Using the ROES Pager Tool
With the ROES Pager you can quick create custom composite images. Use multiple images in separate nodes in a single print. Perfect for creating unique albums or proof books. Each image comes to the lab with your order so they can be individually color corrected. Please read this quick start guide first. Contact us if you have additional questions.
Click the Pager Start Button to open the Pager tool set.
When you open the Pager tool, you will see the "My Templates" window. In it, you will save any templates you create for later use. If you close the "My Templates" window, it will reappear the next time you open the Pager tool.
Select the "Image" button to move an image once it has been dropped into a node. Click and hold the mouse button while on an image and drag it to the desired crop.
Select the "Draw" button to create new image nodes in a template.
Select the "T Draw" button to create new text nodes in a template.
Select the Save button after completing your composite to retain the new template for future use. A window will open where you will give the template a name. Press "Enter" to save. You will see the new template appear in the My Templates window.
To create a node:
1) Click on the "Draw" button to start an image node, or "T Draw" to start a text node.
2) Move your mouse to where you would like the node to begin.
3) Click and drag the mouse to where you would like the node to end. Release the mouse button and you will see the created node. This node is ready to have an image or text placed within it.
To modify a node:
Click the "Edit" button and move your mouse over the nodes in the layout. Once inside/on a node, you will see the mouse cursor change to one of the images below, depending upon the cursor’s location:
Move a Node - Put your mouse in the center of a node, this cursor will appear. Click and drag the node.
Rotate a Node - Put hold your mouse just inside a node’s corner, this cursor will appear. Click and drag to any rotation.
Resize a Node from the sides - Hold your mouse over one of the node’s edges (except near a corner) this cursor will appear. Click and drag toward the center of the node to reduce the size or away from the center to increase it. This will affect either the height OR width, not both.
Resize a Node from the corners - Hold your mouse over one of the node’s corners, this cursor will appear. Click and drag the corner in toward the center of the node to reduce the size or away from the center to increase it. This affects BOTH the height and the width.
To remove a node:
Right-click on the unwanted node and select "Remove Node."
To Bring a Node to the Front or Back:
Use the "Layer" buttons to put nodes in front of or behind another.
Additional Design Capabilities
The "Grid" button allows you to view and align your nodes on a visible grid.
The "Stroke" button allows you to add color strokes to selected nodes. The screen below will to allow you to set the width, colors, and opacity settings.
The "Fill" button allows you to add color backgrounds to the layouts. You can modify the color and opacity of the fill in the selected node.
The "Text" button allows you to change colors on selected text nodes. You can modify the color and opacity of the text in the selected node.
The "Opacity" button allows you add an opaque mask to a node. Use the slider bar to set your opacity from "0" (transparent) to "1.0" (fully opaque).
The "Shadow" button allows you to add a drop shadow to the selected node. The below screen will appear, offering sliders to set the Blur level, Opacity level, X location (right or left of the node) and Y location (above or below the node).
The "Background" and "Mask" buttons allow you to add in your own image as a background for the layout or as a mask on a node. Selecting either button will bring up a browse window so you can search for and select desired image.
The Node button allows you to select any options available for the selected node, such as font types or image color selections.
That's it! You can re-use your custom templates on any future orders.