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Introduction Of Photoshop in Hindi फोटोशॉप का परिचय हिंदी में :- फोटोशॉप चित्रों पर अनेक प्रकार की क्रियायें करके उनको मनचाहे रूप में बदलने वाला एक विशेष Software है जिसको Adobe नाम की कंपनी ने बनाया है इसके कई संस्करण बाजार में आ चुके है जैसे- Adobe Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, और इसका नया संस्करण बाजार आया है वो है Adobe Photoshop CC जो धीरे धीरे अन्य सभी संस्करणो का स्थान लेता जा रहा है !

 

Starting Photoshop फोटोशॉप प्रारम्भ करना-

फोटोशॉप को प्रारम्भ करने से पहले आपको देख लेना है की फोटोशॉप आपके कंप्यूटर में स्थापित (Install) है या नहीं यदि नहीं है तो आप अपनी पसंद का Photoshop Version निचे दिए गए लिंक से Download करें और उसे अपने कंप्यूटर में स्थापित (Install) करें.
Start बटन पर क्लिक करें इससे Start Menu खुल जायेगा यहाँ आपको Photoshop का आइकॉन दिखाई देगा उस पर क्लिक करें आपका फोटोशॉप शुरु हो जायेगा ?
Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Full Version Free Download
Main Window Of Photoshop! फोटोशॉप की मुख्य विंडो

फोटोशॉप की मुख्य विंडो में आपको इसके विभिन्न भाग दिखाई देंगे इस विंडो के सभी मुख्य भागों का परिचय निम्न प्रकार है-
Title Bar (टाइटल बार) : फोटोशॉप विंडो में सबसे ऊपर टाइटल बार होता है ! इसमें प्रोग्राम का नाम और यदि फोटोशॉप की कोई फाइल खुली हो तो उसका भी नाम दिखाया जाता है ! इस बार के दाएँ किनारे पर तीन छोटे बटन बने होते है : न्यूनतम, अधिकतम/रिस्टोर तथा बंद, जिनसे इस विंडो के आकार को कण्ट्रोल किया जाता है !
Menu Bar (मेनू बार) : टाइटल बार से ठीक निचे मेनूबार होता है जिसमें फोटोशॉप के विभिन्न मेन्युओं के नाम दिए जाते है ! किसी मेनू के नाम को क्लिक करने पर वह मेनू निचे की और खुल जाता है, जिसमे अनेक आदेश दिए होते है ! किसी आदेश को क्लिक करने पर वह आदेश सक्रीय हो जाता है ! यदि मेन्यु खुला हुआ है तो दाएँ-बाएँ तीर का बटन दबाने पर उससे दायीं और का और बायी और का मेन्यु खुल जाता है !
Tool Options Bar (टूल आप्शनस बार) : मेनू बार से निचे टूल आप्शन बार होता है जिसमे किसी समय चुने हुए अथवा सक्रिय टूल के बारे में विभिन्न विकल्प दिए जाते है ! आप इन विकल्पों में इच्छानुसार सेटिंग करके उस टूल का अच्छे से अच्छा उपयोग कर सकते हैं ! जैसे ही आप टूल बदलते हैं, इस बार का रूप भी बदल जाता है !
Toolbox (टूलबॉक्स) : यह फोटोशॉप का प्रमुख टूल पैकेट होता है जिसमें फोटोशॉप में उपलब्ध सभी कार्यों और सुविधाओं के लिए टूल उपलब्ध होते है ! किसी भी समय इनमे से एक टूल चुना हुआ होता है ! टूल बॉक्स के टूलों के बारे में इस Learn Computer in Hindi के Photoshop Tutorial में आगे विस्तार से पढेंगे ?
Palettes (पैलेट) : फोटोशॉप में आपके कार्य को अच्छी तरह करने में सहायता पहुचाने के लिए कई पैलेट उपलब्ध होते है इसमें कुछ निम्न है-
Toolbox टूलबॉक्स, Navigator नेविगेटर, कलर Color, Styles स्टाइल्स, History हिस्ट्री, Layers लेयर, Paths पाथ
Selection Tools (सिलेक्शन टूल) : इस समूह के टूलों का उपयोग किस चित्र को पूरा अथवा उसके किसी भाग को चुनने में किया जाता है ! किसी चित्र का चुना हुआ भाग जगमगाती हुई सीमा से दिखाया जाता है ! आप किसी सिलेक्शन टूल को क्लिक करके माउस पॉइंटर को चित्र के ऊपर माउस बटन दबाकर खींचते है तो टूल के अनुसार चित्र का निर्धारित आकार का भाग चुन लिया जाता है ! इस समूह के मैजिक वेंड टूल से आप रंग के अनुसार चित्र के भाग चुन सकते है !
Painting Tools ( पेंटिंग टूल) : इस समूह के टूल चित्र में रंग भरने के लिए उपयोग किये जाते है ! इसमें कई प्रकार के ब्रश , पेंसिल, इरेज़र आदि होते है , जिनकी सहायता से आप ठीक उसी प्रकार रंग भर सकते है , जिस प्रकार वास्तविक रंगों के साथ किया जाता है ! इसके ग्रेडीएंट टूल द्वारा आप बैकग्राउंड को एक या अधिक रंगों की छाया में तैयार कर सकते है !
Type and Path Tools ( टाइप तथा पाथ टूल) : इस समूह के टूलों द्वारा आप रेखाचित्र और आक्रतियाँ बना सकते हैं ! किसी रेखा को फोटोशॉप में पाथ कहा जाता है ! आप किसी पाथ के किसी भी भाग को चुनकर उसे मनचाहा रूप में बदल सकते है ! पाथ टूलों का उपयोग चुनने और बनाने दोनों कार्यो में किया जा सकता है !
Viewing Tools ( व्यइंग टूल ) : इस समूह में दो मुख्या टूल हैं : ज़ूम टूल और हैण्ड टूल ज़ूम टूल के द्वारा आप अपने चित्र को इच्छानुसार छोटा या बड़ा करके देख सकते है और हैण्ड टूल के द्वारा आप चित्र को किसी भी दिशा में सरकाकर उसमे छिपे हुए भागों को देख सकते है , क्योंकि स्क्रीन का आकार छोटा होने के कारन कभी कभी वह किसी चित्र पूरा नहीं दिखाती !
टूल बॉक्स में इन सभी प्रमुख टूलों के अतिरिक्त अन्य कई टूल होते है !

