Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How to: Tri-Fold Brochure

For my upcoming nuptials I made my own Tri-Fold Brochure using Indesign. If you want to know how, here is a step by step tutorial.
1) Fold a blank piece of letter-size paper in three. Use this mockup to map out which panel of the brochure each piece of information needs to be placed on. When you unfold the paper, you'll see that the front panel of the brochure must be on the far right panel of the first page in order to be in the correct place when folded. The back panel of the brochure is the middle panel of the first page. The left-hand panel of the first page is the second panel seen when the front flap is opened. The other side of the paper represents what the brochure looks like when fully opened; the panels are already in the proper order on this side.

2) Open InDesign. Create a blank 8 1/2-by-11-inch horizontal document by going to the File menu, then selecting "New" and "Document," or by pressing "Ctrl-N" on your keyboard. Change the number of pages to two, the page size to Letter, the orientation to Landscape and the margins to 1/4 inch each. Set the number of columns to 3 and the gutter to 1/2 inch. Click "OK."

3) Click on the text icon to create text. You drag a box and then you can type in it. You can just drag and drop a picture into the file to place it, and then resize.

I just used text and pictures and I printed in black and white to save more money. I hope this is helpful if you are planning any sort of event you need need a brochure for! 


Rosemary Sandiford said...

Aww I bet you are so excited!!!!!! I am tooo lol. :-)

Emily Stephens said...

How in the world did you have time to create a tutorial just a few days before your wedding?! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Whip it Up Wednesday handmade linky party.

I hope your wedding day was everything you envisioned! Best wishes for a long and happy life together.