What are Markers? ¶
Markers make your images clear and engaging. Use Dozuki markup tools—a wide variety of colored circles and rectangles—to draw attention to specific areas of your visuals. In the example below, a few small components of this iPad Cradle have been marked with red, green, and yellow circles, making them quick and easy to find. Since you have the power to adjust your step-by-step text with coordinating colored bullets, you can see that the red circle highlights the 'EZ Roller top', the green circle highlights the 'Cradle Conversion Bumpers', and the yellow circle highlights the 'Bottom Corners'.
How to Use Markers ¶
After an image has been uploaded using the Media Manager, it appears as a thumbnail while editing a step. When you move the mouse over the gear symbol at the top-right corner of the thumbnail, five options will appear.
Click on "Markers..." Doing so brings you to a screen that looks like this:
Now it is time to add your marker:
- Select a color. Choose red as the first markup color. If you mark up a different item in the photo use orange for that one. For the next item, use yellow, etc. Knowing that the first markup in a step will always be red, the second will be orange, and so on, keeps markups from getting confusing.
- Select a shape. The rule of thumb for shapes is to choose the shape that best matches what you are marking up. If you are marking up a screw, choose a circle. If you are marking up a microchip, choose a rectangle.
- Select a size. You can do this either before or after you place the marker on the photo. To resize a marker, click the small box to the lower right and drag it to the size that you want. Marker sizes should be large enough that you can see the entire highlighted part—but no larger.
- Place the marker. Click the marker and drag it to the desired spot on the photo. You can change the position by clicking the marker again and dragging it to a new spot. You can also change the size after it is placed by clicking and dragging the box on the bottom right.
Marker Shapes and Sizes ¶
Markers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Simply resize your markers to best fit the object you want to highlight. The examples below show the possible size ranges and shapes for markers.
- Red: the smallest size possible for a circular marker
- Orange: the largest possible size for a circular marker
- Yellow: the smallest size possible for a rectangular marker
- Green: the largest possible size for a rectangular marker