Create sophisticated layouts and clean, minimalistic designs with frames. You can create frames to display as picture holders. Or you can create frames to highlight different texts and headlines.
With Mail Designer 365’s graphics elements, it's easy to create frames. Here’s how:
- Drag a quadrilateral graphic element and drop it into an image area. Remember, you can only only add a shape graphic element into an image area and not a text area.
- To create a border, go to the border section under the “Style” tab.
- Change the pixel size of the border. (Quick tip: You can create very fine edges with only 1px or you can size up to massive 40px edges.)
- You can change the color or your border with the help of Mail Designer 365’s color picker tool.
- Next, you can control the opacity of the shape down to 0 percent, making the shape transparent.
- As a result, only the border remains, creating a frame effect.
- Then, you can adjust and reposition the frame as you like.
Shadow: Want to draw more attention to your framed contents, you can try adding a shadow effect to your frame. Just click on your frame and then check the box next to “Shadow” under the “Style” section. Try playing around with the blur effect or the shadow effect of the shadow.
Thick Outlines: From thin to thick edges, you can design how you like. We recommend trying thick borders for small feature images. Add thick borders to smaller images within your email newsletter template. This is a great technique to highlight specials or promotions. First, drag a quadrilateral shape from the graphic elements section and drop it into the image area that has your the proper image that you want to add frames to. Then, resize the shape. Make it transparent by changing its opacity. Afterwards, play around with different border thicknesses. Remember to add contrasting colors to your borders so that it does not blend with the photo or the background.
Eye-catcher: You can also create a nice eye-catcher with the help of borders. Drag a quadrilateral shape and drop it onto an image area. Change the color to a color that pops. This time, try to lower the opacity of your bordered shape but don’t make it completely transparent. Then, add your message and make sure that the text has a contrasting color from the semi-transparent shape. This way, the shape pops and the text remains legible.
Rounding: You can also apply rounded corners to your frame. Just drag and drop a quadrilateral shape into an image area. Adjust the shape to the size that you want. Then, adjust the corner radius slider to change the rounding of the shape. With thick edges, you get powerful and bold frames. With slim edges, you can get modern and minimalistic frames.
Until next time,
Your Mail Designer 365 team