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We offer a 2-day beginner and a 2-day advanced QuarkXpress training course in Chicago

We currently offer public QuarkXpress training courses in Chicago and in many cities around the country. Private coures are available on-site, online or at a venue in city near you. Please click on the schedule link above to see a complete list of our QuarkXpress courses including QuarkXpress courses offered in Chicago.

You can register for these courses by clicking on the link at the top of this page or by clicking on the register link next to the scheduled dates on the right.

Our QuarkXpress training and support team have over 10 years experience developing and teaching Adobe applications.

We can also offer custom QuarkXpress training courses and consulting which can be tailored and targeted specifically to you and your staff in Chicago. Please contact our QuarkXpress training and support team at training@americanmediatraining.com for more information regarding our QuarkXpress courses in Chicago.

QuarkXpress Logo   QuarkXpress Beginner Class

This two day Quark authorized course is designed to provide new users of QuarkXPress with an excellent grounding in this immensely powerful desktop publishing application. The emphasis throughout this introduction is on practical exercises. These exercises will cover incorporating footage with Photoshop and QuarkXpress graphics, video layering techniques, working with key frames, using filters for special effects and rendering your final project. You will also look at different rendering techniques and ways to optimise the finished production for broadcast, DVD or the web.

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QuarkXpress Course outline

• QuarkXPress tools
• Documents and Projects
• Single and multiple layouts
• Creating text and picture boxes
• Importing text and pictures
• The Quark Job Jacket

Setting up pages in Quark
• Setting the page size and margins
• Columns and gutters
• Positioning the document origin
• Quark's measurement systems
• Using multiple undo

The document layout palette
• Creating and deleting pages
• The Measurements palette

Text and graphics features
• Framing text and picture boxes
• Rotating graphics
• Cropping images
• Wrapping text around items
• Different types of runarounds
• Grouping and multiple selections
• Finding and changing text
• Linking and unlinking text boxes
• Image editing
• An introduction to transparency

Using Master Pages
• Creating and editing Master Pages
• Automatic page numbering
• Creating headers and footers
• Using a combination of Master Pages

Color models
• Creating custom colors

Creating and formatting documents

• Fonts, styles and sizes
• Working with templates
• Leading and tracking values
• Modifying text and picture boxes
• Using invisibles and guides

Setting Quark preferences
• Introducing tabs and rules
• Composition zones

More text controls
• Anchored text boxes
• Using the Baseline Grid

Further text controls
• Paragraph and character style sheets
• Style sheets with templates
• Runaround techniques
• Soft and hard returns
• Using space/align
• Using the QuarkXPress library

Working with tables
• The Table tool
• Tables with picture boxes
• Importing data from MS Excel

Working with beziers
• Creating custom shapes and paths
• Creating text on a path

Working with layers
• Using layers to isolate items that should not print
• The Layers palette
• Adding, removing and merging layers
• The Layer Attributes dialog box
• Using Keep Runaround in layers
• The Layer selection area
• Deleting Layers

Working with context menus
• Activating a context menu
• Customizing keyboard commands

Visual indicators
• The purpose of visual indicators

Document facilities
• Moving pages between documents
• Importing native Photoshop files
• Exporting as a PDF

Printing from QuarkXPress
• Automatically embedding fonts, colors and images for trouble-free printing from QuarkXPress
• Working with Job Jackets.
• A printing checklist

QuarkXpress Logo   QuarkXpress Advanced Class

This course is designed for those who have a working knowledge of QuarkXPress but need to get the most from this extremely powerful software. During this two day Quark authorized course you will explore Quark's text handling controls in detail and cover the powerful drawing, document management and design tools.

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Effective page design
• Dos and don'ts of page layout
• Merging content from different sources

Advanced text controls
• Controlling text flow
• Working with synchronizedtext
• Experimenting with indent options
• Using the Baseline Grid
• Advanced Styles management
• Advanced Runaround techniques
• Inverted clipping paths
• Reshaping text and picture boxes
• Converting text to outlines and filling with pictures or text
• Creating better looking Drop Caps
• Anchoring boxes and lines in text

Typographic controls
• Creating custom hyphenation and justification settings
• Saving and appending hyphenation and justification settings
• Using the hyphenation dictionary
• Using tabs in QuarkXPress
• Using drop shadows
• Using Rules in QuarkXPress

Color and output
• Using Quark's color management systems
• Understanding RGB and CMYK
• What is the difference between the color models?
• Color matching in Quark
• Creating color separations
• Spot colors and CMYK

Master Pages
• Using a combination of Master Pages
• Tips and tricks with Master Pages

Document facilities in XPress
• Finding and changing by font or style
• Generating a table of contents
• Multiple undos in XPress
• Creating lists and indexes
• Using nested and run-in indexes
• Using the QuarkXPress library

Bezier and Freehand tools

• Working with Bezier controls
• Creating shapes and paths
• Using the Merge and Split commands
• Punching holes in shapes
• Merging Bezier endpoints
• Turning text into an outline
• Using embedded paths
• Using embedded alpha channels
• Text effects in QuarkXPress
• Using transparency in XPress
• Specifying opacity of any item

More about Runarounds
• Running text around imported clipping paths
• Editing imported clipping paths
• Running text inside ?holes' in pictures
• Creating a clipping path in QuarkXPress
• Flowing text around all sides of an image

Media independent publishing
• An overview of cross media publishing

Printing your work
• Using font usage
• Using picture usage
• Using Quark Job Jacket for output
• Creating reusable print styles
• Setting Quark preferences
• Readers pairs and printers pairs
• PDF export from QuarkXPress
• XML export from QuarkXPress
• Before you print: a checklist
• Dealing with printing problems
• Dealing with postscript errors

Invaluable shortcuts
• A guide to QuarkXtensions

Questions and answers

Sorry at this time we have no public Chicago Level One courses scheduled, please call or email us to see if we can arrange a private course for you. training@americanmediatraining.com

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