Basic Level (QX-BG-2D)
2-day "Comprehensive" £450+VAT (*1-day "Crash" £245+VAT)

InDesign CS5

2-day Course Topics (*Crash course contents vary per client)

Content Summary: Navigation, panels, basic program principles, tools and basic control.
Results: 4-page designed brochure

Ideal for: Anyone keen to embark on a design career or wanting to get to grips with the more basic functions of the program.

Starting a new document

Setting document specifications and further options

Saving your document
Organising and managing files

Modifying the page properties
The Quark working area

Navigation

Zooming tool plus shortcuts
Using guides to help control layout
Tool palette
Creating shapes and lines
Specifiying fill and other properties for shapes

Setting line style, colour and arrows for lines

Colour

Colours palette, creating new colours

The main colour models:RGB, CMYK and Spot colours

Colouring type, fills and borders

Tints and gradients
Importing colours

Imagery

Quality issues
Image type, editing and importing
Scaling, cropping and rotating images
Borders

Text & Typography

Text boxes: creating, editing, and properties
Type properties: size, font, style, alignment, hyphenation
Changing leading, tracking and kerning

Paragraph formatting
Importing, Jabber
wocky
Spellchecking
Text column control
Text flow
Text runaround on objects
Exporting text from Quark

Composition

Composition tool
Modifying composition areas

Shapes and Objects

The Measurements Palette
Modifying shapes
Converting picture boxes to text boxes and vice versa
Spacing and aligning items
Duplicating objects

Step & Repeat

Object Grouping
Locking objects

Page Management

Adding new pages
Organising pages
Deleting pages 

Master page basics
Adding content to the master page

Saving and Printing

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QUARK XPRESS 2015

Quark Xpress v8


New Features Summary:

  • Shapemaker
  • Callouts
  • Conditional Styles
  • Story Editor
  • Cloner
  • Table creation enhancements
  • Enhanced digital publishing
  • Layout automation.

NEWEST UPGRADE: 2015
Released: April 2015

 

QuarkXPress 2015 Release 11.0 (2015) - 64-bit version only, over 5 meters max page size, fixed-layout interactive eBooks (fxl ePub), footers and end notes, text variables, custom paper sizes user-definable shortcut keys (Mac only), table styles.

 

May 2015 Release (11.0.0.1) - bug fixes

July 2015 Release (11.0.1) - faster launch speed

Sep 2015 Release (11.1) - Support for Windows 10

Oct 2015 Release (11.2) - Support for OS X El Capitan

"Not only does Traci know her stuff, she knows how to share that knowledge in a relaxed and cheerful manner so that even a non-techie person like me can grasp it. I like the way she tailor-makes courses to fit your requirements, and encourages questions, however basic."

Wendy Smith
QUARK XPRESS
Intermediate, Crash Course,
1-day


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