Making digital magazines using InDesign

Step-by-step instructions on how to create a digital publication in InDesign.

InDesign is the tool you use when you want to create professional magazines from scratch. It has a lot of technical and special functionalities such as layouts, typography, images, and more.

Here's how to create a digital publication using InDesign.

Follow the steps below:

  • The first step is to prepare all the materials you will need for your magazine. This means that you need to look for inspiration and decide on the overall aspect of your magazine.

  • Do some research and write your articles, select the photos that you will use in your magazine, and edit them. You can use tools like Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop.

  • Decide on the layout. Think about how you will use the images and how these will look in that format.

  • The next step is to actually open InDesign and create the document. Click File - New - Document or use the shortcut key Ctrl+N. Enter the specific size of the magazine, set margins and bleed.

Note: Keep in mind that you can only do the design process in this tool, without having the option to share it directly with your audience.

Also, take a look at how you can export your PDF file from InDesign with our Flipsnack extension.

If you have any other questions, please contact our support team. They'll be more than happy to help.