Enjoy the Scenery: Picture Tips for QuarkXPress 6
- Dec 12, 2003
- Did You Know You Can Import a PDF?
- Got a Two-Color Job and Four-Color Images?
- Drag and Drop Pictures from Your Desktop (Windows only)
- Fit to Box and Box It Up
- Cropping—Up Close and Personal
- Get the Picture Centered
- Eyeball It
- Need the Picture Bigger, but Not the Box?
- Thou Shalt Know Thy Bits and Pieces
- Ultimate System for Avoiding Bad Resolution
- Fuzzy Type in Your Photoshop Image?
- Graphics as Fun-House Mirrors
- Accessing Image Editing Commands (Mac only)
- Negative and Positive Together
- Faux Duotones #1
- Faux Duotones #2
- Turn a Boring Image into a Graphic
- Skew a Graphic or Image Within a Box
- Making a Clipping Path
- Short Tips for Clipping Paths
- Full-Resolution Preview for Images
- Full-Resolution Preview on the Fly
- Lower than Low—Keep That File Size Down
- Quark, Servant of Mine, Alert Me to Picture Changes
- Update That Picture and Retain Cropping and Sizing
If type is the King of Page Design, pictures are Queens. Everyone's probably had their fair share of all-text layouts. Formatting is tedious, and you work hard to make the page lively. But plunk down a few colored picturesit's swing time! We've got tips here on how and what to import, fitting pictures to their boxes, cropping, and sizing multiple ways. And how to deal with scanned and digital images without killing image resolution. Those differences between bitmaps and vectors are profound with many prices to pay if you're not carefulthe worst being fuzzy images and type! Then, lots of tips on picture effects, warping, making them negative, coloring them, faux duotones, and skewing. Tips on making clipping paths in Quarkwe can finally see what we're doing with the new full-resolution preview for images and especially for imported EPS graphics! Finally, importing images to keep file size low and updating pictures. Here's a chapter you can really sink your teeth into. Happy imaging!
Did You Know You Can Import a PDF?
Yes, finally you can import a PDF into Quark and make one there also. To import, just use Get Picture and click the PDF Import tab at the bottom of the dialog, then enter the page number you want (if there's more than one). To export a file, go to File> Export> Layout as PDF. It's the PDF Filter, a Quark XTension that's on by default, which makes it so easy. You might find one day that it doesn't work, however, if you happened to turn it off in XTensions Manager or switched to a different XTensions set. Go check the XTensions Manager (Utilities menu). Click in the Enable column to turn it back on. But you'll have to relaunch Quark for the XTension to take effect.