QuarkXPress Level 1 & 2

QuarkXPress Level 1

Learning Outcomes:

  • With information from the Lesson Lab, correctly place graphics, align items to guides, add display type, and create bleeds.
  • Under the Instructor’s supervision, correctly create the structure for a multiple-page document to prepare it for adding content.
  • Successfully work with flow text, adjusting vertical spacing and aligning type horizontally using the instructions from the manual.
  • Finalize the document by checking picture and font usage, create print styles and collect for output as directed by the Instructor and to the Instructor’s satisfaction that all information provided has been applied correctly.

This two day course will help you create high-quality single-and multiple-page documents for professional publication.

  • Creating a Basic Single-page Document
  • Add Display Type; Create Bleeds
  • Structuring a Multi-page Document
  • Create and Apply Master Pages
  • Typesetting
  • Presenting Text and Graphics in Tables
  • Enhancing a Publication’s Readability
  • Finalizing a Document for Commercial Printing

QuarkXPress Level 1

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Create a single-page document containing text and graphics. Create the structure for a multi-page layout. Create additional pages, define colors and apply, create and apply master pages. Display graphics in table cells and create a table manually. Create paragraph rules, format type with style sheets and modify style sheets. Resize rows and columns and modify table structure. Apply Runaround, check spelling and format item frames. Apply continuation page numbering. Check picture and font usage and create print styles.

Class targeted to: Professional and prospective layout designers and technicians with any level of design experience, but with little or no experience working with QuarkXPress.

Prerequisites: Windows and Word Processing skills.

 

QuarkXPress Level 2

Learning Outcomes:

  • Using directions from the manual successfully create graphic effects so Bézier paths appear as you want them to.
  • Correctly create type effects so that body text and display type enhance the design of a layout with the provided instructions.
  • Successfully, create a Type Mask and flow type on a path utilizing the directions in the Activity Lab and under the Instructor’s supervision.
  • Given the tools in the Lesson Lab, determine when to use color management and apply so colors match as accurately as possible.

This second level will build on your existing skills to learn some of the more advanced features of QuarkXPress, as well as new techniques that will allow you to improve your workflow.

  • Creating Graphic Effects with Bézier Paths
  • Creating Type Effects
  • Efficiently Laying Out Pages
  • Professionally Typesetting Documents
  • Track Type; Kern Type
  • Applying Color Management
  • Managing Long Documents

QuarkXPress Level 2

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Draw Bézier Paths and combine Bézier shapes. Reshape a picture box. Work with Silhouette Pictures. Apply transparency and drop shadow effects. Apply an Alpha Mask. Create Drop Caps, reverse type with a style sheet, typeset numbers, create a type mask, flow type on a path and create a type shadow. Organize design elements in libraries. Manipulate items within groups. Choose appropriate typefaces and leading so that the densities of text blocks appear as you want. Embed fonts in EPS files. Determine the usage of color management, change image profiles and choose color settings for output. Change type formatting automatically. Create a List and a Book, index documents.

Class targeted to: Designers who know the basics but want to learn how to use QuarkXPress more effectively.

Prerequisites: Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge, and QuarkXPress Level 1.

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