Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by inspiredmac

  1. I could do this in Photoshop with the gradient tool, but I can't find a way to do it in AP. I want to have a photo in a full-page ad at the top of a page to gradually fade into the copy block below it. In Photoshop, I could apply a gradient affect that would melt into transparent space at its bottom edge (or any age, for that matter). It was great for doing collages. Anyone been able to do this in AP?

  2. I'm sure there's a perfectly simple answer to this question, but I'm new to publisher and I don't have a book to refer to. After assembling my document, I decided to put in a semi-transparent image beneath the composition. When I placed the image on the lowest layer, I noticed that all my text was sitting in white, horizontal boxes. Now my document looks like a ransom note. I've looked in every menu and every tool, and I can't remove the white background behind my text. Any thoughts? Image attached.Thanks in advance. 


    P.S. Whats the difference in function between the Place Image tool and the Picture Frame Rectangle tool?

    Screen Shot 2020-07-22 at 10.21.41 PM.png

  3. I have copies of the original purchase,  but, oh, what a pain reinstalling them.


    I downloaded a fresh copy of Designer from the App store and installed it. That went well, but I can't get the program to create a new document. I set it up for an 8.5 x 11 sheet, but, as you can see from the screen shot, the create button is not active. The is really getting frustrating. 

    Screen Shot 2020-07-08 at 1.36.19 PM.png

  4. I purchased my copy of Designer and Photo through the App Store. I need to download a clean copy to try and remedy some problems. Where can I download Designer to accomplish this?

    I seem to remember Affinity migrating those purchases over to their server when they opened the online store, which would, of course made life a lot simpler for people in my position.  Maybe I'm just dreaming that that happened. In any case, I need to download Designer. 

    Will re-installing Designer remove all the brushes I've purchased?

  5. I ran TechTool Pro 12 and finally managed to get all the programs running together (fingers crossed). But now I can't get Designer to save a file to any folder that I create,

    Every very other program I have can save a file to a folder I created on my hard drive. Designer won't. It keeps giving me the message: "

    "Save failed because you do not have permission to create a file in that location.Do you wish to save the document to a new file?"

    Affinity Photo saves a file anywhere I want to save it!

    Some people have suggested repairing permissions, but that function is no longer available in Disk Repair, and not necessary in the latest OSX.

  6. Not coincidentally, the “repair disk permissions” option in Disk Utility — long used for troubleshooting various Mac problems — has now been removed. System Integrity Protection should prevent crucial file permissions from being tampered with, anyway. The Disk Utility has been redesigned and still has a “First Aid” option for repairing errors, but includes no way to repair permissions.

  7. I can't get Designer to save my files in any folder containing my work. Every time I click on SAVE AS, name the file, and select a location, I get the warning: "Save failed because you do not have permission to create a file in that location." We're even talking about my Documents folder. Why would I not have permission to save files in my Documents folder? Just to reassure myself, I did a Get-Info on the Document folder and, for sure, I have the permission to Read and Write to that location.

    Also, I can't open a .jpg created by Photo because Designer doesn't recognize the file type. Again, this is the same .jpg that caused Photo to freeze after creating and saving it.

    Can someone tell my what may be happening here?

    With freezes and failures to save and open files, I haven't been able to work for days.

  8. As of yesterday, after I updated Publisher, I couldn't get either Photo or Designer to open up. There was no indicator light on under their icons on the dock. However, if I clicked on their icons, I had the option to right click and Force Quit the applications (strange stuff). I ran the full set of TechTool Pro's suite of tools on my Mac last night, then called it quits. Today I was able to open Photo and Designer. However, after exporting a .jpg in Photo, the program froze. Right-clicking on the program's icon in the dock did not give me a Force Quit option. I had to use Option > Command > Escape.

    Publisher opened okay.

    Yes, Photo and Designer were the 1.8 versions before I downloaded Publisher's 1.8 update.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.