Adobe InDesign Tutorial – How to Resize Artwork

How to Resize Artwork in Adobe Indesign

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Tutorial transcript:

Hi and welcome to this tutorial on how to resize artwork in InDesign.

You might need to resize artwork for a number of reasons: for example, you want to reuse artwork for a range of different stationery products, or you’ve realised your artwork is the wrong size.

Once you know your dimensions, you can resize your document in InDesign by going to File, Document Setup and typing in the correct dimensions of the document. Click OK to see the document at its new size.

At this point, it’d be a good idea to add bleed. To see how to do that, click here:

After resizing, you may find that elements of your document are out of place. Go to preview mode, and press ‘W’ to show the document guides and resize your elements to fit the new document size, right up to the edge of the bleed. If you have images in the document, making them larger or up-resing them might degrade the quality. Try to keep your images at 300 DPI.

Dragging and dropping documents into InDesign will link the files. Edit images in photoshop, or another image manipulation package, and they should update in InDesign. Vector images should resize without any effect on the quality.

Once all the elements of your document are in place, you can export your artwork as a PDF. Make sure you view your PDF at 100% and cast your eyes over the whole document to check.

Finally, make sure to thoroughly check your file before sending it to print.

Thanks for watching. We hope you found this tutorial useful. Don’t forget that we have a host of readymade artwork templates on our website:

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