Properties Menu

The properties menu on the right changes based on the type of element you select in the Layer Panel, Timeline or Canvas since the properties differ per text, image, shape, video and audio asset. Via this Property Menu, you can also set properties of the entire template. All cases are explained below.

IN THIS ARTICLE

1. Template Properties
2. Setting frame rate and duration (video and banner templates only)
3. Setting a thumbnail image (video and banner templates only)
4. Text Properties
5. Image Properties
6. Shape Properties
7. Video Properties (video templates only)
8. Audio Properties (video templates only)

Template Properties

You can access the template properties by clicking the grey space around the canvas or clicking the cog-icon in the right bottom corner of the canvas. Here you can do the following:

  • See your canvas width and height 
  • Set your duration and the frames per second (FPS) (video and banner templates only)
  • Set your thumbnail image (video and banner templates only)
  • New Element Behaviour
    When you have multiple sizes in your template, it's possible to add elements that should only be visible on the size you're working on at that moment. The default behaviour can be changed here. You can find more information about this setting in the Dynamic Sizes-chapter in these guides.



Setting frame rate and duration  (video and banner templates only)

Click the FPS dropdown in the Template Properties to select a frame rate of 24, 25 or 30 frames per second. in the Template Properties. Change the duration of your template by filling in a number of seconds. Decimals after the comma are allowed. If you want to adjust the duration of your template to the items on your timeline press Trim to timeline.



Setting a thumbnail image (video and banner templates only)

Each video or banner you create will automatically render out a thumbnail image as well. You can set this image in the Template Properties menu, by filling in a time in seconds (decimals after the comma are allowed) or dragging the play head to a desired place on the timeline and then pressing Use current time.



Text Properties

When you’ve selected a text element in the Layers Panel, Timeline or Canvas, the text properties appear in the Properties Menu to the right. Here you can:
  • Set the position, rotation and opacity of the text layer. You can set these by (1) clicking with your mouse and typing in the desired outcome, or (2) clicking with your mouse and then using the arrow keys. Tap an arrow to move the assets 1 pixel at a time or hold shift to increase movement speed to 10 pixels at a time.
  • Determine the text colour, text background colour, stroke and shadow.
  • Set font type, size, spacing, alignment and the use of capital letters. You can also import your own fonts if they are not standard included.
You can also set the desired behaviour if you decide to make your text dynamic, by setting:
  • The Behavior of text, which it’s especially important for dynamic text layers. You can either (1) set text to fit within the textbox, which makes longer texts scale down; or (2) allow text to vertically overflow, meaning the text will go outside of the textbox when it’s in need of more space.



Image Properties

When you’ve selected an image in the Layers Panel, Timeline or Canvas, the image properties appear in the Properties Menu to the right. Here you can:
Set the position, rotation and opacity of the image. You can set these by (1) clicking with your mouse and typing in the desired outcome, or (2) clicking with your mouse and then using the arrow keys. Tap an arrow to move the assets 1 pixel at a time or hold shift to increase movement speed to 10 pixels at a time.
You can also set the desired behaviour if you decide to make your image dynamic, by setting:
  • Image placement behaviour 
    If the dynamically provided image does not have the same dimension (aspect ratio) as the current image on your canvas, it will be resized so that it fits within height and/or width of the image on the canvas. You can choose between:
    • Fill The image will be scaled until it's smallest dimension (width/height) meets an edge of the area of your current image. The content falling outside the area will be cropped off.
    • Fit The image will be scaled until one of its dimensions (width/height) meets an edge of the placeholder area. Placeholder area space that is not filled with the image will be transparent.

  • Anchor point 
    You can also set an anchor point for the placement of dynamic images. When dynamically replacing your image, the new image needs to calibrate its position relative to the layer's box area. This is done with the anchor point. For example, if you set the anchor in the centre (the default), the image that will replace your default image will be placed in the centre. If you set the anchor to top-right, a new image will be placed with its top-right corner in the top-right corner of your layer's box area.



Shape Properties

When you’ve selected a shape in the Layers Panel, Timeline or Canvas, the shape properties appear in the Properties Menu to the right. Here you can:
  • Set the position, rotation and opacity of the image layer. You can set these by (1) clicking with your mouse and typing in the desired outcome, or (2) clicking with your mouse and then using the arrow keys. Tap an arrow to move the assets 1 pixel at a time or hold shift to increase movement speed to 10 pixels at a time.
  • Determine and style the fill, stroke and shadow of the image layer
  • Turn on/off Rounded Corners and adjust them



Video Properties (video templates only)

When you’ve selected a video in the Layers Panel, Timeline or Canvas, the video properties appear in the Properties Menu to the right. 
Here you can set the same properties as for images: the position, rotation, opacity and set the placement behaviour. Read more about these specific options under Image Properties.
In addition, specific to video layers, you can:
  • Adjust the volume
  • Mute/Unmute the audio. Standard the audio is muted. 



Audio Properties (video templates only)

When you’ve selected an audio layer, the audio properties appear in the Properties Menu to the right. Here you can adjust the volume of the audio layer.
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