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  1. That's because you placed your image in a picture frame, they've got a light grey background color. To delete an image from your message on the forum:
  2. Hi, When you import images in your posts, they appear at the bottom with a "+" or a bin. Use the bun to delete them. You can use gradient on mask in APub. Sure the most easy way to fade an image is to use a transparency gradient, but sometimes we want more and should use a mask for different results. Perhaps when APub's personas will work it'll be easy as a click to use brushes on a mask with AP or AD. Why does it fade to grey on one of your examples? Is there a background color as in the default image frame ?
  3. @unni Sorry for misleading you with a comment that was more related to two ways of thinking I found similar to 2 apps using greyscale alpha channels. (I think the best way is QXD's one). --- The question was about how you think add/substract/etc. since I use a lot of masks/alpha channels and never thought about how it should be done. Using differents apps doesn't give the same results and it's usefull to know why and what to expect.
  4. Perhaps you'll be able to download and open a zip archive? gradient_to_white.zip
  5. You can open the .afdesign file in APub and look at the way I did it. You can use a white rectangle (or another form, triangle, something draw with the pen or the pencil tool), and add a transparency gradient or a gaussian blur effect. > Tip: if you draw something with the pen/pencil too and add a blur, create it bigger than needed and enclose it in a rectangle that fit the size of your image to avoid it to be visible on your background (or use the crop tool). Another way is to add a mask (layer studio, at the bottom of the studio: grey square with a black round in the middle icon), and use a gradient from black to white on the mask.
  6. Strange, I'm on Win 7, and can reopen it. Here a version made in ADesigner (but I've got a different result with the levels layer… that's not a problem since it was a test and not the first use we would have for this type of layer). Like you, I searched the brush tool, it would be usefull for masks. If you've got AD or APhoto, you can place your image in an AP or an AD document, add the mask, use the brushes here, and copy-paste your image + mask back in the APublisher document. I hope it's be easier when the 3 applications 'll work smoothly together. gradient_to_white.afdesign Notice: I copied-pasted the test with image+levels layer from AD to APub, and the result was fine (the part that should be white was white, instead of black as in AD. Perhaps a bug in AD?)
  7. This doesn't solve themathematical question, but it make me think of the way ID and QXP use masks (alpha channels) in a (PSD) TIFF file: for long in QXP you can use greyscale mask to get transparency (important feature) when ID use a greyscale mask (at least until CC2015 that I use), it's only able to read 2 states: selected of unselected, transforming this to a boring path selection without transparency. @unni Did you test this with Gimp, and which is the more logical way to do this?
  8. Wosven

    Global colours

    I wouldn't have noticed it, it's not really visible on my Windows 7.
  9. You can do this with different methods: rectangle or mask and gradients (no brushes to work on the mask), etc. Just be careful to have the white part covering your image's border. gradient_to_white.afpub
  10. Hi, You can double-click on the page background to get back to the move tool (but I'd rather have [Esc] or a right-click to do the same). And there are options in the fonts menu:
  11. Wosven

    I made this for one of my coworkers

    Hi, You can use some techniques from here to give direction like there is usually with paint strokes:
  12. If that's because of quotes, I'll try to avoid them, that's really annoying when it happens
  13. Sure, I use spreads only for small documents, when printing spreads use less paper And I teach people the differents mode for viewing a PDF document in Adobe reader if they want to look at double pages when we send them page to page document.
  14. The first one seems taken early in the morning, I like it, but the dark part in the front (seems strange, it is the only part with black… perhaps it's a little too strong or there should be a little more black in the half bottom part of the picture?). The second one is strange. It looks like taken at the end of the day, but there's too much light on the road and the water (at sunset, the light is in the rosy clouds, the water and the road should be in the shadows, more purple/bluish and darker. And the sky lost its luminous part. This image is more "flat" (but the river that keep a sense of perpective with light and shadows).
  15. Pages and Spreads are sufficient enough and usually use this way in other apps (a spread = a double page).