Background Image or Color

Each side of a template can have a background color or a background image. The default is of course for the background color to be white. It can only have either a background color or a background image, but not both at the same time.

After selecting a background image, you can crop it, rotate it, replace it, or delete it.

Special Properties of Background Images

Background images are set as the bottom-most object in your template and they are locked (so they can't be moved or selected).

Background images are also automatically sized to fill the entire canvas (so some of the image may end up off of the card if the size is not correct).

Using Background Images When Importing From Other Applications

If you've designed your card in a different application (Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, etc), You can export it as a JPG or PNG file, then use a background image in ID Maker to insert your template. Of course, you can't edit the template after saving as this file type - but it can be useful to do this for complex backgrounds or if you just need ID Maker to align your cards for printing.
When exporting your files, keep in mind these recommendations:
Ideal image size (without a bleed): 3.375 x 2.125 inches (85.72 x 53.97 mm). 
Ideal image size (with a bleed): 3.45 x 2.2 inches (87.63 x 55.88 mm).
300 Pixels Per Inch (PPI/DPI)

Crop & Rotate

You can crop and rotate any image as soon as you insert it. Click the Crop Image button to make changes after importing the image.

You can crop it as a circle or as a rectangle, and rotate it in any position (with a 90-degree step).

Replace Image

Instead of deleting an image to upload a new one in its place, you can just replace it.

Click the Replace image button.

Need More Control?

If the options provided for background images aren't quite what you need, you could instead insert the image as a normal image, then make it act like a background image.

How to Use a Normal Image as a Background Image

  1. Insert your image as a normal image.
  2. Adjust the size/position as needed.
  3. Move the image to the bottom of your object list.
  4. It may be helpful to name the object "Background Image", then lock the object. Locking the object means you won't be able to select/move it while locked - so you can easily work with objects placed on top of it without accidentally moving the background image.

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