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InDesign 102

Next Steps in Learning Adobe InDesign

Step by step. That’s how you learn InDesign: by taking one step at a time. In my last article, we took our first steps on the path. We explored making a new document, creating text and graphic frames and filling them, and touched on how to export or print your layout.

Now it’s time to build on that knowledge and start using InDesign for real projects. To do that, you need to master a few essential tasks, such as understanding master pages, styles, and how to make text wrap around other objects on the page.

These aren’t linear… that is, you don’t have to learn any one of these topics before the other. Instead, each one is just another tool in your ever-expanding toolbox. As you learn each tool—what it does, why you want to use it, and how best to put it into practice—you’ll become a stronger, better InDesign user.

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David Blatner is the co-founder of the Creative Publishing Network, InDesign Magazine, and the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign. His InDesign videos at LinkedIn Learning ( are among the most watched InDesign training in the world. You can find more about David at