QuarkXPress 2015 Webinar Series almost ending – Color Management still to come

Quark’s free 2015 Webinar Series has almost come to its end, with the webinar about footnotes & endnotes posted today:

https://youtu.be/XabghAhASdY?list=PLXedOct8sKnbLmQ0zpWJLvCn4eI1neEx-

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The last webinar this year still to come is on December 1, 2015, about color management in QuarkXPress 2015.

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.

Color Tips for Creating Tablet Publications

When you’re designing a document to be read on a tablet such as Apple’s iPad, the optimum colors are not the same as when you’re designing for print. For example:

  • Use a cream color instead of white for large areas of background. (White can be irritating.)
  • Use RGB black instead of the “100% K” black used in printing, especially on text. (Text is anti-aliased on-screen, and having more “color” to work with allows the anti-aliasing system to create smoother edges.) To create an RGB black color, just use 0% Red, 0% Green and 0% Blue — you can type in the zeros, or just drag the slider all the way down, as in the screen capture below.
  • Avoid using saturated greens and purples, because they appear dim on-screen. Bright blues and reds are OK.

 

Creating “RGB Black”

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.

Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

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Pantone has not only announced their color of the year for 2014, they’re holding a webinar about it!

The color is Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, which “blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”

Read more about the choice at Pantone’s website.

In case you’re curious, here are the past six Pantone colors of the year:

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The webinar takes place Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST. Register 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.

25 Percent Off Pantone This Week Only

Pantone’s having a sale! This week only, save 25% off Pantone color guides at MyDesignShop.com.

Use promo code PANTONE25, through September 13, 2013.

 

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.

Better ICC Color Profiles

The ICC color profiles included with Adobe and Quark products are very good, but if you want the absolute best, download the set from the International Color Consortium, at www.color.org/registry.

Use the one that matches the grade of paper you’ll be printing on: GRACoL for grade #1 and #2 paper; SWOP TR003 for magazines, and SNAP for newsprint.

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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.