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Create 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.

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Quick Start Guide

Who can create a template?
Users with the following permissions can create a Digital Brand Template document without approval:

  • Approve documents
  • Manage templates

Users with the following permission need approval to create a Digital Brand Template document if the approval process is enabled:

  • Create documents

 

  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.

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

  5. Use the sidebars and editor to design your document.
  6. Once your document is ready click the button in the bottom of the editor to preview your document. Check if all text and visual elements are correct and click the button to close the preview mode and to proceed or make any necessary changes in the document.
  7. (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.
  8. Click the Save as button to save the document as JPG or PNG.
  9. (Optional) Click the Download button to download the document as JPG or PNG.
    Depending on the setup the Download button may not be available.
  10. Your design will be sent to the Asset Bank of your Bynder portal.
    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.



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How to use the Digital Brand Template editor?

In the topbar you can find the status of your document as well as the dropdown to set the zoom level for the editor. In the Components 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.

Locked layers indicated by the icon cannot be modified.

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.

Customize text

  1. Click the text layer you want to customize.
  2. Remove the default text and enter your desired text
  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.
  3. Use the Compact View to search or filter for the image you want to add.
  4. Select the image and click Add media.
  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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  1. Once your document is ready click the button in the bottom of the editor to preview your document. Check if all text and visual elements are correct and click the button to close the preview mode and to proceed or make any necessary changes in the document.
    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.

When saving your design will be sent to the Asset Bank of your Bynder portal. Click the View File link in the title bar to directly go to the asset.

Depending on the setup, the Download button may not be available.

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