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02-20-2006, 09:37 AM
First Post here, could anyone point me to any tutorials for Magazine Layouts using quark, i have just started a GD Course and have never used Quark before, anyway our Tutor has given us a brief to design a 18 page A4 Magazine Layout the problem is he hasn't given any help on using Quark, just a few basic's i find this odd has i and other students started this course to learn about such programs.
Any Pointers Please:p
02-20-2006, 11:11 AM
could anyone point me to any tutorials for Magazine Layouts using quark, i have just started a GD Course and have never used Quark before, anyway our Tutor has given us a brief to design a 18 page A4 Magazine Layout the problem is he hasn't given any help on using Quark, just a few basic's It sounds as if you have two distinct problems:
How to design a magazine
How to produce it in QuarkXPress
You will rarely find advice for both processes in one place. A good, practical book on magazine design is Jan White’s Designing for magazines: Common problems, realistic solutions (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0835215075/qid=1140465847/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_0_2/202-2949879-7524614) (the link is to Amazon.uk).
There are many other graphic design books as well, though most will not be focused specifically on magazines as this one is, and I always found Jan White’s advice to be helpful. (The book will seem a bit dated, but the advice is still good.)
As far as XPress is concerned, we have plenty of advice here on the forum, but I think we need to know where to start. I assume you have a computer and XPress, to start with — or do you use the software only in class?
Have you gone through tutorials to learn the basics of the software? That can be a good way to begin.
02-22-2006, 07:09 AM
Well, you might start by telling the tutor that magazines need to be paged in multiples of 4, and 18 pages is impossible, without special treatment like a foldout or tip-in page.
(Then again, that might be a part of the assignment.)
03-03-2006, 12:06 PM
You dont need Quark or any other DTP program to design a magazine – just 18 sheets of A4 with the margins laid out and a grid network in place. Then take a pencil and start designing. Once your ideas are on paper it's much easier to change them and convert them in Quark or Indesign.
03-03-2006, 01:43 PM
Romany - I dont know if u are going to print the the mag and saddle stitch it, but if you are it will have to be either 16 or 20 pages ( OR) you may be talking about 18 leaves which is 36 pages
Best of luck
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