 

About Photoshop layers

Photoshop layers are like sheets of stacked acetate. You can see through transparent areas of a layer to the layers below. You move a layer to position the content on the layer, like sliding a sheet of acetate in a stack. You can also change the opacity of a layer to make content partially transparent.

Organizing Photoshop layers

A new image has a single layer. The number of additional layers, layer effects, and layer sets you can add to an image is limited only by your computer’s memory.

You work with layers in the Layers panel. Layer groups help you organize and manage layers. You can use groups to arrange your layers in a logical order and to reduce clutter in the Layers panel. You can nest groups within other groups. You can also use groups to apply attributes and masks to multiple layers simultaneously.

For some great tips for working with layers, see the tutorial video Organize with layers and layer groups.

Photoshop layers for non-destructive editing

Sometimes layers don’t contain any apparent content. For example, an adjustment layer holds color or tonal adjustments that affect the layers below it. Rather than edit image pixels directly, you can edit an adjustment layer and leave the underlying pixels unchanged.

A special type of layer, called a Smart Object, contains one or more layers of content. You can transform (scale, skew, or reshape) a Smart Object without directly editing image pixels. Or, you can edit the Smart Object as a separate image even after placing it in a Photoshop image. Smart Objects can also contain smart filter effects, which allow you to apply filters non-destructively to images so that you can later tweak or remove the filter effect. See Nondestructive editing and Work with Smart Objects.

Video layers

You can use video layers to add video to an image. After importing a video clip into an image as a video layer, you can mask the layer, transform it, apply layer effects, paint on individual frames, or rasterize an individual frame and convert it to a standard layer. Use the Timeline panel to play the video within the image or to access individual frames. See Supported video and image sequence formats.

Photoshop Layers panel overview

The Layers panel in Photoshop lists all layers, layer groups, and layer effects in an image. You can use the Layers panel to show and hide layers, create new layers, and work with groups of layers. You can access additional commands and options in the Layers panel menu.

