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Site Background

What is the Background?

The background of the portfolio refers to the image that appears as the backdrop for the portfolio.  It is automatically selected when you choose a template during the portfolio creation process.  The background area can be accessed by clicking the Design tab and then on Background.

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Structure of the Background Tab

In the Background tab, you have the ability to select a new background image, set the overflow color, and choose a color scheme for the portfolio.

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Background Image

The background image is automatically set when you select a template during the portfolio creation process.  If you click the thumbnail of the current background image, you will open up the Images selection area.  Once a new image is selected, the background thumbnail will update to show the new selected image.

There are hundreds of stock images in several categories from which to choose.  You can view the images in each category by clicking the Filter link and then on a category name and using the scroll bar on the right of the modal to see all of the images.  If you click on an image, the background in the preview area changes so you can try it on.  Click on as many images as you like, in as many categories as necessary until you find one that you like.

You can also upload any image you want as the background of your presentation portfolio. To do this, choose the Your Images option from the left column and follow the steps to upload your own image.  We recommend that your images be at least 1000 pixels wide and 800 pixels tall. Outside of that, keep the file size below 800 KB and you are off to the races.

You can also have no background image by clicking the Remove Background Image link next to the background image thumbnail.  This action will use the Overflow color as the background.

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Overflow Color

Some of the background images do not completely cover the background area.  In those cases, the Overflow Color fills in the extra space.  It can be selected, if necessary, by clicking on the color box and selecting a color from the color picker.  Once you have selected the overflow color, click select to confirm it and close the color picker.

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Color Schemes

The final option on the Background tab is to select the color scheme for the portfolio.  When selecting a background image, a default color scheme is automatically selected.  Along with that, a few other recommend color schemes appear at the bottom of the tab.  For most images, you also have the option to select your own scheme.  By clicking on the color box under pick your own color scheme, you can select the primary color for the scheme.  The system then selects the complimentary colors to use in the portfolio.

Applying your Changes

Once you are happy with your selections, click the Save button in the upper right corner of the screen to keep your selections.  You then need to click Close to return to the editor.  Clicking Close without clicking Save first will remove any changes you have made and return you to the portfolio editor.

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