User Manual Quickstart General Concepts Frame Features Document Settings Position Image Working with Text Single Line Text Multi Line Text Barcodes Symbols Text On Path Shapes Sub Document Warp Effects Buyer Side Settings Resources Style Reference Change Log Glossary Acknowledgements Api Reference Authorization Iframe Api Js Api Backend Api

Frame Features

Features Panel

The features panel contains all of your tools and settings for creating and manipulating layout elements as well as the buyer side configuration.

Each enabled frame feature is indicated by a magenta-colored icon in the features panel, to provide a better overview of all active frame features.

To add a feature to a frame, select the frame and click on a feature icon such as Images. Next, select which feature you’d like to add (this depends on which feature you’ve selected). A dialogue will now open to ask if you would like to add a feature to the selected frame or to create a new frame with the selected feature.

Features Example

Remark: Once you disable this dialogue, adding a feature to the selected frame is set as the standard behavior.

Learn more about all the possible options of various features here:

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Position
All general properties of a frame such as its position, rotation and assigned styles can be changed. If no frame is selected, the document properties will be configurable in the same tab.

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Images:
Images are pixel based images which can also contain transparency.

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Text which is a special type comes in 4 different flavors:

Single Line Text - A single line text box with a uniform style that automatically scales to the size of the frame.
Multi Line Text - A text box with multiple lines of text that can contain various customizable styles. Multi Line texts can flow into or around shapes, as well as flow across several frames.
Symbol Text - One character from a selected symbolic font.
Barcode - A Barcode (e.g. QR-Code, EAN, Matrix-Code, …) which represents the text content.

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Shape
A vector element that can be used for backgrounds, as a flow around/into shape or to mask images.

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Sub Document

Sub Documents are one of the most powerful features of Printess. A Sub Document is essentially another document within the same Template that can be used as an image. This gives the user the ability to create a design or functionality that is separate from the actual document. Sub Documents make it easy and convenient to create content derived previews and to print documents from one central design.

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Warp
Warps transform the features of a frame (e.g. give them perspective or project them onto a coffee mug). They can be combined into thousands of combinations. Warps are the centerpiece of stunning headlines and the magical photorealistic previews of Printess.

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Effect
Effects are mostly pixel-based effects which will provide just the right finishing touch for any design. Like Warps, Effects can be combined in thousands of different ways to create personalized designs that are normally only possible with static graphic design.