3 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Hit the Wall

Post pobrano z: 3 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Hit the Wall

Keeping motivated when everything in our bodies screams to stop can be difficult. Hitting ‘the wall’ during a particularly tricky task can be easier than continuing and finding that elusive solution to the persistent, nagging problem. Finding motivation can be hard enough, maintaining it can be even more difficult, but hope should not be abandoned. Here are some techniques to deal with getting motivated and staying motivated, from how students continue studying to how supermarkets keep custom. Following similar advice could help get you motivated or break through the wall.

Taking tips from students studying at university seems
counterproductive, given the reputation students have for (not) actually
studying. But as each university produces thousands of graduates every
year, there is obviously something that keeps students motivated through
several years of study. Breaking up larger tasks into smaller, manageable
chunks is the essence of the student journey. Taking inspiration here could be
as simple as breaking a large task into halves, then halving it again, until
each step in the task seems more realistically achievable. Counting percentages
to completion can help motivate as each step forward spurns you on to finish
whatever it is you started.

Taking inspiration from the world of business and how
companies motivate customers to use their services can be interesting.
Plenty of shops and cafes run loyalty
schemes
that reward customers for repeat purchases. This motivates
them to choose to patronise a particular store over another when thinking of
buying something they need. Online casinos also have neat tricks to attract
customers, as can be seen through the bonuses offered at particular casinos
seen in the source here. The
motivation offered here uses a mechanism whereby the user receives a
reward for completing a task or for achieving a certain level of
completion. To help you beat the wall, set milestones
that warrant such rewards and – rather than rewarding customers
– you reward yourself when you reach one.

Another outside-the-box way to motivate yourself is to turn
whatever you’re doing into a competition. Take tech giants Apple and
Samsung, for example, whose motivation for completing designs and churning out
new smartphone models is to be in healthy competition with one another.
Motivating yourself by competing – either with someone else or just your own
record – could unlock a competitive streak that ensures you get the task done.
Nothing helps motivation more than winning – or, at least, not losing.
According to this
piece
, Science has proven that competition is the best form of motivation
when it comes to exercise. Fitness professionals surround themselves with those
who motivate them to improve and there is no reason why this technique wouldn’t
work across the board.

Motivation can be easy to say but impossible to find, but there are countless ways of breaking through and finding it. Sometimes the best way to pull yourself out of a tricky situation is to look at how others break themselves out of their own binds and break through that wall. It may inspire a spark of genius that gets the wheels moving.

Featured image by Fabio Comparelli

25 Images Of Extreme Neon

Post pobrano z: 25 Images Of Extreme Neon

If you are bored of using routine images that are simple and straight, then you can add some zing to your gadgets by using neon images. This will add that vibrancy and flamboyance to your devices and make you feel upbeat. With bright colors such as coral, orange, fluorescent etc., these images are really wonderful. The Highlight of these images is the wonderful bright hues they produce. It has a defining bright appearance that makes them easily visible and conspicuous. You can experiment with the images as they are available in various themes.

Just make sure to click the images to support each person that is tag.

unsplash-logoStéphan Valentin

unsplash-logoSteven Roe

unsplash-logoSteven Roe

unsplash-logoSérgio Rola

unsplash-logoSteven Roe

unsplash-logoSteven Roe

unsplash-logoSimon Zhu

unsplash-logoAlex Knight

unsplash-logoWilmer Martinez

unsplash-logosafal karki

unsplash-logoRyan Spencer

unsplash-logoSean Foley

unsplash-logoSean Foley

unsplash-logoRyan Tang

unsplash-logoMax Bender

unsplash-logoFraser Cottrell

unsplash-logoLily Banse

unsplash-logoBanter Snaps

unsplash-logoJason Wong

unsplash-logoAndré Weller

unsplash-logoClem Onojeghuo

unsplash-logoMatthew Henry

unsplash-logoVerena Yunita Yapi

unsplash-logoChristian DeKnock

unsplash-logoAlisa Mulder

25 Beautiful Photos For Some Winter Inspiration

Post pobrano z: 25 Beautiful Photos For Some Winter Inspiration

Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons in all seasons. People love to winter for its charming and shivering cold wind and also its beautiful occasions. But getting out and shooting in the cold isn’t the easiest thing in the world your gear can struggle and so can your body, but it’s often very worthwhile if you can use a bit of imagination to compose your shots. These are some examples of folks who did the hard yards and found interesting subjects in a harsh environment.

