Use basic tools and techniques in Adobe InDesign to create a professional-looking postcard that you can email, print, and share online.

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Set up your document

Get to know the InDesign workspace and set parameters for your new project.

Reset workspace to Essentials (1:22); Set ruler units to inches (1:24); Create a new document (1:54)

Add images and text

Now comes the fun part — filling your blank page with images and text. Check out Adobe Stock for royalty-free images and illustrations. And use guides to precisely position elements on your page.

Place image (0:17); Open CC Libraries panel (2:32); Format text (3:35)

Fine-tune your design

Easily control the format of your text and specify color. Keep assets handy for other projects by adding images, logos, type styles, and colors to your Creative Cloud Libraries.

Create a CMYK color (1:38); Apply text color (2:11); Save a Character style (2:26)

Position elements in the layout

Smart Guides offer “hints” to help you align the elements of your design as you draw and move around the page.

Create evenly-spaced lines (0:30); Adjust spacing in a text frame (2:00); Place multiple graphics at once (3:00)

Share your postcard with the world

Save a PDF that you can email or upload to your print service provider. With the Publish Online feature, you can quickly create a link to your postcard that you can share online in a blog or website,
and on social media.

Note:

If you don’t see the Publish Online button in the InDesign user interface, it means that your Adobe Creative Cloud membership plan doesn’t include access to this feature. Contact your plan administrator if you have any questions.

Export to PDF (0:05); Share with Publish Online (0:38)
11/02/2016
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