the photo within the frame so I can align this exactly
how I want to and then a quick W to preview that shows us that she’s now
within that and we basically got a vertical photo out of a horizontal photo
and we have space now above her head for some text content so we are just going
to use a similar format and do not create the recreate the wheel guys just
copy what you already have in this case we are going to copy this text and we
are going to paste it over here and drop it over between our margin
lines here we’re gonna change this to 2019 all right 2019 and this is just gonna
say class registration and then I’m going to delete dance school for right
now because we’re gonna do something different all right and we can leave
this white if we want to it’s very easy to read but I want to make it that nice
pink color that we’ve been using just to tie into her dress her little tutu a
little bit butter right and the only other thing I’m going to add in here is
a website I want to style this differently so I’m using a different
text box here and it’s just gonna be the website comm and we’re going to center
that up we are going to make this white just so that it contrasts nicely with
the pink we’re gonna bring up the size not that much or can bring up the size
of that to about 20 and then let’s bring in a nice bold sans-serif font I always
like to capitalize the website it is just something that I do to make it
stand out a little more okay and you can leave it like this but I’m gonna go
another step forward and kind of tie in the rectangle that we did at the
beginning of our cover and I want that to be a pink one and we just kind of
want a stroked rectangle here I’m just eyeballing the placement but that just
sort of ties it in nicely and gives it a nice little look okay so there you have
it now we have our complete four-page program ready to go so now what do we do
well we need to save this we need to save all of our hard work so let’s save
as I already have one here so I’m just gonna save this as number two this is
saving the InDesign document by the way and here we go
now we are going to save this file out for our printer this is if we are going
to professionally print this document and send it off to our printer so in
this case all we need to do is go to I’ll export and save our document as a
print PDF and go ahead and save and then we get some options here
I have presets that I already have available in here that I am using
frequently so I save those out and these in this case we want to have our bleed
checked because we are sending this to print output no color conversion if you
need to export out your PDF and change everything to CMYK
then you would convert to destination preserve numbers and then you would pick
whatever you need to pick for your country and your printing situation in
my case it would be a working CMYK web coded because I do print a lot most of
my programs I will print uncoated paper advanced I have high-res outlines this
is a PDF preset that I use and I do have a tutorial on setting that up and then
everything else is default so we are hitting OK and then it’s going to save
out our PDF and you can see here that this is what that looks like printed and
again you don’t see the lines in the actual PDF and you can see that
everything looks okay we have the bleeds checked for printing so we’re gonna get
some crossover from our other document and this is ready to send to print so
the only other situation is if you were printing in-house you don’t want the
pages to be individually stacked you actually want them to show up so
regardless of whether you’re on a PC or a Mac you would be using the print to
booklet feature it’s just a matter of how the printer that you’re going to use
you’re going to use a postscript for your Mac and then run it through the
distiller which I have a tutorial on that shows you exactly how to do that if
you’re on a PC and you can print to PDF then you can use that feature as well so
you would pick your preset like you normally do if you need to and these
settings are fine this is a 2 up settle stitch that’s what we’re going to be
doing because we’re essentially printing this in-house and folding it in half our
preview here shows our four pages as they should if this is wrong or you’ve
got a little error here usually the problem is in your print
settings you need to make sure that your paper size says custom that way the
actual page size of your document comes through here that’s really important to
make sure that this says custom and not letter by default or another option and
then that makes sure that you’ve got everything fitting as it should and then
I typically just like to keep everything centered on the page but it is going to
scale to a hundred percent so it should fit as you want it to again if you have
the option you can print directly to a PDF or you can print to a postscript
file if you’re on a Mac and then run it through the distiller to create your
final PDF and that will allow you to print it at your copy machine or
whatever is gonna allow you to print double-sided in this case you’re not
going to need a bleed you don’t want it to print bleed that will actually throw
you off a little bit if you don’t have the option to print larger than
eight-and-a-half by eleven for example so go ahead and turn that off in this
version everything else is a okay the way that it is and then we go ahead and
hit OK and then you can go ahead and print that PostScript file or print the
PDF I just remove that dot INDD save it wherever you need to and now it’s going
to create a postscript file for me that I can then create a PDF off of and if we
come over here you can see this postscript file right here and I can go
ahead and open this in distiller now I’m showing you this option because it is
the version that most of you are going to run into is needing to deal with this
PostScript and it’s the one that has the most issues that can come up so if
you’re printing to a PDF just like you did the PostScript file you would just
have a PDF and you’re done ready to send that to the printer but in the
PostScript opportunity here this is the dialog box that comes up and we need to
make some choices again I have some presets in here so I want to make sure
that I’m using those presets the PostScript file doesn’t have any of
those settings applied to it like you would if you were saving a PDF so we
need to go ahead set this and then the other thing that
you need to double-check is the paper size this again is where a lot of people
will have issues so I’m gonna go ahead and run the PostScript file through here
and we’ll see what we get but if you do have issues with alignment it usually
lies in your page size not matching up with the document and in this case I can
tell you it’s not because it’s coming up as a portrait with the width it actually
needs to be the other way around because our double pages we’re thinking
double pages now we designed a five and a half by eight-and-a-half booklet but
the pages are side by side so it’s actually 11 by eight and a half right so
we just need to make sure that that page size reflects what we’re actually
creating so that when we print it out we print out our eight and half by eleven
and fold that in half then we end up with our five and a half by eight and a
half so you just have to be aware of that when you’re doing this and if it
doesn’t look right it’s usually the paper size that is the issue so I’m
gonna go ahead and drop that in there and then we’re gonna go ahead and save
this out as a PDF and you can see that it’s running through and it created a
PDF now the moment of truth is to open this guy up and see what we get okay and
here we have our PDF and you can see that our pages are side by side exactly
how we wanted side by side right so this is our front in our back and this is our
inside pages so from here I can go ahead and print this on any printer that I
have access to that is going to allow me to print double-sided so I don’t
actually have that in this case but you can now print this double-sided know
that because you don’t have these images in that you may have some issues so
again like I said earlier in the tutorial make sure that you’ve got white
space around here to look a lot better but the technique is the same and you
can see the difference between saving this out for a professional printer
where all of your pages are stacked and they can now take this and put this
together versus the booklet version which allows you to print this in-house
double-sided you can send this to your printer by the way
it’s just that they typically prefer it like this in all my years of printing
printers prefer it this way where this is very handy if you’re printing this
in-house because you don’t have to worry about the pages being side by side so
that is two ways that you can save out your final document running it through
the distiller and again if you have any issues with the way that it looks it is
most of the time related to your PDF settings and it is the page size as the
issue as I noted if this was reversed by default we would have had an issue
because it would have printed out our booklet in portrait mode instead of
landscape mode and we would have had an issue so that was fixing it to match the
page size originally thank you guys so much for watching I know this was a
pretty detailed tutorial but again this is a project that so many of you have
requested and a lot of us are tasked with doing pretty much on the fly when
you’re creating booklets for any organization that you may be working for
if you have any questions please leave them in the comments below I do my best
to check every comment that I receive you can also shoot me an email which is
listed down below check out the other tutorials if you’re stuck on anything
that I have way more detail on especially the last step where you’re
saving out the PDF I actually have a tutorial that will show you the hiccups
that you’re gonna run into most commonly and through that process and if you
haven’t please make sure that you subscribe to stay up to date with all of
the latest and greatest here at Design Like a Pro and I will see you in the
next episode


