Basic Editing Overview
This section is all about learning the most important basic editing techniques for working with Slider Revolution.
Table of Contents
- Learning Core Slider Revolution Skills
- Basic Editing (Video Tutorial)
- Selecting Layers
- Editing Text
- Editing Links
- Editing Images
- Editing Backgrounds
Learning Core Slider Revolution Skills
Note that in this section of the manual we’re not going to be making any modules [?]
A module in Slider Revolution acts as a container for slides, which in turn act as containers for layers. Modules are created and edited with the module editor.
A "module" is a single, self contained piece of content. You can think of this as being similar to the way a post or page in regular WordPress is a self contained piece of content.
A module can represent any kind of content Slider Revolution is capable of creating, such as a slider, carousel, hero unit, navigation menu, posts display and so on.
Multiple modules can be combined to form rich content such as complete sites and landing pages. from scratch. Instead, we’ll focus on learning the core skills needed to take one of Slider Revolution’s 200+ templates [?] A "Template" is a premade module. It has pre-configured layers already in place.
It is designed to be ready for use, either as is or after being modified in the module editor.
Slider Revolution comes with several templates you can use, or alternatively you can create your own templates, thereby allowing you to easily reuse modules you have produced. and modify it for your own purposes.
These skills will definitely be useful when you start making designs from scratch but for now we’re going to focus on editing premade modules so you can get them published on your site quickly.
There are five sections in this part of the manual which are summarized below, but first:
Basic Editing (Video Tutorial)
Everything covered in this ‘Basic Editing’ section of the manual can also be learned by watching the below ‘Basic Editing of Text, Links, Images & Backgrounds’ tutorial video:
If you watched the above video in full you can skip the remainder of the ‘Basic Editing’ section of the manual and proceed to learn how to Publish Modules.
Or continue reading on, starting with a summary of each of the five areas of basic editing we’re about to cover:
First, you’ll learn the various ways to select layers [?]
Layers are containers for visual, audio or layout items and are added to slides. For example, text, button, image, audio, video, group and row are all types of layers.
Layers are added to slides via the module editor.: via the canvas [?] The canvas is the point and click design space in the module editor. It forms the largest area of the module editor.
In this area layers can be selected, moved and resized. Animations can also be previewed., timeline [?] The timeline is the section of the module editor dedicated to animation and controlling the stacking order of layers.
From this part of the editor animations can be added, adjusted and previewed. Additionally, layers can be selected from the timeline, and can be dragged and dropped up and down on the timeline to modify which appear in front and which behind.
It can be equally compared to both a timeline in a typical video editing application, and a layers panel in a typical graphic design application, and top toolbar tools. You’ll also learn how to select multiple layers at once.
Learn how to modify text content in premade modules, as well as how to change font family, size, weight and color.
Learn how to work with links, first editing existing links and then adding new links.
Learn how to replace images in template-based modules, either with your own images or with those included in the object [?]
Objects are images or videos that come bundled with Slider Revolution. They can be found in the image and video object libraries.
Both images and videos from the object library have been formatted and optimized in advance to make them suitable for use in modules. library. You’ll also learn how to modify the size of these images.
Finally, we’ll round out the basic editing section by learning how to modify backgrounds [?]
A "background" in Slider Revolution is a type of layer that is always present in every module, and is always visually behind all other layers.
A background can be transparent, a flat color, a gradient, an image, or a video. It can be animated in the same way as other layers can be, however it cannot be deleted.. You’ll see how to change colored backgrounds as well as how to swap out image backgrounds.
Time to Start Editing
These upcoming five guides are all fairly brief so you’ll be publishing modified templates in no time. Let’s begin with Selecting Layers.