Placing Text with Drop Shadow Directly on Picture Background.

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Mike, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I was wondering what the best way to accomplish this is if you are
    using Quark? Is Photoshop CS version now capable of creating text and
    the drop shadow that is clean when placed in Quark?


    Mike, Aug 21, 2004
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    TheOne Guest

    Hire someone to do it for you.
    TheOne, Aug 21, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    I was wondering what the best way to accomplish this is if you are
    Step 1: You can't. Quark does not support layered files. This is not a
    Photoshop issue; it's a Quark issue, and no version of Photoshop helps.

    You really have two choices in this situation:

    1. Take the entire background, merge it with the text and drop shadow in a
    single image, and place that merged image into Quark as one picture; or

    2. Use InDesign rather than Quark.

    More and more of my clients are opting for choice 2.
    Tacit, Aug 21, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    Indeed. I was floored when my mate, a Quark Black-Belt Wizard turned to
    InDesign. I never thought I'd see the day, but her best printer is all for
    it. Strange, very strange.
    jjs, Aug 21, 2004
  5. Not that strange. InDesign is just that much better.

    Lee Oswald Ving, Aug 21, 2004
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    Hecate Guest

    Previously, I'd used Page Breaker. (I had had some experience of
    Quark in the past, which was why I didn't use it). Then a few months
    ago, after someone recommended it, I switched to InDesign. It just
    makes things so easy!
    Hecate, Aug 22, 2004
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    WharfRat Guest

    No - not strange at all.
    WharfRat, Aug 22, 2004
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    Harry Limey Guest

    I don't use either programme myself but thought you might be interested in
    this snippet?

    "Incidentally, Hearst Magazines, publishers of Cosmopolitan, Popular
    Mechanics, Marie Claire, House Beautiful have changed to InDesign."

    This came from a newsletter that may also interest you - very infrequent
    though it is!!
    Harry Limey, Aug 23, 2004
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