  • Reply Dana Hall March 26, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    You have the best InDesign tutorials. I have learned so much from you!!!

  • Reply Eugene Tyson March 29, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Using distiller to create the pdf – so so bad… it was going so well… what's this with "if you're on a Mac you can print to PS" you can do that on any document – but it's not a recommended workflow. These tutorials are user BEWARE! So many awful practices that will cause issues for beginners!!!

  • Reply Liv R May 23, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Nicki I've learned so much from watching your videos. Thanks for posting them. I do have a question about how to set up a large booklet that I will need to send to a prof. printing company. Is there a way I can contact you to ask this question.

  • Reply F Ar July 13, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Grateful for your tutorials — became a subscriber!!! THANK YOU.

  • Reply Johney Joseph July 17, 2018 at 11:54 am

    1 video every 3 months ?

  • Reply Coretta Grant October 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    I just subscribed to your channel! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  • Reply Carmen Carcelen October 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you very much for your tutorials. They are great. You make iT easy to learn. You voice is perfect, very clear and pleasent.Please keep up you fantastisch work. Greetings from Holland.

  • Reply Steve Vincent November 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Great tutorial. Just got asked to do this and knew I'd turn to InDesign. Wasn't sure on the booklet print options, but you've explained them very well.

  • Reply Scott Himel November 8, 2018 at 5:29 am

    You’re the best! Very well done tutorial.

  • Reply Bashrat Ahmad November 15, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Thanks for the grate InDesign tutorials. I watch first time Design Like a Pro and I have learned so much from you. thankyou very much

  • Reply Tim Campbell January 16, 2019 at 1:48 am

    i am willing to learn so please teach me

  • Reply Tim Campbell January 16, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    i want to learn how to make flyers, brochures , funeral and church programs. please, i wan t to learn but i don't have money for tutoring or classes

  • Reply MillaRose22 January 31, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Really helpful tutorial. I've done a fair amount using InDesign in the past, but many of your tips were so handy and suprisingly in depth. Tabs particularly.

  • Reply Genesis Maylar David March 4, 2019 at 3:49 am

    What's the font you used in the recital part ? I can't find it.

  • Reply yazn markazy March 5, 2019 at 11:44 am

    you are the best

  • Reply Preevy C March 12, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    8:12 whats the difference between this and using a gradient mask on illustrator?

  • Reply Gods Child April 9, 2019 at 1:29 am

    This is great and simple

  • Reply Eric Lamont April 11, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    If you have a multi-page document, do you still have your pages as like 2-3, 3-4, etc? I am doing a program that will be something like 20 pages, 11×17, bifolded and stapled (ironically for a dance recital!). With this lay out, the same piece of paper will have something like, for example, page 2 and 19 on it. Would I have to lay out my pages like that? Or is ID smart enough to know that even if I go in sequential order, it needs to combine them differently for printing? Sorry I’m probably not being clear. Just starting to learn ID.

  • Reply Betsaida Meynard April 23, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Can I use this or something like this on chrome book?

  • Reply Blue July 29, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Great tutorial!

  • Reply Timothy Burris August 18, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Great tutorial. Kept waiting for your to correct the left end of the Pink line on Page 2, but as an InDesign newbie, I learned a ton.

  • Reply Jason Lee September 3, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    what happens if the pages are not set of 4s? I have 18 pages. including the cover and back.

  • Reply Caroline Blazey September 20, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks for the video very useful and very well explained, however when I went to go to "print booklet" I have the following warning " the booklet doesn't fit the current paper size. Click print settings to specify a larger paper size or to scale the booklet to fit. Please note that I followed you instructions in terms of the paper size at the start of the set up. Need some advice. Thank you.

  • Reply Sara Hobbs October 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Awesome! This video saved us and taught me how to print in-house!!!! Thanks a bunch!

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