indesign album templates + instructional videos03.03.09

With all the interest recently in using InDesign to design albums we decided to check it out … and after creating our first album in InDesign we haven’t looked back! Indesign has easily cut our album design time in half … literally! Being a graphic designer by education I was familiar with Indesign and decided to go ahead and create templates for other photographers who didn’t want to take the hours of time it takes to design the templates. So I went through all the template designs out there and chose what I felt to be the top 65 spread designs (if you are like me, you would rather have 65 awesome designs than having to wade through 500 to find the top 30 you use for the album) and re-created those designs in three different formats: square – 8×8, 10×10, 12×12, 14×14 (three sets: white page w/ black strokes, black page w/ white strokes, and white pages w/ no strokes) vertical – 8×10, 9×12, 10×15, 11×14 (three sets: white page w/ black strokes, black page w/ white strokes, and white pages w/ no strokes) horizontal – 10×8, 12×9, 14×11, 15×10 (three sets: white page w/ black strokes, black page w/ white strokes, and white pages w/ no strokes) I also created videos that show you how to use InDesign … not only to be able to best utilize the templates but also how to customize the templates, create your own, etc. I have made them available on our website: … just click on “photographers resources” and you can see the sweet goodness!!! here are a few samples of the InDesign Templates with our fab imagery:

POSTED ON March 03, 2009 | business




  1. let me just say…we use these awesome templates and we LOVE THEM!!!! they have 100% changed this for the better and our albums are now KICKING BUTT!!

    p.s. you guys ROCK. : )

  2. I’ll second Lauren’s comment… we picked these up a few months ago and wish we had done so much sooner! My recommendation to any photographer on the fence is, get the entire thing (all three template sets)… you’ll be happy you did! Thanks for making these available Ben and Laura!!!

    • ben says:

      and andrew & lauren … thank you so much for the compliments, we’re glad you guys are loving the templates!

  3. Kim Kalyn says:

    These templates look AMAZING !!! One quick question though…do you have to have InDesign to use them ??? I don’t have it, but I would love to use the templates.

    • ben says:

      hey kim, yes, the templates are designed for use with indesign and not photoshop … because indesign is a page layout program and because of this it saves you a lot of time over working in photoshop … thanks for the compliments though!

  4. You know I am in love with the templates…they do nothing but ROCK! They have helped me so much if it helps me, it helps my clients…thank you so much for offering such a valuable and priceless way for us to design timeless albums!

  5. I have the templates and the are so great. Drag, drop, done!

  6. Curtis says:

    Nice work! Clean and simple. Very elegant.

  7. Vania says:

    Ben and Laura, please stop being so good… the shots in the templates above above are to DIE for! I especially love the portraits with the green background/bushes

    Can’t wait to see more more more


  8. Neil Cowley says:

    Hey Ben, good to meet a fellow inDesign user – would love to promo your templates on the templates page and have you contribute some designs to the blog…link above^

    • ben says:

      yeah neil, I would definitely love to be a part of what you are doing, just send me an email and let me know the details. thanks.

  9. Gail says:

    I’m going to be purchasing some soon myself! Can’t wait!! :)

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