Grace Fussell
Grace is a Graphic Designer and Brand Consultant based in Oxford, in the UK. She has provided design and branding services for clients across the not-for-profit, heritage, media, education, food, retail and publishing sectors. She also loves to share her passion for design through teaching. Visit Grace’s portfolio site at
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    Quick Tip: Using the Eyedropper Tool in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    The Eyedropper Tool is a multi-functional tool which you can use to speed up your workflow in InDesign. The main functions we’ll cover here are the tool’s ability to lift colors from a placed image for applying to text and other elements in your document, and also its use as a tool for applying the formatting attributes of one element to another element in no time at all.Read More…
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    Design a Victorian Halloween Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Halloween is fast approaching, and suitably gothic Victoriana designs are back in vogue. Celebrate your upcoming Halloween gathering with a vintage-style, steampunk-inspired poster. Read More…
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    Create a Super Simple Infographic Template in Adobe InDesignPreview image?height=300&width=300
    Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are often used by infographic pros to create their statistical concepts, but here we'll show how you can create a super simple and high-impact infographic using just the tools available to you in Adobe InDesign. In this tutorial you will create a reusable template for an infographic, and create interchangeable, flexible infographic elements for future projects.Read More…
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    Back to School Special: 30 Simple Adobe InDesign TutorialsPreview image1
    With autumn approaching it’s time to get back to school! Here’s your New Term reading list for Adobe InDesign - a list of easy beginners’ tutorials and articles exploring everything you ever wanted to know about InDesign. Read More…
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    Packaging Design in InDesign: Create A Grunge-Effect CD CoverPreview image revised
    Turn your artwork into a print-ready CD cover in InDesign.Read More…
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    Create 5 High-Impact Typography Effects in Adobe InDesignPreview image?height=300&width=300
    Learn how to create expertly crafted typography layouts in Adobe InDesignRead More…
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    Design a Moroccan-Themed Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, placing a graphic created in Adobe Illustrator. Many thanks to Sirine Matta, aka Miss Chatz, for the fantastic henna illustration used in this tutorial. Read More…
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    The A to Z of Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Whether you’re a newbie to the programme or a seasoned Adobe InDesign professional, there may be something in the following list that you haven’t yet discovered or used. Click the links to access detailed tutorials on some of InDesign's features.Read More…
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    Create a Retro World Cup Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image 400
    The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off (no pun intended!) this summer. No doubt all eyes will be on Brazil as international teams compete for the ultimate soccer trophy. Read More…
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    Photoshop VS InDesign: Which is Best for Print Design?Preview image 400
    Adobe InDesign is without a doubt my usual go-to tool for prepping print designs. Books, magazines, flyers, stationery - you name it, InDesign is a great choice for tackling print projects like these. That being said, Photoshop can be equally good as, and in some cases better than, InDesign for accomplishing certain tasks that can help you to achieve your desired printed result. It certainly shouldn’t be overlooked!Read More…
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    Create a Die-Cut Business Card for a Local Client in Adobe InDesignPreview image 400
    In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can create die-cut cards with simple shapes that stray from the usual sharp-cornered rectangular shape. Design touches like this can transform your business card into something that will be treasured, not discarded, by a customer. After all, if the business cared this much about the look of their cards, they must be a business worth contacting!Read More…
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    Get Yourself Noticed! Create a Simple Business Card in InDesignPreview image 400
    In this tutorial we’ll explore how to create high-impact, audience-appropriate business cards for your own promotional purposes. You can look at how I put together inspiring examples for a fictional Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Photographer using InDesign, and lay down the Golden Rules of creating striking and unforgettable cards: minimal design, legible text, and appropriate audience! With these rules in mind, you can experiment to your heart’s content with text styles, color and even graphics.Read More…