Frequently Asked Questions for Banner Maker
No watermark of string "Unregistered" when your designed banners or individual frames
are saved to image by using the registered version.
Yes, It is 100% sure. Banner maker has powerful ablity
for optimization GIF animations. It can produce the animated GIF images with a minimum
file size but there is no loss of quality. Open the banner animation or EBM project
you want, then go to workspace, open "Preview" view to do visual optimization.
Colors Count: Set how many colors are included in animation. Usually, an GIF animation is allowed to have up to 256 different colors.More color, the better the image quality, but the larger size, and vice versa.
Dither Needed: Dithering is a color reproduction technique in which dots or pixels are arranged in such a way that allows us to perceive more colors than are actually used. Select it to make your animation with better quality.
Dither Intensity: To set the intensity which is applied for mixing connected colors with dithering.
Matte Color: To set the background color while the GIF Banner Image is shown on.
Compatible Old Web Browers: Selecte the option make produced GIF Banner images work well on old web browers.
Default Settings: Restore the default optimization settings which are set by EximiousSoft Banner Maker.
Launch Banner Maker program, open the animation or
EBM project you want, then go to workspace, open "Effects" view to prview the vivid
animations which are produced by transition effects.
Effects: All transition effects which are provided by Banner Maker are listed here. You can choose one of them and preview animation to decide what's you want.
Options: Typically, each transition effect contain a number of different options. With different setting of options, you can get rich banner animations within short times.
Apply Effect for object: Banner animation is made by the last selected object or layer which is varied by transition effects.
Apply Effect for Frame: Banenr animation is made by the selected frame which is varied by transition effects. All objects in the frame are treated as an single object.
Fade in Fade out: When the selected object or frame is varied by an transition effect, its alpha is also vaired.
Enter Scene: The banner animation will be shown from scratch or from the local to the overall.
Exit Scene: The banner animation will be from there to show or the way from the whole to the local.
Frames Count: Set how many frames will be generated by selected transition effect. Set of the larger this number, the smoother the animation.
Frames Delay: It decide how long the generated frames are shown on screen.
Key Frame Delay: It decide how long the key frame are shown on screen.
Ok-->Add to Animation: Add or insert the created frames by selected transition effect into banner animation then stop your preview and go to "Edit" View.
Yes, it is 100% sure. EximiousSoft Banner Maker always make the GIF Banner image
size minimum while maintaining the animation's quality.
Banner Maker provides two ways to help you to edit texts.
(1) If the text object is not selected, you need to select it as flowing: If the appliaction is not running in Select Mode currently, click "Selection Tool" tool button on toolbar to switch. then click the text object you want to change to select it in the edit view. Then right click to popup context menu and choose "Edit Text..." menu item for editing.
(2) Double Click on the text object in Edit View directly for editing.
After that, A dialog box is shown as following screenshot which prompts you to edit text visually.
The multiple objects are allowed to be selected at the same time in Banner Maker.The
standard Windows multiple-selection shortcuts of Ctrl+click and Shift+click is supported
by the program. Two ways are offered for selecting objects.
In Edit View, each visible object is shown as it should be. When an object is selected, the handles for rotation and resize the object are shown around it, but none for the unselected one.for example, see following screenshot,The left object is selected, but right one is not.
Click: click the left mouse button on the object you want in Edit View, then the previous selected objects become unselected while the clicked one is selected.
Click + Shift: press the Shift key and keep it down, click with the left mouse button on the object you want in Edit View, then the clicked object is selected and add it to selected objects list.
Click + Ctrl: press the Ctrl key and keep it down, click with the left mouse button on the object you want in Edit View. If the object is selected already, then it will be become unselected, otherwise it is selected after it is clicked.
Multiple frames are allowed to be selected at the same time. use the standard Windows
multiple-selection shortcuts of Ctrl+Click and Shift+Click.
Click: click with left mouse button on the frame you want in Frames List Window, then the previous selected Frames become unselected, and the clicked frame is selected.
Click + Shift: press Shift key and keep it down, click with left mouse button on the frame you want in the Frames List Window, then Banner Maker will select a group of connected frames.
Click + Ctrl: press Ctrl key and keep it down, click with left mouse button on the frame you want in the Frames List Window. If the frame is selected, then it will be become unselected, otherwise it is selected after click.
When a frame is selected, it is shown with highlighted in Frames List. For example,see the following screenshot.The frame #1 is selected, but frame #2 is not.
If you want to save specified frame in an animation to JPG, GIF, PNG etc. image
files, at first, It need you to click the frame on Frames List
to select it as active. Then choose "Save as Image..." menu item
from main menu bar, then choose a sub-menu item according to saved image format.
