Creating and Applying Master Pages in InDesign Tutorial

How to create and apply master pages in InDesign, including multiple sets of master pages. Enroll today in my new InDesign course, discount coupon:

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-Managing editor at two graphic design magazines
-Advertising layout specialist and webmaster at a regional newspaper
-Internet development director at an advertising design firm
-Freelance graphic designer for 20 years
-Current full-time university professor

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-BA in Communication
-MA in Journalism and Media Studies
-PhD in Communication

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-place and format text in InDesign
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-flow text across pages on along a path in InDesign
-use libraries and snippets in InDesign
-apply color themes in InDesign
-draw and adjust shapes in InDesign
-add custom corners in InDesign
-work with layers in InDesign to select objects
-apply master pages in InDesign
-package, save, export, and print files in InDesign
-apply editorial design principles such as proximity, alignment, contrast, and repetition in magazines and brochures
-design and produce a professional magazine in InDesign
-design and produce a professional brochure in InDesign
-do much more in InDesign

Enroll to get access to exclusive lessons and follow-along tutorials as well as helpful, printable PDF handouts and discussion board access for peer critiques and feedback. Let’s get started creating and designing in InDesign!


Bethany Chatman says:

Thank you, so much for this video. I have been struggling with InDesign so much.

Debby Gonzalez says:

Thanks that was very helpful!

Celia Anderson says:

Thank you for the brilliant tutorial. I’m a designer for a few years already but never had any lessons on InDesign. I just taught myself as I went along. Your tutorial just proved a point … you CAN teach and ‘ould’ dog new tricks. 🙂

TheStepmonkey says:

and what if i have an image over the number page??? how can i get the master page to ve all over the images??

Ella Marie says:

good video. thanks

23Target Vision says:

very helpful for beginners

Wendy Easler says:

These videos are extremely informative! Do you off a tutorial on adding a table of contents?

Tanya King says:

I am truly wishing I’d discovered these tutorials while taking this multimedia publication design class. The professor tells us what tools we’ll need for our projects and where to find them, but he never tells us how to use them and hours are spent trying to figure it out or searching tutorials!!! Your tutorials made things make sense to an absolute beginner like me and thank you VERY MUCH for continuing to make them!!!

BoredChef Productions says:

Clear and quick! Just how its supposed to be! `Thanks a lot!

Carrie Harris says:

Oh my gosh. What an excellent tutorial! Do you have a tutorial for Illustrator?

Ashley Fong says:

your tutorials really helped me so much!! Thanks a lot

Kaelan Karjalainen says:

I’m learning!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Thanks for this helpful video 🙂

Mary Doss says:

This is an awesome video.  Not only does it talk about master pages but it offers other features about using InDesign.  Thanks.

noISAIDutubeit says:

Every time I try to apply a master page, the work space spread view changes from long and scrolling (so all layers are visible) to a side by side of just one spread, which prevents me from moving on since I cannot see nor select any other layers in Page view or Layer view.

Anyone have this problem, and how do I resolve it? (So far all I can do is command+Z to undo.)

* FWIW, I am in CS5, but going to try the CC version in case my CS5 is glitchy?

Thanks in advance!

amelia beard says:

Thanks for this tutorial! It was very straightforward and easy to follow. Much appreciated 🙂

Johannes Jönsson says:

Love youre tutorials! Please make more of the indesigns!

Michael Kinazides says:

how can i make my magazine step by step?

Dora Manou says:

really good tutorial!! thank you!!

Scott Bell says:

You have saved my life good sir! I had to create 3 different master pages as part of my assignment and had no idea what that meant. Video has saved my ass! Thank you!

Kate Mattson says:

Thanks for this! Very clear, and informative : )

Mayo201991 says:

Thank you soo much! I’ve spent ages looking through tutorials and this was the only one I understood and could follow.

Sirisit Jienpinijnun says:

Thank a lot!

Mike Gumma says:

Thank you it really helps me.

Lindsay Powell says:

Still teaching me tricks 6+ years later! Thanks Professor Neuman!

ElaineM Phillips says:

Great video, I am looking to create a digital colouring book in indesign can it be done?

J Lewis says:

If I don’t see the columns and gutter quick button up in the Control bar area, how do you get them? You’re assuming that they come with any of the dropdown workspaces? Not seeing them…


Thanks a lot

r3blog says:

Great tutorial! Thanks a lot Chad.

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