Moments Album Designer
Blog Articles, Design Tips and Ideeas
Dual Monitor Support in Moments Designer
Added on 26 June, 2020
As of version 1.39, Moments Designer supports dual monitors, making album creation so much easier. Assets from the image library , masks, overlays and frames can be undocked from the main design window and placed onto a seccond screen for a more ergonomic layout, many more photos are in direct view due to larger screen real-estate.
Quick Mention Of The Album Render Module
Added on 16 June, 2020
Just a quick mention of the "Render Album" module includes in Moments Designer, something that should be used more when designing your album. Preview your design, how you spreads look and how they flow from one page to the next, check positioning of text and styles used and so on!
Undo-Redo added to Moments Designer
Added on 08 May, 2018
This is just a quick update to let you know that, after many requests, stating with version 1.30, Undo-Redo functionality was added to Moments Designer on the page editor. If you changed something by mistake or deleted an element that you weren't supposed to delete, this will come in handy, just hit that Undo button from the top main toolbar and return your design to a previous state, before that accidental action. The same with the Redo function, return your design to a later state. This is a great way to evaluate different layouts, just Undo/Redo between them and choose the one that fits better.
Adding backgrounds to spreads
Added on 13 feb,2018
How to add a custom color to a spread as background and how to create a background from a photo. To select a default color for your spreads, go to Album design settings from the left menu bar. In the options window that pops up, change the setting, choose your color. Pressing , all new album pages will have set the background color you selected here by default. Previous album pages will not be affected. To change the background color for all spreads, past and future, in the window, after you selected your pages background color, make sure you select the option checkbox. To define a photo as a spread background, on an empty spread, add the desired image from the library onto the spread as normal.
How to master the spread editor - Tips and Tricks
Added on 1 dec,2017
Once you have created a page/layout that you like, you can save it as a template (top right button). The saved template will show on the bottom template bar too, for easy access. At any time you can use the bottom templates to change the layout to something else. We recommend you spend a bit more time creating some original spreads, save them as templates and use them on later albums, maybe even creating your own signature layouts. Steps involved in creating an original photo album spread, Keyboard key combinations, mouse actions, tips&tricks on manipulating photos on a page.
Creating your first album
Added on 16 aug,2016
Learn how to define your first album project with Moments. We will take you step-by-step along the creation process and explain the best we can what every option and setting does so you get get the most out of this album designer. The end result of this tutorial article will be a fresh new album ready for your photos. Opening Moments, you are presented with a window with a few menu buttons active: NEW PROJECT and OPEN PROJECT are the most important. My ACCOUNT button opens your account page on byteignite.com and TEMPLATE button shows available page templates. All other menu buttons are grayed out, not active. The same with the library on the right, it is inactive...
The Image Library
Added on 18 aug,2016
The image library is placed to the far right in the application window and makes project images easier to manage.
At first, the library is disabled and can't be manipulated. Open or create a new photo album project and the library becomes available. The image library is an important element in creating a design and makes images easier to manage.
Find out more about this element, how to use it and what each image thumb indicator icon means by reading this article.
Album Page/Spread Editor
Added on 19 aug,2016
The page/spread editor is where the magic happens. Learn how to add images, text, set alignments, add borders, image effects and more by going through this article.
Added on 22 aug,2016
A brief description about the album preview section, how to arrange the pages/spreads in a project, how to delete or create new ones.
Exporting album pages/spreads
Added on 23 aug,2016
When you feel that the album design is done and everything is in order you are ready to export your creation. Find out what each option stands for and how many types of exports there are.
Working with templates
Added on 8 aug,2016
Starting with version 1.03, Moments introduces spread templates as another fast and easy way of arranging your photos. Use already made templates or design yourself exciting new ones, either way, it's a real time saver.
Using clipping masks on photos
Added on 17 aug,2017
Moments introduces photo mask effects as another way of making your albums look more original and professional. Find out how to use them and how to make your own masking effects.
Applying overlay effects on photos
Added on 31 jan,2017
Moments now supports overlays. Find out how to use overlays in your design. Choose from snow, dust, light effects, soap bubbles and more.
Adding frames on photos
Added on 1 feb,2017
Moments supports photo frames and other similar effects.
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