Adobe InDesign Tutorial – Booklet Layout For Print InDesign Tutorial

InDesign Tutorial, how to layout a booklet for print. Today an Adobe InDesign tutorial where I show you how to layout a booklet in InDesign. I walk you through some neat and useful tips that will benefit your next booklet print project in Adobe InDesign. So tune into todays Adobe InDesign tutorial by Satori Graphics!

It’s Tom with Satori Graphics back with another InDesign tutorial. I am working in Adobe InDesign cc 2018 in case you were wondering what version I happen to be using today. This InDesign tutorial is pretty straight forward, and I show you some tips when using this software for print projects. I use an example of a photography booklet layout design for the purposes of todays InDesign tutorial. So follow along and learn some useful tips for InDesign and your graphic design work today.

I know that on this channel I focus more on Adobe Illustrator, but I do know quite a lot about Adobe InDesign as well, hence why today you have an InDesign tutorial. I feel that InDesign has it’s place as a graphic design software just as much as Photoshop and Illustrator. InDesign is great for print projects, as well as editing and manipulating typography in detailed and concise manners. InDesign is the ‘go to’ when it comes to print projects and editorial types of graphic design. So I hope you find this InDesign useful as well as easily watchable. I will make more InDesign tutorials in the future if you guys here at Satori Graphics want to see more. So please do let me know if you like and enjoy InDesign tutorials, and I will go ahead and include more of them in my content schedule.

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47 replies
  1. Khalid Ait Ouferdou
    Khalid Ait Ouferdou says:

    hello i love your videos but i need just to tell me how i can download the adobe collection app 2017 for MAC ? Please

  2. terrorux
    terrorux says:

    hey dud! this is a great video, but i had a question- do these sizes work for a CD booklet? i’m new when it comes to ID and i would love to know how to do it properly

  3. GuitarGari
    GuitarGari says:

    Hello, how should I do the "back" of the book where the filling goes? in case my book has 100 pages for example. Thanks nice tutorial.

  4. Nurul Farhanis
    Nurul Farhanis says:

    How to make a borderless booklet printing? For an example I want the image to be in between two pages so I do not want the border to be seen.

  5. Menesis Palomar
    Menesis Palomar says:

    how to make the second page your first page? you just remove the no.1 in the first but the numbering in second page is still 2. Thanks a lot!

  6. blackmagic1087
    blackmagic1087 says:

    mmm tbh you got most of it right in terms of file set up, but what kind of booklet are you setting up for, because I can tell you right now if its for saddle stitch you are missing two pages. Saddle stitch booklets need to be divisible by 4 pages and what I saw was a 10 PG document. So technically its an incomplete booklet 🙁 secondly, if you are setting up a file for a saddle stitch booklet (which is what your thumbnail image is), I wouldn’t design the front and back page with the full booklet because they will need to be separated from the original file in case you want the cover page to be a heavier weight paper than the inside. 3rd, I would only use bleed for pages that are printed to the edge, if not its useless and will increase your file size. Otherwise if this isn’t for a saddle stitch booklet, the file set up you described is fine. The reason why I am bringing this up, because I am a graphic designer in print and countless times I have to fix a customers file for print. There maybe a set up fee depending on where you get it printed so be wary. Knowing what kind of booklet you want should determine your file set up. I would just call a print shop and ask if they can review your file and see if its print ready.

  7. Bryan Cui
    Bryan Cui says:

    One question, how do you make the ruler guide always starting from 0 for the view of every page ?Is that the default setting when you choose one of the Ai print template ?Working on a similar project, appreciate it !

  8. Tazevinder Rayat
    Tazevinder Rayat says:

    Hi how do you print double sided? tried it on illustrator did not work printed the same cover page on the other side.

  9. Youmi
    Youmi says:

    Thank you for this tutorial 🙂 I didn’t speak good english, but i understand allmost all the things you said 😀 And i learn some precious things with InDesign

  10. Casimir de Hauteclocque
    Casimir de Hauteclocque says:

    Is there possible to have several masks type (eg : for photo, photo+text, 2 photos, text only, etc.) within the same document ?

  11. Benj Beech
    Benj Beech says:

    Thank you for the helpful tips on page numbers, I just tried making a booklet following your instructions, but my page numbers are hidden beneath the images I have put in place, how can I bring the numbers to sit above the images? Thanks

  12. Anna Barnes
    Anna Barnes says:

    Great tutorial! Thank you for your help! Your instructions were clear and easy to follow. I have yet to have someone so clearly explain how to get rid of that pesky page number on page 1 of a document.

  13. Dana Kim
    Dana Kim says:

    LEFT PAGE ARTWORK OVERLAPPING ON TO RIGHT PAGE. What should I do? it looks okay in ID but when it’s exported in pdf, left page artwork overlapping on to right page.. 🙁

  14. L Liao
    L Liao says:

    Hello Satori, I used your method for making my own booklet. However, after i printed it, I found out that there were also margins / blanks in the middle of the page. Is that supposed to be normal? if i cut the margins in the middle, i will only end up having loose pages, which makes it weird for binding..

  15. Artistic Wonder
    Artistic Wonder says:

    i wanted to see how to actually create the booklet template. I know how to create the pages but how do you make it look like a ready made book?

  16. Satori Graphics
    Satori Graphics says:


    Don’t forget to add an extra 6mm height and width to your Photoshop document, which will compensate for the 3mm bleed in InDesign. This will ensure you will not need to stretch and distort your image.
    Also, remember to set up your image and artwork as CMYK throughout

  17. Paul Mikolajek
    Paul Mikolajek says:

    You can easily use RGB images for print projects in InDesign. It’s using the same image engine as Photoshop for CMYK conversion (can be chosen during .pdf exporting). Big downside of keeping CMYK links is they are larger than RGB images. Not a big issue while working on small flyers. Gets more problematic when you have hundreds of links and have hand you project files to someone else.

  18. Xeroidian World
    Xeroidian World says:

    You convert an RGB image to CMYK then export a JPEG that you then stretch because you couldn’t remember your 3mm bleed… please tell me that this is just a joke! That you did this without blinking shows you know nothing of digital printing and less of colour management.

  19. G. Samuvel
    G. Samuvel says:

    நன்றி (nanri) which means thank you
    It’s an awesome tutorial to watch and learn.
    I am from India
    And I am wishing you all the best
    Praise the Lord.

  20. calvan candy
    calvan candy says:

    If you want to edit a photoshop image that’s not working in InDesign hover on it press option or alt and double click and it will open in Photoshop – make your changes and it will update back in InDesign – just a tip for anyone who didn’t know!

  21. Norm Kitten
    Norm Kitten says:

    It might be helpful to explain the difference between reader spreads, which your file is, and printer spreads, which you would need if you are sending the file for print.

  22. Phim Anh
    Phim Anh says:

    Hello, Can I use this software to create the COVER only for my booklet. THe rest I type in word 2013.
    How do you import the product of Indesign to Word 2013 ?


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