What is a Toolbox?

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Toolboxes provide quick access to commonly used editors and features. The toolbox appears next to a selected image or text frame.

The Image Frame Toolbox

Selecting an Image Frame (including the canvas itself) will bring up the Image Frame Toolbox.

1. The Frame Editor: Drag on the Frame Editor area of the toolbox (up/down) to change the border thickness dynamically.

Click on this portion of the toolbox to open the Frame Editor, to make detailed changes to the shape and look of the frame.

2. The Image Editor: Drag on the Image Editor area of the toolbox (up/down, side to side) to change the brightness/contract and gamma of the image inside the frame.

Click on this portion of the toolbox to open the Image Editor, to apply various effects (including color fill) to your frame.

3. The Shadow Editor: Drag on the Shadow Editor area of the toolbox (up/down, side to side) to change the offset and opacity of the frame’s shadow.

Click on this portion of the toolbox to open the Shadow Editor, to make detailed changes to the properties of the frame’s shadow.

4. The Arrange Tool: Drag on the Arrange tool (up/down) to change the order of the selected frame(s) on the canvas.

Click on the Arrange tool to open up detailed arrangement and alignment tools.
Use the Align tools to move one or more frames to a particular alignment on your page (eg. dead center). Distribute a group of frames across your page evenly. Move frames up and down relative to each other, or resize frames to the same proportions.

Note: Select a frame on your canvas, click down and drag on the Arrange tool icon directly on the toolbox, and the frame will move up and down relative to the other frames on your canvas.

5. Flip/Rotate: Click on the Flip/Rotate tool to flip your image vertically/horizontally or to rotate the image within the frame.

6. Splitter Tool: Drag on the Splitter Tool (up/down, side to side) to split the selected frame into sections.

Click on the Splitter Tool to access the Splitter editor, to access greater control of the splitter and to mosaic a single image across multiple frames.

7. Image Tools: Click on the Wrench Icon to access the Red-Eye Removal tool, the Matte-Cutter tool and to open your image in your choice of image editing software.

8. Text Tool: Click on the Text Tool to attach a text frame to your image frame (suitable for image captions or labels).

9. Delete: Click on the X button to delete the selected image frame(s).

The Text Frame Toolbox

Selecting a text frame will bring up the Text Frame toolbox.

1. The Text Editor: Click on the Text Editor portion of the tool box to open the Text Editor, to apply text attributes and effect to your selected text.

2. The Text Shadow Editor: Drag on the Shadow Editor area of the toolbox (up/down, side to side) to change the offset and opacity of the text’s shadow.

Click on this portion of the toolbox to open the Shadow Editor, to make detailed changes to the properties of the frame’s shadow.

3. The Arrange Tool: Drag on the Arrange tool (up/down) to change the order of the selected frame(s) on the canvas.

Click on the Arrange tool to open up detailed arrangement and alignment tools.

4. Delete: Click on the X button to delete the selected image frame(s).

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