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  1. Does Publisher 2 for Mac have a limitation which Designer 2 does not have in terms of keeping type sharp no matter how much you zoom in?

    In Designer 2, live type is crisp no matter how far I zoom in, but in Publisher 2, live type gets jagged at 150% zoom!

    and to be clear, what I mean by "live type" is type which has not been rasterized or converted to curves, and is selectable and editable AS type.


    Thank you for any clues

  2. Maybe this is a feature, but it feels like a nasty bug.

    If I Hide Studio, I may want to clear up the interface visually, but I don't want to lose all functionality. Is this our choice? I want and need to be able to make all the tool palettes go away, but I also, equally need to be able to summon certain things back, whenever I need to. For example: hide all the tool palettes, but let me pull up the layers pallet when I need to see what's on the layers, or the text frame pallet when I need to do something to a text frame.


  3. This is an image I downloaded from Pixabay. As you can see, I've made a selection of the sky using the Selection Brush Tool, and it's pretty good, except that many of the non-sky elements which border the sky are similar saturation and color. Some of the areas like the guardrail of the curved bridge, upper left relative to the woman, are intricate; crude selection will produce a crude result: I want to replace the original sky with something more blue and dramatic.

    Is this the best I can do with this tool, and should I next make my selections and de-selections manually?

    Thank you

    woman on scooter.png

  4. selecting words is easy; inserting the type cursor in between words or characters is frustrating because Publisher seems primed to select words. Is there a way to insert the text cursor between characters and words straight away without  selecting entire words or groups of words?  Is this a deficit/limitation of iPad OS?

    thank you


    May have discovered an answer: settings > accessibility > switch control > selection mode > precise

  5. The attached screenshot is of 3 “Donut” shapes created on Publisher 2 for iPad, while in Publisher persona.

    While I can easily make successive donuts snap one inside the other so that the outside of one falls exactly on the inside of the one around it.

    Are there tools to ensure that all of the donuts has the same width as the others? I can do it by eye, or I could make a little box of x-width to use as a standard, but I’m hoping there’s a tool in the software that make short and accurate work of this little task.

    Thank you

    concentric rings.png

  6. 6 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

    No, because when S = L = 100% then changing Hue has no effect. And as the Color Replacement Brush changes only the Hue, it has no effect on a white object either. (You would also find it has no effect on a Black object, I think.)


    While you and I as humans would say that the N95 photo is of a "white" mask, if that image were truly white, we wouldn't see anything but white. But in fact we see colors or tones that are not white - albeit very close to white. Not as colorful as a photo of an amazon parrot, but it is an RGB image and I'd think that Photo could change whatever pixels are there. Perhaps vibrant colors are required for the "Color Replacement Brush" to truly shine. If I look very closely, I can see a color of my choosing being imparted, but it's faint, probably because, as you intimated, it isn't a colorful enough image from the software's point of view..too many tones for which the R, G and B are pretty close to each other. Just thinking out loud here..

    maybe PaulEC's suggestion to use the regular brush in Multiply will get me where I need to go.

  7. I'm trying to isolate an N95 mask. I've made a selection using the Selection Brush Tool, but now I can't seem to get 2 things to happen at the same time:


    1. Show the marching ants, AND

    2. Show the full artwork - all channels at the same time.

    Screen capture shows where I'm at so far. Trying to shrink my selection by a pixel or two, then hit Delete to rid the small amount of dark background that remains after having made my initial selection.


    Thank you for any clues.

    selection to marching ants.png

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