While I have access to InDesign, I've only used it once or twice. (I used QuarkXpress when I used to do print design but now rarely do print.) I need to give a Realtor some postcard designs as templates that she can modify herself. She has never used either Photoshop or InDesign and will have to learn to use them, so I've recommended that she hire a local tutor. She will need to edit text and fit photos within areas currently defined in Photoshop with layer masks. Are there strong reasons for giving her the files as InDesign templates vs. Photoshop? Example of a design:
InDesign is ideally suited for this kind of application; Photoshop can be used for this, but it is not a good way to go. As such, I would recommend that you steer your client toward InDesign for this. For training in InDesign, nothing beats Lynda.com for the quality and breadth of training available for all of the Adobe products. Hope this helps!
Thanks Michael. Since I am familiar with QuarkXpress templates, I've been thinking that InDesign templates might be a better approach as there's so much potential for her to mess up a Photoshop file. Also, I've never had much luck getting anyone to grasp the layer mask concept.