Advanced Editor Ideas: custom editing guide.

Please note this article refers to the new “Lite” iOS and Android versions only, if new features prove popular they will be built into the original MTG4Life.

Some ideas for advanced editing.

The editor supports five main features in the features bar at the bottom of the app as shown above.

  • You could use the third editor feature “shapes” to draw boxes on the wallpaper where you want better background separation. This could just be plain black or white boxes but for more fun the editor palette supports the five magic colours and the ability to make the boxes as transparent as you want to facilitate this idea. Additionally the five magic colours in the palette are set to be the same as the magic colour themes used in the app to render controls to get a good match.
  • Another idea, you could also use a box the whole size of the wallpaper image to overlay a magic colour themed filter on the whole wallpaper eg use white to lighten, black to darken or red/blue/green to match theme.
  • You could use the first editor feature “text” to add your own text, again in any of the five magic colours and in various fonts
  • For the really adventurous we support full free hand drawing with the second editor feature “drawing”, again with any of the five magic colours and using the stroke size of your choice. 🙂
  • If you have any other ideas or customisations you would like to show off then please add them to the comments section below.

Editor Top Tips

  • You can zoom the wallpaper in the editor using the usual two finger pinch, you can also pan the zoomed wallpaper using a two fingered drag
  • When using the editor features at the bottom of the editor this may sometimes cause submenus to appear replacing the top level menu, in this case a “<” back button will appear in the far left of that bottom feature bar to take you to the previous menu.
  • Always remember to touch the ticks in the right hand side of filter sliders before touching save or that filter wont be applied!
  • Text and Shapes are active editor objects that can be selected directly on the wallpaper canvas and edited again later
  • If you make a mistake you can use the undo/redo buttons at the top of the editor
  • If you want to quickly get rid of all your changes and start again with the wallpaper as it was when you started the editing session you can use the “Reset Session Changes” at the top of the editor.
  • If you want to completely restart with the original downloaded wallpaper you can go back to the customisation page and load the original static downloaded wallpaper again, this deletes and overwrites the previous internal app wallpaper copy.
  • Note, dont worry, none of the editing options affect the original downloaded wallpaper, they only affect a copy of the wallpaper that the app uses internally to render the background. Any edited changes will be stored in local app storage when closed and then reused when the app is reopened i.e. any options do not overwrite the original wallpaper, you wont have to find it on the web and download it again.

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