The Quick Design Picker provides a simple way to choose from dozens of designs.
Accessing Quick Design Picker
Select the Quick Design Picker icon next to the spread to bring up the Quick Design Picker window for that spread.
Quick Design Picker View
Once the Quick Design Picker opens, there will be several designs to choose from for that particular spread. The auto generated design combinations are based on the images in the spread.
1. Reset: Scroll through pages of optional designs by clicking the arrows at the left and right hand sides of the page or by clicking the RESET button on the bottom left.
2. Shuffle Images: Shuffle images within the designs presented.
3. Flip Design Horizontally: Clicking this icon will swap the Drop Zones in the auto generated designs horizontally. For example, if there is a design featuring a main image on the left, it will switch the main image to the right.
Keep in mind this will not swap the images within a single Drop Zone.
Shuffle an Individual Design
To see other options for a particular design, with the same basic idea of the layout, hover over the design and click one of the arrows to the left or right of that design. This will show additional options while maintaining the integrity of the original design.
Once a design has been found, simply click the design and the chosen design will be applied.
Any design can be customized once selected. It's important to choose an auto design based on the layout concept and the relationship of size and image grouping that best reflects the vision for that spread. Photos can always be swapped around and fine tuned in the design later.
The Fill options ensure the images fill the entire Drop Zone in the auto generated designs.
The non fill options will fit the entire image (original proportion) in the Drop Zone for auto generated designs.
Click the 3:2 ratio tab to change the images in the auto design to a 3:2 ratio.
Click the 1:1 ratio tab to make the images in the auto designs a square proportion.
Close Quick Design Picker
Click the black X to close Quick Design Picker window. If none of the auto generated designs have been chosen, closing the Quick Design Picker will not impact the current spread. It does however, clear out history states, so the undo and redo options will be reset.
Want to see it in action? Check out the Video Tutorial for Drop Zones and Quick Design Picker here!
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