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This is a revised and updated version of TECHINAUT INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY syllabus of DESKTOP PUBLISHING. This DESKTOP PUBLISHING syllabus is designed to facilitate students to develop a practical approach to solve DESKTOP PUBLISHING solution.

DTP, which is popular and short form of Desk Top Publishing is one of the major sources of self-employment in our country. Any student can start his or her career in DTP and rise to become a professional graphic designer or even animator. For DTP, several-application software viz. PageMaker 7, MS Word, CorelDraw, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Quark Express etc are in use.

DTP started in 90s in our country. In early years software was not as powerful and Windows was only a mother software for DTP programs and, not an operating system. With the introduction of Windows 95, the complete structure of DTP got changed. Today, the DTP done on PCs is no less than the one time very powerful and unique MAC system. Presently XP and Vista versions of Windows are being used as main application software besides an operating system. The processing speed of the PC has gone into gigahertz; main computer memory has increased to hundreds of megahertz. Secondary memory to store data, which we call hard disk is now available in hundreds of GBs. With such huge developments in the field of hardware, you can imagine how powerful the DTP has become in current times.


The goal of this course is to present an overview of DTP.This course has been designed strictly according to the requirements of those students, studying in various government and non-government institutions or searching for a job or self-employment. Description of the latest version of DTP software which is currently in use has been given in a very simple language. DTP Fundamentals, Computer Fundamentals, and various printing techniques have also been explained so that students can make their career and enter in DTP profession with full maturity.



a. What is Computing?, Computer hardware, Computer Software

b. Application Software, System Software, Operating System

c. Input/Output Devices, Computer Keyboard, Computer Mouse

d. (OCR) Optical character recognition, What is OMR?, MlCR

e. Graphics tablet or Digitizer, Computer Scanner, The Magnetic storage

f. Hard Disk, Hoppy disk, CD, DVD, Computer Printer

g. Bit and Byte, RAM, ROM and ASCII, Computer Networking

h. The Internet, E-Mail, WWW


a. DOS (Disk Operating System), DOS Interface and Commands

b. Microsoft Windows

c. Customizing Desktop, Choose a new desktop theme

d. To change your desktop background, To change your Window fonts

e. To change your screen resolution, To put a shortcut on the desktop

f. To move the taskbar

g. To remove unused desktop icons

h. To add selected items to the Start menu

i. To set or change a screen saver, To change your screen resolution

j. To show Control Panel in My Computer, To add or remove a Windows component

k. To display hidden files and folders, Control Panel

l. To view a font on your computer

m. To add a new font to your computer

n. Using Character Map, Printing extended or international characters

o. To connect a printer directly to your computer

p. To view documents waiting to print, Stop printing your file

q. To cancel printing a document, To change printing preferences

r. To set printer memory

s. To add a port


a. History of Printing, Phaistos Disc

b. Woodblock printing, Movable type, Flat-bed printing press

c. Lithography, Chromolithography, Screen-printing

d. Offset press, Hexography, Photocopier, Thermal printer

e. Laser printer, Digital printing, 3D printing


a. Hardware and Software

b. Main elements of DTP, Halftone Dots and Dithers

c. CMYK, ROB and Spot Colour

d. Pixels and BitInaps

e. Vectorised Graphics, Printing presses

f. Vector and BitInap images, Image output and Resolution

g. DTP terminology


a. Create a document, Open a fIle

b. Save a document

c. Save a ffie to another fonnat, Change page margins

d. Select page orientation, Create a new style

e. Modify a style, Delete a style, Select text and graphics

f. Select items that aren’t next to each other, Move or copy a single item

g. Find text, Replace text

h. Insert a symbol, Insert a special character

i. Automatically hyphenate all of a document

j. Manually hyphenate all of a document

k. Apply bold formatting, Apply embossed, engraved, outlined, or shadow fonnatting to text

