Tip: Pick Colors from Images

In QuarkXPress 6 or 7, you can sample a color from an imported picture.

Pick Color from Images

Select your picture box, then choose Window> Picture Effects. (A Picture Effect needs to be applied to the picture for this to work, but it can be a temporary effect or one that doesn’t change anything, such as a Curves effect with no curve points changed.) Click the Info checkbox at the bottom of the Picture Effects palette to display RGB and CMYK data. Move your mouse pointer over the image to see its color values in the Info area.

Bonus tip: hold down the spacebar to change the cursor to a more precise crosshair icon.