With the release of Themes 2.0 in March 2021, the Raydiant Dashboard now includes the ability to create your own custom themes for use with Flyers, Menus, and other built-in Raydiant apps. In this article, we'll show you how to create and manage your own themes!
Creating a New Theme
You can create a new theme from any saved presentation that supports themes. (For now, that means a saved Flyer, Video, Newsfeed, Menu, Clock, Calendar, Instagram, Soundtrack Your Brand, Multizone, or Toast presentation.)
On any presentation that supports themes, you'll see the theming controls:
From left to right, these icons mean:
- Edit current theme (disabled for Raydiant's default themes)
- Theme manager (edit, duplicate, and delete your custom themes)
- Theme builder
Click on the + icon, and you'll see the theme builder, with default fonts and colors applied to the presentation you're editing:
From here, you can choose the fonts, font colors, background color, and border color for your new theme. For each type of text, you can choose from 15 distinct fonts to find one that matches your desired look and feel. The color picker allows you to either select a color by eye or directly enter a color hex code if you want to use a specific color associated with your brand.
Not all apps use all of the available themes features. For example, the Flyer shown above doesn't use "Heading 2 Text" because it only has header text and body text, but Menus presentations use "Heading 2 Text" heavily for item names. We recommend testing your themes with each different presentation to make sure they look the way you want!
Once you're happy with your theme, you can hit "Done" to use it with the current presentation—or, if you think you'll want to use the new theme in other presentations, hit "Add to List" to save it for future use!
Managing Your Custom Themes
Clicking the theme manager icon on any presentation allows you to easily edit, duplicate, or delete any custom themes you've created, making it super easy to create variants of your themes with minor differences depending on your needs. (Raydiant's default themes can't be removed via the theme manager, so don't worry about accidentally deleting them.)
If you have any questions about creating themes with the new theme builder, contact us at email@example.com!