Description : Real World QuarkXPress is the world's best-selling reference on QuarkXPress. At many design firms and schools it’s considered required reading. With its friendly, easy-to-read style, you’ll learn QuarkXPress from the bottom up as a beginner. If you’ve had some experience with QuarkXPress, this book will help you sharpen your skills with all the new features of version 7. And if you’re an advanced user, all the tips, tricks, and techniques will turn you into a raging, inexorable QuarkXPress demon. In this book, you'll learn how to: Speed up just about every task with the new Measurements palette Apply sophisticated drop shadows to text, images, boxes, and more Experiment with transparency and image e ects Create expert tables with imported Microsoft Excel data and rich formatting Collaborate with others using the Shared Content and Composition Zones technologies Prevent sticky output problems with color setups, output styles, and Job Jackets Automate your projects with new QuarkXPress scripts and third-party XTensions For the latest updates, visit the Real World QuarkXPress site: www.peachpit.com/Quark7 "This is the book. Period. I’ve learned something from every new edition of Real World QuarkXPress since 1990.” —Jay Nelson, Editorial Director, PlanetQuark.com and Design Tools Monthly
Description : This widely acclaimed, indispensable QuarkXPress reference is back for version 5. This is the clearest technical support guide and the definitive reference source on the basics, tool palette, building documents, copy flow, and more.
Description : This handy Visual QuickStart Guide offers the quickest way to begin working with QuarkXPress 7, including all the new graphic effects, Job Jackets, expanded output options, and other great workflow enhancements. In these pages, best-selling authors and veteran educators Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas use task-based, step-by-step instruction and loads of visual aids to provide a solid base of skills in QuarkXPress 7. Progressing from the basics of planning and designing layouts, working with text, and creating and importing graphics to more advanced topics like exporting documents as Web pages, this indispensable reference covers it all.
Description : You've mastered page design and can easily work your Quark magic. Now you are ready to take the plunge and switch to Adobe InDesign CS2 and you need to learn and start successfully using the award-winning software, immediately! Real World Adobe InDesign CS2 has all the industrial-strength techniques and time-saving tips you need to start laying out, proofing, and printing pages with InDesign CS2, without missing a beat or a deadline! You'll find everything you need here to master InDesign's advanced page layout tools, manage color, snippets, use the Bridge effectively, and more. You'll also find complete coverage of InDesign CS2's new features: Object Styles, Photoshop and Adobe PDF layer support, using InCopy, Smarter text handling, flexible XML support, and much more. Written by pros for design pros, this book has all the real-world, industrial-strength InDesign CS2 techniques that will make all the difference in your fast-paced production environment!
Description : Contrary to popular belief, print is not dead! With all the interest in online publishing here in the 21st century, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that information is still widely disseminated through the good old medium of print. The advent of desktop publishing granted new levels of power and control to the layout artist and graphic designer, but it hasn’t made the process of getting the perfect print foolproof. Sometimes managing the disparate elements of fonts, images, colors, and more, while dealing with the quirks of page-layout applications makes even the bravest designer and production editor long for the hands-on days of moveable type. Creating a great layout on your monitor is only half the battle; how do you make it work on paper? Print production expert Claudia McCue takes on the challenge of putting ink to paper, offering clear, authoritative guidance to print professionals and anyone else who has been frustrated by the obstacles of getting electronic documents to print perfectly. This new edition of Claudia’s classic book is now fully Adobe-centric, and shows readers how to use the different applications in the Adobe Creative Suite 4 together to create and produce great print documents. Use Photoshop and Illustrator to create raster and vector images, and combine them with text in InDesign to create eye-catching yet readable page layouts. Learn the ins and outs of fonts, and gain a better understanding of how ink and paper work together. Finally, “prefilight” or prepare your job for submission to a printer to make sure the printing process goes off without a hitch.
Description : Get up to speed quickly with this accessible new guide on QuarkXPress 8 for both print and Web workflows. QuarkXPress experts Kelly Kordes Anton and John Cruise provide the essential techniques that you need in an easy-to-use format. From the basics of creating new layouts to using QuarkXPress’s superior typographic tools, this book covers the primary features for graphic designers and Web publishers–whether new to the program or returning again. Expert tips and the most efficient approach for your real-world workflow demands make this book a valuable resource. Learn about: • Setting up your workspace, tools, and palettes to increase productivity • Creating new projects, including managing layouts within projects • Producing professional type with hanging punctuation, OpenType, and expert built-in hyphenation and justification options • Editing images, creating drop shadows, and working with transparency • Building tables, creating and applying color, and using master pages • Outputting for print, PDF, Web, and Flash
Description : Sharpen your InDesign skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to produce great work in InDesign CC–regardless of the delivery platform. Best-selling authors Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst share their hands-on techniques to help you master InDesign’s advanced layout tools. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you producing high-quality work in no time. This is the book that experts open to find real answers to their questions about InDesign. It’s written in a friendly, visual style that offers accurate information and creative inspiration for every InDesign user, whether you’re publishing to a tablet, mobile phone, or traditional print publication. In Real World Adobe InDesign CC you’ll learn how to: Use the new Creative Cloud features and enhancements, including managing font menu favorites, QR codes, and much more Prep documents and use the improved EPUB Export feature for web and mobile publishing Take full advantage of the best typesetting features on the market Use best practices for consistent color management Increase productivity with scripts and other automation features
Description : Provides instructions on Photoshop CS3's layering strategies, covering such topics as creating composites, adding depth and dimension, retouching with layers, working with Smart Objects, and creating Web images.