Adjusting the iPhone Colour
There is a choice of 7 colours that be easily toggled on or off. To do this, expand the 'iPhone' group and then expand the 'iPhone Colour' group and then click the eye icon of the desired colour.
Adjusting the iPhone drop shadow
To change the drop shadows, expand the 'iPhone' group and then expand the 'iPhone Colour' group. You will see two drop shadow options under 'Effects'. These are using Photoshops drop shadow effects so that if the iPhone is rotated the angle of the shadow will stay the same. Toggle the drop shadows by clicking the 'eye' icon.
1. The first drop shadow under ʻEffectsʼ is a floating shadow.
2. The second drop shadow under ʻEffectsʼ is flat to ground drop shadow.
To add a shadow, simply expand the ‘Shadows’ group and toggle on/off the desired shadow. To adjust the appearance of the shadows, simply expand the group of the shadow and you will see two layers called Shadow 1 and Shadow 2. You can increase/decrease the Opacity and Fill sliders to get the look that you require. Shadow 1 will take on the colour of the background and your designs and Shadow 2 is used to darken or lighten the shadow.
Some of the shadows are ‘full’ shadows, meaning that they affect the whole image. Depending on what background and what your design looks like in the iPhone, you may find that the shadow makes the overall image too dark. There is an ‘Optional Brightness’ layer which you can turn on if you want to brighten the image.
There are 2 shape elements, a circle and a square. Each shape comes with a texture layer and a colour layer. Expand the 'Shapes' group and then expand the group you want. You can toggle on/off the texture layer by clicking the eye icon. To change the colour, simply double click the colour layer thumbnail This will bring up the colour dialog box where you select your colour, and then press OK to confirm.
Our scene creator comes with 6 different texture overlays, Diagonal, Horizontal, 2/3 Horizontal, Half Vertical, Wide Vertical and Terrazzo. Each one comes with a texture layer that can be toggled on or off or adjusted by using the Opacity or Fill sliders. To change the colour, simply expand the group and double click the ‘Colour’ layer thumbnail. This will bring up the colour dialog box where you select your colour, and then press OK to confirm changes.
To change the background, simply expand the ‘Backgrounds’ group and toggle on/off the desired background. There is also a ‘Colour’ background which can be made any colour by double clicking the layer thumbnail and choosing a colour.
Toggling on/off different texture layers and adjusting the Opacity and Fill sliders can produce
lots of different effects. For example if you wanted the wood texture layer to be warmer,
you can make the ‘Colour’ background yellow and then slightly reduce the Opacity and Fill sliders of the wood texture. Plus, you can also choose a different blending mode for the textures such
a ‘Multiply’ or ‘Linear Burn’. This means that the texture will blend with whatever layer is underneath it. Feel free to get creative!
Included in the backgrounds is also an optional noise layer, if you’d like to create a more ‘vintage’ feel to your images.
At the top of the Layers index there is also an optional adjustment layer that boosts the brightness of the overall image. When shadows are applied, naturally this darkens the image and so this layer gives the option to lift the brightness of the image when a shadow layer is applied and can be adjusted accordingly.