Just make sure to support each one of these persons by clicking on their names.

unsplash-logoElisa Coluccia

unsplash-logoDenys Nevozhai

unsplash-logoAlbert Dehon

unsplash-logoDaniel Frank

unsplash-logoNathan Anderson

unsplash-logoHenri Picot

unsplash-logoJonathan Knepper

unsplash-logoVincent Guth

unsplash-logoJoakim Honkasalo

unsplash-logoTorbjorn Sandbakk

unsplash-logoGonzalo P

unsplash-logoFederico Beccari

unsplash-logoAles Krivec

unsplash-logoFabio Comparelli

unsplash-logoErwin Doorn

unsplash-logoCasey Horner

unsplash-logoThomas Griesbeck

unsplash-logoCasey Horner

unsplash-logoeberhard grossgasteiger

unsplash-logoCasey Horner

unsplash-logoBenjamin Voros

unsplash-logoCasey Horner

unsplash-logoIan Keefe

unsplash-logoRiccardo Chiarini

unsplash-logoeberhard grossgasteiger

How to Make an Open House Flyer Template in InDesign

Post pobrano z: How to Make an Open House Flyer Template in InDesign

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

Learn how to make a flyer in InDesign in this easy-to-follow tutorial. It’s flexible and easy to adapt to any kind of business or branding guidelines.   

Create an eye-catching open house flyer template that’s easy to put together, editable, and versatile. This flyer design is guaranteed to do the right job and catch the attention you or your clients need. 

In this tutorial, we will look into setting up InDesign flyer templates the right away. We will be looking into Layers, Color Swatches, and Paragraph Styles. We will also dive into key techniques on how to format text frames.

Looking for other ‘how to make a flyer’ or ‘InDesign template’ tutorials? Scroll all the way down and take a look at our suggestions!

In a hurry? We’ve got amazing InDesign flyer templates and other InDesign templates over at Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. Go check them out! 

What You Will Need

You’ll need access to Adobe InDesign. If you don’t have the software, you can download a trial from the Adobe website. You’ll also need:

Download the assets and make sure the font is installed on your system before starting. When you are ready, we can dive into this flyer design tutorial! 

1. Setting Up an Open House Flyer Template in an InDesign File

Step 1

In InDesign, go to File > New. Name the document Open House Flyer. We will create a letter size InDesign flyer template. Set the file to the following dimensions:

  • Width to 8.5 in
  • Height to 11 in 
  • Orientation to Portrait
  • Units to Inches
  • Pages to 1
  • Number of Columns to 3
  • Gutter to 0.25 in
  • Margins: to 0.5 in
  • Bleeds to 0.125 in (it’s best to seek your professional printer’s preference)

Click Create.

create a new file

Step 2

For this open house flyer template tutorial, we will work with three Layers. Organizing layers is an important practice when designing a template.

Bring up the Layers panel by going to Window > Layers. Double-click on Layer 1 and rename it Images. 

On the Layers panel main menu, select New Layer. Name it Text. Click OK.

Remember to switch between these two layers when creating elements. This will help your client edit the InDesign flyer template easily. 

create new layers for text and images

Step 3

Head over to Window > Color > Swatches to expand the Swatches panel. Choose New Color Swatch button from the main menu. Set the Swatch Name and values to the following: 

  • Yellow: C=0 M=20 Y=100 K=0 
  • Light Blue: C=70 M=10 Y=15 K=15
  • Dark Blue: C=100 M=70 Y=45 K=35

Click Add and OK after you input each of the color values.

create color swatches

Step 4

For this tutorial, we will create a list of Paragraph Styles that we will use to format parts of the flyer design. 

Head over to Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles to open the Paragraph Styles panel. On the main menu, select New Paragraph Style, and set the Style Name to Title. Select the Basic Character Formats option from the left side menu. Use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Bold
  • Size: 14 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the Light Blue swatch. Click OK.

create paragraph styles

Add a new Paragraph Style, set the Style Name to Body Copy and use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Light
  • Size: 11 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the Dark Blue swatch. Click OK.

