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