The preview is the part of the template that customers will see online on your store. It will contain all the personalized elements created on the production file, such as text and images, placed on the product picture and adjusted to look as real as possible. You can also add other product variations that are important for showcasing the preview but don't affect the production file, like product colors, materials, etc.

1. Setting the preview background image

The first thing you need to do when setting the preview is to choose the image you want to use as background. This is the picture where all the personalizable elements will be placed.

The background image can be a PNG or JPG file. It should not have any personalization on it since that is added dynamically with Customily
What should I include on my background image?
To learn more about the preview background image, and how you should set them up follow this link.

2. Adjusting the personalizable elements to match the preview

Once the background is uploaded, it will appear on the workspace together with all the elements created in step 1. These elements will appear as they were created in step 1, so it's probable that they won't match the background picture. This is why you can adjust them and rearrange them to match your background picture perfectly. To edit an element just click on it on the workspace to select it.

The different adjustments you can apply to the personalizable elements are:
  • Change position
  • Change size: This will scale the elements, always maintaining the proportions to make sure it matches correctly with the production file.
  • Change rotation
  • Add Skew: Use this to apply a perspective effect to the different elements.
  • Color: You can change the colors of text elements and image placeholder elements (if they are grading or single color type) to match the real-life color perfectly. Colors on the preview are independent of the production file, meaning changes here won't affect the colors set on step 1.
  • Texture: You can add texture to the text to make the preview more realistic
  • Image opacity: Give image placeholders opacity to make them look more realistic
All adjustments done on the preview won't affect the production file. So feel free to adjust elements as you'd like. 
To adjust several elements together you can Shift + click all of them, and then resize or move them all together.

3. Adding extra personalizable elements on the preview

When you want to let customers choose from different product options that don't affect the production file, you can add dynamic images. These options could be, materials, background colors, background patterns, fabrics, etc.

Dynamic images have multiple positions, so you can add different pictures on each position. These positions are the different options customers will be able to choose.
Learn more about how to use dynamic images here.
You can add as many dynamic images as you'd like. They are great to create mix and match products, where customers can choose different materials or colors for different parts of the products.


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