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Editor's manual. How does the design tool work?

* How can I edit and add the texts?

* How can I change the font?

* How can I easily align my texts?

* How can I adjust the colors?

* Where can I find all your images?

* How can I delete an image or text?

* How can I upload my own image?

* How can I reduce or enlarge an image?

* How can I copy an image?

* I want to take a step back in my design (undo)

* How can I flip an image?

* How can I rotate an image?

* How can I make an image transparent?

* How can I justify a background?

* How do I put an image to the background or to the front?

* I would like a card in a different format?

* I would like to duplicate my card in my account, is that possible?

* How can I save my chosen card?

Printed matter

* The cutting margin

* Color deviations

* Choose the paper type

Design with a photo

* How should the quality of my photo be?

* How to make a photo card?

 

Editor's manual. How does the design tool work?

* How can I edit and add the texts?

-Click on the 'Text' button at the top right to add texts. To change a text, click on the text in the map to select it.
-Type now your own text in the menu on the right, you will see this text in the map.
- Only one color and one type of font will fit in each individual text box.
-Make the box fit around your text.
-Text boxes can be rotated with the round arrow at the bottom of the text area.
-Choose the text size and be careful not to place the text too big or too small. Legible and subtle is often the most beautiful and quieter

* How can I change the font?

You can change the font by first clicking / selecting the relevant text or adding a new text. A drop-down menu with all our available fonts will now appear on the right.

* How can I easily align my texts?

It is easy on the eye when the lyrics are nicely lined up. To be able to work exactly, you can use the grid that you find in the menu at the top right of the map. By clicking on this, guides appear that make it easier to place the text directly below or next to each other. These guides are not included.

* How can I adjust the colors?

-You can adjust the colors by selecting the image or text area that you would like to adjust.
- A selection frame will appear around these images and you will also see this image in the menu on the right. Below you see a square with the current color.
-If you click on it, the color palette appears, choose the color that you would prefer.
-If you want to use your own color, fill in your own color code at 'Custom' in the color palette.

* Where can I find all your images?

-If you have opened the card of your choice in the editor, you can edit it. Our images that you can use to personalize your card can be found on the right in the image bank under the button 'Images and decorations'.
-Clicking on this will display all the categories with our images that you can use.
-Click on one of the categories to see and select all images. (Don't forget to scroll down to see all categories.)
-If you miss an image, please include; info@jillejille.nl, we will design it for you. :-)

* How can I delete an image or text?

You can delete an image or text by first selecting it in the design tool. A frame appears around the relevant image or text with a red circle with a cross at the top right. Click to discard the image.

* How can I upload my own image?

-You can also use your own photos and images in our maps. If you have opened your card in the editor, you will see the button 'Pictures and decorations' on the right.
-If you click on this you will see a blue button with a cloud with the text 'Upload your own image'
-Click on this to upload your own image. Note that the image must be of high quality (300dpi) for a good result.
-Images found on the internet cannot be used because the image rights belong to someone else. We are not responsible for any fines.

* How can I reduce or enlarge an image?

All cards will always remain in your account, as long as you keep your account with JilleJille.nl. But if you delete your account, you will also delete all your data, so all your designed and saved cards will also be deleted.

* How can I copy an image?

If you want to use a certain element or text several times in your card, it can be easy to copy it.
-In the design tool, there you are when you have opened a card, you see an icon with two rectangles on top of the menu in the top left of the menu.
-Select the image or text you want to copy.
-Click on the icon with the rectangles.
-Go to the page where you want the image
-Click on the icon at the top left with the 'single' rectangle to be able to 'paste' the image

* I want to take a step back in my design (undo)

To look back at your previous step in the design process, you can use the two curved arrows. You can find this in the design tool at the top left. By clicking on the leftmost arrow you can undo the previous step you have made. If you click on the arrow that bends to the right, you make the last action / step again.

* How can I flip an image?

-Select the image you want to mirror first. On the right side of the menu you will see two buttons with triangles under the image.
-Click on the 1st buttun, with the 'standing' triangles you mirror the image from left to right and vice versa.
-Click on the 2nd button, with the 'lying' triangles you mirror the image from top to bottom and vice versa.