Add a new Paragraph Style, set the Style Name to Details, and use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Medium
  • Size: 12 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the [Paper] swatch. Click OK.

Add a new Paragraph Style, set the Style Name to Information Details, and use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Regular
  • Size: 10 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the [Paper] swatch. Click OK.

final list of paragraph styles

Step 5

To create horizontal guides, head over to Layout > Create Guides. Under Rows, set the Number to 15 and the Gutter to 0.25 in. 

Under Options, set the Fit Guides to: Margins. Click OK.

create guides on the flyer template

2. Designing Your Open House InDesign Flyer Template

Step 1

On the Layers panel, select the Text layer.

Let’s start by designing the top of this InDesign flyer template. Head over to the toolbar, and select the Rectangle Tool (M). Click on the document to open the Rectangle Tool option window. In the Rectangle option window, set the Width to 2.96 in and the Height to 3.79 in. Click OK. 

create a rectangle

Place the rectangle in the top left corner of the page and align it to the bleeds. 

place the rectangle on the top left corner

Step 2

Select the Text Tool (T) from the toolbar. Click on the rectangle we created to convert it into a text box. Press Command-B to open the Text Frame Options window.  

Change the Inset Spacing to the following settings:

  • Top: 0.625 in
  • Bottom: 0.125 in
  • Left: 0.625 in
  • Right: 0.125 in

Click OK.

use the text frame options to add inset spacing

Step 3

Using the Text Tool (T), add text to the frame. Using the Paragraph Styles, set the text to the Details style. 

Paragraph styles allow us to edit the style of the text individually after setting a specific style. In this case, we will change the ‘Open House’ text. While I used the same font, I used the Light and Bold font families for the first and second lines respectively. Set the Size to 43 pt and the Leading to 40 pt. 

To create contrast and call attention to the price of the property, I used Yellow from the Swatches panel. 

add text and format using the paragraph styles

Step 4

On the Layers panel, select the Image layer. 

Press Command-D to Place an image. Select the Modern house with garden file and click OK. 

You can place the image by clicking on the document or by drawing a rectangle right after clicking OK. In this case, draw a rectangle covering columns two and three of the top right corner of the page. Don’t forget to cover the bleeds as well. 

place an image on the opposite side

Step 5

Another way of adding images is by first drawing image frames on the page where you’d like the images to go. In this case, we will be working on the first column. Using the Rectangle Tool (M), draw a rectangle that covers the width of the first column and three rows. Leave the height of the gutter as a space in between. Use the image below as an example. 

create three rectangles on the first column

Step 6

Press Command-D to Place images. You can select multiple files by clicking on one file and holding Command to select other files. Select Modern dining room, Two tables in bright kitchen, and Business woman with coffee. Click OK. 

Click on each of the frames to Place the images. 

place images on each of the rectangles

Step 7

On the Layers panel, select the Text layer. 

Using the Text Tool (T), draw a text frame that fits the second and third column in width. For the height, you can make it as short or long as you need. In my case, I will be placing a realtor profile at the bottom, so I will be making this text frame a tad shorter. Add text and use the Paragraph Style to style the text. 

draw a text box on columns 2 and 3 Use the paragraph styles to format the text

Step 8

If you add bullet points and would like to divide them into two columns, you can do this without formatting the entire text frame. Using the text frame, select the text that you’d like to split into columns.

Open the Paragraph panel by going to Window > Type & Tables > Paragraph. Click on Paragraph panel main menu and select Span Columns. In the Span Columns option window, use the following settings:

  • Paragraph Layout: Split Column
  • Sub-columns: 2
  • Inside Gutter: 0.25 in

Click OK.

split part of the text into two columns using the span columns option

Below, you can see we’ve successfully split part of the text into two columns. 

divided text into two columns

Step 9

Using the Rectangle Tool (M), draw a square that measures 1.16 in in Width and Height. Press Command-D and select the Business woman with coffee image. Click OK. Click on the square to place the image. 

Using the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the image. Head over to the Control bar and set the Scale percentage to 17%. Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to move the image and center the subject within the square. Align the profile picture to the last image in the first column. 

create a square and place an image

Step 10

Using the Text Tool (T), create a text frame that fits the height of the profile image and takes up the rest of the width of the page. 

