Using picture effects
The Picture Effects feature adds several commonly used image-editing features to QuarkXPress. This allows you to apply sophisticated image manipulations within the context of the surrounding layout rather than having to work in another application and switch back and forth. Picture effects are described in detail in “Adjustments” and “Filters.”
Changes made with the Picture Effects feature are nondestructive, meaning that they do not affect the source image file. Rather, adjustments and filters are saved with layouts, can display on screen in full resolution, and are applied at output. If, however, you prefer to save changes directly with picture files, the Picture Effects feature can do that, too. You can selectively export pictures with any range of adjustments, filters, and transformations — including everything from rotating and cropping in QuarkXPress to the Negative and Gaussian blur effects that the Picture Effects feature provides. As you export pictures, you can also convert the file type and color mode, and specify whether to save over the source picture files or create new picture files (which can be automatically relinked to the layout).
You can apply multiple effects and multiple instances of the same effect but with different parameters.
- Working with picture effects
- Removing and deleting picture effects
- Displaying effects at full resolution
- Picture Effects: Filters
- Picture Effects: Adjustments
- Saving and loading Picture Effects presets
- Reviewing Picture Effects usage
- Saving picture files