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InDesign for Academic Posters Tutorials

Starting a New InDesign Poster Project

This tutorial shows how to set your document settings for your poster and set up your Workspace in InDesign when starting a new project.  InDesign is similar to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. It has similar tools, some of which work differently in...

Adding Color Shapes and Background InDesign

This tutorial walks through how to add color backgrounds and shapes to an InDesign poster.   Adding a Color Background Once your poster is created, you may want to start by creating a colored shape for your background. Select the Rectangle tool from the tool...

Adding and Formatting Text InDesign

This tutorial shows how to add and format text for your InDesign poster.   Creating a Text Box When adding text to your project, you will want to use the guides to center and align your text boxes. Select the text tool from the tool panel. The text tool icon is...

Adding Images and Graphics to an InDesign Project

This tutorial shows how to add images and graphics to an InDesign poster.   Creating Frames for Your Graphics To place an Image in your poster, you will first want to create an approximate layout of what you want your poster to look like by making a frame for...

Making Adjustments to Images in InDesign

This tutorial walks though how to make different adjustments to images in your InDesign poster. .   Moving an Image After placing your images in their frames, you may want to reposition it within the frame, such as the image in the lower right corner of our...

Backing Up Your InDesign Project

When working on a Media Commons iMac, you will have to backup your project when you are not actively working on it. This is because all of Penn State’s iMacs get refreshed every day so everything gets deleted. Additionally, you will not be able to...

Exporting An InDesign Poster

This tutorial walks though how to export your finished poster as a PDF file.   Exporting an InDesign Project as a PDF To be able to share or print the poster you created in InDesign, you will next to export it as a PDF.   You may want to run...