This section describes how you can create artwork for Customer's Canvas.
There are several ways how you can create templates for the Customer's Canvas editors.
- You can use Adobe InDesign or Photoshop as explained in the Creating templates in Adobe software section.
- You can use Template Editor built into Customer's Canvas BackOffice. You may use it for designs created from a scratch or imported from Adobe files.
You should choose an approach depending on a scenario how you use Customer's Canvas:
- If you are using cloud version of Customer's Canvas (customerscanvashub.com) or it is installed as a private cloud, most likely you will go with the Template Editor or a hybrid approach (when you first import IDML or PSD and then edit it in Template Editor).
- If you are using Design Editor without BackOffice addon, most likely you are editing IDML or PSD and put them to Design Editor directly.
- You may also create designs in Template Editor, download them, and put files in Customer's Canvas format to Design Editor.
Configuring design behavior for the end users
When creating designs, you have to think not just about how they look, but also about how they behave when a user starts modifying it. Should certain items be locked or visible? What a user can do with an item? How text elements should work if a user types too long text?
If you are editing designs in Template Editor, you can modify the behavior settings as explained in the How to set up item behavior of the Template Editor Guide.
For the designs created in IDML or PSD, you can set it up using so-called markers - special shortcodes you put to the element names. You can learn about them at Marker Reference. When you import or load such designs, Customer's Canvas automatically recognizes markers and converts them to the behavior settings.