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Creating and Editing Splash Screens The Sample Splash Screen option creates an image to be used for marketing purposes. The method for creating both types of Splash Screens is identical

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  • Creating and Editing Splash Screens

    The Design Center has been created to help edit existing Splash Screen images or create new images. You can

    also use the Design Center to create a Sample Splash Screen to use for marketing purposes.

    Follow these steps for creating a

    Splash Screen.

    1. Choose your Artwork type

    Select Splash Screen category from the Design Center home page.

    Either click on the Image or select the “Create Splash Screen” button. The Splash Screen category offers Active Splash Screen

    and Sample Splash Screen options. The Active Splash Screen option generates an installation Promo Code associated with the image. This image can be displayed with your software and app installations. The Sample Splash Screen option creates an image to be used for marketing purposes. The method for creating both types of Splash Screens is identical. The difference is simply the intended use of the completed image.

    You can also select the Splash Screen options from the

    Design Center webpage toolbar dropdown.

  • Please note the fast way to verify you are creating the proper Splash Screen artwork…

    When creating an Active Splash Screen: Create My Splash Screen is on the page header.

    Generate Splash Screen in on the footer.

    When creating an Active Splash Screen: Design My Artwork is on the page header.

    Download in on the footer.

    2. Choose your Background

    Choose Color for a solid colored background.

    Choose Image and then select your backgrounds artwork the MSMS Files in the image Gallery. After selecting your artwork, click Insert.

    Because of the special Splash Screen artwork dimensions, you need to select your image by clicking “MSMS Files” and then

    “Splash Background.”

    Co-Branded Splash Screen Backgrounds

    We have added several Splash Screen background choices to be used for created a Co-Branded Splash Screen advertisement. These artwork choices include artwork on the left hand side of the image and a blank white area on the right half.

    Select Load My Info to import your contact imformation. Then create text boxes, import logos, etc. to design your co-branding partners area.

    If you need assistance, co-branded artwork is

    available from the MSMS Shopping cart.

  • Upload a custom background

    You can create a custom Splash Screen background.

    Select My Files then click the +upload file button. Navigate to your desired image. When the newly imported image is highlighted, click Insert. (you will use this process for uploading other types of images as well: logos, photos, etc.)

    This image will now be the background for your Splash Screen.

    Create your custom background artwork using Photoshop or any other

    graphic editing software. The artwork dimensions for a Splash Screen need to be 6” by 4”. All artwork should be high quality JPEG images.

    Instead of uploading a Custom Background, you may want to upload the entire Splash Screen image.

    Read the Upload Center section on the last page of this document for details.

    3. Add your Contact Information

    Click on the appropriate Text Box (Name, Address, etc.) on the left side of the Design Center to manually enter (type) your information.

    You can quickly insert the address from your Main Street profile by selecting Load My Info.

    Your contact information from the Main Street database will be inserted into the appropriate spot on your artwork.

    If you need to edit your contact information, go to the

    My Info area of the Main Street website.

    The “Switch to advanced editing” option

    will open additional editing tools.

    • move text blocks

    • change the font – style, color, size

    • change text justification

  • 4. Include personal touches

    Replacing an existing Logo is similar to choosing your background. Choose the dropdown arrow on the right of the Logo box. Then choose Select Image. Then select existing artwork from your online files, or upload a new image.

    Highlight the desired image and select Insert. This new image will immediately replace the current Logo.

    Select the A+ Add Text button to add a new Text Box. The new text input area will now appear at the top of the Name, Address area. Click in the box and enter your desired text.

    Add your Photo to the artwork by selecting Add image and then Upload your Photo to the My Files area. Highlight the desired image and select Insert. This new image will immediately be added as a layer on top of the background. You can also use the binding box to resize the image.

    5. Save your Active Splash Screen image. When your artwork is complete, click the blue

    Generate Splash Screen button.

    After the file is rendered, the Design Center will generate a new Promo Code associated with the new image and will include the image to your Splash Screen Listing.

    Please note: a Promo Code cannot be deleted! Be sure you intend to create a new Promo Code/Splash Screen

    combination before selecting Generate Splash Screen!!!

    Save your Sample Splash Screen image. When your Sample artwork is complete, click the

    green Download button.

    After the file is rendered, the Design Center will create and download a jpeg image. You will be able to use this image for marketing purposes when you would like to send a sample of a Splash Screen advertisement.

    There will not be a Promo Code associated with this image.

  • There are two (2) different ways to edit or change an existing Splash Screen.

    The following instructions will walk you through both methods.

    Replace existing Splash Screen with Design Center

    To Replace an existing Splash Screen image, start from the Splash Screen Listing page.

    Locate the Splash Screen image (and Promo Code) you want to replace and select the orange Replace Splash button.

    You will receive a Warning Message explaining your future actions will replace your current Splash Screen image. After selecting OK, you will be directed to the Design Center.

    To Replace or Edit your existing Splash Screen, you can follow the same steps for creating a New Splash Screen.

    After your artwork have been changed, select the green Generate Splash Screen button. This new file will replace your previous Splash Screen image.

    Your Promo Code will remain the same.

    All Home Organizer installations using this Promo Code

    will immediately display your new artwork!

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  • Replace existing Splash Screen with Design Center

    To Upload an image to replace an existing Splash Screen image, start from the Splash Screen Listing page.

    Locate the Splash Screen image (and Promo Code) you want to replace and select the purple Upload Splash button.

    You will receive a Warning Message explaining your future actions will replace your current Splash Screen image. After selecting OK, you will be directed to the Upload Center.

    Before uploading an image to be used as a Splash Screen, please insure the image meets these qualifications.

    Create your custom Splash Screen using Photoshop or any other graphic editing software. The image must

    be a high quality JPEG image at least 800 pixels wide. If it is larger than 800 pixels wide, the Upload Center

    will resize the image. However, if it is smaller than 800 pixels wide, do not attempt to upload the image.

    Follow the three (3) easy steps to upload an image for your splash screen.

    Step 1: Select Browse… and navigate to the desired image, then select Upload. Step 2: Review your Uploaded Splash Screen in view area. Please note: the uploaded image will appear smaller than the actual image. Step 3: Enter a Name for the Splash Screen then select the blue All Good. Save Now button.

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