Adobe InDesign Tutorial – Booklet Layout For Print InDesign Tutorial

Adobe InDesign Tutorial – Booklet Layout For Print InDesign Tutorial

today I’ve got some awesome tips for you
guys when working Adobe InDesign and designing a photography booklet perfect
for print what is that people welcome back to
Satori graphics the home of graphic design content right here on YouTube so
today an InDesign tutorial because I know a lot of you guys wanted to see
this on my channel again if you have suggestions for videos in the future
they’d be shy to pop a comment in a comment section below
so today is a tutorial on InDesign tips when designing photography booklet for
print on Thursday have some more nifty tips in Adobe Illustrator that you
probably don’t know about and also I’ve got content on Friday lined up as well
but anyway let’s get into these tips when working with Debian design for our
photography booklet layout on InDesign we need to make the correct document
first and foremost so choose print and then for my photography document I’m
going to use a square layout I’m gonna make my document around 260
millimeters by 216 millimeters the amount of pages that you’re going to
add isn’t too important right now because I’m going to show you how to
delete and add pages later the default margins are fine and we want to add a
three millimeter bleed to our document we can press the link icon to add the
bleed around the entire book a document so here is our document for today’s
InDesign tutorial I’m going to show you some neat tips on how to add page
numbers across the entire document as well as some other tips later in today’s
tutorial we’re going to add alt text and logo content in InDesign by seeing as
it’s the photography booklet we need to set up the imagery professionally in
Photoshop so in Photoshop make a document that is
a square and the same size or larger than your InDesign document so I’m going
to use 216 by 216 millimeters you’re going to want to make sure your imagery
is 300 PPI and CMYK now this is essential and it’s important you get it
right we’re going to need to import the photography into InDesign after saving a
in Photoshop so simply apply your image onto the square canvas and then save the
image as a JPEG you want to use the highest quality
possible– and then go ahead and save into photography booklet folder a quick tip about working in design
sometimes by default a new document is going to have a display quality on the
screen set to standard when in fact you’ve actually want to be using high
quality as the setting used if you cannot see your tools open you can bring
them out into the screen here take the rectangle frame tool and create a box
across your entire document like so including the bleeds I will leave the
first page blank now because that’s going to be the cover so check and make
sure the box is perfectly up into the edges of the page and then this is going
to be the right page of the first double page spread on my photography booklet then take the white arrow tool and click
the box and then go up to file one place locate the image and click OK you can
then arrange the image to fit the box perfectly I’m not gonna spend heaps of
time making my booklet look good today I just want to show you guys the
techniques and tips for making your very own box you can change the screen mode here to
see how the booklet will look after is printed and the bleeds are actually cut
away and you can also use the bleed mode here to see the bleeds off your document
to remember that the thin slice around the document that is actually the bleed
is going to be cut away after printing so do not put any crucial content in
this more area if you want to add or remove pages you have various different
options under the Layout tab you can manually add multiple pages as well as
remove multiple pages or you can add a single page automatically now I’m going
to show you how to save time and add a specific part of your design across the
entire booklet and for this you want to have the pages window open which you can
click on there right here or you can go up to window in them pages at the top
you’re going to see the master pages and if you double click the master pages
we’d then be taken to a double page spread basically whatever you design and
place on these two pages here is going to appear across the entire document so
for example you can add page numbers to do this we take the type tool and we
click and drag to make a type box then go up to type insert special character
markers and then page numbers you actually in fact have an A up here if
you press command or control T you can bring open the typography window and
then you can set the size and the style of the a this a is automatically going
to turn into every single page number on your document by InDesign which you will
see now so go back to the pages window and then select your document with a
double click and you’re never gonna notice that the
page numbers are now on your document however we only added one side as you
can see so go back to the master pages and then you start option key to
duplicate da over to the other side make sure that is aligned and mirrored
perfectly with the first one now head back to your document and you’ll notice
that you have page numbers across all pages the one problem that you now have
is that as a page number on the front cover and it is not really one and
you’ll find that you can actually move and edit this number
so hover the cursor over it and then press command shift and click on a Mac
or ctrl shift and click on a PC and you’re now going to be able to edit move
and delete this page number I’m going to quickly lay out a cover page with a
simple techniques in InDesign you can choose the foreground color here and
then take the rectangle tool you want to be able to see the bleeds so you can
bring the background up to the bleed edge select Adobe Illustrator you can
double click the color palette and edit the color of the shape I will show you
one way to import a high-quality back to logo we take the rectangle frame tool
and draw in a square you can move it around into its centered then go up to
file on place as we did before with the photography locate your logo and then
click OK you can then resize and send to your
logo on a document so that it looks ideal you can also lower the opacity of
the logo as we can in illustrator also it might help if you lock the background
layer in place so it doesn’t move around take the type tool and then create a
text box I feel that InDesign has the most scope of editing typography of any
Adobe software out there and at the very top you’ll notice very different ways
that you can edit your typography again I’m just showing you guys how to design
a photography book little layout and InDesign I’m not gonna spend hours doing
this myself but when you do finally get to the point where it’s finished you’re
going to need to explore your document for prints so go to file and export and
then to Tadoba PDF or print I choose a two-up cover page layout
which I feel is best for this kind of design the compression should be fine by
default and in the marks and bleed section I tend to use most options but
you must use a document bleed settings most often the rest of these settings
are fine by default and any warnings are going to be posted in the summary
section once you actually export it you can then review your design in Acrobat so there was today’s video designing a
photography booklet in Adobe InDesign I offered you guys some tips for your
workflow in this program so let me know what you thought of the video in the
comment section below and of course if you did enjoy the content give it a
thumbs up and maybe even share on social media
I’m super happy about the growth of my channel right now and getting all these
views likes and subscribers is telling me that you guys are taking my content
and you’re actually finding my videos useful in your graphic design workflow
but I’m always looking to improve so don’t be shy to let me know what you
guys want to see on this channel here at cetera graphics but anyway until next
time design your future today peace

