Martin Turner, pre-release testers of QuarkXPress 2017, created this headline using solely QuarkXPress objects and attributes. So these are all QuarkXPress boxes, lines, gradients etc. The flares are also gradients in QuarkXPress, applied with color burn:
Martin also provided an example with live text, please see here:
Martin is the author of “Desk Top Publishing” with QuarkXPress and will show how to create such effects in his tutorial series about QuarkXPress:
Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.
Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.
Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.