How to Add Subject Name and/or Year to Prints

This tutorial is useful for adding subject name and year to a wallet or any printsize used for a subject image. This involves using a layout to associate subject text to a graphic.
  1. Open FLOW and select the Layouts section

  2. Select Load and find RPL-NameOnPrint

    1. This is the base layout for creating a name on print layout and can be used for all standard print sizes in FLOW (i.e. 8 Wallets, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10)

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        1. Note the 3 objects available:

          1. Image: Photo_8x10.png - The subject image. When cropping, be sure to crop with 8x10 in mind

          2. Image: 8x10_Multi-crop_overlay.png - The guide layer for designating the text location on your image. This should be set to 0% opacity before saving the layout.

          3. Text: [Custom1] - The text from the subject record. The RPL base layout is set to pull data from the Custom1 field. You can change the text inside the brackets to pull from another field.

            1. Note that subject queries are case sensitive and must match the Flow data field name exactly. For example, [first name] will not query the First Name field. Only [First Name] will.

  3. To make adjustments to the layout, first select the 8x10_multi-crop_overlay and set the opacity to 100%

    1. Once made opaque, this layer will display the crop lines for all aspect ratios, allowing you to be sure your text box will not be cropped off.

    2. For creating a Wallet print layout, ensure that the text node(s) are within the green bars

    3. SetOpacityGuideLayer.gif

  4. Select the text object and adjust the text location, font, etc as desired

  5. Add any other text variables to the layout as desired (e.g. Year etc.)

    1. AdjustingTextlayer.gif

  6. Note that you can duplicate an object. This may be convenient when you're adding extra text nodes and want to avoid having to set all the same attributes each time.

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  7. After adjustments are made, select the overlay and set the opacity to 0%

    1. This is very important, if the opacity is saved at 100% the red and green lines will appear on the prints submitted with this layout

  8. Select Save then Save As to save the layout as a NEW layout

    1. This is very important, as the RPL layout will not save the changes made

  9. The layout is ready to be used on any standard size product in the catalog, just be sure to crop the images for the project to 8x10