How to draw a layout template?

Just follow this video tutorial. It's ery short (less than 30 seconds) and you will know to draw a layout template.



How to split div?

This is very often necessary, but is also very simple. Select a tool for spliting div (SPLIT V or SPLIT H) and just click on a spot where you want to split div.


How to merge the two DIVs (boxes)?

It is easy, select the div you want to connect and click on the adjacent div you want to connect it. Divs need to have a common edge.


How to give name for module position?

Select a div, and select a range of commonly used name from drop down menu or just type using the name of your choice. This is simple way to assign name for module position.

How to use a grid?

Maestro gives you the ability to use the grid without any coding, just use the grid as a template on which you draw. Of course you can use all standard grids or using some of your more specific.

How to import the image into Maestro?

It is very easy to import the image into Maestro. You can import a picture in JPG, PNG, GIF or AnimGif format. Images that are in PSD format can not be imported and you have to convert them into some of the allowed formats.

From image to Joomla Template

This issue was raised literally millions of times on Google. Maestro Creative Template Designer, as always, has an extremely simple solution. Load the image, centering it to your specifications, turn off transparency to see the background image and draw module position over the image. When you're at it, define margins and padding, and you're almost create the Joomla template.

How to slice a picture in a Joomla template?

It is very simple. After you draw a module positions (consider whether you need the margins because they can not be added after the slice) go to the mode "Slicer." Transfer the image into a slicer panel (if it was in the background panel) and click on the "Slice" button.

Unlimited number of module positions

You can create an unlimited number of module positions. As you can see on this video.

How to Create Button Style Horizontal Menu in Joomla

Button Style Horizontal Menu in Joomla, piece of cake

How to style Login module

Duration of video is 6min 42sec. In this video you will see:

- how to make login module

- how to change colors, weight, size of fonts

- how to change  geometry of login elements

- how to make differnet layouts (vertical, mixed, horizontal) for login

How to create equal height columns?

Duration of video is 50sec. In this video you will see:

- how to make "faux columns"


How to make rounded corners?


Duration of video is 2min 1sec. In this video you will see:

- how to make rounded corners

- how to change color of border

- how to change radius of corners

How to create equal height columns - with imagess?

Duration of video is 3min 07sec. In this video you will see:

- how to make "faux columns" but with images. (top image, repeat midlle image, bottom image)

- use image manager to make multiple copy of images

- use crop tool to make smaller image

- use repeat image option

How to import transparent PNG


Duration of video is 1min 56sec. In this video you will see:

- how to import transparent PNG file

How to set minimal height for div?

- How to set minimal height for div?

How to make gradient using only css without images


Duration of video is 2min 19sec. In this video you will see:

- how to make gradient using only css without images

How to make tiled background

Meastro have secret weapon for this: Background and Pattern Generator!

How to make gif animation as background Image?


Duration of video is 1min 55sec. In this video you will see:

- how to make gif animation as background Image
- how to change position of anim gif image

- how to align anim gif with div

How to make tiled background

Meastro have secret weapon for this: Background and Pattern Generator!

Refreshing the view of template directly on the server

Just click on the REFRESH button and Maestro will do everything for you.

How to create a favicon

Duration of video is 53sec. In this video you will see: - how to create a favicon

How to save the project?

By recording the project you get the opportunity to work on your template whenever you need. If we speak the language of Photoshop then the Maestro project was equivalent of PSD file, a Joomla template would be the equivalent of a JPG or PNG file. So whenever you do have to save a template design that would later be able to edit the template without having to create it again. TEMPLATE can not be loaded in MAESTRO! Only a project can be loaded.

How do I install Maestro Creative Template Designer?

Installation of Maestro Creative Template Designer is very simple. If you have problems I suggest you watch this short video that will walk you through the entire installation.


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