When you click 'add image' it will pull up your account media library. You can select an image you've already uploaded to your media library, upload a new one, or search for a GIF.

Let's start on the left side of the builder under "layers".

  1. Double click to rename your layer. Carefully naming your layers is important because when you produce with your templates in Producer, you will edit your template based on the layer names. 
  2. Click the 3 vertical dots on the right side, to open additional options. On this dropdown you can check whether or not you want this layer to be editable. If this box is checked, you will be able to update or change the image within Tagboard Producer. If the box is unchecked, you will not be able to make any changes to the image. From this modal, you can also rename, duplicate, or delete the layer.
  3. The lock icon allows you to lock or unlock a specific layer as you are building your template.

Once you add a shape layer, the individual layer will have a series of customization on the right rail. Let's walk through those, from top to bottom:

Size & Placement

  • Position: Everything on your canvas works with a drag and drop workflow, or in the upper right corner you can set an exact X and Y axis.
  • Snap To: Use this feature to snap your text to one of nine exact locations on the canvas (center, center-top, center-bottom, center-left, center-right, bottom-left, bottom-right, top-left, top-right)
  • Nudge: Click to move the text layer one pixel at a time, to get exact placement

You can hold shift + click on several layers to select multiple layers at once. If multiple layers are selected, you will see additional options in the right rail for size & placement: 

  • Align: Align all selected layers (Left, Center, Right, Top, Middle, Bottom)
  • Distribute: You need to have at least three layers selected to use distribute. This will allow you to make the horizontal or vertical spacing between selected layers even. Best practice of this is to first align the layers, and then distribute the spacing. 
  • Nudge: Perfect your graphic placement by nudging the selected layers up, down, right or left, one pixel at a time.

Style

  • Opacity: On a scale of 0-100% set the transparency of your image layer. 0% will be completely transparent, 100% will be completely solid.
  • Border: Checking this box adds a border around your image. You can adjust the width (pixels) of the border and color.
  • Shadow: checking this box will give your image a drop shadow
    X:
    Adjust the shadow on the horizontal axis, left and right
    Y: Adjust the shadow on the vertical axis, up and down
    Blur: Adjust how harsh or feathered you want your shadow to be
    Spread: Adjust the width of your shadow
    Color: Set the color of your shadow
  • Blur Image: If you don't want your image to be crystal clear you can increase the number to gradually increase the blur.
  • Mask Image: add an oval or rectangle image mask. If you select rectangle, you also have the option to round individual corners.

Animation

  • Animate In: Select from the dropdown menu how you want your text to animate onto the screen. The duration (set in milliseconds) determines how long your animation will last. The delay determines how long after selecting this graphic, the individual layer will begin to animate. Easing will allow you to change the acceleration of the animation, to be smoother or more natural. select from the dropdown to make a smoother and more realistic animation. The two most common easing options are "ease in", meaning the animation will start slowly and accelerate, and "ease out", where the motion will start quickly and decelerate.
  • Animation Out: Select from the dropdown menu how you want your text to animate off the screen, followed by same customizable options as above.
  •  Looping Animation: If you check this box you can set a layer of the graphic to continue animating a certain way while the graphic is displayed on screen. 

Now that you're all set with text, you can add another type of layer to your template, or if you're finished, you're ready to produce with your templates:

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