Books and Videos

Here’s a list of some of the best available resources for Creative Pros.

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Real World InDesign CC

By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst

You’ll find everything you need here to successfully master InDesign’s advanced page-layout tools; manage color; build XML templates; and run your own custom InDesign scripts. You’ll also find complete coverage of all of InDesign’s new features. This is The Book on InDesign. If you are still using CS6, check out Real World InDesign CS6.

InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign (4th Edition)

by Nigel French
You want better-looking type, right? Everyone who likes type and typography and wants to make their text look great should check out this book. With a foreword by CreativePro publisher David Blatner.

Adobe InDesign CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

by Steve Laskevitch

First, with a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from the curriculum of award-winning and Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch, you will learn the procedures needed to use InDesign professionally. Then you’ll use the Compendium to uncover more of the “how” and “why” of InDesign and publishing tech in general.

How Do I Do That In InDesign?

by Dave Clayton

This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed multi-step concepts. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use, and exactly how and when to use it, so you’re never “stuck” in InDesign again. This will be your “go to” book that sits within reach any time you’re working in InDesign, and you are going to love having this type of help right at your fingertips.

Designer’s Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML

by Jim Maivald and Cathy Palmer
If you want to get up to speed with XML and InDesign, you are really, really going to need some training, and this is one of the best resources around.

Book Design Made Simple (2nd Edition)

by Fiona Raven and Glenna Collett
Book Design Made Simple is the first guide to explain it all, from installing InDesign right through to sending the files to press. It’s like a semester of book design and a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking book.


CreativePro University

Learn from CreativePro experts! Our first course is “Introduction to GREP for InDesign” by Erica Gamet.

LinkedIn Learning Courses by CreativePro Authors

Top courses on InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator by authors like David Blatner, Anne-Marie Concepcion, Mike Rankin, Keith Gilbert, Chad Chelius, Bart van de Wiele, Tony Harmer, and others.

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