Tag Archives: QuarkXPress

Demystifying Bézier Drawing Tools


By Steve Bain

The engineering of bézier drawing tools into graphic and layout programs certainly opens a world of opportunity and creativity for many designers. But, if you’re unfamiliar with the use of these far-from-simple tools, they do you little good. In this tutorial, I’ll showcase the bézier tools included in QuarkXPress to demonstrate to you the power of the bézier drawing tools, and how to control and manipulate the paths they enable you to create with a high degree of flexibility.

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How to Create Floating Images with PHOTO-PAINT


By Steve Bain

Digital camera photos and scanned images usually have a rectangular shape. This is fine if the shape fits your project. But if what you really want is a non-rectangular photo shape, you need to create a floating photo object.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® to select portions of your rectangular photos and save them as non-rectangular floating photo objects – the kind that allow the underlying background area to show in areas where no photo image exists. You’ll also learn how to use them in layout-capable programs such as CorelDRAW®, Corel Ventura®, Adobe® InDesign®, or QuarkXPress®.

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