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QuarkXpress 8 & 7 Core Video Training (Mac/PC DVD)

by Mediaroots Ltd
Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Accessible British narration and informal, yet motivational, presentation style
  • Convenient, PC and Mac compatible format – start learning in seconds
  • Clear, comprehensive and easy-to-follow instruction for students and creatives
  • Learn at your pace by watching all the way through or skipping to specific topics
  • Suitable for designers, illustrators, photographers, developers, animators, 3D artists and others of all abilities
  • Learn faster, understand better and retain more information through interactive, visual training
  • Reduce learning time by 80% by earning from home and from a professional trainer – a working UK creative
  • Learn faster through watching, listening and doing real-world exercises
  • Learn from UK presenters who are working creatives, and specialists in their fields
  • Learn individual tools and techniques, as well as how to apply them to real life briefs

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B001PR0UUW
  • Release Date: 6 Mar 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 300 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

QuarkXPress® is a powerful tool for laying out copy, photos and graphics, and creating large complex documents. This unique training title is a comprehensive guide to QuarkXPress® 8 and 7, including the new interface and new tools that let you design across various media. The final "create your own magazine" exercise lets you apply your new skills immediately.

This Video Training DVD-Rom is the perfect guide to learning QuarkXPress. The tutorials cover QuarkXPress 7 and 8, so you can follow along with what is being taught regardless of what version of QuarkXPress you have.

Overview

QuarkXPress® is widely used in advertising and by magazines, newspapers, printers and publishers, but the software can appear complex if you haven’t used it before. In this training DVD, instructor Mark Schlesinger explores the basics – from setting up your workspace to adding text and graphics – before moving on to the more advanced features. The step-by-step format walks you through everything you need to know, including real life exercises such as creating a flyer and advertisement for an emerging rock group.

Mark breaks down Quark’s extensive array of features and tools into manageable chunks such as "Working with Text", "Stylesheets" and "Layers". You start with a general overview of your work area and quickly progress through working with items, creating new projects and adding text and graphics. When you’re ready, you can learn complex techniques, such as blending backgrounds and creating layers. The great thing about this DVD is you can learn at your own pace and level.

Quark’s modern, intuitive interface is explored in detail to help you feel comfortable using the software, and your training also includes a range of fun exercises that let you apply your new skills to create posters, flyers and even your very own magazine! Learn from

Manufacturer's Description

Instructors: Mark Schlesinger
Format: DVD-ROM (Includes
Exercise Files)
Platform: PC and MAC

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Duration: 4.5 hours / 136 lessons

What is a Mediaroots Video Training DVD-Rom?
Mediaroots Video Training DVD-Roms are like having your own personal tutor. Just place the DVD-Rom into your PC or Mac and start watching! Watching the videos are like looking over the instructor's shoulder while they work, looking at their computer screen as they talk you through what they're doing.

Why use a Mediaroots product instead of going on a training course?
Courses at training centres cost upwards of £500 for just a two day course. Our training DVD-Roms give the flexibility to allow you to learn at your own pace, at a time good for you and the place you feel most comfortable.

Who are Mediaroots products targeted at?
Mediaroots products aren't targetted at any specific group, they are suitable for anyone looking to learn a piece of software, however they do provide a particular focus on teaching skills and techniques relevant to an academic course or job.

What skill level is required?
All of our Video Training DVD-Roms start with the very basics and work upwards to cover the more advanced techniques, so it doesn't matter if you've never even opened the program before, or already have a bit of experience.

Product Outline

QuarkXPress® is a powerful tool for laying out copy, photos and graphics, and creating large complex documents. This unique training title is a comprehensive guide to QuarkXPress® 8 and 7, including the new interface and new tools that let you design across various media. The final "create your own magazine" exercise lets you apply your new skills immediately.

This Video Training DVD-Rom is the perfect guide to learning QuarkXPress. The tutorials cover QuarkXPress 7 and 8, so you can follow along with what is being taught regardless of what version of QuarkXPress you have.

Mediaroots is the leading UK provider of video-based software training


Overview

QuarkXPress® is widely used in advertising and by magazines, newspapers, printers and publishers, but the software can appear complex if you haven’t used it before. In this training DVD, instructor Mark Schlesinger explores the basics – from setting up your workspace to adding text and graphics – before moving on to the more advanced features. The step-by-step format walks you through everything you need to know, including real life exercises such as creating a flyer and advertisement for an emerging rock group.

Mark breaks down Quark’s extensive array of features and tools into manageable chunks such as "Working with Text", "Stylesheets" and "Layers". You start with a general overview of your work area and quickly progress through working with items, creating new projects and adding text and graphics. When you’re ready, you can learn complex techniques, such as blending backgrounds and creating layers. The great thing about this DVD is you can learn at your own pace and level.