Related FAQ: How to select one or more frames at a same time?
Add a preseted shape
Go to "Shapes" View. If it is not visible, If not, switch to "View"
category and make the check box which named Shapes List is selected.
Then choose a suitable shape classification from the list. Find a shape which you
want to add, click on it to select and then keep left mouse button is down, then
drag it into workspace. Also Double Click on this shape for adding
it to workspace directly and it will be centered in Edit View.
Add the most commonly used shapes
In the main ribbon bar, open Design category, you will find the
most commonly used shapes which are listed in toolbar.
Select a shape, drag the pointer across the image frame to draw the shape until the desired size is reached, then release mouse button.
Add Text: Open "Drawing" category and then click
"Add Text" tool button on main ribbon bar, a new text object is created and show
centerly in Edit view. After that, a dialog box is popups to prompt you for editing
Add Image: Open "Drawing" category and then click "Add Image" tool button on main ribbon bar. It opens Windows open dialog which prompts you to select an image file for loading.
Banner Maker offers Custom Shape Tool to draw your own shapes.
Open "Drawing" category from main ribbon bar, and then click "Custom Shape Tool" tool button.
Position the Custom Shape Tool where you want the segment to begin:
Draw straight line segment
(1) Click to define the started anchor point (do not drag).
(2) Click again where you want the segment to end.
Draw curve line segment
(1) Position the Pen tool where you want the curve to begin, and hold down the mouse button and drag. The started anchor point and started direction line appears.
(2) Drag to set the slope of the curve segment you’re creating, and then release the mouse button.
Note: In general, extend the direction line about one third of the distance to the next anchor point you plan to draw. (You can adjust one or both sides of the direction line later.
(3) Position the Custom Shape Tool where you want the curve segment to end, and do one of the following:
▪ To create an C shaped curve, drag in a direction opposite to the previous direction line, then release the mouse button.
▪ To create an S‑shaped curve, drag in the same direction as the previous direction line, then release the mouse button.
▪ Continue clicking to set anchor points for additional straight segments.
▪ Continue dragging the Custom Shape Tool from different locations to create a series of smooth curves.
Complete the path double-click anywhere.
Positioning Custom Shape Tool
Dragging the direction line
Released mouse button and moving to next point position
Starting to drag second smooth point
Dragging away from previous direction line, creating a C curve
Dragging in same direction as previous direction line, creating an S curve
Add Anchor Points
Adding anchor points can give you more control over a path, or it can extend an open path. However, it is a good idea not to add more points than necessary. A path with fewer points is easier to edit, display, and print. You can reduce the complexity of a path by deleting unnecessary points.
(1) Open "Drawing" category in main ribbon bar,and then click "Add Anchor" tool button.
(2) Click to select the shape its path is you want to modify.
(3) Position the pointer over the path segment, and click to complete adding an anchor point.
Delete Anchor Points
(1) Open "Drawing" category from main ribbon bar,and then click "Delete Anchor" tool button.
(2) Click to select the shape its path is you want to modify.
(3) Position the pointer over the anchor point,and click to complete deleting the anchor point.
(1) Open "Drawing" category from main ribbon bar,and then click
"Move Anchor" tool button.
(2) Before you can reshape or edit a path, you need to select the path's anchor points, segments, or a combination of both.
Note: If you can not see the points, you need click the shape to select it which you want to modify its path.then click to select the anchor point you want to move.
(3) Click to select the shape its path is you want to modify.
(4) Position the Move Anchor Tool over the anchor point you want to convert, and do one of the following:
|Move straight segment||Move straight segment|
|Adjust direction hold Shift key||Adjust direction point generally|
Move straight segments
You can edit a path segment at any time, but editing existing segments is slightly
different from drawing them. Keep the following tips in mind when editing segments:
If an anchor point connects two segments, moving that anchor point always changes both segments.
(1) With the Move Anchor Tool, select the segment you want to adjust.
(2) Drag the segment's anchor point to its new position.
Adjust the length or angle of straight segments
(1) With the Move Anchor Tool, select an anchor point on the segment you want to adjust.
(2) Drag the anchor point to the desired position
Adjust curve segments
With the Move Anchor Tool, select a curved segment, or an anchor point on either
end of the curved segment. Direction lines appear, if any are present, Do any of
▪ To adjust the position of the segment, drag the segment's anchor points.
▪ To adjust the shape of the segment on either side or both sides of a selected anchor point, drag the anchor point or the direction point.