Adding Patterns and Textures

Using Patterns and Textures in Your Designs

Mail Designer 365’s collection of patterns and textures make a great addition to your email newsletters. Here’s how to use them in your design…

Adding a patterned background to a layout block

Patterns can be applied to the background of an individual layout block (e.g. your headline) to make it more prominent in your design…

Head to the “Contents” menu, then to the “Images” tab. Here you will find “Textures”:

Scroll through the list of patterns and textures. Once you have found the pattern you want to use, drag it into the layout block background:

This will apply the pattern to just this area of your design.

Adding a pattern to your newsletter background

A patterned design background is a great alternative if you want to give your background an extra edge, but don’t want to use a photo background…

Scroll through the list of patterns and textures. Once you have found the pattern you want to use, drag it into the design background:

This will apply the pattern to the entire background of your design.

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A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
Approval
Background
Blend Modes
Creative Tools
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Exporting a Design to Mailchimp
Graphics and Other Objects
HTML Export
Image Areas
Images
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Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Preparing your Design for Sending
Preview your Design
Send via Mail Designer 365
Sharing your Designs
Tables
Teamwork
Text Styles
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
Working with Links and Buttons
Working with Text