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The EDITOR tab: The Page editor - Layouts, Templates & Styles

On the left-hand side of the Page Editor, Memento offers you three design-acceleration tools: Layouts, Templates, and Styles.

Layouts offer arrangements of undecorated image frames.

Layouts are organized by the type of page - either a left or right side page, or a double-page spread - and by the number of frames in the template.

Click on a layout to apply it to your page.

You can add a layout to an empty page, or to one that has an equal or greater number of frames than images on your page.

Learn how to shuffle layouts and how to use Layout Preview.

Templates are fully designed arrangements composed of image and text frames and decorative elements.

Collections of templates are specific to the type of project you are working on. View all available templates or scope them by design collection.

A template can be applied to a page that already contains images. Should the template have less frames available than the current number of photos on the page, the extra images will be placed back into the unused photo collection. 

(Currently templates are only available for album spreads, not right and left sides. In future updates of Memento, you will be able to add your own custom templates.)

Styles are preset attribute collections: background color, frame border color/shape/effect, text style/font, and decoration color/effects defaults are applied on a per page or to the entire book.  View the video tutorial on Styles to learn more.

A collection of preset styles is included, particular to the project type have selected.

Creating a Custom Style

You can create a custom style to broaden your collection. 
First, hover over an existing style, click on the + sign, and give the style a name.

Next, change the dropbox to show only My Styles.

Hover over the style, and click on the edit icon. Set a name for the new style.

The Styles editor will launch.

Change the attributes of the various elements associated to the style.

To create a custom palette, click on the background frame, and select the palette tool to see the current palette. 

Click on any of the color swatches to open the color selector. 

Pick your selected color from the gradient, or type exact HSV, RGB or Hex values into the editor.

Repeat this action to update all colors in your palette.

Apply new attributes to the various style elements.

Image frames - Adjust the frame color and shape attributes, the shadow and filter effect on Featured and Normal images.

Text frames- Adjust the text and shadow properties of Title, Subtitle and Normal text.

Decorations - Set a default color for all style-aware decorations. 

(Learn more about decorations here.)

Background frame - Set a default color for the background.

Shapes - Set a default color for the border and interior of shape frames.

When your choices are complete, choose to either Save (update the style) or Save as New Style (to preserve the original), then close the Style Editor.

You can then apply your Style to a project on a per page basis or to the entire book.


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