Getting Started Tutorial for DesignCap

1. Choose a Template

Open www.designcap.com in your browser. On the homepage, click Get Started Now button to start your project.

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Once you enter DesignCap, there are hundreds of professionally designed templates listed on the page. Choose a favorite template to edit or just start from scratch by using the blank page.

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Tip: You can filter the templates quickly by using the tags we provided.

2. Add and Adjust Photo

2.1 Add photos

Click PHOTOS tab on the left sidebar and enter keywords in the search box to search photos from Internet.

2.2 Add photos from computer

Click UPLOADS tab on the left sidebar and then click Browse Images to add photos from local computer library. Also, you can simply drag and drop your local photos here.

2.3 Adjust photo

You can move, resize and rotate any photo at will with mouse dragging.

Select a photo and the editing panel will appear on the top:

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Choose add photo option to adjust photo effect. Apply any popular effect to your photo by clicking on the effect you like. Click None to remove the photo effect.

Click add photo to adjust the filter. Drag the slider of Opacity, Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue to adjust the filter. Click Reset All to reset all the color adjustments you made to the photo.

Double click the photo or click add photo on the editing panel to crop your photo. Drag the slider to zoom in/out on the photo to your satisfaction. Then move the photo with mouse to show the exact part you want. The rest part of the photo will be hidden. Click Done to finish cropping, or click Cancel to show the original photo you added.

Click add photo or add photo button to rotate your photo by 90 degrees anti-clockwise or by 90 degrees clockwise.

Click add photo or add photo button to flip the photo horizontally or vertically.

Click add photo to align to page. You can align left, align center, align right, align top, align middle and align bottom.

Click on the appropriate button add photo to adjust layers for the photo - move it forward, top, backward or bottom at will.

Click add photo to duplicate the selected photo.

Click add photo to delete the photo you selected.

3. Add and Customize Elements

3.1 Add Elements

Click ELEMENTS tab on the left side bar and then you can choose from our presets to use or search millions of elements from Internet to decorate your design.

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These elements are arranged into several categories: Shape, Icon, etc. Choose Shape and scroll down to preview all preset items included in this category. Then click or drag your favorites to add onto your design.

Switch to Icon and you can search millions of choices from the Internet by entering keyword or choosing the tags we provided.

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3.2 Customize Elements

You can move, resize and rotate any element at will with mouse dragging.

Select an element and the editing panel will appear on the top:

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Click color button to adjust the element color. On the pop up color picker, pick the color you want for the elements.

Click button to flip the graphic horizontally or vertically.

Click and drag the slider of Opacity to adjust the opacity properties;

Click to align to page. You can align left, align center, align right, align top, align middle and align bottom.

Click on the appropriate button to adjust layers for the photo - move it forward, top, backward or bottom at will.

Click to duplicate the selected photo.

Click to delete the photo you selected.

4. Add and Edit Text

4.1 Add Text

Click the TEXT tab on the left side bar and then you can freely add text to your design.

There are many preset text styles available. You can directly click and then a new text object will be added to your design.

Tip: You can drag any text style to replace the original one on your design.

4.2 Edit Text

You can move, resize and rotate any text at will with mouse dragging.

Double click the text you added or the prewritten text coming with template and you can directly input you own words at will.

Choose the text object you want to edit and then the editing panel will appear on the top:

Choose to set text font, size, color, etc.

Select to set bold, italic, underline and uppercase.

Click to set format like left, center and right, opacity and spacing.

Click to set align to page, layer (forward, top, backward, bottom), duplicate and delete.

5. Add Modules

You can add modules like icons & text, images & text, options, steps, timelines, diagrams, comparisons, statistics and SWOT.

Select the whole module, and click Ungroup to edit each element on this module. Fox example, you can drag, delete and edit the small circles on this picture. If you want to make some changes to the whole module, just select the module and click Group.

6. Set Background

Click BKGROUND tab on the left side bar and then customize the background for your design.

Choose a solid or gradient color you want to fill the background. Click + button to add your own custom color to use. You can simply drag any color to remove it from the list.

Or choose a preset pattern from the pattern list to fill the background and you can preview it instantly.

7. Save, Share & Print

Save

Click Save button on the top banner to save your design in your account.

In My Designs panel, you can view, duplicate, delete, or re-edit any designs at any time.

Share

Click Share button on the top banner to share your design to Twitter, Pinterest or Tumblr.

Choose Facebook icon and login to your Facebook account, then click SHARE to share your design to Facebook.

Choose Twitter and login to your Twitter account, then click SHARE to share your design to Twitter.

Choose Tumblr and login to your Tumblr account, then click SHARE to share your design to Tumblr.

Choose Mail and login to your mail account, then click SHARE to share your design via mails.

Download & Print

Click Download button on the top banner to download or print your design out.

Choose Download option and then set the name and the output format (JPG, PNG or PDF).

Click Size combo box and then choose a desirable size (Small, Medium, Large or XLarge) for your design.

Click Download and your design will be automatically downloaded to your computer.

Choose Print option and then make print setting as needed on the popup window. Finally, click Print to print your design directly.

8. Advanced

Undo/Redo

Click button on the top banner or directly press Ctrl - Z to undo the last action you did.

Click button on the top banner or directly press Ctrl - Shift - Z to redo the effect of undo action quickly.

Tip: Replace Ctrl with Command on Mac.

Align Object

DesignCap will automatically align the target object both to its adjacent objects and to the entire page when moving.