* How can I rotate an image?

-Select the text or image you want to skew. At the bottom of the frame that now surrounds the image you will see a circle with a curved arrow, which you can move and rotate by hovering over it with your cursor.
-Another option to rotate the image is with the slider in the menu at the bottom right, here you can set the exact degrees of rotation.

* How can I make an image transparent?

First select the image you want to adjust again. In the menu at the bottom right you will see a slider with which you can change the transparency of the image. Here you can enter the percentage of transparency if desired.

* How can I justify a background?

It is important if you want to use an image for the background, just fill it out completely, so drop something over the 'design plane'. This prevents that there may be white edges when cutting the printed matter. -Select the image you want to mirror again, on the right side of the menu you will now see two buttons with arrows.
-Click on the 1st button, with the horizontal arrow, the image will be horizontally justified.
-Click on the 2nd button, with the vertical arrow the image will be vertically justified.

* How do I put an image to the background or to the front?

The images are placed layer by layer in your card. You can move an image or text back or forward by selecting it first in the design tool. In the menu on the right you will see 4 buttons next to each other with 'Wiebertjes' above each other.
-Click on the 1st button, with 4 wobbles, the bottom of which is dark, then move the image to the background.
-Click on the 2nd button, with 2 Wiebertjes of which the bottom one is dark, then move the image down one layer.
-Click on the 3rd button, with 2 wobbles, the top of which is dark, then move the image one layer up.
-Click on the 4th button, with 4 wobbles of which the top one is dark, then move the image to the front.

* I would like a card in a different format?

Have you seen a nice double card in our collection, but would you rather have it as a single card or vice versa? Or have you seen a square card, but would you like it as a landscape or in a portrait version? We can change any format for you for free! Send us an email and let us know which card is in your account and to which format we can change it for you. Contact.

* I would like to duplicate my card in my account, is that possible?

If you have a card saved in your account, you can easily make a copy of this card so that you don't have to re-enter all the texts every time you want to make a second version.
-Open the card you want to make a copy of
-Left in the turquoise menu bar you see 3 dashes in the corner with 'file', click on this.
-You will now see the name of your card, then 2 rectangles with the text; Click on 'Make a copy'.
-A copy of this card is now stored in your account.
-This card can now also be renamed to avoid confusion.

* How can I save my chosen card?

If you are satisfied with your card, it is smart to save it in your account, so that it is not lost. If you have opened your card, you will see a text bar at the top right where you can change the name. You will also see an icon with the text 'Save design'. When you click on that, the card is saved in your account and you can always find it later and edit it further.

Printed matter

* The cutting margin

The bleed, overflow or cutting margin ensures that there is a little play in the design during the 'clean' cutting of your cards. If you use a photo or pattern in your card as a full-screen background, let this background continue up to the edge outside your card area. This prevents white edges from appearing after cutting the cards. This margin will be visible around the outside of your card when you select and move text or images in our editor.

* Color deviations

For each order, the colors are remixed per card in our printing machines. As a result, it is possible that there is a minimal color difference between the previously ordered proof and the final print run.

* Choose the paper type

Choosing the paper is of course something of personal taste. If you order a proof, you will receive all paper samples. With a dark background, we recommend that you choose a paper type without texture. With a smooth paper, the ink has a tight coverage. For designs with a light background, the paper type Old Dutch or Linen (for foil cards) is also nice. These two papers have a tactile texture, which is very nice with light colors, but disadvantageous with dark backgrounds because the ink adheres less well.

Design/card with a photo

* How should the quality of my photo be?

If you want to use a photo in your card, use photos with a size of at least 1 MB (300 dpi) that you need for good print quality. If you have the photos taken by a professional photographer, the photos are often too large in size, so that they are compressed in the design and lose quality. In that case, please contact us and send the photo to us by email, so that we can optimize it for a good result of the printed matter.

* How do I frame my photo?

It can sometimes be very nice to put a photo in a frame. You can find frames at our images in the image bank. If your photo is not quite the right proportions or does not fit in the desired frame, it is best to crop the photo before uploading it. If you need help with this, please let us know!