You think your passage planning software is already awesome? Think again! A lot of us, myself included, spend a lot of time on our PASSAGE software. But it doesn’t always look like a million bucks!
I am going to show you simple tips and tricks that will make your PASSAGE software look amazing in no time! Check out the article for more information.
This article talks about how to make your passage planning software look good by doing things like using colors that match the theme of your company or adding backgrounds and images. It also has some tips for fonts and colors to use in an image to give it depth.
I’m going to use the cool background image in this article, which is from the website www.grsites.com . If we want to use it, we need to save it in the right format. This image is a PNG file, but if you look at it on this site, you’ll see that all of the white parts have a transparent background!
In order for us to make this into an actual PASSAGE background image for our own companies, we’re going to have to add a small white box around it so that when you open up your company and this image pops up, the edges of your screen aren’t visible around it!
1. An image. If you don’t have one, no worries, you can just copy and paste the image above (or something similar) into your PASSAGE software.
2. A background image. You can find a lot of background images on sites like www.grsites.com , or even make your own with Graphics Software! I love using www.wallpaperlab.com for backgrounds because it gives me digital copies of actual wallpaper pieces I can use!
You’re going to add…
1. A box to your image. I usually add a white box (or a layer with transparent areas) around my background image so that when I open up PASSAGE, the edge of the screen doesn’t show because my background is covering it.
2. A transparency layer with an alpha value between 0 and 1 (that is, 0 being completely transparent and 1 being completely opaque). This means that the background image will be between the “transparent-ness” values of 0 and .5 when you open up PASSAGE.
3. A white background. This layer will just cover up the transparent area around your background image so that when you open PASSAGE, all of your information is in front of a nice dark black background that makes your images look super good!
Here is what it looks like when I add these three layers to my image:
I like to keep my document at a maximum of 300 pixels wide because then when I go to make an actual HTML file for the passage planning software, I can save it at 300 pixels x 150 pixels and it works fine! If not, then you can always set the size in your PASSAGE software’s preferences so that you’re not wasting any space on each page.
If you don’t want to do this (I don’t blame you), you can always go up to the menu and create a new image layer.
Step 1: Create a new image that is 150 pixels tall, and 300 pixels wide. I usually make it around 600-700 pixels wide so that the page is big enough for what I’m making. Then I center it on my page, close the dialogue box, and set the size of my page to 300 x 150. This will make sure your pages always stay centered in PASSAGE and stay at a nice width! Now you can add your background image…
Step 2: Now you create your background. I usually start by adding a layer with an alpha value of .3 which makes it 90% transparent, and then I add that layer directly underneath my image because it’s our background image – so we want all of the black parts to be visible so that when we open PASSAGE, we still see the blue part of our image!
Step 3: Finish up by setting your white layer’s opacity to 90%, where if you set it to 100%, all your information in PASSAGE will be covered by the black part of the image.