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CreativePro Magazine

What is CreativePro Magazine?

CreativePro Magazine is the essential HOW-TO magazine for graphic designers, marketing professionals, art directors, educators, production specialists, and every creative who uses pro tools such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and PowerPoint.

Filled with practical, real-world tutorials written by experts, CreativePro Magazine provides independent, valuable insights into how to use these tools more efficiently and design more effectively.

CreativePro Magazine is published as a monthly PDF available only to Professional members. (Note: The premium articles that appear in the magazine are also available individually on CreativePro.com to all Professional and Starter members.)

What about InDesign Magazine?

On November 1, 2021, InDesign Magazine evolved into CreativePro Magazine. While we will continue to publish articles about Adobe InDesign, the topics will expand to include Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, fonts, design, PowerPoint, Affinity software, automation, PDF, print, digital publishing, and more.

However, CreativePro Magazine continues to be brought to you by the same editorial team that has published InDesign Magazine, InDesignSecrets, and CreativePro.com for over 15 years, including David Blatner and Mike Rankin, with input from our advisory board, including Anne-Marie Concepcion, Erica Gamet, Gene Gable, and more.

The magazine and its articles will continue to be published both as a PDF and online, available only to subscribers. And all membership prices will stay the same they have been for over a decade: $59/year for a Professional Membership, and $6/month for a Starter Membership.

Why the change?

Just as a carpenter uses more than one tool to build a house, designers construct amazing documents not just with InDesign, but a whole toolbox of apps. So, after 150 issues of InDesign Magazine, it’s time for us to start covering more of the tools that you use.

By bringing you great content on our five core topics — Design, InDesign, Photo, Illustration, and Presentations — we’ll keep you current with all the tools you need to be successful.

Can I still access the back issues of InDesign Magazine?

Yes. InDesign Magazine issues 1–150 will always be available to paid subscribers in the Magazine section of the CreativePro website. The majority of InDesign Magazine articles are also available as individual articles on CreativePro.com.

What about InDesignSecrets?

If you love Adobe InDesign, don’t worry: We’ll remain the world’s #1 resource for InDesign users. This evolution is all about expanding the magazine, and offering more tutorials and insights into the tools creative pros use.

All articles, templates, and other resources from InDesignSecrets.com were merged into CreativePro.com in November, 2020. [Read more here.] All episodes of the InDesignSecrets podcast are still available, and a new episode will continue to be published each month.

Is the magazine only available in PDF format? I want a printed version.

We want subscribers from around the world — from Argentina to Denmark, from Japan to New York — to be able to read our magazines in a timely and affordable manner. By bypassing the need to print, warehouse, and ship a paper version of the magazine, we can keep our costs down and get you the best information as quickly as possible.

Another reason we chose PDF over print is that it allows us to insert hyperlinks in each issue, making it easy to access additional information on the Web.

Of course, we understand that not everybody likes to read on screen, so we’re also exploring ways of providing a print version of the magazine to subscribers in the future.

Does Adobe publish InDesign Magazine or CreativePro Magazine?

InDesign Magazine and CreativePro Magazine are independent publications, not Adobe products. InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Membership

I’m a student or teacher; can I get a discount?

Sure! We were students once; we know how it is. Students and faculty members at accredited schools can get a discounted subscription (proof of current enrollment or employment by an educational institution is required). Download this PDF Order Form for pricing information and ordering options.

Can I share my membership or magazines with my colleagues?

CreativePro membership is based on the honor principle. We ask that you please don’t share the magazine issues or other premium resources with friends or colleagues. They can always download a free sample issue and subscribe to the magazine if they think it will be valuable.

If more than one person in your workgroup or company would like to read InDesign Magazine or CreativePro Magazine, you can get a multi-reader site license.

About Adobe InDesign

I have a question about InDesign. What is the best way to find an answer?

As much as we’d like to, we can’t reply personally to individual questions, nor can we fix or troubleshoot your machine or InDesign configuration. So here are some ways you can find solutions to your technical problems:

First, try using the Search feature at the top of this page; there are thousands of InDesign tips and techniques on this site, many of which are in direct response to people’s questions over the years. If you don’t find a solution there, try one of these options:

Something is really wrong with InDesign (blank panel, acting strangely, crashing, etc.)

InDesign is an extremely complex piece of software, and it’s not always obvious to figure out what might be going wrong. Here are some links to help you out:

Where can I find InDesign templates?

There are many InDesign template files available on the web and we have dozens of free InDesign templates here on our site that you can download for free. Professional members of CreativePro can also download premium InDesign templates here.

 

Where can I find scripts for InDesign and how can I install them?

There are hundreds of free and commercial scripts and plug-ins that let you add features and abilities to InDesign. We have several articles that describe what to do with them:

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