Editing a Design to suit your display needs is quite easy with the Design Gallery. Using the feature-rich editor, you can apply a myriad of customizations to your Design, which will ultimately be published out to your device.
What You’ll Need:
- A compatible digital signage player e.g. Mvix, BrightSign, etc.
- Mvix CMS Software with a supported feature package
- Internet Connectivity
Creating a Design
- Log into cms.mvix.com and navigate to the Design Gallery to create a new Design.
- The editor will open, and you can create a new design from scratch. Also, feel free to use one of our supplied Stock Designs on the left, under the Designs Menu, and edit them to your needs.
- If you are creating a design from scratch, you will need to have added your various images to your Media Library. From there, you can import your images and apply text using the Text and Image icons on the left as well.
- Drag and drop any font you want to utilize to create a Text Zone, then double click to apply your preferred text.
- Selecting the Image menu will allow you access to our Stock Images, as well as any you have uploaded under the Library Images dropdown. These can also be dragged or simply clicked to be applied at their base resolution, and adjusted to your preference.
- As you add Images and Text zones, be aware they will use our layering system to be placed on top of one another. Each new item is the next layer up, so typically you will want to place backgrounds and designs first. Then, apply Text or standalone images.
- In your template editor window, you can access the sidebar of settings on the right. These sections make up the editing tools that you’ll be using to adjust your template. You can adjust various settings for your Text and Images, depending on which type of Zone you have selected.
- Text Zone Settings allow adjustment of fonts, sizing, rotation, color, movement, spacing, etc. Image-based zones allow for cropping, rotations, filters, etc.
- The toolbar below your Design houses the remaining controls like undoing, Copy or Delete, or managing Layer levels.
- Once you’ve highlighted a layer, you can create a copy of it by clicking the “Copy” button. Or, remove the layer by clicking “Delete”. You can also zoom in or zoom out, and optionally un-do or re-do any action performed.
- Lastly, don’t forget to SAVE. Saving your Design will add it to your Design Gallery and allow you to keep it for further management, or deployment to your player/display.
Editing a Design
- You can edit any existing Designs you may have saved previously in the Media Library.
- Editing a design will open the same editor we used to initially create the Design, and the controls are the same between either version. The only difference is where to access the existing Design.
Note: PSD file format is a native file format of Acrobat Photoshop, a commercial and proprietary product. Owing to the proprietary nature of the PSD format, this import module is offered on a best efforts basis. i.e. reliability of import is highly dependent on how the image and text layers were created in the original photoshop file. For example, if the text layer in photoshop cannot be converted correctly, it will be imported as an image layer.