The new ShapeMaker feature in QuarkXPress 9 lets you create a wide variety of intricate and highly customizable shapes that can then be saved as presets. Real-time previews make it easy to see what you are creating as you develop original shapes from scratch or apply new shapes to existing boxes.
How it works:
- To display the ShapeMaker dialog box, choose Utilities> ShapeMaker
- Specify what kind of shape you want to make
- Adjust settings such as phase, amplitude, orientation and more, with a real-time preview of your shape
- Click Create
For even more info, see our earlier story: “Quark’s New Rounded Corner Box Controls“, and…
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.