Adoramapix

Apr 2013 16

It`s spring and changes are happening. We have some exciting new updates that you will find helpful.

1: We have now added Genuine Leather to our line up of beautiful lay-flat photo books. Our premium line of photo books offers rugged durability with a striking presentation. It comes in square, portrait and landscape shapes and four different colors, onyx black, quarry gray, ruby red and saddle brown.

 

2 :  Custom title functionality for Leather Lux & Genuine Leather photo books.  Members can now select  from default titles or enter your own title for the book. There will be 2 lines, each one contains not more than 18 characters.

 

3:  We’ve added no foil embossing for Leather Lux and Genuine Leather cover photo books. So members  will be able to choose stamping with gold, silver foil, or without foil (debossed).

 

4:Fixed import. Now our import will  work faster and be more stable for large number of photos from our different import sources.

5.Fixed fit/fill functionality for rotated images. After applying fit/fill rotated by 90 degrees, the photo element will keep its rotation.

 

6.   Fixed inner move in pan mode for rotated images.

 

We hope these updates and fixes will help you on your way to making beautiful photo books.

 

 

May 2013 06

Tips for Making Better Photo Books

#1 – Customizing Colors with PixPublisher

PixPublisher’s color fill feature is incredibly powerful and versatile. It allows you to change the color of any decoration or frame to any color you choose. This can come in handy for virtually any photo book in which you want to match a specific color palette.

When you select any decoration or frame by clicking on it, you’ll see an option called color fill appear on the toolbar above the workspace. Just click the color fill option and pick a new color from the color selection panel that appears. The panel gives you three options for choosing a color. You can:

1.       Choose your color from the palette provided

2.       Enter a color code manually

3.       Use the dropper tool to choose any color on the screen.

Whatever color you choose will be applied immediately to the selected decoration or frame. If you’re looking for ideas for a color scheme for your photo book, check out the kuler website by cilcking HERE. 

 

Oct 2013 16

In this week’s tip for our PixPublisher, we focus on a feature that will bring color to your photo book.  One of the most power features of PixPublisher is the ability to change the color of any sticker or frame to whatever color you want. This can be done by the use of the color fill option. Changing a sticker’s color is easy, just follow these steps:

1.       Select a sticker or frame in by clicking on it.

2.       You’ll see a Color Fill option appear on the orange toolbar above the workspace.

 


3.       Click on the colored square and you’ll see the color selection panel open.

These are your choices for the new color you want to change the selected object to. You can:

a)      choose a color from the palette

b)      manually enter a color code into the input box

c)       use the eyedropper tool to pick a color by clicking anywhere on the screen.

4.       Once you’ve chosen a color, you’ll see the sticker or frame change to that color.

It’s that easy.

Changing colors is an extremely powerful feature that can be used in many creative ways. Not only can you change the colors of stickers to suit the palette for your project, you can use a combination of color fill and opacity to tint your photos by adding colored layers over them. You can also create custom colored backgrounds by re-coloring transparent overlays, and much more.

Nov 2013 07

Since our PixPublisher is so diverse and offers so many amazing assets, each week we will focus on one item to help you create an amazing photo book.

This week we want to show you how to have a smooth color fade. If you would like to have a smooth fade to a solid color you can do this using stickers. The easiest way to do this is to:

1. Open the stickers panel and type blend into the search box.

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2. Drag the sticker called softedge strip onto your page.

3.Rotate and stretch it so that the dark end fits against the solid color you want to blend to, and the sticker extends for the full length of the page. In the example photo below the sticker is highlighted to show where it was positioned.

4. Click on the color fill option and use the eyedropper to select the adjacent solid color so that the sticker’s edge transitions smoothly to that color.

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5. To make the fade more or less gradual just stretch the height of the sticker.

 

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We hope this little tip will help you create more unique and fun designs with our PixPublisher.

Nov 2013 14

ADDING AND EDITING TEXT CAPTIONS

Even in a photo book, we sometimes need to add text. For those occasions, PixPublisher allows you to easily add text captions to any page.

    • ·         Start by clicking on the tab along the left side of your screen marked TEXT.
    • ·         On that tab you’ll see an icon with a T on it. Click on that icon, drag it over to your page and drop it roughly where you’d like the caption to be.
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  • ·         This will add a text placeholder onto your page that looks something like this
  • ·         To edit the text, just double-click in the placeholder and enter your text.

ENTERING TEXT

    • ·         You have several options for entering text. You can type it in manually, or you can copy and paste it from somewhere else.
    • ·         If you would like to change the color, style, or size of just a portion of your text, you can do that also.
    • ·         Just select the portion of text you’d like to change.
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    • ·         Click on the font size, color or style you would like to set it to on the toolbar that appears next to your selected text caption. You can change multiple settings if you wish.
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    • ·         You’ll see the selected text change accordingly. In this case I made the selected text larger, italicized and red.
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The ability to change portions of your text makes it easier for you to call attention to certain words in your captions, or to emphasize certain words or letters as a style choice. text5

* Please note that you are not able to change the font within a portion of selected text at this time.

CHANGING TEXT STYLE

When you add a text caption to a page, the caption will be set to the default for that book. In other words, if the standard text for that book is set to 26pt Arial in Medium Gray, and new captions you create will automatically be created at 26pt Arial in Medium Gray.

If you decide you’d like to add multiple captions in a different style, make your changes, and then click on the copy style option on the toolbar next to the selected text. This will replace the default style with the one you have selected. Any new text captions you drag onto your pages will automatically take on this new style.

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