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Create and Manage Digital Brand Template Documents

Digital Brand Templates help you to create visual documents based on a template. Because these templates have a predefined layout, behavior and style, you can immediately start creating your visual artwork without having to start from scratch. Check our Quick Start Guide to start creating visuals right away or check our Digital Brand document editor for more information.

Note

Digital Brand Templates are not compatible with Internet Explorer 11 yet. Use another browser instead.

Quick Start Guide

  1. Go to the Digital Brand Templates section of your portal.

  2. On the campaign overview page, click the campaign you want to create a document for.

  3. Click the New document button. A screen with available documents will open.

  4. Find the document you want to create and click its thumbnail. The editor will open.

    Note

    By default the documents of all channels are available. Click a channel in the left sidebar to filter the documents by channel.

  5. (Optional) When creating a document with multiple artboards inside click the dropdown in the top of the left sidebar to select the artboard you want to create a document for. The artboard will be placed in the center of your screen.

  6. Use the sidebars and editor to design your document.

  7. Once your document is ready click the enable_preview_brand_templates.png button in the bottom of the editor to preview your document. Check if all text and visual elements are correct and click the disable_preview_brand_templates.pngbutton to close the preview mode and to proceed or make any necessary changes in the document.

    Note

    The preview file may slightly differ from the actual output file. The preview is generated in your browser using code, which differs from the technologies used for creating imagery files. Small differences are therefore unavoidable.

  8. (Optional) If necessary, click Request approval to send your document for approval and wait for it to be approved. An email notification will be sent to the approvers. Read more about the approval process here.

  9. Click the Export artboard(s) button to download the artboards, to send them to the Waiting Room or to save them to the Asset Bank.

  10. Depending on the setup of your one or more of the following options will be available under Destination:

    Download files

    Select this option if you want to download your artboard(s) and use the Format dropdown to choose the desired file format for the output files.

    Assetbank

    Select this option to export your artboard(s) to the Asset Bank.

    Waiting Room

    Select this option to export your artboard(s) to the Waiting Room, where an administrator can have a look at your files before adding them to the Asset Bank.

  11. (Optional) When exporting a document with multiple artboards you can decide which artboards you want to include in the export. By default, all artboards are selected. Untick the artboard(s) that you don't want to include.

  12. (Optional) The artboard names will serve as (file)name for the artboards you export. By hovering over the name of the artboard and clicking the edit_icon_artboard.png icon you can change the name of your artboard for this export only. Enter a new name and click the Save button.

    Note

    This will not permanently change the artboard name. You can permanently change the name in the editor.

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How to use the Digital Brand Template editor

In the topbar you can find the status of your document. In the left sidebar you will see all the elements (layers) that are part of the document. The right Text or Image sidebar lists all the available properties for the selected layer.

When creating a document with multiple artboards inside click the dropdown in the top of the left sidebar to select the artboard you want to create a document for. The artboard will be placed in the center of your screen.

Note

Locked layers indicated by the templates_locked_layer.png icon cannot be modified.

Document name

The name of your document can be found in the topbar. Click the name to change it and press Enter to save the changes. When exporting multiple artboard documents the document name will be used as the name for the ZIP file that includes the exported artboards.

Artboard name

In the editor the name of an artboard can be found above the artboard. Click the artboard and change the name in the Artboard name field in the right sidebar.

Background color

If applicable you can change the background color of your document to one of the other available background colors.

  1. Click the topbar.

  2. Select one of the available colors in the Background color section.

    Note

    If you're working in a document with multiple artboards the background color will be automatically applied to all the linked artboards.

Customize text

  1. Click the text layer you want to customize.

  2. Remove the default text and enter your desired text.

    Tip

    Enable your browser's built-in spell checker to automatically check for misspelled and unrecognized words.

  3. (Optional) Change the font color by selecting one of the available font colors in the right sidebar.

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Customize images

  1. Click the image layer you want to customize.

  2. Click the Change image button to replace the image or alternatively click the small image icon in the floating bar below the visual to replace the image.

