New Videos online – “Desk Top Publishing with QuarkXPress”

Beginning of the year Quark has announced a new video series with training topics around Desktop Publishing and QuarkXPress.

Martin Turner, who has written a book about QuarkXPress 2016, hosts the videos series, with one video published every Wednesday throughout 2017.

The additional value is that not only topics around QuarkXPress will be covered, Martin will also cover general DTP topics like optimizing images before printing, typography topics and much more.

The first five videos are already online:

  1. The 8 minute challenge to create a magazine
  2. Working with Excel Charts
  3. Preparing Pictures for Print
  4. Fonts and Kerning
  5. Setting the preferences in QuarkXPress

You can find the complete video series here:

 

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.

Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.

Typography Foundations

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For a crash course on typography basics, check out the Foundations of Typography course from Ina Saltz. Including everything from kerning and tracking to trends in typography, this video training is a good introduction for a beginner or refresher for a designer. 2.5 hours, from Lynda.com.

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

Video: Create mirrored text in QuarkXPress

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Quark has a 1-minute video that shows a nifty trick for creating mirrored text in QuarkXPress. Watch it here.

The technique involves converting the text to a picture box, flipping it vertically, and filling it with a linear blend from black to transparent.

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

Free QuarkXPress instructional videos at YouTube

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YouTube has quite a few videos that teach various aspects of using QuarkXPress. You can watch segments of my QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training, videos by other instructors, and some from Quark.

Start here and click around to explore!

 

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

Quark Video: Working with Layers

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QuarkXPress 10 brings more control than ever before to save time in the design process. This short 2-minute video provides a quick preview on how to use layers on master pages and maintain layers when copy and pasting them within a project or into a new project.

Watch the two-minute video here.

 

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.