l. Apply or remove highlighting, Remove fonnatting from text

m. Make text superscript or subscript, Change line spacing

n. Align text left or right, Center text, Create a fIrst-line indent

o. Increase or decrease the left indent of an entire paragraph

p. Crop a picture, Print a document, Preview a document, Print a range of pages

q. Print only odd or even pages, Print more than one copy at a time


a. Using the toolbox

b. Viewing pages, Choosing preset page views

c. Working with text and graphics, Selecting objects

d. Understanding text objects, Identifying a text object

e. Selecting text with the text tool, Editing text

f. Moving between pages, To move between publication pages:

g. Adding and deleting pages

h. Correcting mistakes, Undoing changes and reverting publications

i. Creating a publication from scratch

j. To open a publication

k. To name and save a pUblication for the fIrst time

l. To specify a Save Option preference, Setting up pages

m. To set up a new publication

n. To set margins, Changing Document Setup options, Using Master pages

o. To select a measurement system and set the vertical ruler

p. Using the zero point, Nonprinting guides

q. To set up columns on a page

r. To create different column setups on the same page

s. Setting up ruler guides

t. Numbering pages

u. Creating text blocks

v. To create a text frame, To add text to a frame, To attach a text block to a frame

w. Formatting text

x. To check spelling in one or more publications

y. To edit a track, To align a paragraph, To specify leading

z. To draw a line or a constrained line, To draw a rectangle or a square

1a. To draw an ellipse or a circle

1b. To draw a polygon, To round rectangle comers

1c. To tum a basic shape into a frame

1d. Duplicating an object, To copy and paste an object

1e. To paste several copies of an object, To change the stacking order of objects

1f. To delete an object, Control palette basics

1g. To move an object using the Control palette, To move an object using the arrow keys

1h. To resize an object using the Control palette

1i. Grouping and ungrouping objects, To group objects

1j. To select text or an individual object within a group, To ungroup objects

1k. Rotating an object

1l. Reflecting an object

1m. Skewing an object, Cropping a graphic

1n. To wrap text around a graphic

1o. Printing in PageMaker

1p. Printing booked publications

SECTION 7: QuarkXPress (30 HRS)

a. Creating a New Document

b. Saving a Document

c. Creating master pages, Default master pages, New master pages

d. Numbering Pages, Automatic page numbering, Sectioning a document

e. Text Boxes, Creating Text Boxes, Activating a text box

f. Drag and Drop Text

g. Applying Character Attributes, Alignment for Paragraphs

h. Creating Drop Caps, To create a drop cap, First Line indent

i. Locking to Baseline Grid, Inserting Space Before or After a paragraph

j. Anchoring Rules to Paragraphs

k. Style Sheets, Creating and Editing Style Sheets, Appending Style Sheets

l. Picture Boxes, Creating picture boxes, Changing box shape

m. Importing Pictures, Importing Bitmap, TIFF (.TIP, .CT), EPS, and WMF pictures

n. Listing and Updating Pictures, Setting pasteboard width, Using pasteboard area

