In QuarkXPress 7 and above, it’s really easy to make the edge of a photo fade into the paper.
Just put an empty box over the area you want to fade, then fill it with a gradient that goes from 100% white to None.
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.