  3. Depending on the setup of the template you can either upload your own image or use the Compact View to search or filter for an image in the portal you want to add.

  4. Select the image and click Add asset.

  5. Click the image and select the scaling mode for the image.

    Fill

    This mode will completely fill the image layer with your image. This may result in some parts of your visual fall outside the image frame.

    Fit

    This mode will ensure your image is fully visible within the image frame. This may result in some white empty spaces around your photo.

  6. (Optional) Resize the image using the sizing handles.

  7. (Optional) Click and drag the image to the desired position within the designated image frame.

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Once your document is ready you can save or download it. You may have to send it for approval first before you can save or download the document.

  1. Once your document is ready click the enable_preview_brand_templates.png button in the bottom of the editor to preview your document. Check if all text and visual elements are correct and click the disable_preview_brand_templates.pngbutton to close the preview mode and to proceed or make any necessary changes in the document.

    Note

    The preview file may slightly differ from the actual output file. The preview is generated in your browser using code, which differs from the technologies used for creating imagery files. Small differences are therefore unavoidable.

  2. (Optional) Click Request approval to send your document for approval and wait for it to be audited. An email notification will be sent to the approvers. Once approved or when changes are necessary you will receive an email notification. Contact the approver(s) if you have any questions about why your document was not approved. Read more about the approval process here.

  3. Click the Save as button to save the template as JPG or PNG or click the Download button to download the document as JPG or PNG.

  4. Click the Export artboard(s) button to download the artboards, to send them to the Waiting Room or to save them to the Asset Bank.

  5. Depending on the setup of your one or more of the following options will be available under Destination:

    Download files

    Select this option if you want to download your artboard(s) and use the Format dropdown to choose the desired file format for the output files.

    Assetbank

    Select this option to export your artboard(s) to the Asset Bank.

    Waiting Room

    Select this option to export your artboard(s) to the Waiting Room, where an administrator can have a look at your files before adding them to the Asset Bank.

  6. (Optional) When exporting a document with multiple artboards you can decide which artboards you want to include in the export. By default, all artboards are selected. Untick the artboard(s) that you don't want to include.

  7. (Optional) The artboard names will serve as (file)name for the artboards you export. You can change the name of your artboard(s) for this export only by hovering over the name of the artboard and clicking the edit_icon_artboard.png icon. Enter a new name and click the Save button.

    Note

    This will not permanently change the artboard name. You can change the permanently change the name in the editor.

  8. Click the Export artboard(s) button to start the export.

How to manage Digital Brand Template documents

You can manage your Digital Brand Template documents from the document overview screen.

Export documents

  1. Make sure you're on the Documents overview page.

  2. Hover over the document you want to download and click the guidelines_menu.png icon.

  3. Click Export Artboards and select one of the available output formats to download the document.

  4. Depending on the setup of your one or more of the following options will be available under Destination:

    Download files

    Select this option if you want to download your artboard(s) and use the Format dropdown to choose the desired file format for the output files.

    Assetbank

    Select this option to export your artboard(s) to the Asset Bank.

    Waiting Room

    Select this option to export your artboard(s) to the Waiting Room, where an administrator can have a look at your files before adding them to the Asset Bank.

  5. (Optional) When exporting a document with multiple artboards you can decide which artboards you want to include in the export. By default, all artboards are selected. Untick the artboard(s) that you don't want to include.

  6. (Optional) The artboard names will serve as (file)name for the artboards you export. You can change the name of your artboard(s) for this export only by hovering over the name of the artboard and clicking the edit_icon_artboard.png icon. Enter a new name and click the Save button.

    Note

    This will not permanently change the artboard name. You can change the permanently change the name in the editor.

  7. Click the Export artboard(s) button to start the export.

Delete documents

  1. Make sure you're on the Documents overview page.

  2. Hover over the document you want to remove and click the guidelines_menu.png icon.

  3. Click the remove_content.png Delete document button and read the warning message carefully.

  4. Click the Delete document button to permanently remove the document.

Note

This action cannot be undone.

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