What is a Layout?
The video you create—either from scratch or from a Story Template—is composed of scenes. Each one of these scenes includes a selection of layouts to provide you with options for design and creative flexibility.
Simply speaking, a layout is an alternative arrangement of the scene placeholders.
If, for example, you select the scene below for your video:
You can then select a different layout from the options displayed in the right panel:
As can be seen in the example above, all the layouts for this specific scene include the same six placeholders: 2 headings, 1 sub-heading, 1 media, 1 button, and a footnote. The placeholders are just arranged differently and occupy different areas of space, depending on the layout that you select. Note that the number and types of placeholders will vary according to the scene.
For even greater flexibility, you can change the colors of the scene components (placeholders). By default, the layout colors are dictated by the colors you defined in the video's brand configuration. The four major colors that are used in the layout are Primary, Secondary, Accent 1, and Accent 2.
In the right panel, the default color combination used for this scene (first from left) is selected.
You can continue to use this color combination or select one of the others. All the color combinations are made up of the brand colors but each combination assigns a different color to the four major color types.
In the example below, the same scene is displayed four times, each time with a different color combination. The result is four very different presentations, demonstrating the impact of color changes on the same scene components.
Selecting a Layout and Color Combination
From the scene line-up, select the scene that you want to work on.
Select the Design tab in the right panel to see the layout options and color combinations.
(Optional) If you want to change the placeholders in the scene, select additional scene templates in the right panel to see varied layouts.
Select the layout and color combination that you want to apply to this scene.