Quark’s modern, intuitive interface is explored in detail to help you feel comfortable using the software, and your training also includes a range of fun exercises that let you apply your new skills to create posters, flyers and even your very own magazine! Learn from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. Order today and learn QuarkXPress® 8 and 7 inside out.



Mediaroots teach using
real-world exercises and projects
Mediaroots use only presenters sourced from the British creative industry

Course Outline

01 Introduction

  • Introduction to Quark 

02 Overview

  • Measurement 
  • Navigating 
  • Work Area 
  • Pop-up Page Navigation 
  • The Revamped Project Window 
  • Design Grids 
  • Guides 
  • Measurement Palette 
  • New Interface 
  • Palettes 
  • Working with items 

03 Setting Up

  • Creating New Project 
  • Saving New Files 
  • Save As 
  • Backward Compatibility 
  • Using Undo 
  • Adding Pages 
  • Adding Text and Graphics 
  • Drag and Drop 
  • Interactive Palette 

04 Tools

  • Simplified Tools
  • Item Tool
  • Content Tool
  • Text Box Tool
  • Line Tool
  • Rotate Tool
  • Link Tool
  • Starburst Tool
  • Bezier Pen Tool
  • Picture Content Tool
  • Text Content Tool

05 Working With Text

  • Create Text Boxes
  • Imputting Text
  • Highlighting Text
  • Deleting Text
  • V8. Text box alignment
  • Text Insert
  • Text Columns
  • Runaround
  • Frame Colour
  • Dropcaps-tabs-rules
  • Enhanced Drop Caps
  • Tracking Kerning and Leading
  • Check Spelling
  • Change Fonts
  • Font WYSIWYG previews
  • Resize Fonts
  • Styles of Fonts
  • Scaling Type Proportional
  • Left Right Indents
  • First Line Indent
  • Hanging Indent
  • Enhanced Hanging Characters
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Keep With Next Para
  • Widow and Orphan
  • Multiline text to boxes

06 Style Sheets

  • Intro to Style Sheets
  • Normal Style Sheets
  • New Para Style Sheet
  • Apple Style Sheet
  • Editing Style Sheet

07 Master Pages

  • Intro to Master Page
  • Switch Between Master and Layout
  • One click switching to Master Page
  • Convert Single to Facing Pages
  • Create Blank Master
  • Modify Master
  • Apply Master
  • Delete Master
  • Keep or Delete Changes Master
  • Linking Auto Text on Master

08 Working with Graphics

  • Scaling and Fitting Picture
  • Import Picture
  • Rotate Picture and Box
  • Delete Picture and Box
  • Frames on Boxes
  • V8 Creating Rounded Boxes
  • Clipping Path
  • Reshape Clipping Path
  • Blending Backgrounds
  • Line Colours
  • Intro Bezier Elements
  • Freehand Line Text Path
  • Creating smooth curves
  • Add Delete Move Points
  • Using Bezier Handles
  • Drop Shadows
  • V8 Item Styles
  • V8 Item Find Change
  • V8 Integration with other Programmes

09 Handling Objects

  • Basics Multiple Items
  • Locking Items
  • Duplicate Step and Repeat
  • Stacking Order
  • Space Align Items
  • V8 Enhanced Object Handling

10 Working With Color

  • Colour Models
  • Colours Palette
  • Create New Colour
  • Edit Colours
  • Delete Colours
  • Apply Colour to Text
  • Apply Colour to Frame
  • Apply colour blends

11 Layers

  • Intro Layers Palette
  • Create layer
  • Duplicate Layer
  • Arrange layers
  • Change Layer Name Colour
  • Display layers
  • Delete Layers
  • Merge Layers
  • Creating Items on Layer
  • Determine Item Layer
  • Move Item to Different Layer
  • Lock Unlock Layer
  • Prevent Layer Print

12 Output Your Document

  • Collect for Output
  • Outputting to pdf part 1
  • Outputting to pdf part 2
  • Outputting to pdf part 3
  • New Output Options
  • Print composite
  • Print separations CMYK or Spot
  • Print Spreads
  • Printers Marks Reg Crop and Bleed
  • Multi-Language Support

13 Examples

  • Flyer Exercise 1
  • Flyer Exercise 2
  • Magazine Spread 1
  • Magazine Spread 2
  • Magazine Spread 3
  • Poster Exercise 1
  • Poster Exercise 2

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I work at a studio manager in an advertising agency and I must say this is essential training for a new or experienced Quark user. It covers the interface, tools, techniques and even looks at real life projects. I use Quark 8 at home and Quark 7 in the agency. So the fact this title covers both versions and gives you an insight into the new features in version 8 is superb. Thanks Mediaroots!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A useful Quark tutorial DVD 5 May 2014
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Clear and easy to follow instruction DVD taking you through the complex Quark programme with a very competent instructor, starting with the basics through to the more complex advanced Quark tools. A highly recommended publication.
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