Follow these steps to add a new layer to an image in Content Builder.
- Click Add Layer at the top of the Layers panel.
- Adjust the priority of layers as necessary. Click and drag a layer to the desired position in the panel.
The following keyboard shortcuts may be helpful when using Content Builder:
|Command + Shift (while resizing)||Maintains the proportions of the layer while resizing|
|Command + Z||Undo the most recent action|
|Command + Shift + Z||Redo the most recent action|
|Alt (while dragging)||Scale layer symmetrically|
|Delete||Deletes the current layer|
When an image is added, options for background, border, and shadows populate the properties panel on the left.
Along with the options in the properties panel, you can click the image layer and drag it anywhere on the canvas, rotate, and resize the image to fit your needs. If you want to add a link to an image layer, click the additional options menu (...) and then select Add link.
For this example, the opacity has been adjusted to show a rectangle underneath, and a border with a shadow has been added.
When you add a rectangle, options for color, opacity, borders, and shadows populate the properties panel.
Along with the options in the properties panel, you can click the rectangle layer and drag it anywhere on the canvas as well as resize the rectangle. To add a link to a rectangle layer, click the additional options menu (...) and then select Add link.
When you add text, options for text box color, text box opacity, text box borders, and text box shadows populate the properties panel. Additionally, a text toolbar appears when you click the text layer. It contains options for changing the font, text size, line height, alignment, styling, text color, and text background color. Use it too to add dynamic text fields. See Add Dynamic Text to Creatives for more information.
Along with the options in the properties panel, you can click and drag the text layer anywhere on the canvas. To add a link to a layer, click the additional options menu (...) and then select Add link.
You can upload your own font files to use in Content Builder. See Upload Fonts for the instructions.
When you add a link, options for link URL, alternate text, CSS class, and URL launch location populate the properties panel.
alt attribute only populates if you enter a link address. If you don't want the link to take the visitor anywhere, then you can enter
#, which keeps the visitor on the current page. Otherwise, you can also HTML content instead and then manually input the
If you choose In a pop up window for the URL launch location, additional options appear.
Along with the options in the properties panel, you can click and drag the link layer anywhere on the canvas as well as resize it to fit your needs.
Saving and Closing
Once you create the content, click SAVE in the top-right corner of Content Builder.
Anything you edit in Content Builder is saved in Content Manager. After you click SAVE, you can access the new content and any other images, code, fonts, or location in Content Manager.
Additionally, you can download content to your computer by opening it in Content Builder and then clicking PREVIEW.
A modal appears showing the content. Click DOWNLOAD to save the file to your computer.