100 thoughts on “Adobe InDesign Tutorial – Booklet Layout For Print InDesign Tutorial

  1. i wanted to see how to actually create the booklet template. I know how to create the pages but how do you make it look like a ready made book?

  2. Thank you for this tutorial 🙂 I didn't speak good english, but i understand allmost all the things you said 😀 And i learn some precious things with InDesign

  3. hello i love your videos but i need just to tell me how i can download the adobe collection app 2017 for MAC ? Please

  4. You convert an RGB image to CMYK then export a JPEG that you then stretch because you couldn’t remember your 3mm bleed… please tell me that this is just a joke! That you did this without blinking shows you know nothing of digital printing and less of colour management.

  5. Important

    Don't forget to add an extra 6mm height and width to your Photoshop document, which will compensate for the 3mm bleed in InDesign. This will ensure you will not need to stretch and distort your image.
    Also, remember to set up your image and artwork as CMYK throughout

  6. If you want to edit a photoshop image that's not working in InDesign hover on it press option or alt and double click and it will open in Photoshop – make your changes and it will update back in InDesign – just a tip for anyone who didn't know!

  7. How to make a borderless booklet printing? For an example I want the image to be in between two pages so I do not want the border to be seen.

  8. Great tutorial! Thank you for your help! Your instructions were clear and easy to follow. I have yet to have someone so clearly explain how to get rid of that pesky page number on page 1 of a document.

  9. Hello Satori, I used your method for making my own booklet. However, after i printed it, I found out that there were also margins / blanks in the middle of the page. Is that supposed to be normal? if i cut the margins in the middle, i will only end up having loose pages, which makes it weird for binding..

  10. One question, how do you make the ruler guide always starting from 0 for the view of every page ?Is that the default setting when you choose one of the Ai print template ?Working on a similar project, appreciate it !

  11. நன்றி (nanri) which means thank you
    It's an awesome tutorial to watch and learn.
    I am from India
    And I am wishing you all the best
    Praise the Lord.

  12. Sorry if this question seem ignorant to you but, how about the back? how can you edit/design the back of every page?

  13. Hello, how should I do the "back" of the book where the filling goes? in case my book has 100 pages for example. Thanks nice tutorial.

  14. It might be helpful to explain the difference between reader spreads, which your file is, and printer spreads, which you would need if you are sending the file for print.

  15. Hello, Can I use this software to create the COVER only for my booklet. THe rest I type in word 2013.
    How do you import the product of Indesign to Word 2013 ?

  16. Thank you for the helpful tips on page numbers, I just tried making a booklet following your instructions, but my page numbers are hidden beneath the images I have put in place, how can I bring the numbers to sit above the images? Thanks

  17. how to make the second page your first page? you just remove the no.1 in the first but the numbering in second page is still 2. Thanks a lot!

  18. LEFT PAGE ARTWORK OVERLAPPING ON TO RIGHT PAGE. What should I do? it looks okay in ID but when it's exported in pdf, left page artwork overlapping on to right page.. 🙁

  19. Thanks
    Is there possible to have several masks type (eg : for photo, photo+text, 2 photos, text only, etc.) within the same document ?

