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Adobe Photoshop & QuarkXpress Training - 2 Days

Adobe Photoshop TrainingQuarkXpress Training

Platform: Windows PC and Apple Mac

Courseware: Comprehensive training manual provided per person

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows or Apple Mac operating system

Software version: Training available for Adobe versions CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, CS and Quark 8, 7, 6

Course Overview:
This 2 day beginners course is designed to teach you the basics of Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXpress. You will first learn how to create, edit and manipulate digital images before moving on to Quark where you will learn to create simple but effective print ready layouts. You will also gain an understanding of how the two applications can work together.


Photoshop and QuarkXpress 2 Day Training Outline

Training Course Introduction - Photoshop and Quark Overview

  • About Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXpress
  • Working with various image types
  • Understanding page layout for print
  • Various design workflow's and how the applications fit in

Day 1 - Working with Photoshop

The Interface

  • Using the menu bar
  • Opening and importing images/graphics
  • Creating new documents
  • Navigation and magnification

Basic Image Manipulation

  • Cropping
  • Resizing the image
  • Working with image resolution
  • Making greyscale images
  • Saving formats

Image Enhancement

  • Basic Levels
  • Using Hue and Saturation
  • Sharpening images

Correcting Mistakes

  • Undo shortcuts
  • Using the History palette

Working with Selections

  • Using the range of selection tools
  • Working with selection options
  • Editing selections

Working with Layers

  • About Photoshop layers
  • Creating/deleting layers
  • Adding text layers
  • Hiding/locking layers
  • Transforming layers
  • Using the Flatten Image command

Exporting and Saving Photoshop Artwork

  • Creating PSD documents for future editing
  • File formats for use in QuarkXpress
  • Print based file formats


Day 2 - Working with QuarkXpress


  • About QuarkXpress and page layout
  • Working with documents and projects
  • Using the interface

Setting up Pages

  • Creating a new document
  • Working with margins, columns and gutters
  • Working with bleed
  • Using rulers and guides
  • Navigation and magnification
  • Using undo commands

Working with Text

  • Creating text frames
  • Importing, typing and pasting text
  • Using the measurements palette
  • Basic character formatting
  • Basic paragraph formatting
  • Using the style sheet panel
  • Basic character style sheets

Working with Images

  • About image file types and Photoshop
  • Creating image frames
  • Adding Photoshop content
  • Moving and resizing images
  • Wrapping text around an image

Using Colour

  • Mixing colours
  • Storing colours
  • Editing existing colours
  • Using colour blends
  • Adding colour - background, text and frame

Working with Frames and Shapes

  • Creating basic shapes
  • Working with the line tools
  • Copy and paste items
  • Adding borders to frames and shapes
  • Transforming objects
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects

Creating Multi-Page Documents

  • Setting up a facing page file
  • Working with the pages palette
  • Using master pages

Saving and Printing

  • Saving a Quark document
  • Checking image and font usage
  • Collecting a project for print


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