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Using Layers in InDesign

CreativePro Magazine issue 19 coverThis article appeared in Issue 19 of CreativePro Magazine.

InDesign’s Layers panel can be your secret weapon in the battle to produce great documents with maximum flexibility and efficiency. This often-underused panel can do more than simply organize pieces of your document. You can use it to improve your workflow and overcome all sorts of production challenges.

In this article, we’ll review some of the basics of using layers, as well as techniques for unlocking their full power.

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Julie Shaffer, CPSM, founded Shaffer Creative in 2012 to share her industry knowledge and orchestrate creative branding solutions for a wide variety of clients. Her work has been recognized with local, national, and international awards for marketing collateral and graphic design. An Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign CC, Julie’s popular training workshops, focused on InDesign for AEC Marketers, take her all over the United States. Learn more about her work at .