Course info
May 5, 2016
1h 22m

Having professional and attractive stationery is a necessity for any successful business. This course, InDesign CC Business Stationery, will help you understand the core concepts of Adobe's InDesign. You'll review how to set up files for all kinds of business stationery, including letterhead and envelopes. You'll also learn how to create business cards and compliment slips. Finally, outside of InDesign, you'll learn about basic layout guidelines when it comes to creating letterhead, which can also be applied to other pieces within the stationery set. By the end of this course, you'll be able to design great stationery for your business that looks professional and aligns with your brand. Software required: InDesign CC.

About the author
About the author

Matthew Pizzi is an Adobe Certified instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching Adobe applications.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Welcome to this course, InDesign CC Designing Business Stationary. In this class what we're going to do is take a look at how we can approach designing letterhead for a business. Once we establish the letterhead we can then take that design and adapt it to other documents, like a business card and of course an envelope. We're looking at a completed example created by StockLayouts. com. What we're going to do throughout this course is take a look at how we can approach designing business stationary, and we're going to start off by looking at how we can design letterhead. Now there are some rules, some common ways that you can approach designing letterhead. Now of course you don't have to stick to these rules or these guidelines, but as a new designer you may want to stick to these guidelines as they'll certainly help you in designing letterhead. Letterhead, of course, is the first document within business stationary that you want to design. It's very easy to adapt that design to other documents, as we just saw. Another common question that I get is can you use a program like Illustrator to design your business stationary? And the answer to that is absolutely. Illustrator affords you the ability to work with multiple art boards, and you can have each of the documents within the business stationary in a different artboard. So it's very conducive to small documents like this. With that being said, InDesign's overall roll in the creative cloud is laying out content and preparing it for print. Because it excels at those two categories, which are the two main categories when designing business stationary, I decided to use it. What I'd like to do in this first chapter is take a look at how we can think about and approach designing letterhead.