If you have been following my InDesign tutorials and articles, then you know just how useful a guide to the program can be. I hope that you have been able to learn a great deal from what I have posted so far, and that you will continue to learn and grow through my upcoming InDesign tutorials. My goal here is to help anyone who wants to learn the program be able to do so in the easiest way possible so that their design work can be simpler and easier for them.
So I’ve been thinking of more ways to give you more help with your process of using InDesign. One of the biggest helps for me when I was first learning InDesign through InDesign tutorials was being able to access many of the InDesign resources that are out there. Some are useful for learning the program, and others are more for actual use in the program, but both were an invaluable help to me, as I hope they will be for you.
InDesign Tutorials and Resources for Learning
The following are some of the best InDesign resources I found out there when I was learning InDesign.
- Blogs. InDesign online tutorial blogs are some of the biggest things that helped me learn the ins and outs of the program. Blogs that provide tutorials with pictures especially gave me the help I needed. These blogs were priceless to my development as a graphic artist.
- InDesign video tutorials. These are just as good as step by step picture tutorials, as they show you the work in progress.
- Adobe’s website. I previously mentioned about Adobe’s helpful site providing InDesign tutorials, and I shamelessly mention it again. Adobe has some useful stuff that anyone can use.
InDesign Templates and Resources for Use
I’ve done a few posts on InDesign templates, so it’s a given that I love and advocate the use of them. But what other resources did I find to be useful out there?
- Sites providing scripts and plugins for InDesign. Scripting in InDesign is challenging, and that’s why these sites that offer help in that department are so useful. You can learn scripting from a good InDesign tutorial, but then save time by getting premade script and plugins.
- Sites showcasing good InDesign work by other designers. I love to see the work of others as it both challenges and inspires me to do better in my own work. Seeing what others do with InDesign can teach you what you can do as well.
I’m sure there are many other useful resources out there for InDesign learning and use, and you should get out there and find them. These things can make a huge difference in your work, so take advantage of them when you can.