Using the Swatches panel, set the color to [Black] and the Tint to 20%. 

create a rectangle beside the profile image to add a description

Step 11

Select the frame and press Command-B to access the Text Frame Options window. Set the Inset Spacing to 0.125 in on all sides.  

use the text frame options to add inset spacing

Add text and use the Paragraph Styles panel to format it. Use the Swatches panel to change the color of the title to Dark Blue.

change the color of the title to blue

Step 12

Using the Text Tool (T), draw a text box that has a Width of 8.7 in and a Height of 1 in. Press Command-B to open the Text Frame Options. Set the Inset Spacing options to the following settings:

  • Top: 0.125 in
  • Bottom: 0.625 in
  • Left: 0.625 in
  • Right: 0.625 in

Using the Swatches panel, set the color to Dark Blue. 

create a rectangle at the bottom of the flyer and use the text frame option to add inset spacing

Step 13

Using the Text Tool (T), add contact information. Set the Paragraph style to Contact Details. Change the color on the Swatches panel to [Paper]. 

add text and format the text with the paragraph styles opttion

3. How to Export a File for Printing

Before exporting a file for printing, it is useful to take a look around all the edges of the flyer design. This is to make sure all the images and vectors bleeding out are touching the bleeds.

Step 1

To export the file, go to File > Export. Name the file Open House Flyer and choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format dropdown menu. Click Save. 

export the file for printing

Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF window, set the Adobe PDF Preset to Press Quality.

select the press quality option from the adobe pdf preset

On the left side of the panel, select Marks and Bleeds. Check All Printer’s Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings. Click Export. You will have a ready-to-print PDF file. 

under marks and bleeds check the all printers marks and use document bleed settings options

Great Job! You’ve Finished This Tutorial!

In this tutorial, we learned how to make a flyer template. This open house flyer template is easy to change up and customise, making it super easy for your clients. We covered key tools to set up an easily editable flyer template. Today, we learned to:

  • set up a ready-to-print InDesign file
  • create Layers to separate elements
  • add Paragraph Styles to format typography
  • create Color Swatches that are easily changeable
  • place images in two different ways
  • format text frames to create multiple columns

If you are new to InDesign and need a flyer design right away, head over to Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. We’ve got many options to explore! 

If you liked this tutorial, you might like these:

How to Make an Open House Flyer Template in InDesign

Post pobrano z: How to Make an Open House Flyer Template in InDesign

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

Learn how to make a flyer in InDesign in this easy-to-follow tutorial. It’s flexible and easy to adapt to any kind of business or branding guidelines.   

Create an eye-catching open house flyer template that’s easy to put together, editable, and versatile. This flyer design is guaranteed to do the right job and catch the attention you or your clients need. 

In this tutorial, we will look into setting up InDesign flyer templates the right away. We will be looking into Layers, Color Swatches, and Paragraph Styles. We will also dive into key techniques on how to format text frames.

Looking for other ‘how to make a flyer’ or ‘InDesign template’ tutorials? Scroll all the way down and take a look at our suggestions!

In a hurry? We’ve got amazing InDesign flyer templates and other InDesign templates over at Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. Go check them out! 

What You Will Need

You’ll need access to Adobe InDesign. If you don’t have the software, you can download a trial from the Adobe website. You’ll also need:

Download the assets and make sure the font is installed on your system before starting. When you are ready, we can dive into this flyer design tutorial! 

1. Setting Up an Open House Flyer Template in an InDesign File

Step 1

In InDesign, go to File > New. Name the document Open House Flyer. We will create a letter size InDesign flyer template. Set the file to the following dimensions:

  • Width to 8.5 in
  • Height to 11 in 
  • Orientation to Portrait
  • Units to Inches
  • Pages to 1
  • Number of Columns to 3
  • Gutter to 0.25 in
  • Margins: to 0.5 in
  • Bleeds to 0.125 in (it’s best to seek your professional printer’s preference)

Click Create.

create a new file

Step 2

For this open house flyer template tutorial, we will work with three Layers. Organizing layers is an important practice when designing a template.

Bring up the Layers panel by going to Window > Layers. Double-click on Layer 1 and rename it Images. 

On the Layers panel main menu, select New Layer. Name it Text. Click OK.

