In my previous post, I shared a simple tutorial on how to make a greeting card using Adobe InDesign. In this post, I’ll talk more about Adobe InDesign software and how you can create printed or digital high-quality documents such as:
- Printed books and brochures
- Annual Reports
- Interactive publications
- Greeting cards, of course, and more!
WHAT IS ADOBE INDESIGN?
Adobe InDesign was created by Adobe Systems. If you’ve opened PDF’s, (Portable Document Format) you’ve most likely had to download their free software called Acrobat Reader to view them. Or maybe you’ve had to download Flash Player to properly view a website.
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software to create many projects such as:
- Professional business cards for your Etsy shop
- Eye-catching menus for your bakery
- Printed magazines of your comic drawings
- Impressive resumes when applying for your dream job
- Calligraphy worksheets for your blog’s subscribers to download
- Interactive children’s ePUB books
- Flyers to hand out for your club’s fundraiser
- Design an elegant invitation suite for your wedding
I can go on and on, but if there’s a project you have in mind, InDesign can help!
IS IT FREE?
I wish. I downloaded the Adobe InDesign trial and purchased the app after it ended. I believe the trial lasts 7 days. Why 7 days instead of 30, I have no idea. If you do decide to download the trial, take advantage of their tutorials for beginners within those 7 days so you can get a taste of InDesign and see if it will work with your projects.
SO HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
In this post I specifically talk about InDesign. In a future post I’ll go over the pricing plans available for all of their apps. The Adobe InDesign cost depends on the plan you select. I purchased the single app for a prepaid annual plan of $239.88. You can also pay the annual plan in monthly payments of $19.99. If you don’t need the app long term, you can pay $29.99 monthly.
You can buy Adobe InDesign here as well as view pricing and plans for other apps.
WHERE ELSE CAN I LEARN HOW TO USE INDESIGN?
Adobe only has only several tutorials for beginners and for more experienced users. Skillshare currently has tons of online training “classes” you can sign up for to learn Adobe InDesign.
You can also purchase Adobe InDesign CC Classroom In A Book. This comprehensive book is the 2017 release of 16 projects, all step-by-step with pictures and tips for working with InDesign. I purchased this book and am excited to learn how to use InDesign. I’ve got a lot of ideas I’d like to use InDesign for!
What can you see yourself creating with InDesign? Any tutorials for beginners you would like to see?