  20. You can easily use RGB images for print projects in InDesign. It’s using the same image engine as Photoshop for CMYK conversion (can be chosen during .pdf exporting). Big downside of keeping CMYK links is they are larger than RGB images. Not a big issue while working on small flyers. Gets more problematic when you have hundreds of links and have hand you project files to someone else.

  21. Hi how do you print double sided? tried it on illustrator did not work printed the same cover page on the other side.

  22. mmm tbh you got most of it right in terms of file set up, but what kind of booklet are you setting up for, because I can tell you right now if its for saddle stitch you are missing two pages. Saddle stitch booklets need to be divisible by 4 pages and what I saw was a 10 PG document. So technically its an incomplete booklet 🙁 secondly, if you are setting up a file for a saddle stitch booklet (which is what your thumbnail image is), I wouldn't design the front and back page with the full booklet because they will need to be separated from the original file in case you want the cover page to be a heavier weight paper than the inside. 3rd, I would only use bleed for pages that are printed to the edge, if not its useless and will increase your file size. Otherwise if this isn't for a saddle stitch booklet, the file set up you described is fine. The reason why I am bringing this up, because I am a graphic designer in print and countless times I have to fix a customers file for print. There maybe a set up fee depending on where you get it printed so be wary. Knowing what kind of booklet you want should determine your file set up. I would just call a print shop and ask if they can review your file and see if its print ready.

  23. hey dud! this is a great video, but i had a question- do these sizes work for a CD booklet? i'm new when it comes to ID and i would love to know how to do it properly

  24. Great tutorial.
    What is link option in indesign? Its use and explain everything in detail as you do in your video. I am talking about a link icon appears when we placed an image

  25. This is an excellent tutorial! Well explained and step by step! You should go make a course on Udemy 😉 can you tell me where I can download a template for an A6 booklet so all I need do is add content and design… actually is it possible to download a template with ready made content so I can clack and replace? Thank you 🙏

  26. Nice video bro, but in the page numbering, i thought since you removed the letter 1 from the cover page, the next page will automatically start from 1, but it didn't, so is there a way to make the next page start from 1? Because i don't think it's right printing it with the page numbering starting from 2.

  27. My InDesign CC 2019 didn't highlight the "Two-Up (Cover page)" option, it only highlighted the "Two-Up Continuous (Cover page)" option, are they the same thing?

  28. Hi, Satori I would love to see your workflow/process on InDesign especially if you're working with typography. Also some tips on layout.

  29. So VistaPrint recently released an option to get these mass printed, and it is not cheap, but I trust VistaPrint because I have used them many times before. The only thing is they say to upload as all separate pages in the PDF file. After you set up the document and built your booklet is there a way to separate the pages so they are all individual? Also do you have any recommendations on getting booklets printed on high quality cardstock paper? Thanks!

  30. Very nice tutorial, but not so much about cover, as you know cover is very hard and not so easy as content pages. you should make a separate video about cover ! Thank you and good luck

  31. I'm working with InDesign 12 years now. Its NO 1 among the similar DTP programs, for me, best, better than Q-Xpress, or CorelDraw. In the Marks& Bleeds section, we in Croatia use Offset : 3 mm instead of the default 2.117 mm, for press purposes. You have teaching qualities.

  32. I have a college project on making a magazine in Indesign. Do a video on it too. It will be a great help. This video has helped a lot too.

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  34. Hey important question I’m doing a booklet but want to use creative pro iPad drawing as. I love the outcome but what would I have to save that as to get it into the undesigne page I don’t know I’m a little confused. Someone let me know :(!!!!!

  35. Just found this video on iD, would be great to see a more in-depth tutorial on InDesign.
    One question, I'm curious why you built the document in 216x216mm, this format will only give you one piece from the standard SRA3 size paper instead of 2 when at 210x210mm? Maybe some people don't care about paying extra for paper.

    Maybe a good tutorial for you to do is about paper size. You would be amazed how many 'Graphic Designers' send us work which is set out in no real format size. (for example 195x279mm) Where these people even get these numbers from always baffles me.

  36. I have a question. Once you've designed the booklet. How do you make your thumbnail in which you can kind off see a preview of your booklet? thanks in advance 

  37. Thank you, this has given me quite a few ideas.
    Do you have a tutorial or can you recommend a template for designing a workbook in InDesign?

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