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Skewing or Shearing

Skewing (also called shearing) is technically the rotation of the two axes of an object differently. The result looks sort of like a 3D perspective effect. QuarkXPress only allows horizontal skewing, and lets you skew boxes or their content separately. InDesign also only skews horizontally, but it also fakes a vertical shear (or one on some other angle) by combining skewing and rotating. (However, InDesign can’t shear text inside a frame without slanting the frame, which QuarkXPress can do.)

Skew With the Transform Palette

To horizontally skew an object in the Transform palette, enter an angle in the Shear Angle field, or choose one of the preset values in the popup menu. Both the object and its contents are slanted on the horizontal axis (unless you’ve turned off the Transform Content option). Note that a positive shear value angles the object clockwise (the top shifts to the right), unlike the rotation tools where a positive angle is counterclockwise.


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