Creating a brochure is a lot tougher than most people think. If you are new to graphic design, there are actually a number of things that you need to consider before conceptualizing a brochure design. First of all, you need to ask your client what he wants to accomplish with the brochure, know the target audience, as well as the message of the brochure. Next, you need to get the specifications of the brochure such as size of paper, stock type, trimming, folding, or special cuts as as these options will depend on the budget of the client for the brochure.
To get you started with the design, we decided to gather in a single post 12 very helpful and easy-to-follow tutorials on creating brochures mostly in Photoshop and some in Adobe Indesign. If you need inspiration in creating brochures, then make sure to visit our posts related to this. Below are the links to these articles:
01-Design a Ready to Print Brochure in Photoshop
This Photoshop Tutorial from PSDTuts will help you create a ready to print three-fold brochure from scratch using only Photoshop. This tutorial is ideal for beginners and for people who want to know more about print design.
02-Create and Print a Brochure with Photoshop and Indesign
This tutorial will walk you through the complete process of designing a simple brochure, getting it ready for print and then actually uploading it to a commercial online printer, checking the proof and seeing the finished product.
03-Create a Stunning Car Showroom Brochure
Use Photoshop to transform a digital photograph of your car into a flawless showroom brochure page. The obvious thing to start with is an actual photograph of your car. An image from your average digital camera will do for this mockup. You can help enhance your shot by using a tripod at a low angle, and try and prevent any major reflections on the car bodywork.
04-Creative Brochure Design Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop
This tutorial will teach you how to design a two-page brochure (front + back page) for a creative company. You can use the PSD source file for designing your brochure for either personal and commercial use.
05-Making a Brochure Ad, Using Filters, Magnetic Lasso Tool
In this tutorial, we will be looking as how to make use of elements from an image, isolate it neatly, and use it in some other place, for this we need to know about the selection methods. In the following tutorial, for this purpose we will learn how to use the Magnetic Lasso Tool. Also in this tutorial we will see how powerful the filters can be in changing the feel of an image, along with the blend modes of layers.
06-Making a corporate-style brochure
This Photoshop Tutorial will help you create a corporate-style brochure design.
07-Corporate Brochure Design
This Photoshop Tutorial will walk you through the creation of a corporate brochure design for a communications company.
08-Travel brochure cover tutorial
Ever needed a travel brochure for a client or wanted to make a brochure for your band or candle business? Let’s build one together using PS. This tutorial is for the cover of a travel brochure, but I made it for my personal site from images I collected on road trips.
09-Trifold Brochure Design Tutorial
This trifold brochure graphic art tutorial features illustrated and text advice for creating 8-1/2 × 11 brochure artwork. Follow the design advice in this brochure design tutorial, and turn your digital graphics and text into powerful print marketing materials.
10-Designing a Brochure Cover
This Photoshop Tutorial from PhotoshopNerds walks you through designing a brochure cover for an educational institution using Adobe Photoshop.
11-Brochure Design with InDesign
When designing a brochure, it’s important to consider various design and layout principles. Often there won’t be as much text as with a newspaper or magazine. The purpose of a brochure and the target audience are different as well. Let’s go through the process of creating a “real world” brochure for a hot air balloon company, by using Adobe InDesign and applying some helpful layout and design considerations. The support files are to be used with this tutorial for educational purposes only, since they were provided by the actual company.
12-How to Design and Layout a Brochure
This article is not a step-by-step tutorial on how to design a brochure. Instead, it gives some useful guides and tips on how to come up with an effective brochure design.