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Manipulating Elements
Manipulating Elements

Learn how to select, move, rotate, duplicate and copy & paste elements in Marpipe Ad Builder

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Written by Menghe Li
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Move Elements

There are three ways you can move elements on the artboard

  1. Move an element by dragging with your mouse:
    Select one or more elements, and drag to the new location.

  2. Move an element using the arrow keys on the keyboard:
    Select one or more elements, press the arrow key for the direction in which you want to move the element. Element will move 1px at a time. Hold shift and press the arrow keys at the same time will move 10px at a time.

  3. Move an element using coordinates input in the property panel:
    Select one or more elements, in the property panel on the right, enter new values in the X and/or Y coordinate inputs. You can also adjust the X/Y coordinate values by clicking on the arrow button in the input


Rotate Elements

Select on the element to activate the bounding box. Hover over the circular handles on the bounding box. When you see the rotation cursor, drag the handle in the desired direction to rotate.


Duplicate Elements

Select one element. Ctrl (CMD) + D to duplicate an element. You can also click Duplicate icon in the element button group.
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Copy and Paste Fixed Elements

You can only copy and paste fixed elements in the Ad Builder.

Select one element. Ctrl (CMD) + C to copy it to the clipboard, and Ctrl (CMD) + V to paste it to the artboard you want.

When you paste the element to another artboard, it will be placed in the same X and Y location where the element was located in the original artboard.


Apply Fills to Elements

  1. Select a text or shape element

  2. Click the Fill radio checker to add fill to the element

  3. Click the rectangle next to Fill or Text Color. The Color Picker appears.

  4. Adjust the fill color using the color field and color slider. You can also input a HEX code to change the color

  5. You can save a color as a swatch for future use. To save a color as a swatch, click the + icon at the bottom of the Color Picker.


Apply Strokes to Elements

  1. Select an element

  2. Click the Stroke radio checker to add boarder to the element

  3. Click the rectangle next to Stroke. The Color Picker appears.

  4. Adjust the boarder color using the color field and color slider. You can also input a HEX code to change the color

  5. The default stroke weight is 1. Click the stroke weight input to apply a different value.


Edit Element Opacity

  1. Select an element

  2. Adjust the slider beside the water drop icon or input a opacity value.

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