This article will discuss how to use the Stacking extension once it has been added to your Pixelz account.
To access the stacking functionality, first, you must go through the usual order creation process (choose specification and upload images). Once you are on the order confirmation page, you can choose to stack or combine your images prior to placing your order.
The stacking feature is accessed by first selecting the images in your order you want to stack/combine, right clicking on one of the selected images, then clicking on the Stacking option in the menu.
To create a stack, you can either choose from a range of pre-designed layouts using the 'Fixed Layout' option or create your own layout using the 'Stacking Editor'.
When Fixed Layout is selected, 2 further drop-down menus are visible.
Product categories: The first drop-down contains the product categories. These are based on the 3 most common use cases for stacking images and one generic option for other product types.
The second drop-down contains the 'Stacking layouts' available for each product type.
A 'stacking layout' describes how the products will be arranged in the stack. It could also be classified as a stacking pattern.
As you scroll through the different layouts available, the display image on the right will change. You can also use the Previous / Next buttons below the display image to preview different available options.
The stacking layouts displayed are dependent on the number of images selected. Each stacking layout is designed to be able to accommodate a minimum and a maximum number of products. See chart below for complete details.
If none of the stacking layouts meet your needs, you can use the 'Stacking Editor' to create your own.
Selecting this option will add the selected images to the editor as thumbnails, allowing you to move them around to create your desired layout. The thumbnails can be re-sized as well as positioned in the frame.
Images are stacked back to front
If the images overlap in the stacking layout, the image in position 1 is the back most image. To bring an image forward or backward, simply change the order of the images by dragging and dropping the image in the frame.
Saving a stack
When a stack is saved, it appears as an additional image to be included in the order.
If the Fixed Editor is used, the selected 'Stacking Layout' mockup image is shown:
If the Stacking Editor is used, the mockup using your images is displayed:
Stacking and Specifications
Each 'Stack' will be considered one object and will be scaled and positioned according to the specification settings being submitted with the order.