The Combine toolbar contains buttons and options to help you combine cover models together to create product bundles, stacked covers or home study courses.
This section discusses what those buttons and options do.
Add Model Button
Once loaded, each cover model on the Combine Window is represented by its own thumbnail on the Expanded panel. You can select a model you want to work with by clicking on its thumbnail. You can only select cover models by clicking on their thumbnails.
Once selected, you can peform several actions such as change the model opacity, move the model layer up or down the layer stack, flip it, rotate it, undo/redo as describe in the following section..
If you load a project file previously saved with the "Allow model combination" (see image) option unchecked while on the 3D Preview dialog, a popup as shown below will tell you that the model can’t be used for combining.
Save Image Button
The combined models can be saved as a flatten image in PNG (with transparent or white background), JPG (with the option to adjust the quality level), GIF (with transparent or white background) or TIFF format.
To change the cover model layer’s opacity, just move the handle on the slider.
Move to Back / Move to Front Button
To move a model down the model stack, click on the “Back” button. The more times you press the Back button, the further down you’ll move the model.
The thumbnails on the right shows the arrangement of the cover stack where the front cover model is located near or at the top while those below it will be placed lower on the thumbnail list.
Flip Model Button
Undo / Redo Actions Button
Combine Toolbar ShortcutsWhile on the Combine toolbar, the following keyboard shortcuts are supported. You can also access these commands via the right-click popup menu. Note that you can only select cover models with your mouse by clicking on their thumbnails.
|Select all layer||CTRL + A|
|Deselect layer(s)||CTRL + D|
|Copy||CTRL + C|
|Paste||CTRL + V|
|Cut||CTRL + X|
|Undo||CTRL + Z|
|Redo||CTRL + Y|