o. Working with Lines, Running Text Around Items and Pictures

p. Creating groups, Grouping items

q. Dialogue boxes, Measurements palette, Rotation tool

r. Preparing a Printer, Configuring a Printer, Using Printer Setup

s. Selecting an lmagesetter, Using Printer Setup

t. Printing a Document, Printing Pictures, Printing Colour Separations


a. CorelDRAW terminology and concepts, CorelDRAW application window

b. CorelDRAW workspace tools

c. Exploring the toolbox

d. To start CorelDRAW, To open a drawing

e. Working with templates

f. Undoing, redoing, and repeating actions, Zooming and panning

g. Saving drawings

h. Lines, Outlines and Brush Strokes

i. Drawing rectangles and squares

j. Applying uniform fills

k. Applying pattern fills

l. Working with color

m. Understanding color models, CMYK color model

n. RGB color model, Grayscale color model, Using Special Effects

o. Applying a transparency

p. Using Text in Drawing

q. Fitting text to a path

r. To straighten text

s. Adding bitmapped images

t. Print a Drawing

u. Commercial printing


a. Work area, Menus, Tools

b. Palettes, Artboard, Using tools and commands, Using tools

c. Changing the tool pointer, Using tool tips, Choosing commands

d. Using palettes, Showing and hiding palettes, Viewing artwork

e. Using the Navigator palette

f. Displaying the Navigator palette

g. Viewing artwork as paths, Previewing how artwork will print

h. Using the status bar, Undoing and redoing changes

i. Using the Preferences dialog box

j. Using plug-in modules

k. Exiting illustrator, Creating new documents

l. To open an existing file, To show or hide rulers, To change the ruler origin

m. To create a ruler guide, To convert an object into a guide object

n. Using the Info palette, Displaying the Info palette

o. Placing artwork, To place artwork into an illustrator document

p. Drawing in Adobe Illustrator CS

q. Drawing paths

r. Adjusting paths

s. Using Colors and Fills

t. Converting strokes to filled objects


a. Launching Photoshop

b. Using the tools, Using palettes

c. Correcting mistakes

d. Using the History palette

e. Creating new images

f. Opening hnage fIles

g. Saving image rues

h. hnage selection

i. Make color and tonal adjustments

j. Shapes and paths

k. Creating paths

l. Using Paintbrush tool

m. Using the Eraser tool

n. Apply a gradient fill

o. To add intermediate colors to a gradient

p. To use the Paint Bucket tool

q. Filling and stroking selections and layers

r. To fIll a selection or a layer with a foreground or background color

s.To fIll the work canvas

t. To stroke a selection or layer

u. To stroke a path

v. To fill a selection with a pattern

w. Choosing foreground and background colors

x. To select the foreground or background color

y. To display the Swatches palette

z. To change how swatches are displayed

1a. To select a foreground or background color

1b. Using the Layers palette

1c. Displaying the Layers palette

1d. Using the Layers palette menu

1e. Changing the size of layer thumbnails

1f. Creating layers and layer sets

1g. Background layer

1h. To convert a background into a layer

1i. To convert a layer into a background

1j. To create a new layer or layer set and specify options

1k. To convert a selection into a new layer

1l. To create a new layer set from linked layers

1m. To add new or existing layers to a layer set

1n. To view nested layer sets

1o. To select layers directly in the document window

1p. To duplicate a layer or layer set within an image

1q. To duplicate a layer or layer set between images

1r. To create a new document from a layer or layer set

1s. To link layers, To unlink layers, To align the contents of layers

1t. To lock all properties of a layer or layer set, To partially lock a layer

1u. Deleting layers, To delete a layer or layer set, To delete linked layers

1v. To delete hidden layers, Merging and stamping layers

1w. To merge two layers or layer sets

1x. To stamp layers, To stamp linked layers, To stamp all visible layers, Flattening all layers

1y. To flatten an image, Setting layer opacity

1z. To specify opacity for a layer or layer set, Choosing a blending mooe

2a. To specify a blending mode for a layer or layer set

2b. Masking layers, To add a mask that shows or hides the entire layer

2c. To add a mask that shows or hides a selection, To edit a layer mask

2d. To select and display the layer mask channel, To disable or enable a layer mask

2e. To change the rubylith display for a layer mask, Creating clipping masks

2f. Ta create a clipping mask

2g. To remove a layer from a clipping mask, Using Filters in Photoshop

2h. To apply filters, Filter performance

2i. Printing in Photoshop, Types of images

2j. Halftoning, Color separation, Quality of detail, Printing by a desktop printer

2k. Printing images

2l. To print an image with its current options, To set printer and page setup options

2m. To reposition an image on the paper, To scale the print size of an image

2n. To print vector data, Preparing images for press

2o. To set output options

2p. Duotones

Lectures = 130 HRS
Practical/Tutorials = 130 HRS
Total = 260 HRS


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