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Easil Design Tools

Basic Design Tools in Easil Explained

Once you have loaded a design in Easil, all of the basic design tools for editing your template are located in the top ActionBar. Start editing your template by simply selecting (clicking) on the element you would like to change. A single click on any element will provide you with all the editing options that are available for that item.

Basic design tools - actionbar

You can change the Opacity, Angle, Position & Scale of all Easil elements, as well as duplicate or delete any element, via the inputs and buttons in the ActionBar. Different types of elements (Text, graphics etc) will have additional contextual actions available.

The tools located in the right side bar are for adding items to your design, and managing your files. These are explained below:

PAGE TAB

The Page tab navigates you through your document. If you have multiple design sizes in your campaign, you can navigate to each size by clicking on the title tiles. Each design can be downloaded for proofing, deleted, duplicated, ordered or resized from this area.

 


LAYOUTS  TAB

The layouts tab allows you to access other templates available to add as an additional page to your current working file. Choose from either another Easil template, or one of your own Easil designs and add the page of replace the current content. Once you have your new page added, you can move single or groups of items across pages to merge designs. This feature is currently available to Plus and above users.

 

 


TEXT TAB

The Text tab is used for adding text boxes or text graphics to your canvas. There are two types of text graphics: elements such as banners, which contain editable text within them and ornate, non-editable text.

For more information about Text, click here.

 


IMAGES TAB

The Images tab displays all types of images in Easil – photographic, and graphical. It is also used for uploading and managing your own photos, including storing them in handy folders.

For more information about Images, click here.

 


GRAPHICS TAB

The Graphics tab contains ‘Vector’ shapes and graphics. These are usually more ‘flat’ in appearance. You can view these by using either popular categories or via the Search bar. Graphics have unique properties that allow you to perform many editing functions such as changing the color/s, rotating, stretching and extending – in the case of lines, changing the opacity and more. By adding a graphic to your design, or selecting one already on your canvas, you will be presented with all of the available options in the Actionbar.

For more information about Graphics, click here.

 


TEMPLATE ASSETS & FAVORITES TAB

The Assets tab holds copies of all graphics and photos used in your current design, allowing easy re-use on other page or sizes as required.

The Favorites Tab holds copies of your favorited images, graphics and text within one space. This allows you to re-use elements for other pages in your current design, as well as others. It’s a great place to store your branding elements & logos.

 


 

LAYERS TAB

The Layers tab is your hub for organising all the elements in your design. Layers are organised from top to bottom, as they appear in your design canvas. Using layers you can create groups, allowing you to easily select that group of objects and scale (increase or decrease the size), Drag single layers or groups of items to another page in your document, or even hide a layer or group instead of deleting it, if you’re not sure that you won’t need it.

 

The layers tab is also used to organise pages. You can duplicate pages here, and also re-arrange by dragging them down in order.


 

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