Photoshop Layers panel

  1. Layers panel menu B.Filter C. Layer Group D. Layer E. Expand/Collapse Layer effects F. Layer effect G. Layer thumbnail

Display the Photoshop Layers panel

  • Choose Window > Layers.

Choose a command from the Photoshop Layers panel menu

  • Click the triangle in the upper-right corner of the panel.

Change the size of Photoshop layer thumbnails

  • Choose Panel Options from the Layers panel menu, and select a thumbnail size.

Change thumbnail contents

  • Choose Panel Options from the Layers panel menu, and select Entire Document to display the contents of the entire document. Select Layer Bounds to restrict the thumbnail to the object’s pixels on the layer.

Note:

Turn off thumbnails to improve performance and save monitor space.

Expand and collapse groups

Filter Photoshop layers

At the top of the Layers panel, the filtering options help you find key layers in complex documents quickly. You can display a subset of layers based on name, kind, effect, mode, attribute, or color label.

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Filter layers options in the Layers panel

 

  1. Choose a filter type from the pop-up menu.
  2. Select or enter the filter criteria.
  3. Click the toggle switch to switch layer filtering on or off.

Convert background and Photoshop layers

When you create a new image with a white background or a colored background, the bottommost image in the Layers panel is called Background. An image can have only one background layer. You cannot change the stacking order of a background layer, its blending mode, or its opacity. However, you can convert a background into a regular layer, and then change any of these attributes.

When you create a new image with transparent content, the image does not have a background layer. The bottommost layer is not constrained like the background layer; you can move it anywhere in the Layers panel and change its opacity and blending mode.

Convert a background into a Photoshop layer

  1. Double-click Background in the Layers panel, or choose Layer > New > Layer From Background.
  2. Set layer options. (SeeCreate layers and groups.)
  3. Click OK.

Convert a Photoshop layer into a background

  1. Select a Photoshop layer in the Layers panel.
  2. Choose Layer > New > Background From Layer.

Any transparent pixels in the layer are converted to the background color, and the layer drops to the bottom of the layer stack.

Note:

You cannot create a background by giving a regular layer the name, Background—you must use the Background From Layer command.

Video tutorial: Turn the background layer into a regular layer

Scott Kelby

 

Duplicate Photoshop layers

You can duplicate layers within an image or into another or a new image.

Duplicate a Photoshop layer or group within an image

  1. Select a layer or group in the Layers panel.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the layer or group to the Create a New Layer button  v:shapes=”_x0000_i1027″>.
    • Choose Duplicate Layer or Duplicate Group from the Layers menu or the Layers panel menu. Enter a name for the layer or group, and click OK.

Duplicate a Photoshop layer or group in another image

  1. Open the source and destination images.
  2. From the Layers panel of the source image, select one or more layers or a layer group.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the layer or group from the Layers panel to the destination image.
    • Select the Move tool , and drag from the source image to the destination image. The duplicate layer or group appears above the active layer in the Layers panel of the destination image. Shift-drag to move the image content to the same location it occupied in the source image (if the source and destination images have the same pixel dimensions) or to the center of the document window (if the source and destination images have different pixel dimensions).
    • Choose Duplicate Layer or Duplicate Group from the Layers menu or the Layers panel menu. Choose the destination document from the Document pop‑up menu, and click OK.
    • Choose Select > All to select all the pixels on the layer, and choose Edit > Copy. Then choose Edit > Paste in the destination image. (This method copies only pixels, excluding layer properties such as blending mode.)

Create a new document from a Photoshop layer or group

  1. Select a layer or group from the Layers panel.
  2. Choose Duplicate Layer or Duplicate Group from the Layers menu or the Layers panel menu.
  3. Choose New from the Document pop‑up menu, and click OK.

Sample from all visible Photoshop layers

The default behavior of the Mixer Brush, Magic Wand, Smudge, Blur, Sharpen, Paint Bucket, Clone Stamp, and Healing Brush tools is to sample color only from pixels on the active layer. This means you can smudge or sample in a single layer.

  • To smudge or sample pixels from all visible layers with these tools, select Sample All Layers from the options bar.

