With the Frontify Publisher, marketers can create custom visuals for marketing campaigns based on templates set up by a designer. By setting restrictions on which elements can be modified by users, you’ll ensure the brand consistency of these materials.
There are two ways to create a publication: either via the Workspace or through a Guideline.
Creating a Publication via Workspace
To get started, we’ll assume your design team has already set up a beautiful Template Library. When you’re in the Workspace, click on the ‘New’ button on the top right of the environment and select ‘Publication.’
In the window that appears, choose the design template you want to use, give it a name, and click on the button on the bottom to create a new publication. Then, you can start adjusting the editable components – based on the restrictions set by your designers – in your newly created publication.
When the design is complete, just download the asset by clicking on the button on the top right, and choose the best publication format (PDF, PNG, or JPG) depending on how it will be used.
Creating a Publication via Guidelines
The second option you have is to enter your Style Guide and choose the new smart block called ‘Template.’ Just as with the previous method, you can choose from the available options displayed from the Template Library.
The chosen template will then be linked in the Style Guide. If you’d like, you can rename the field. As a Style Guide viewer, you can then click on this field to directly start the new publications. The remaining steps are the same as described in the section above.
Users with access to the template in the Guidelines will be able to click on the template and start a new publication.
There you have it. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments you have. We’re happy to help.