- 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
Accessing Image Editing Commands (Mac only)
The following two tips are fun ways to work with images in Quark using the image editing commands from the Style menu. However, on the Mac, there's one hitcha Display application preference setting that imports TIFF images at 32-bits (color depth). Change this setting (Cmd-Option-Shift-Y) to 8-bit. Then import the image again and you'll be able to use the Negative and Contrast commands. Don't worry, the original picture file on your hard drive won't be altered. The 8-bit preference is only for screen display, and it doesn't affect the bit depth when printed. On a different front, Mac users get more options using the image editing dialogs. Use Cmd-Z to undo your last move so you can try something else without closing the dialog. Apply your choices with Cmd-A.
See also "Negative and Positive Together" and "Faux Duotones #1" (next tips).