Change transparency preferences

  1. In Windows, choose Edit > Preferences > Transparency & Gamut; in Mac OS, choose Photoshop > Preferences > Transparency & Gamut.
  2. Choose a size and color for the transparency checkerboard, or choose None for Grid Size to hide the transparency checkerboard.
  3. Click OK.

 

 

What is the use of mask in Photoshop?

 

o sum up, there are two primary types of masks in Photoshop: layer masks and clipping masks. Layer masks use values of gray to assign levels of transparency to specific portions of a layer or group of layers while clipping masks use the transparency of one layer to define that of a different layer or group of layers.

 

 

How do I use masks in Photoshop?

Add a layer mask that hides part of a layer

  1. In the Layers panel, select the layer or group.
  2. Select the area in the image, and do one of the following: Click the New Layer Mask button in the Layers panel to create a mask that reveals the selection.

 

 

Quark xPress

 

QuarkXPress is a desktop publishing software for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) environment. It runs on macOS and Windows. It was first released by Quark, Inc. in 1987 and is still owned and published by them.

The most recent version, QuarkXPress 2017 (internal version number 13.0), allows publishing in English (“International and U.S.”[1]) and 36 other languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Korean, Russian, French, and Spanish.[2]

QuarkXPress is used by individual designers, large publishing houses and corporates to produce a variety of layouts, from single-page flyers to the multi-media projects required for magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and the like. The more recent versions have added support for ebooks, Web and mobile apps. QuarkXPress once dominated the market for page layout software, with over 95% market share among professional users. As of 2010, one publisher estimated that US market share has fallen to below 25% and Adobe InDesign has become the market leader, although QuarkXPress still had significant

History[edit]

The first version of QuarkXPress was released in 1987 for the Macintosh. Five years passed before a Microsoft Windows version (3.1) followed in 1992. In the 1990s, QuarkXPress became widely used by professional page designers, the typesetting industry, and printers. In particular, the Mac version of 3.3 (released in 1996) was seen as stable and trouble-free, working seamlessly with Adobe’s PostScript fonts as well as with Apple’s TrueType fonts.

In 1989, QuarkXPress incorporated an application programming interface called XTensions which allows third-party developers to create custom add-on features to the desktop application. Xtensions, along with Apple Computer‘s HyperCard, was one of the first examples of a developer allowing others to create software add-ons for their application.

Although competitors like PageMaker existed, QuarkXPress was so dominant that it had an estimated 95% market share during the 1990s.[4] After QuarkXPress 3.3, QuarkXPress was seen as needing significant improvements and users criticized it for its overly long innovation cycles.

The release of QuarkXPress version 5 in 2002 led to disappointment from Apple’s user base, as QuarkXPress did not supportMac OS X, while Adobe InDesign 2.0 did, launched in the same week. At the same time, Quark CEO Fred Ebrahimi exclaimed that “the Macintosh platform is shrinking,” and suggested that anyone dissatisfied with Quark’s Mac commitment should “switch to something else.” InDesign CS cost $699, while QuarkXPress 6 cost $945. Adobe Creative Suite (2003) included InDesign, so customers buying the suite for Photoshop and Illustrator received InDesign for free.[5][4] Only with Version 6 did QuarkXPress support Mac OS X; however, the first really adopted version was QuarkXPress 7 (which was also a Universal Binary application).

Quark started to lower its pricing levels in 2004. In December 2006, Quark licensed the Windows version of QuarkXPress 5 to be distributed for free on the cover of a UK computer magazine, Computer Shopper, with the idea of enticing consumers to upgrade to later versions.

Having arrived late with a Mac OS X version, Quark took a different approach to porting to Intel-native applications on Mac (Universal Binary), and released its Universal Binary version 7 months before Adobe ported InDesign.[6]

With QuarkXPress 8 and 9, the product seems to listen more to its user base, as reviews worldwide became more positive and several Mac magazines gave awards to QuarkXPress, even best product of the year (MacWorld Awards 2011: Grand Prix Winner[7]).

Use and features[edit]

The package provides the basic functionality of font, alignment, spacing, and color, but it also provides its users with professional typesetting options such as kerning, curving text along a line, and ligatures.

