Quark 7 Drop Shadow Problem

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by eyemacg5, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. eyemacg5 macrumors 6502

    eyemacg5

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    #1
    Hi guys.
    When applying a drop shadow to the title, the whole box will go a darker shade of the colour it should be.

    See attached file.
     

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  2. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

    SwiftLives

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    #2
    Haven't used Quark in awhile, but as a workaround, can you outline the text and apply the drop shadow to that?
     
  3. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    #3
    I have often read that it's best to stay away from drop shadows and similar effects in quark since it won't print properly (depends on various variables of course).

    As a workaround, maybe you could create the headline in Photoshop and place a .psd file with transparent background in Quark?
     
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    #4
    I had this same problem when we first upgraded to Version 7, but since the release of a few Quark updates (we're now running 7.31) I no longer have that issue.

    Try downloading the free update - should help.

    BTW - I work for a company that publishes magazines, and we use Quark dropshadows all the time without any problems during printing.
     
  5. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    #5
    I migrated to indesign purely because of this problem. I had the latest version and tried absolutely everything as the client was not happy. In the end I had to totally redesign a 40 page catalogue in Insesign and lost a lot of money because of it.
     
  6. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    #6
    From QuarkXpress 7.3.1 help menu:

    To create text with a drop shadow, put the text in a box with a background of None, and apply the drop shadow to the box.

    When you apply drop shadows to several nongrouped items, the items can cast shadows on each other if they overlap. When you apply a drop shadow to a group, however, the group as a whole casts a single shadow.

    You must have Drop Shadow XTensions software loaded in order to open a project that uses drop shadows.
     
  7. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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  8. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    Actually, drop-shadows give us headaches in Quark all the time. Most of the time for us it gives us the ghosted outline of all the bounding boxes that the shadow touches. A lot of time we go back and make them in Photoshop and re-import them into Quark. Then we go back to InDesign and make jokes about Quark around the office.
     
  9. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    #9
    Me too now!
     

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