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 in 1997, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represented Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.
From 1997 until 2019 Matthias played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop, mobile and enterprise software. From February 2014 until January 2019 he headed Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit; and was therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.
Matthias does not work for Quark anymore. If you want to connect with him, please visit his LinkedIn profile on https://www.linkedin.com/in/mguenther/