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Creating the Background


To create the background for your card, place an image in the background layer.

Creating a solid color background:

  1. Open the background layer (View > Show Background). You can the use the foreground for all graphics as well.
  2. Click on the Rectangle tool in the toolbar and draw a rectangle that covers the area where the background should be.
  3. To place the rectangle behind other objects, right-click on it and select Send to Back in the pop-up menu.
  4. Click on the Colors button in the toolbar and select the color (the rectangle should be selected).

 

Creating a background with an image:

  1. Open the background layer (View > Show Background). You can the use the foreground for all graphics as well.
  2. Drag an image onto the card, or generate an image using the Image Tricks plug-in (Insert > Image > Generate Random).
  3. Resize the image and move it to the proper position if necessary.
  4. To place the image behind other objects, right-click on it and select Send to Back in the pop-up menu.

 

To avoid printing cards with white stripes along the card edges, place the image so that its edges go a little bit outside the design canvas.


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