Remember to switch between these two layers when creating elements. This will help your client edit the InDesign flyer template easily. 

create new layers for text and images

Step 3

Head over to Window > Color > Swatches to expand the Swatches panel. Choose New Color Swatch button from the main menu. Set the Swatch Name and values to the following: 

  • Yellow: C=0 M=20 Y=100 K=0 
  • Light Blue: C=70 M=10 Y=15 K=15
  • Dark Blue: C=100 M=70 Y=45 K=35

Click Add and OK after you input each of the color values.

create color swatches

Step 4

For this tutorial, we will create a list of Paragraph Styles that we will use to format parts of the flyer design. 

Head over to Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles to open the Paragraph Styles panel. On the main menu, select New Paragraph Style, and set the Style Name to Title. Select the Basic Character Formats option from the left side menu. Use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Bold
  • Size: 14 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the Light Blue swatch. Click OK.

create paragraph styles

Add a new Paragraph Style, set the Style Name to Body Copy and use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Light
  • Size: 11 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the Dark Blue swatch. Click OK.

Add a new Paragraph Style, set the Style Name to Details, and use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Medium
  • Size: 12 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the [Paper] swatch. Click OK.

Add a new Paragraph Style, set the Style Name to Information Details, and use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Regular
  • Size: 10 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the [Paper] swatch. Click OK.

final list of paragraph styles

Step 5

To create horizontal guides, head over to Layout > Create Guides. Under Rows, set the Number to 15 and the Gutter to 0.25 in. 

Under Options, set the Fit Guides to: Margins. Click OK.

create guides on the flyer template

2. Designing Your Open House InDesign Flyer Template

Step 1

On the Layers panel, select the Text layer.

Let’s start by designing the top of this InDesign flyer template. Head over to the toolbar, and select the Rectangle Tool (M). Click on the document to open the Rectangle Tool option window. In the Rectangle option window, set the Width to 2.96 in and the Height to 3.79 in. Click OK. 

create a rectangle

Place the rectangle in the top left corner of the page and align it to the bleeds. 

place the rectangle on the top left corner

Step 2

Select the Text Tool (T) from the toolbar. Click on the rectangle we created to convert it into a text box. Press Command-B to open the Text Frame Options window.  

Change the Inset Spacing to the following settings:

  • Top: 0.625 in
  • Bottom: 0.125 in
  • Left: 0.625 in
  • Right: 0.125 in

Click OK.

use the text frame options to add inset spacing

Step 3

Using the Text Tool (T), add text to the frame. Using the Paragraph Styles, set the text to the Details style. 

Paragraph styles allow us to edit the style of the text individually after setting a specific style. In this case, we will change the ‘Open House’ text. While I used the same font, I used the Light and Bold font families for the first and second lines respectively. Set the Size to 43 pt and the Leading to 40 pt. 

To create contrast and call attention to the price of the property, I used Yellow from the Swatches panel. 

add text and format using the paragraph styles

Step 4

On the Layers panel, select the Image layer. 

Press Command-D to Place an image. Select the Modern house with garden file and click OK. 

You can place the image by clicking on the document or by drawing a rectangle right after clicking OK. In this case, draw a rectangle covering columns two and three of the top right corner of the page. Don’t forget to cover the bleeds as well. 

place an image on the opposite side

Step 5

Another way of adding images is by first drawing image frames on the page where you’d like the images to go. In this case, we will be working on the first column. Using the Rectangle Tool (M), draw a rectangle that covers the width of the first column and three rows. Leave the height of the gutter as a space in between. Use the image below as an example. 

create three rectangles on the first column

Step 6

Press Command-D to Place images. You can select multiple files by clicking on one file and holding Command to select other files. Select Modern dining room, Two tables in bright kitchen, and Business woman with coffee. Click OK. 

Click on each of the frames to Place the images. 

place images on each of the rectangles

Step 7

On the Layers panel, select the Text layer. 

Using the Text Tool (T), draw a text frame that fits the second and third column in width. For the height, you can make it as short or long as you need. In my case, I will be placing a realtor profile at the bottom, so I will be making this text frame a tad shorter. Add text and use the Paragraph Style to style the text. 

draw a text box on columns 2 and 3 Use the paragraph styles to format the text

Step 8

If you add bullet points and would like to divide them into two columns, you can do this without formatting the entire text frame. Using the text frame, select the text that you’d like to split into columns.

