How to pin elements

By | Image Areas

With Mail Designer 365, you can pin an element to ensure that it stays in place while you resize the image area.

First, choose an element that you want to stay in place. This can be an image or even a text object within an image area.

With the pinning tool, select where you want to pin your element.

You have several options. You can pin it on the…

Top left:

Top center:

Top right:

Middle left:

Middle center:

Middle right:

Bottom left:

Bottom center:

Bottom right:

When you pin an item, it makes sure that the specific element stays in place while your resize the image area. For example, we pinned the “DISCOVER” label.  

If you do not pin the element, then there is a chance that the element may not be entirely visible once you resize the entire image area or layout block.

 

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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
Preview your Design
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Using Retina Images with your Design
The Inbox View
Teamwork
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

 

 

Editing image areas

By | Image Areas

Email design in different devices

Sometimes, creating a template that looks perfect on your recipients’ desktop and mobile devices require some modifications. If the font size is too large on a desktop version, then the overall email design will look off. However, smaller font size or big images containing text and graphics might be difficult to read on a mobile device.

Editing image areas

You can change certain images, like your company logo, for certain layout blocks. You don’t have to manually detach the whole layout block from the desktop version.

Just remove the old image from the image area. Then, drag the new banner image or logo onto the image area. Yes, it’s that easy! Mail Designer 365 will automatically detach the image area of the mobile version from the image area of the desktop version. All of your other content will stay unchanged.

 

 

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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
Preview your Design
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Using Retina Images with your Design
The Inbox View
Teamwork
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

Optimizing your image area

By | Image Areas

How to optimize your image area

Mail Designer 365 allows you to define the level of compression for an image area. To do so, please choose an image area and click the ”Optimize image” button from Style section.

You can now choose the format your image area will be saved as. Select ”JPEG:”

Also, you can drag the slider to the level of compression you want to use. You will also see the size the image area will have for a certain compression level.

 

Best quality settings make your image sharper but will also increase the size of your template. Click ”OK” to save your changes.

 

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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
Preview your Design
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Using Retina Images with your Design
The Inbox View
Teamwork
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

Working with image areas

By | Image Areas

Image areas

Image areas can contain images, photos, shapes, masks and styled text – so you can really let your creativity flow.

You can distinguish which areas are image areas – they are the ones in blue:

You can drag a multitude of different elements into the image areas of your email newsletter. Mail Designer 365 will highlight those areas in white to show where you can drop images into.

 

For example, you can drag and drop buttons into image areas:

You can also drag and drop basic shapes into image areas:

 

 

How about business networks icons? Yes, you can drag and drop those too into image areas:

You can even drag and drop downloadable file graphics into image areas:

Don’t forget about animated graphics! You can drag and drop your  GIF files into the image areas:

What about for photo effects? You can try dragging and dropping image masks into image areas:

Then, you can drag and drop an image into the image mask:

The end result is a cool image effect to spice up your newsletter:

Other things you can drag and drop directly into image areas are texts objects, video placeholders, background images, combined shapes, attention grabbers, banners, dividers, etc. Image areas are very flexible when it comes to what you can do with it.

 

 

Search through the manual

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
Preview your Design
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Using Retina Images with your Design
The Inbox View
Teamwork
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