A QuarkXPress document contains text and graphics boxes. The boxes can be reshaped, layered, and given varying levels of transparency and text alignment (runaround).[8]Both box positioning and graphic or text positioning is allowed within a box with an accuracy of one-thousandth of an inch.

Color control allows the full-use of printing-press standard Pantone or Hexachrome inks, along with a variety of other color-space options. Draft output can be printed on conventional desktop printers. Process color (CMYK) separation films can be produced for printing-presses. QuarkXPress also offers the ability for composite work-flows, both with PostScript and PDF output.

QuarkXPress offers layout synchronization, multiple undo/redo functionality, XML and web page (HTML/XHTML) features, and support for direct PDF import and output. Documents can be verified (pre-flight) before printing. This high-level print preview automatically identifies conflicts and other printing problems. Adobe has a similar feature inInDesign.

Composition zones feature makes it the only desktop application with multi-user capabilities by allowing multiple users to edit different zones on the same page. Composition Zones pushes collaboration a step further than just simultaneous text/picture (as possible with Quark CopyDesk since 1991), as it allows layout and graphic elements to be edited outside the layout application.

User-defined rules, output specs, and layout specs can be used for intelligent templates and enable resource sharing (for example, server-based style sheet definitions).

Version 6.5, released at the end of 2004, added enhanced support for the Photoshop format (PSD). The PSD integration and picture manipulation features led to QuarkXPress receiving a number of awards, such as the Macworld Editor’s Choice for 2004.

Version 7 added support for OpenTypeUnicodeJDF, and also PDF/X-export. QuarkXPress 7 also added unique features, such as native transparency at the color level.

QuarkXPress 8 introduced a completely new user interface, support for drag and drop, PDF 1.7 import, AI Import and a global file format. Design grids can be assigned to pages and boxes to allow unlimited baseline grids. Hanging characters can be applied and customized by character and amount to hang outside the box. This is the first version to include built-in Adobe Flash authoring. Designers can create Flash content including sound, video, animation and interactivity without programming. In October 2008, QuarkXPress 8 won the MacUser Award for Print Publishing Software of the Year.[9]

With version 9 QuarkXPress extended its crossmedia publishing approach and can be used now to also export to eBooks (ePub3 and Blio) and native apps (for the iPad). With App Studio, which is shipped with QuarkXPress, designers can even create and design their own apps.[10] Additionally QuarkXPress 9 offers cascading styles (stylesheets based on text content), callouts (anchored objects that flow with the text based on position rules), create complex ad editable Bézier paths using a wizard (ShapeMaker), bullets and numbers (with import & export from/to Microsoft Word) and more.

The Mac version of QuarkXPress 9 is for Intel processors only, making QuarkXPress 8.5.1 the last choice for PPC-based Macs.

QuarkXPress 10, was described by Quark as a major re-write of the software on the Mac platform in particular to move it from the older Carbon API to Cocoa. It also included a new, modern graphics engine, Xenon. During the lifecycle of version 10, new features included Retina Display support, PDF pass-through transparency, notes, redlining, increased zoom (8000%) and the ability to create HTML5 animations for inclusion in App Studio tablet and smartphone apps.

QuarkXPress 2015 was the first version to use a different naming scheme. It was completely 64-bit and added fixed-layout ePub and Kindle export as well as exporting layouts as PDF/X-4. Quark claimed to have added the top 10 of all user-requested features.[11]

QuarkXPress 2016 included the ability to import and copy and paste from other applications and file formats to native QuarkXPress objects. The release also includes revamped digital capabilities including being able to create HTML5 Publications. Top user requested features include multi-gradient blends and a color picker tool.

The current version, QuarkXPress 2017, continues the new naming scheme and suggests a move to an annual release cycle. The headline features in this release include non-destructive image editing, various typography enhancements such as text stroking and text shading, responsive HTML5 and unlimited iOS apps for no additional cost (outside of the Apple Developer fees). Other user-requested features include adaptive layout conversion for print, smart quotes and proportional leading.