Open the Paragraph panel by going to Window > Type & Tables > Paragraph. Click on Paragraph panel main menu and select Span Columns. In the Span Columns option window, use the following settings:

  • Paragraph Layout: Split Column
  • Sub-columns: 2
  • Inside Gutter: 0.25 in

Click OK.

split part of the text into two columns using the span columns option

Below, you can see we’ve successfully split part of the text into two columns. 

divided text into two columns

Step 9

Using the Rectangle Tool (M), draw a square that measures 1.16 in in Width and Height. Press Command-D and select the Business woman with coffee image. Click OK. Click on the square to place the image. 

Using the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the image. Head over to the Control bar and set the Scale percentage to 17%. Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to move the image and center the subject within the square. Align the profile picture to the last image in the first column. 

create a square and place an image

Step 10

Using the Text Tool (T), create a text frame that fits the height of the profile image and takes up the rest of the width of the page. 

Using the Swatches panel, set the color to [Black] and the Tint to 20%. 

create a rectangle beside the profile image to add a description

Step 11

Select the frame and press Command-B to access the Text Frame Options window. Set the Inset Spacing to 0.125 in on all sides.  

use the text frame options to add inset spacing

Add text and use the Paragraph Styles panel to format it. Use the Swatches panel to change the color of the title to Dark Blue.

change the color of the title to blue

Step 12

Using the Text Tool (T), draw a text box that has a Width of 8.7 in and a Height of 1 in. Press Command-B to open the Text Frame Options. Set the Inset Spacing options to the following settings:

  • Top: 0.125 in
  • Bottom: 0.625 in
  • Left: 0.625 in
  • Right: 0.625 in

Using the Swatches panel, set the color to Dark Blue. 

create a rectangle at the bottom of the flyer and use the text frame option to add inset spacing

Step 13

Using the Text Tool (T), add contact information. Set the Paragraph style to Contact Details. Change the color on the Swatches panel to [Paper]. 

add text and format the text with the paragraph styles opttion

3. How to Export a File for Printing

Before exporting a file for printing, it is useful to take a look around all the edges of the flyer design. This is to make sure all the images and vectors bleeding out are touching the bleeds.

Step 1

To export the file, go to File > Export. Name the file Open House Flyer and choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format dropdown menu. Click Save. 

export the file for printing

Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF window, set the Adobe PDF Preset to Press Quality.

select the press quality option from the adobe pdf preset

On the left side of the panel, select Marks and Bleeds. Check All Printer’s Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings. Click Export. You will have a ready-to-print PDF file. 

under marks and bleeds check the all printers marks and use document bleed settings options

Great Job! You’ve Finished This Tutorial!

In this tutorial, we learned how to make a flyer template. This open house flyer template is easy to change up and customise, making it super easy for your clients. We covered key tools to set up an easily editable flyer template. Today, we learned to:

  • set up a ready-to-print InDesign file
  • create Layers to separate elements
  • add Paragraph Styles to format typography
  • create Color Swatches that are easily changeable
  • place images in two different ways
  • format text frames to create multiple columns

If you are new to InDesign and need a flyer design right away, head over to Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. We’ve got many options to explore! 

If you liked this tutorial, you might like these:

How to Make an Open House Flyer Template in InDesign

Post pobrano z: How to Make an Open House Flyer Template in InDesign

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

Learn how to make a flyer in InDesign in this easy-to-follow tutorial. It’s flexible and easy to adapt to any kind of business or branding guidelines.   

Create an eye-catching open house flyer template that’s easy to put together, editable, and versatile. This flyer design is guaranteed to do the right job and catch the attention you or your clients need. 

In this tutorial, we will look into setting up InDesign flyer templates the right away. We will be looking into Layers, Color Swatches, and Paragraph Styles. We will also dive into key techniques on how to format text frames.

Looking for other ‘how to make a flyer’ or ‘InDesign template’ tutorials? Scroll all the way down and take a look at our suggestions!

In a hurry? We’ve got amazing InDesign flyer templates and other InDesign templates over at Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. Go check them out! 

What You Will Need

You’ll need access to Adobe InDesign. If you don’t have the software, you can download a trial from the Adobe website. You’ll also need:

Download the assets and make sure the font is installed on your system before starting. When you are ready, we can dive into this flyer design tutorial! 

1. Setting Up an Open House Flyer Template in an InDesign File

Step 1

In InDesign, go to File > New. Name the document Open House Flyer. We will create a letter size InDesign flyer template. Set the file to the following dimensions:

  • Width to 8.5 in
  • Height to 11 in 
  • Orientation to Portrait
  • Units to Inches
  • Pages to 1
  • Number of Columns to 3
  • Gutter to 0.25 in
  • Margins: to 0.5 in
  • Bleeds to 0.125 in (it’s best to seek your professional printer’s preference)

Click Create.

create a new file

Step 2

For this open house flyer template tutorial, we will work with three Layers. Organizing layers is an important practice when designing a template.

Bring up the Layers panel by going to Window > Layers. Double-click on Layer 1 and rename it Images. 

On the Layers panel main menu, select New Layer. Name it Text. Click OK.

Remember to switch between these two layers when creating elements. This will help your client edit the InDesign flyer template easily. 

create new layers for text and images

Step 3

Head over to Window > Color > Swatches to expand the Swatches panel. Choose New Color Swatch button from the main menu. Set the Swatch Name and values to the following: 

  • Yellow: C=0 M=20 Y=100 K=0 
  • Light Blue: C=70 M=10 Y=15 K=15
  • Dark Blue: C=100 M=70 Y=45 K=35

Click Add and OK after you input each of the color values.

create color swatches

Step 4

For this tutorial, we will create a list of Paragraph Styles that we will use to format parts of the flyer design. 

Head over to Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles to open the Paragraph Styles panel. On the main menu, select New Paragraph Style, and set the Style Name to Title. Select the Basic Character Formats option from the left side menu. Use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Bold
  • Size: 14 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the Light Blue swatch. Click OK.

create paragraph styles

Add a new Paragraph Style, set the Style Name to Body Copy and use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Light
  • Size: 11 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the Dark Blue swatch. Click OK.

Add a new Paragraph Style, set the Style Name to Details, and use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Medium
  • Size: 12 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the [Paper] swatch. Click OK.

Add a new Paragraph Style, set the Style Name to Information Details, and use the following settings:

  • Font Family: Quadran
  • Font Style: Regular
  • Size: 10 pt

Select the Character Color option from the left side menu. Set the color to the [Paper] swatch. Click OK.

final list of paragraph styles

Step 5

To create horizontal guides, head over to Layout > Create Guides. Under Rows, set the Number to 15 and the Gutter to 0.25 in. 

Under Options, set the Fit Guides to: Margins. Click OK.

create guides on the flyer template

2. Designing Your Open House InDesign Flyer Template

Step 1

On the Layers panel, select the Text layer.

Let’s start by designing the top of this InDesign flyer template. Head over to the toolbar, and select the Rectangle Tool (M). Click on the document to open the Rectangle Tool option window. In the Rectangle option window, set the Width to 2.96 in and the Height to 3.79 in. Click OK. 

create a rectangle

Place the rectangle in the top left corner of the page and align it to the bleeds. 

place the rectangle on the top left corner

Step 2

Select the Text Tool (T) from the toolbar. Click on the rectangle we created to convert it into a text box. Press Command-B to open the Text Frame Options window.  

Change the Inset Spacing to the following settings:

  • Top: 0.625 in
  • Bottom: 0.125 in
  • Left: 0.625 in
  • Right: 0.125 in

Click OK.

use the text frame options to add inset spacing

Step 3

Using the Text Tool (T), add text to the frame. Using the Paragraph Styles, set the text to the Details style. 

Paragraph styles allow us to edit the style of the text individually after setting a specific style. In this case, we will change the ‘Open House’ text. While I used the same font, I used the Light and Bold font families for the first and second lines respectively. Set the Size to 43 pt and the Leading to 40 pt. 

To create contrast and call attention to the price of the property, I used Yellow from the Swatches panel. 

add text and format using the paragraph styles

Step 4

On the Layers panel, select the Image layer. 

Press Command-D to Place an image. Select the Modern house with garden file and click OK. 

