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Create a Magazine with Blurb's InDesign Plugin

with Dan Milnor

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About The Class

Get your work out there in the form of a magazine


Printed books are a great way to tell your story. Whether you want to create a book of your travel photos, a portfolio of your work, or a printed marketing piece, Blurb® is the best tool out there. In this class Dan Milnor will show you how to use Blurb's Adobe InDesign plugin to easily create a magazine style publication, including:

  • Workflow and file management best practices 
  • Creating master pages 
  • Content placement and layout of content 
  • Preflighting your files 
  • Uploading your final magazine for sales and distribution
Blurb is a self-publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks. Get started today! 

Software Used: Blurb InDesign 2016 


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    06:01
  2. 02

    Color Management

    04:31
  3. 03

    Organization And Workflow

    07:16
  4. 04

    Download InDesign CC Plugin On Blurb

    02:33
  5. 05

    Getting Started

    10:55
  6. 06

    Creating A Master Page

    06:25
  7. 07

    Creating An Original Layout

    18:21
  8. 08

    Preflight Editing Your Magazine

    04:48
  9. 09

    Order, Share, & Sell Your Magazine

    08:58

Meet Your Expert

Dan Milnor

Daniel Milnor is currently “Photographer at Large” for Blurb, Inc. the world’s premiere print-on-demand publisher. He splits his time between the smog-choked arteries of Southern California and the spiritual landscape of New Mexico. Milnor is a former newspaper, magazine and ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    June 2017

    This is one of the most interesting, informative, and accessible Creative Live classes I have yet seen in the five or six years I have been watching. Dan emphasizes the fun of the process and the importance of just getting started and being patient with one's progress. The aspect of this class that differs from so many "how to" courses is a clear way through production and distribution. I think many creators become stalled at the "how to begin" stage of real-world creativity, and Dan and Blurb provide an avenue through that sometimes hazy terrain.

  • Tessa Lauren

    Tessa Lauren

    October 2016

    Thank you Dan and Creative Live! What a brilliant guide. I feel capable of jumping straight back into inDesign and can't wait to start self-publishing zines! - tessalauren.com (Photographer)

  • user-9eeff8

    May 2017

    Clear and concise. Good course! Doesn't hurt that the instructor looks like Rob Lowe. ;) Worthwhile for anybody interested in an easy way to self-publish a magazine. I've used Blurb before for other projects (books) and it is indeed an easy-to-use platform.

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