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

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2.2 Add photos from computer

Click UPLOAD 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.

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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:

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Choose Property option to adjust photo properties easily.

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

Click or button to flip the photo horizontally or vertically.

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.

Double click the photo or click 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.

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Click Done to finish cropping, or click Cancel to show the original photo you added.

Choose Effect 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.

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Drag the slider of Opacity and Exposure to adjust the opacity and exposure properties for the photo.

Click Advanced Options to show all the adjustments. Drag slider to adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue for the photo at will.

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Click Reset All to reset all the color adjustments you made to the photo.

3. Add and Customize Graphic

3.1 Add Graphic

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

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The graphics are arranged into several categories: Shape, Icon, Vector, 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 or Vector, 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 Graphic

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

Select a graphic and the editing panel will appear:

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Choose Property option to adjust photo properties easily.

Click or button to flip the photo horizontally or vertically.

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.

Choose Effect option to adjust effect for the graphic.

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Drag the slider of Opacity to adjust the opacity properties;

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

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.

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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:

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Choose Font option to set text font, size, color, style, etc.

Select a desired text font from the font library. Scroll down to preview all the text fonts.

Directly input the size properties you want for your text or click the size combo box to choose a desired text size.

Click or to make the text bigger or smaller quickly.

Click to apply a specific color to your text as needed.

Click on the appropriate button to quickly set text format as Bold, Italic, and Underline.

Click on the appropriate button to align your text to Left, Center or Right.

Choose Property option and then adjust layers, duplicate or delete text.

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

Click to duplicate the selected text.

Click to delete the text you selected.

Choose Effect option to set special effect for your text.

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Drag the slider of Opacity to adjust opacity for your text.

Check Outline box and then select a special color. Drag the slider to adjust the Width.

Check Glow box and then select a special color. Drag the slider to adjust the Radius and Blur.

5. Set Background

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

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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.

6. Save, Share & Print

Save

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

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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.

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

Choose Pinterest and DesignCap will upload your design to server. After that, click SHARE and login to pin your design to your Pinterest board.

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

Download & Print

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

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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.

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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.

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7. Advanced

Undo/Redo

Click button at the top of canvas or directly press Ctrl - Z to undo the last action you did.

Click button at the top of canvas 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.