Frontify Publisher is a web-based editing tool allowing you to quickly build on-brand marketing material – for both online and offline purposes. It helps you streamline the interaction between the ones who are building design templates, and the ones who use the templates for publishing purposes.

Create Templates

Provided that the Publisher is included in your Frontify plan, you can import your actionable design templates from either Sketch or InDesign to Frontify. Check these articles to better understand how to prepare InDesign and Sketch documents before proceeding.

Template Library and Template locking

Once you’ve prepared your templates accordingly, you can publish them to your Template Library, adding can-dos and restrictions in order to keep the assets on-brand. Texts, fonts, colors, images; they can all be made editable or locked in place. Just click the lock icon to define what should be frozen, or changeable. Here’s the step to step guide on how to start creating a Template Library and everything you need to know before you let different stakeholders create custom marketing collateral.


Create Publication Based on Templates

You now have new templates in your library, with set restrictions, and ready to be shared with your colleagues. As the one who’s going to publish, you’ll be able to benefit from a wide variety of predefined, brand-consistent design templates, enabling you to independently plan your omnichannel marketing collateral.

There are two ways to create a publication: either via your Projects or through a Style Guide.

Here you’ll find the guide for how to create Publications both through the Workspace and the Style Guide.

Create publication through your Projects

Accessing Templates through the Guidelines

Edit Publications

You’ll be able to modify the publication according to your needs – all within the boundaries you’ve been given by the designers. Once you’ve adjusted the template according to your needs, export it in the formats PNG/JPEG for Sketch and PDF/PNG/JPEG for InDesign, and publish them to social media, as ad banners, billboards – or whatever you might need.

Export Publications

Once you are done editing your designs in Publisher, you have the option to download it as a digital asset or order prints with our Print-On-Demand provider, Gelato. Find out more about this service in this Gelato Help Article

In case you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

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