- if you want to add a fixed graphic to your design (like a nice quote, or a frame) you can add it as a dynamic vector
- if you want to give customers clipart options to choose from (like choosing quotes, or logos) you can upload all those options into a dynamic vector
- if you want to add a mask to your designs (to give it a cool shape) you can upload it into a dynamic vector
A dynamic vector is represented on the canvas by a dashed line, showing the vector you uploaded onto it inside. If you have uploaded multiple vectors into it, you will only see one of them at a time.
- How to add a dynamic vector
- Uploading vector/s into the dynamic vector
- Transform the dynamic vector
- How to add color options to the dynamic vector
Dynamic vectors can have one or multiple vectors in them. The file type supported by dynamic vectors is EPS. Make sure the EPS files you upload into the dynamic vector are composed of vector elements. If your EPS file has image elements inside (like PNGs or JPGs) or text elements (with font information) we recommend transforming everything to curves before uploading to Customily.
If you are unsure whether to use dynamic images or dynamic vectors, we recommend using images, as they load faster on previews. If you want to add images to your design check dynamic images.
To add a dynamic vector
You can add dynamic vectors on Designs a Templates by clicking the Dynamic Vector button.
Each dynamic vector you add will have a Name that you can edit, and a Unique Id for you to easily identify it.
Adding vector/s options into the dynamic vector
After creating the element you will need to add the vector/s that will go in it. You can add vectors in two ways:
- by manually uploading all the vector options you'd like to have
- by using a vector library (which is the easiest way)
By default, the first vector is added in option 1, and the following vectors are added in the consecutive options (2, 3, etc.).
To add vector/s into the dynamic vector manually
- Select the dynamic vector
- Click the Upload EPS button
- Select the vector or vectors (using shift) you want to upload
The first vector will be added in option 1. If you've selected multiple vectors using shift, the following vectors will be added in the consecutive options (2, 3, etc.). You can also add one vector at a time by browsing through the options using the arrows, or if you want to add a vector in a specific option, you can type that specific option number and upload the vector there.
To add vector/s into the dynamic vector using libraries
- First, you have to create a vector library. You can learn how to create a vector library here.
- Select the dynamic vector
- Click Pick Library
- Choose the vector library you'd like to use
To see all the vector options a dynamic vector has, just click the arrows next to the option number to browse through all options. You can also type a specific number if you want to jump faster to a certain vector option.
Vectors uploaded into the dynamic vector will be set to fit the dynamic vector area. So we always recommend uploading vectors with the same sizes, to avoid unwanted changes in size when switching between vector options.
Transform the dynamic vector
Directly on the canvas or by expanding the Transform toolbox, you can transform the dynamic vector:
Keep in mind
Transforming the dynamic vector will transform all the vectors it contains inside. So if for example, you rotate the dynamic vector element, all vectors inside it will be rotated. If you want to transform one vector option only, you should edit the vector before uploading it into the dynamic vector element.
To add color options to the dynamic vector
By changing the dynamic vector Mode, you can apply coloring effects to the vector. The vector types available are:
Vectors in full-color mode will remain exactly as you uploaded them. This is the standard mode for vectors.
Vectors in single color mode will be transformed into a single-color drawing, merging all shapes (no matter their colors) into a single one. You can pick what color to use for the vector, and even give multiple color options for customers to choose from.
This is a great option when you offer a selection of designs in different colors (pretty common for decals and vinyl personalization), as customers can pick both vector and color options.
- Select the vector placeholder
- Expand the Vector Mode toolbox
- Select from the dropdown the Vector Type
- If you selected Single Color, click the color swatch or the color picker to select a color. Using the swatch you can add colors with Hex, RGB-A, or CMYK-A values (the last 2 depend on the color mode of your design). If you want to add transparency, just slide the Alpha control on the bottom of the chart.
If you select single vector mode, you can add multiple color options to the vectors. To add more than one color option you can either use a color library or assign multiple color options by changing the Option number to the left of the color swatch and choosing a new color.