Server version[edit]

In the beginning of 2003 Quark released a server version of QuarkXPress,[12] called QuarkDDS. This enables page editing and page layout in a web browser. QuarkXPress Server is often used for web-to-print in corporate intranets to enable customization and ordering of printed materials, advertising automation workflows in advertising agencies, catalog generation for retailers and variable digital printing for personalized marketing. It enables companies to print copies digitally when they need them, often with customized content. The system relies on XML. The server is often embedded in print on demand software.

In 2006 Quark renamed QuarkDDS to “QuarkXPress Server”.[13]

Extensions and tools[edit]

Quark Interactive Designer[edit]

Quark Interactive Designer is an extension and tool for creating Adobe Flash content from QuarkXPress documents.[14][15] It enables the export QuarkXPress projects in SWF(Flash) file format.[16][17] This allows documents created for print or web production to also be output as a Flash advertisement. No knowledge of timelines or ActionScript is necessary for this purpose. Since QuarkXPress is natively capable of creating HTML projects, this allows web designers to design and build their HTML and Flash elements and combine them all in a single application. Resulting files can be exported as SWF Flash files or standalone Projector applications for macOS or Windows. Quark Interactive Designer makes use of palette-based actions, similar to those found in Powerpoint, in order to animate text and graphics. It also allows some use of button triggered behaviors and embedding of QuickTime and Flash Video, and audio files.

Version history[edit]

