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Embellishments & Backgrounds


 


Introduction

In addition to your own photos, Momento has created hundreds of professionally designed decorative graphics you can add to enhance your design such as background colours, frames, borders, letters and embellishments. Each collection is provided for free and can be added to the Momento software via the software Updater panel. (NOTE: Your internet provider may charge you for downloading these collections).
See some examples below:

Anniversaries

Anniversary

Autumn

Autumn

Baby Boy

Baby Boy

Baby Girl

Beach

Beach

Using Embellishments

Once you have downloaded your embellishments from the Software Updater Panel, they are added to the pages of your photobook in much the same way that photos are added, and are treated in almost exactly the same way once they're on the page. Embellishments can be added in Sort View, Layout View or Cover View, and are dragged from the left portion of the screen (the Embellishments Panel) to the centre portion of the screen.

Collections and Types

Momento comes with a large number of embellishments, so many that if there were no way of categorising them, it would be difficult to find the one you want. For this reason, all Momento embellishments have been grouped, or categorised, in two ways:

  1. By Collection. A "collection" can be thought of as a genre, or flavour - similar to grouping music according to genre (Pop, Blues, Classical, etc)

  2. By Type. A "type" can be thought of as a functional description of the embellishment, similar to grouping music according to whether it's a single, an album, a live concert, a guitar riff, etc.

Adding and Working with Embellishments

Once you have selected the Embellishments Panel and selected the collection or type of embellishments that you want, adding the desired embellishment to your page, and then working with it (moving, resizing, rotating it, etc) is done using exactly the same techniques as with photos.