In the latest installment of X-Ray magazine online, Cyndie Shaffstall does a fantastic job of explaining how a Flash-challenged print designer can use the new features in QuarkXPress 8 to create Flash animations and presentations.
In it, she assumes you know nothing except how to create text and picture boxes in QuarkXPress, then leads you step-by-step through the process of creating simple (but impressive) examples of:
- Presentation: a layout that you can export as a Flash SWF animation.
- Button: a multi-state button that can start and stop your animation, for instance.
- Image sequence: a sequence of images that when played present an animation.
If you’re curious about how to use your existing QuarkXPress skills to easily create Flash animations, I highly encourage you to have a look at her article at: www.xraymag.com/articles/xray_v5n6_quark_interactive_01.html
And be sure to click the graphic in the header.
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.