New! Brand Starter Kit

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InDesignSkills’ new Brand Starter Kit contains a complete range of agency-standard InDesign templates for presenting the brand identity of your business—all you’ll need to showcase your branding in a polished and professional format.

The Brand Starter Kit has been designed with small businesses, marketers and start-ups in mind, allowing you to present your branding in a polished and professional way on a limited budget.

Included in the Brand Starter Kit are 5 versatile templates for Adobe InDesign, including:

  • Brand Guidelines (Style Guide) Template
  • Proposal Template
  • Business Card Template
  • Letterhead Template
  • Postcard Template

Available for a limited time at the discounted price of $299.99 $99.99, you won’t want to miss this special offer to own five professionally-designed templates that can be easily adapted with your own branding.

Complete with multi-page, stylishly-designed layouts, professional typography and easy-to-edit color swatches and photos, the Brand Starter Kit has been created for businesses looking to make a great first impression with their branding. So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to find out more, and download the Brand Starter Kit.

Brand Starter Kit template sizes:

Brand Guidelines
Letter + A4
Proposal
Letter + A4
Business Card
US 3.5x2in + UK 85×55 mm
Letterhead
Letter + A4
Postcard
Half Letter + A5

 

Included in the kit is a full range of print-ready templates in both US and UK/Europe/Australia standard sizes, making your templates easy to print at home or a local print shop. If you require a different size for any of your templates, it’s super easy to resize pages—see our handy tutorial on how to resize templates .

All templates are available in both full color and black and white, allowing you to choose a more colorful or minimal style for your documents.

Below you can preview the templates provided in the Brand Starter Kit, download the InDesign files and find a variety of helpful tips on how to edit your templates in InDesign.

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brand starter kit brand guidelines template indesign brand identity template adobe indesign new business indesign templates
brand starter kit brand guidelines template indesign brand identity template adobe indesign new business indesign templates
brand starter kit brand guidelines template indesign brand identity template adobe indesign new business indesign templates
brand starter kit brand guidelines template indesign brand identity template adobe indesign new business indesign templates

Download the Kit


Please note fonts and images shown in the preview images are not included in this download. If you’d like to use the same fonts used in the templates, you can download Gilroy and Acherus Grotesque fonts from Fontspring.

Download this Brand Starter Kit (your download will include INDD file versions for InDesign CC and IDML versions for opening in InDesign CS4, CS5 or CS6):



Help Working with InDesign Templates


We’ve put together a collection of helpful tips to make editing our InDesign templates super easy. If you’re a newbie to Adobe InDesign it’s worth checking these out before starting work on your design.

How to Open an InDesign Template

Step 1. Download the file.

Step 2. Our InDesign templates are packaged and saved as ZIP files. If you have a Windows computer Right Click > Extract All before opening the InDesign file.

Step 3. If you’re running InDesign CS6 open the INDD version of the file. If you’re working with InDesign CS4, CS5 or CC open the IDML version.

How to Work With Layers in Your Template

Our InDesign templates are organized into layers, which group similar elements together. The layers in your document can be controlled from the Layers panel (Window > Layers).

Pro tip: Try locking the YOUR IMAGES HERE layer to save time when editing text. This will prevent you from accidentally moving the graphics out of position.

How to edit free InDesign templates from InDesignSkills

How to Change the Colors

The color scheme of this template can be edited from the Swatches panel (Window > Color > Swatches).

How to edit swatches in InDesign templates

Pro tip: Editing a swatch will automatically update all instances of that color across your document.

How to Add Your Own Text

The text across this design can easily replaced with your own copy. Simple use the Type Tool (T) to select the text box you wish to edit. You can then add your own fonts and formatting.
Read more about formatting text in InDesign.
How to Add Your Own Images

You’ll notice when you first open the template that all the image frames have a placeholder image. You can insert your own images by selecting the image frame and using File > Place to select a replacement image. Read our beginner’s guide to working with images in InDesign.

Pro tip: Do your images look blurry? Make sure your display is set to high-quality (View > Display Performance > High-Quality Display). To see more accurately how your design will appear when printed go to View > Overprint Preview.

How to Resize Pages in InDesign

It’s simple to change the width of the spine in your template by using the Page Tool (Shift+P). Select the tool and then click onto the spine to select it. You can drag the sides of the page to preview your desired new size. Hold down Alt or Option while you drag to resize the page.
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Read more about resizing pages in InDesign.
How to Export Your Document for Printing

Once you’ve completed work on your template and you’re ready to print it  you can head to File > Export. To create a print-ready file, choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format drop-down menu in the Export window. Make sure to include the bleed in your export options by checking Use Document Bleed Settings in the Export Adobe PDF window.
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Read more about prepping your designs for printing in InDesign.
How to Change the Fonts in a Document

You can format individual items of text using the Type Tool (T) and Controls panel, which you’ll find running along the top of the InDesign workspace. The fonts in most templates are not set as InDesign styles. However, it’s easy to create a Character or Paragraph Style using existing text formatting, and then edit this from the Styles panels (Window > Styles).
Read more about editing Styles in InDesign.

Discover more tips for InDesign beginners on our Tutorials page. Or discover inspiration about typography, layout design and much more right here.