Formatting portrait page images

Modified on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 at 10:53 AM

Quick formatting of your portrait images is accomplished on the Layout tab's Design section. Apply one of the preset templates to your portrait grid to instantly style the portraits and labels.

Your portraits may be customized under the Visual tab. Many aspects of the portrait image frames may be customized - border size, color, shape, shadow, and image effects.

Changes may be made to individually selected frames on the page, to all portraits on the current page, or to all portraits in an entire multi-group section.

Portrait frame border and shape

Click on Border to adjust the color and size of the frame border, or turn off the border.
Click on Shape to adjust the frame contour - choose a shape and a corner style.


Apply a shadow to stylize your portrait images. The default shadow option gives your portrait page dimension, but you can use the shadow properties to achieve other effects.

Image FX

Click on Image FX to adjust the color and light properties of your portraits.

Be extremely careful using these effects on portrait image - professional portraits are usually color corrected, and your yearbook is most likely not being designed on a professionally color-calibrated screen. The colors on your screen as such may not accurately reflect how the images will look when they are printed. 

Some effects are safe to use - such as greyscale or sepia if you are creating a particular style of vintage or ulltra-modern book.

Other effects should never be used on portraits.

Brightness, contrast and saturation should be reserved for "homemade" portraits taken of people who missed photo day. Should these need a tweak to match the pro-portraits, individually select these portraits, then adjust them very carefully.

Note that Vintage style portraits enable adjustment of the outer frame and the portrait frame separately. After applying this preset in the Layout tab, click on either component, of the portrait, then under the Visual tab, adjust border, shape, and/or shadow properties. Use Fill on the outer frame to tint it.

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