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DesignGeek #48

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December 21, 2005 - 2:00am

QuarkXPress 6.5 Output Guide

All my articles, books, and podcast about Adobe InDesign aside, I still occasionally do jobs in QuarkXPress (when my client needs a QuarkXPress file back) and once in a while find myself teaching version 6.5 to 4.0 veterans. So I try to keep up with the program … my radar's always up for new information and resources to help myself and my students out.

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Overprinting Black in Photoshop

I know what you're thinking, "Why would you ever want to overprint black in Photoshop? Isn't that an issue for page layout or illustration software?" Well, yes, but lots of designers — even the developers themselves — are blurring the lines between what you're supposed to do in which program.

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Find and View Illustrator Freebies

Many illustration programs ship with gobs and gobs of free clip art, templates, and other goodies, and Illustrator CS2 is no exception. When you install the program it copies over 150 MB of templates and sample files to your hard drive, virtually all of it very high quality artwork that you can use as is or as a starting point for your creative muse. And there's another 170 MB of excellent clip art and stock photos sitting on the installation CD.

Two questions: Where are these files located, and how can we see them without having to open each one in Illustrator? more >