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Adobe Illustrator & QuarkXpress Training - 2 Days

Adobe Illustrator 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 for Illustrator 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 Illustrator and QuarkXpress.
You will first learn how to plan, create and edit a variety of professional graphic artwork using Illustrator 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.


Illustrator and QuarkXpress 2 Day Training Outline

Training Course Introduction - Illustrator and QuarkXpress Overview

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

Day 1 - Working with Illustrator

Introduction to Illustrator

  • Setting up general preferences
  • Document and page set up
  • Selection tools
  • Magnification and reduction
  • Using rulers and guides

Drawing Tools

  • Working with the line tools
  • Working with the shape tools
  • Cutting and editing paths
  • Using the Pen tool
  • Cutting, copying and pasting elements

Working with Colour

  • Creating custom colours
  • Working with swatches
  • Using the paint/colour tools

Working with Text

  • Typography and formatting
  • Text on a path
  • Outlining type

Working with Objects

  • Duplicating
  • Object drag copying
  • Moving, rotating, scaling elements
  • Grouping/ungrouping objects
  • Working with strokes and fills

Using Layers

  • Working with the layers palette
  • Creating/deleting/hiding layers
  • Locking layers
  • Layer options

Creating Effects

  • Working with Pathfinder commands
  • Using the Effects menu

Export and Save Options

  • Saving editable Ai and PDF files
  • Pasting Illustrator content into QuarkXpress
  • Suitable formats for various print scenarios

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
  • Creating image frames
  • Adding Illustrator content
  • Moving and resizing images
  • Wrapping text around an image

Using Colour

  • Colour overview and considerations for print
  • 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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