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Hi all My first attempt at using Publisher Beta Version 126.96.36.199. I needed to create a square image for Instagram to advertise a concert. I had a square image of the church which I imported into publisher. It was rather large so I had to reduce the size by dragging a corner to fit on the page. Although the edges of the image were visible in what I would call the work area around the page the photo's detail was not, which I found strange. The image was too bright to show the white text I wanted to use so I drew a grey rectangle over it and reduced the opacity to 64%. I then used the artistic text to layout the text. I was surprised to find how easy it was to line up the various text sizes. Once I was happy with the text layout I grouped them then used select all and aligned all objects centrally on the page horizontally and vertically. I then exported as a png using selection with background. So my first impressions are that this is excellent software apart from the work area. I need to create a multiple page document to see if its possible to park objects in the work area to move from one page to another. As objects don't seem to be visible in the work area I'm not sure how this would be possible.
Just starting to learn the program and I am feeling very stupid right out of the box. I know that this should be simple, but I have not been able to figure it out: I am working on photographs of architectural interiors. First thing I do is to adjust perspective. Easy. Then, I want to make separate exposure adjustments for the interior and for the views out the windows. No problem, I thought: simply create a mask layer that contains only the windows and adjust the exposure for this layer separately, then adjust the background to taste and layer the edited window layer on top of this. But, my window layer has an opaque background so the Background does not show through. I tried following the instructions for clipping, but I could not make this work either. I know I am missing something basic, but I have not yet figured it out. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks