Changing and Adding Graphics
Each of the themes comes with a additional backgrounds, frames, and graphic elements that you can use to change the look of your calendar.
To use these additional assets, click on the Graphics button found on the right side of the lower tool bar. This will open the Graphics panel along the column on the right of the calendar workspace. There you will see listed the additional graphics that come with the your particular theme.
To use any of these graphics, click on the thumbnail in the Graphics panel and drag and drop the element onto your page.
For example, in the screenshot below, I’ve dragged a new background onto the cover page for my calendar. After the new background was dragged and dropped onto the page, Element placed it behind the photo, frame and text, giving the page an entirely new look.
And, in addition, to give the page a bit of sparkle, I’ve also added some a few other elements to the layout. I did this by dragging and dropping the graphic elements from the Graphics panel and then moving them around and resizing. I’ve also changed the color of the text to a darker black to help it stand out more (using the color option in the tool options for the Horizontal Type tool.
By the way, as you are adding design pieces to your pages, keep in mind that these elements are being added on different layers. And that means that you can control what’s on top of what. So as you add pieces, you can change it’s place in the layering order by right-clicking (or if you’re using a Mac with a one button mouse, holding down the Ctrl key while clicking) on the element and choosing from the options in the drop down menu.
For example, when working on my calendar page above, I wanted to keep the type layer at the top so that the text wouldn’t be hidden behind any other element. To do this, I right-clicked on the type layer and choose Bring to Front from the menu.