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A Simple Guide to Edit a Brochure Template

sarah March 31, 2021 · 5 min read

A brochure is a great way to promote your business or service. In this guide, we will try to address any unanswered questions you may have before getting started. we’ve tried to make this guide as simple as possible. Even if you’ve never used Photoshop or InDesign before, you should feel pretty comfortable after reading this.
Brochure templates are pretty easy to customize as they typically come with placeholder text and images. All you will need to do is change the text and images to make it your own.
In this guide, we will cover:

What You Need

For starters, please see the seller’s product description for what you will need. In most cases, you will need Adobe Photoshop or Adobe InDesign.
If you are unsure before purchasing, please contact the seller for further details. You can message the seller by scrolling down to find the Message button on the right hand side on the product page.

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Getting Your Files

To get started, browse all of Creative Market’s Brochure templates to find the one that is right for you.

Once you have found the perfect template, Click the Buy Now button, followed by the Download Now button.

   

Your purchase has now been downloaded as a zip file. Navigate to the location of your file and unzip your file.
In this guide, we will cover how to customize your newly purchased brochure template with InDesign and Photoshop

Customizing a Brochure Template with InDesign

In the file you just downloaded, you will possibly find one or more of the following types of files: .indt, .indd, or .idml. All of these are compatible with Adobe InDesign.
Double Click the file you wish to edit to open it in InDesign. Now comes the easy part!

Replacing Text

First of all, if you have questions regarding the fonts used, please see our
Helpful Tips Regarding Fonts section within this guide.
Once you’re ready to get started, simply Double Click the text boxes in your template and replace the text you wish to customize. You will also have the option to customize the styles from the toolbox, if you so desire.

Replacing Images

It’s just as easy to replace an image. Click on the image placeholder, hit Command+d (or Ctrl+d). Now browse to find the image you want and click OK.
That’s it! Easy, right?
Helpful Tips:
If your image is not the correct size to fit into the frame, you can right click on the image. Select Fitting, and then make the appropriate changes.
Are you more interested in using only a portion of your image? Go to the Direct Selection tool and click on the frame. From here, you can adjust the image so that only the displayed portion of the image is inside the frame.
Alternatively, you could also use Photoshop to crop your image or adjust the size accordingly. Don’t have Photoshop? My favorite FREE photo-editor is Pixlr. It’s easy to use and did I mention it’s FREE!
That’s basically it! Fee free to play around with other aspects of the template you wish to change. For a more detailed look at using InDesign, please visit Adobe’s official documentation page.

Customizing a Brochure Template with Photoshop

Replacing Text

First of all, if you have questions regarding the fonts used, please see our
Helpful Tips Regarding Fonts section within this guide.
To begin editing your brochure template, click on the Horizontal Type tool  Then select the text you wish to edit, and enter the desired text. Alternatively, you could also choose the type layer that needs customizing. You will find this in the Layers panel on the right side.

While you are editing the text, 2 icons will appear on the top toolbar. Click  to accept your changes or  to cancel.
For a more in depth look at editing in Photoshop, you can view the official Photoshop documentation.

Replacing Images

Find the layer of the brochure that you want to customize in the Layers panel on the right side.

Double Click on the image. Then, Open up the image you want to include in your brochure. Click on the image. Click command+a (ctl+a) to select all, then command+c (ctl+c) to copy to the clipboard.

Then go back into your template. Double Click on the desired layer thumbnail,  A new window will open. Click command+v (ctl+v) to paste. Remember to always save your changes.

For a more in depth look at Photoshop, check out Adobe’s official documentation.

Helpful Tips Regarding Fonts

Some templates may use fonts that are not on your computer and/or are not a part of your downloaded file(s). You can resolve this issue a few different ways.

Other Resources

How to use InDesign Templates
WikiHow-Set Up An InDesign Template
Adobe InDesign Help Documentation
Adobe Photoshop Help Documentation

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10 Comments
  • I would rather create a brochure from beginning rather than downloading a template and then edit it. 9 years ago
  • @Edward Bynes thanks for the comment! That's awesome you're able to create a brochure from scratch. This post is aimed more toward the folks who don't have the skills to do so on their own, which is where these templates can come in pretty handy. :) 9 years ago
  • Great to see you guys expanding upon this category. I always hate designing brochures from scratch, as the templates/dimensions alone can be tricky and time consuming. Even if people do have the skills, it can be a huge time saver. 9 years ago
  • Thanks will help me to get more people to make their own brochure from template - some have open the template file and closed it again as they did not understand it 9 years ago
  • Thats great. Buying a brochure template ist an option i didnt know yet - especially when time is running out. I´ll keep that in mind :-) 9 years ago
  • Wonderful! Thank you! 8 years ago
  • I agree working from a template can be a huge time saver on bleeds and dimensions alone. There's nothing wrong with having a little help with a starter point:) 8 years ago
  • Are there any tutorials on "How to create a photoshop template for brochure/flyer"? Thanks! :) 8 years ago
  • @tina g - I've often wondered the same thing! ;-) 7 years ago
  • I'm running late creating a trifold brochure for a client and have been searching (and have bought a few) templates to expedite the process... but the resources I've purchased (elsewhere) didn't include 'smart objects' for image updating like I'd hoped for. Is this common practice to include smart objects in brochure templates or is it hard to find products like that? Also, I'm proficient with Photoshop and decent with Illustrator, but haven't delved into Indesign yet. I have the entire CC Suite but haven't yet had the time to learn InDesign. What would you recommend as the best software (in the Adobe CC Suite) to use for the purpose of brochure and/or other print designs? Is it worth taking the time to learn InDesign, even though I'm very comfortable using Photoshop? Just curious if anyone has any advice or experience they wouldn't mind sharing. Thanks! :) -D 7 years ago