February 19, 2009 in Publishing (F)
[prMac.com] Denver, Colorado - ThePowerXChange announced today the availability of QuarkXPress 8: production tricks and experts' tips. This hefty tome is an extensive collection of tutorials that offer beginner-level topic introductions, intermediate examinations of production tricks, and experts' tips for using QuarkXPress' most powerful features.
Chapters include contributions from industry experts Joe Root, Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise, Trevor Alyn, Davina Hicks, Tom Kelly, Steve Gray, and Cyndie Shaffstall. These chapters were originally published as articles for X-Ray Magazine, but have been expanded to include step-by-step tutorials for nearly every feature. Whether you are a new user or a power user, this book will teach techniques that make you a better user.
Spiral bound for lay-flat use while following along, this book is well written and well presented. Generous graphics ensure that the reader can easily keep pace and manage the exercises - whether or not they are new to QuarkXPress.
"I wrote QuarkXPress 8: a suite response, to introduce the new features of QuarkXPress 8 to anyone using or considering using QuarkXPress 8, but as I did that, I realized that most of the X-Ray Magazine articles contained a wealth of information - and that we get requests every day for printed versions of the magazine. Collecting and printing them makes sense for both our magazine and for the reader," says Cyndie Shaffstall, contributor and editor. "Editing this collection has reminded me of production tricks that I had long forgotten. I know that every QuarkXPress user will bookmark dozens of tips in these chapters," adds Shaffstall.
With the in-depth tutorials, this is the perfect book for classrooms and training centers. Each topic is fully introduced and then described in numbered steps making it easy to follow along, or experiment as you go.
X-Ray Magazine was originally launched in 1996 as a magazine for Quark software users. Today, X-Ray Magazine touches on a wide variety of topics that are of interest to the designer, press, prepress, publishing, and web-content creator professional. The periodical is published in English and Korean (through partner, InCube Technologies), and select stories have been translated to Dutch and French.
X-Ray Magazine is a publication of ThePowerXChange, LLC. ThePowerXChange been based near Denver, Colorado, since 1995 and distributes thousands of extensions-based products used with applications such as QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, After Effects, FreeHand, Painter, Premiere, and QuarkXPress Server, as well as many stand-alone applications for the designer, publisher, printer, and web-content creator.