Instead of preparing cut-out images using Adobe Photoshop paths, create a simple mask, paint out the image background with easy brush tools, and then save the mask as an alpha channel.
When you import the picture to a QuarkXPress page, you can select alpha channels as clipping paths in the Type drop-down menu under Item> Clipping.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.