The Editor is composed of three parts:
This section will cover the Layout tab.
Create your composite design on the Layout tab. Use any of the five available frame types to build your layout, available over the canvas area.
Click on these icons to add frames to your layout.
|Frame Type||Description||Icon to add to the canvas||Examples|
|Holds a candid photo, logo or clipart|
(jpg & png formats).
Not connected to the index or portrait set.
Does not vary on multi-page generated composite sets (eg. same logo will appear on all pages).
|A decorative color block.|
Not connected to the index.
Does not vary on multi-page generated composites sets. (eg. same color block will appear at the top of every page).
|Text Frame||Contains custom text.|
Not connected to the index.
Does not vary on multi-page generate composite set (eg. same organization name appears on all pages).
|Tagged Text Frame||Contains variable text pulled from the index.|
Often changes from page to page on multi-page generated composite sets (eg. the homeroom teacher's name and the classroom's grade update).
|Composite Frame||Area containing a grid of portrait images using an index query.|
Portraits within the composite frame usually vary from page to page on a multi-page generated composite set (eg. different set of students or team members).
Building your layout
There is no particular order to follow to build your layout. Minimally, a layout will consist of one or more composite frames, with a page title comprised of a text or tagged text frame.
Images and shapes can be optionally used to further embellish your composition. Layouts can be very simple or very complicated depending on your needs.
The use and feature set of composite frames and tagged text frames is covered in detail the Composite Features Overview section of this knowledge base.
- Learn how to add a composite frame and set which portraits will appear within it, how to set up your grid and align it.
- Find out how knockouts and feature frames work to customize your layout options.
- Discover how you can customize your portrait template (portrait & label set).
- Learn more about tagged text frames to set up automated titles & subtitles on your layouts.
The use and feature set of Image frames, shape frames and text frames is covered in detail the General Feature Overview section of this knowledge base.
- Learn how to add image frames, resize & reposition them, add decorative borders, and use other image effects effects.
- Discover how to add text and apply various features to it.
- Find out how you can use shapes on your layouts.
- Alignment tools and canvas background are also covered in this area.
After completing your layout, click on the Generate Composite Set button to merge your design with your portraits and index information.
View the results on the Composite set tab.