You can place the image by clicking on the document or by drawing a rectangle right after clicking OK. In this case, draw a rectangle covering columns two and three of the top right corner of the page. Don’t forget to cover the bleeds as well. 

place an image on the opposite side

Step 5

Another way of adding images is by first drawing image frames on the page where you’d like the images to go. In this case, we will be working on the first column. Using the Rectangle Tool (M), draw a rectangle that covers the width of the first column and three rows. Leave the height of the gutter as a space in between. Use the image below as an example. 

create three rectangles on the first column

Step 6

Press Command-D to Place images. You can select multiple files by clicking on one file and holding Command to select other files. Select Modern dining room, Two tables in bright kitchen, and Business woman with coffee. Click OK. 

Click on each of the frames to Place the images. 

place images on each of the rectangles

Step 7

On the Layers panel, select the Text layer. 

Using the Text Tool (T), draw a text frame that fits the second and third column in width. For the height, you can make it as short or long as you need. In my case, I will be placing a realtor profile at the bottom, so I will be making this text frame a tad shorter. Add text and use the Paragraph Style to style the text. 

draw a text box on columns 2 and 3 Use the paragraph styles to format the text

Step 8

If you add bullet points and would like to divide them into two columns, you can do this without formatting the entire text frame. Using the text frame, select the text that you’d like to split into columns.

Open the Paragraph panel by going to Window > Type & Tables > Paragraph. Click on Paragraph panel main menu and select Span Columns. In the Span Columns option window, use the following settings:

  • Paragraph Layout: Split Column
  • Sub-columns: 2
  • Inside Gutter: 0.25 in

Click OK.

split part of the text into two columns using the span columns option

Below, you can see we’ve successfully split part of the text into two columns. 

divided text into two columns

Step 9

Using the Rectangle Tool (M), draw a square that measures 1.16 in in Width and Height. Press Command-D and select the Business woman with coffee image. Click OK. Click on the square to place the image. 

Using the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the image. Head over to the Control bar and set the Scale percentage to 17%. Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to move the image and center the subject within the square. Align the profile picture to the last image in the first column. 

create a square and place an image

Step 10

Using the Text Tool (T), create a text frame that fits the height of the profile image and takes up the rest of the width of the page. 

Using the Swatches panel, set the color to [Black] and the Tint to 20%. 

create a rectangle beside the profile image to add a description

Step 11

Select the frame and press Command-B to access the Text Frame Options window. Set the Inset Spacing to 0.125 in on all sides.  

use the text frame options to add inset spacing

Add text and use the Paragraph Styles panel to format it. Use the Swatches panel to change the color of the title to Dark Blue.

change the color of the title to blue

Step 12

Using the Text Tool (T), draw a text box that has a Width of 8.7 in and a Height of 1 in. Press Command-B to open the Text Frame Options. Set the Inset Spacing options to the following settings:

  • Top: 0.125 in
  • Bottom: 0.625 in
  • Left: 0.625 in
  • Right: 0.625 in

Using the Swatches panel, set the color to Dark Blue. 

create a rectangle at the bottom of the flyer and use the text frame option to add inset spacing

Step 13

Using the Text Tool (T), add contact information. Set the Paragraph style to Contact Details. Change the color on the Swatches panel to [Paper]. 

add text and format the text with the paragraph styles opttion

3. How to Export a File for Printing

Before exporting a file for printing, it is useful to take a look around all the edges of the flyer design. This is to make sure all the images and vectors bleeding out are touching the bleeds.

Step 1

To export the file, go to File > Export. Name the file Open House Flyer and choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format dropdown menu. Click Save. 

export the file for printing

Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF window, set the Adobe PDF Preset to Press Quality.

select the press quality option from the adobe pdf preset

On the left side of the panel, select Marks and Bleeds. Check All Printer’s Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings. Click Export. You will have a ready-to-print PDF file. 

under marks and bleeds check the all printers marks and use document bleed settings options

Great Job! You’ve Finished This Tutorial!

In this tutorial, we learned how to make a flyer template. This open house flyer template is easy to change up and customise, making it super easy for your clients. We covered key tools to set up an easily editable flyer template. Today, we learned to:

  • set up a ready-to-print InDesign file
  • create Layers to separate elements
  • add Paragraph Styles to format typography
  • create Color Swatches that are easily changeable
  • place images in two different ways
  • format text frames to create multiple columns

If you are new to InDesign and need a flyer design right away, head over to Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. We’ve got many options to explore! 

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