  • QuarkXPress 1(1987) – Mac OS only.
  • QuarkXPress 2(1989) – First non-English versions (e.g. French, German).
    • QuarkXPress 2.1 (1989) – Enhanced typographic control, such as user-definable kerning tables.
  • QuarkXPress 3(1990) – First version with measurement palette and support for libraries.
    • QuarkXPress 3.1 (1992) – First version to also supportWindows.
    • QuarkXPress 3.2 (1993) – First version to supportApplescript and color management.
    • QuarkXPress 3.3 (1996) – First version to support PPC natively. First Passport Version (optional).
    • QuarkXPress 3.32 (1996) – Support for QuarkImmedia. This is the last version which works on Windows 3.x (requiresWin32s to be installed).
  • QuarkXPress 4(1997) – First version with bézier curves. Notable interface improvements are pop-up tools and tabbed dialog boxes. Windows 3.x is no longer supported.
    • QuarkXPress 4.1 (1999) – First version to also supportPDF and XML.
  • QuarkXPress 5(2002) – First version to offer tables and to export HTML.
  • QuarkXPress Server (QuarkDDS) released.
  • QuarkXPress 6(2003) – First version to support Mac OS X.
    • QuarkXPress 6.1 (2004) – First version withExcel Import filter.
    • QuarkXPress 6.5 (2004) – First version to also support theDocument Object Model and features for picture retouching.
    • QuarkXPress 6.52 (2006) – Bug-fix release, released after release of Quark 7.
  • QuarkXPress 7(2006) – First version to support OpenType, Unicode, PDF/X, Shadows/Transparencies, Job Definition Format and Composition Zones.
    • QuarkXPress 7.01 (8 August 2006) – First native version for Intel Macs (Universal binary), plusPPML
    • QuarkXPress 7.02 (2006) – Additional language support in Passport.
    • QuarkXPress 7.1 (2007) – Performance update.
    • QuarkXPress 7.2 (2007) – First version to supportWindows Vista, additional languages.
    • QuarkXPress 7.3 (2007) – Increased UI localization and PDF support, improved performance and stability.
    • QuarkXPress 7.31 (2007) – Certification onWindows Vista, support for Mac OS X 10.5 (“Leopard”), enhancements to spell checking.
    • QuarkXPress 7.4 (2008) – non public release, only for QPS customers.
    • QuarkXPress 7.5 (2008) – Bug-fix release, released after release of Quark 8.
  • QuarkXPress 8(2008) – New UI, drag-and-drop support, direct image manipulation, customizable optical margin alignment, multiple baseline grids, East Asian support, built-in Flash authoring.
    • QuarkXPress 8.01 (2008) – Spellchecker enhancements
    • QuarkXPress 8.02 (2009) – Five new languages and newPantone
    • QuarkXPress 8.1 (2009) – Numerical scale, native transparency and layers in PDF, improved spell checker and other feature improvements. Supports Snow Leopard and Windows 7.
    • QuarkXPress 8.12 (2009) – Bug-fix release.
    • QuarkXPress 8.15 (2010) (Mac OS X only) – Fixes activation issues on certain Apple hardware.
    • QuarkXPress 8.1.6 (2010) – Speed optimizations
    • QuarkXPress 8.1.6.2 (2010) – Bug-fix release.
    • QuarkXPress 8.5 (2010) – Bug fixes, auto updater, DOCX import.
    • QuarkXPress 8.5.1 (2011) – Bug fixes, last Universal Binary version.
  • QuarkXPress 9(2011) – Nested Styles, callouts (anchored elements outside text boxes), bullets & numbers, shape wizard, multi image import, ePub Export.
    • QuarkXPress 9.0.1 (2011) – Bug-fix release
    • QuarkXPress 9.1 (2011) – Addition of “App Studio”, which allows to export multimedia apps for iPad out of QuarkXPress. First version to officially supportMac OS X Lion
    • QuarkXPress 9.2 (2012) – Export to ePUB 3.0, plus ability to create ePUB files from scratch. Improvements to App Studio, includingiOS5 support.
    • QuarkXPress 9.2.1 (2012) (Mac OS X only) – Fix “missing icons” bug caused by Lion 10.7.3
    • QuarkXPress 9.2.1.1 (2012) – Added support for exporting to the Retina iPad
    • QuarkXPress 9.3 (2012) – Export eBooks directly to Amazon Kindle format, plus other minor fixes including EPS and PDF color management.
    • QuarkXPress 9.3.1 (2012) – Compatibility with the OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Gatekeeper feature.
    • QuarkXPress 9.3.1.1 (2012) – Fixes a spellchecker crash.
    • QuarkXPress 9.5 (2012) – Allows the creation of 100% HTML5-based content on native apps and platforms such as Android.
    • QuarkXPress 9.5.1 (2013) – Adds page stacks, bugfixes
    • QuarkXPress 9.5.1.1 (2013) – Bugfixes
    • QuarkXPress 9.5.2 (2013) – Download manager, bugfixes
    • QuarkXPress 9.5.3 (2013) – Fixes known issues with PDF export
    • QuarkXPress 9.5.4 (2013) – Support forOS X Mavericks
  • QuarkXPress 10(September 2013)[18]
    • QuarkXPress 10.0.1 (2013) – Support forOS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1
    • QuarkXPress 10.1 (2014) – 8000% zoom, smart guides,HTML5-based animations, image export, new book function[19]
    • QuarkXPress 10.2 (2014) – Speed Improvements, Notes, Redlining
    • QuarkXPress 10.2.1 (2014) – Bug fixes
    • QuarkXPress 10.5 (2014) – Support forOS X Yosemite
  • QuarkXPress 2015[20]
    • QuarkXPress 2015 Release 11.0 (April 2015) – 64-bit version only, over 5 meters max page size, fixed-layout interactive eBooks (fxl ePub), footers and end notes, text variables, custom paper sizes user-definable shortcut keys (Mac only), table styles,PDF/X-4.
    • May 2015 Release (11.0.0.1) – bug fixes
    • July 2015 Release (11.0.1) – faster launch speed
    • Sep 2015 Release (11.1) – Support for Windows 10
    • Oct 2015 Release (11.2) – Support forOS X El Capitan
  • QuarkXPress 2016[21]
    • QuarkXPress 2016 Release 12.0 (May 2016) – Convert AI/EPS/PDF to editable objects, copy Illustrator, InDesign, MS Office as editable objects; create HTML5 Publications, multi-color gradients, OpenType Stylistic Sets, Eyedropper
  • QuarkXPress 2017[22]
    • QuarkXPress 2017 Release 13.0 (May 2017) – Non-destructive image editing, transparency blend modes, text shading and test framing, stroke live text, merge/split columns, create responsive HTML5 Publications, create iOS Apps (for free, no monthly fees)
    • QuarkXPress 2017 Release 13.01 (June 2017)
    • QuarkXPress 2017 Release 13.02 (July 2017)
    • QuarkXPress 2017 Release 13.1 (October 2017)[23] – Support for High Sierra
    • QuarkXPress 2017 Release 13.1.1 (December 2017) – Fix for PSD filter

