A collection of Adobe InDesign resources I’ve bookmarked. Feel free to check them out and use at your own risk.
I love Adobe InDesign. You can make everything from old-timey newspapers to new fangled social media graphics.
Here’s a collection of Adobe InDesign resources I’ve collected over the years:
My collection of Adobe InDesign resources
Adobe InDesign blogs and forums
- InDesignSecrets.com: The world’s #1 resource for all things InDesign.
- Document Geek: Tutorials specializing in long documents, print production, InDesign, Acrobat, and more.
- Indiscripts: InDesign Scripting playground. Features a lot of cool scripts for doing repetitive tasks and improving workflows.
- Adobe’s InDesign Forum: Official Adobe forum for all things Adobe InDesign.
- Adobe InDesign Learn & Support: Official tutorials and user guides from Adobe.
- InDesignSkills.com: Tutorials, templates and inspiration related to Adobe InDesign.
Adobe InDesign videos and courses
- InDesign Secrets on YouTube: Short little tutorials in less that show you the hidden powers of Adobe InDesign.
- Lynda.com InDesign courses: After a major career change*, these courses helped me go from an novice to pro in using InDesign. Look especially for the courses taught by Anne-Marie Concepción and David Blatner.
- Adobe Creative Cloud on YouTube.
- Terry White on YouTube: Terry often covers Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe products, but occasionally covers InDesign.
Adobe InDesign Scripting
Note: Use these scripts at your own risk, since you’re programming Adobe InDesign (and perhaps other applications) to do things automatically.
- Keith Gilbert’s InDesign Scripting Made Easy course on Lynda.com. A must watch if you’re exploring scripting.
- In-tools.com InDesign scripts
- InDesignSecrets.com plug-ins and scripts plus a post about what the default InDesign scripts do.
- Ajar Productions scripts
- Gilbert Consulting’s scripts
- InDesign ExtendScript API: This is an HTML equivalent of the ExtendScript Toolkit Object Model Viewer, which breaks down every programmable object and attribute. The advantage of the HTML version is that it’s faster to use than the built-in ExtendScript Toolkit version (which I believe runs on Flex, an old UI that uses Flash for rendering).