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.
Depending on your preference you may like the wallpaper background to take precedence in the app scoreboard display or you may prefer the controls overlaying the wallpaper background to take precedence to make them clearer to see.
Whatever your preference, the first approach is always to choose one of the five magic colour themes , either to contrast the themed controls with the wallpaper background or to blend in with it.
If you want more detailed control over this separation you can use editor again, specifically the fifth editor feature button at the bottom as shown below to apply several filters to the wallpaper image.
This is also shown below as part of the app video walkthrough…
It is best to experiment with the filter features to get the effect you would like. The most common ones to make the controls stand out better are to use contrast to “fade” the image, brightness to “darken” the image or use blur to “soften” the image.
IMPORTANT! Please remember to touch the tick at the right side of the filter sliders before touching save to leave the editor or the filter wont be applied.
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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