 

QuarkXPress provides various methods for selecting text for editing andformatting. You can click and drag, click the mouse, or use the arrows on the keyboard. To select text by clicking the mouse: Word: Click twice in the word

 

Editing text

To edit text—whether it’s in a box, flowing along a path, or in a table cell—you need to use the Text Content tool . To select it, press T. (If the Text Linking or Text Unlinking tool is selected, press T until the Text Content tool is selected.) If you’re using the Item tool, double-click in text to automatically switch to the Text Content tool. If you prefer that double-clicking the Item tool opens the Modify dialog box, as it did in prior versions of QuarkXPress, you can set a preference for that behavior (Preferences > Tools > Item Tool, Figure 4.16).

Figure 4.16 Item Tool preferences let you specify whether double-clicking the Item tool switches to the Text Content tool or opens the Modify dialog box.

Tip: Show Invisible Characters

When you’re working with text, it’s helpful to see the spaces, tabs, paragraph returns, and other nonprinting characters. This helps you make accurate selections when formatting, cutting and pasting, and so on. To show invisible characters onscreen, choose View > Invisibles.

Positioning the text insertion point

To start typing, click the Text Content tool in text or in a text box, on a line, or in a table cell. You can move the text insertion point with the mouse, but if you’re editing a significant amount of text, you may not want to move your hands off the keyboard. In that case, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the insertion point left, right, up, and down. Add the Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) key to move an entire word to the left or right, up to the top of a paragraph, or down to the bottom of the paragraph. Press Command+Option (Mac) or Control+Alt (Windows) with the arrows to move to the start or end of a line or the start or end of a story.

Selecting text

QuarkXPress provides various methods for selecting text for editing and formatting. You can click and drag, click the mouse, or use the arrows on the keyboard. To select text by clicking the mouse:

  • Word:Click twice in the word.
  • Line:Click three times in the line.
  • Paragraph:Click four times in the paragraph.
  • Story:Click five times in the story or choose Edit > Select All.

Selecting text with the arrow keys is similar to moving the text insertion point. Press the arrows along with modifier keys to select text to the left, right, above, and below the text insertion point:

  • Previous or next character:Press Shift with the left or right arrow key.
  • Previous or next line:Press Shift with the up or down arrow key.
  • Previous or next word:Press Command+Shift (Mac) or Control+Shift (Windows) with the left or right arrow key.
  • Previous or next paragraph:Press Command+Shift (Mac) or Control+Shift (Windows) with the up or down arrow key.
  • Start or end of line:Press Command+Option+Shift (Mac) or Control+Alt+Shift (Windows) with the left or right arrow key.
  • Start or end of story:Press Command+Option+Shift (Mac) or Control+Alt+Shift (Windows) with the up or down arrow key.

Dragging and dropping text

When Drag and Drop Text is enabled, you can select text and drag it to a new location with the mouse—basically another way to cut and paste text. To do this, click on the selected text, drag the text insertion point to a new location, and release the mouse button (Figure 4.17). Press the Shift key while you drag to copy the text rather than move it.

Figure 4.17 In this example, the word “Vail” is dragged from before “Aspen” to after it.

Tip: Enabling Drag and Drop Text

To enable Drag and Drop Text, check it in the Input Settings tab of the Preferences dialog box. When the feature is disabled, you can press Command+Control to drag and drop selected text (Mac only).

Locking text

If you want to prevent yourself or others from accidentally—or purposely—editing the text in a story, choose Item > Lock > Story. When you try to edit the story, a lock icon displays. (While it’s easy to unlock a story, you at least have to think about why it was locked and whether it should be edited.) When using Find/Change and Spell Check, you can specify whether to search locked text.

Changing case

If you receive text with incorrect capitalization, you can automatically change the case without retyping the text. To do this, select the text and choose Style > Change Case and then UPPERCASE, lowercase, or Title Case. In general, for all uppercase formatting, it’s better to apply the All Caps type style (Style > Type Style > ALL CAPS) because you can easily remove it and restore the previous capitalization.