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Positioning images on a Static Background

Graphic designers often need to use a fixed or static image background, on which they can apply multiple foreground images. For example, designing t-shirts requires pasting various overlay drawings, images or texts on a fixed t-shirt template. Or creating branded product designs implies applying different logo images on a fixed background image (such as a mug, a key chain etc.). One can also use this feature to create personalized postcards or various types of advertising materials.

While most think such advanced image editing actions require professional software programs that can handle layers, with reaConverter’s latest edition, pasting a group of images over a static background takes no more than a few steps and can be done in few minutes!

Install reaConverter

Open Images

Open one or multiple images you intend to apply on a static background. Pick them manually, drop them or add entire folders here. In case you are dealing with large amounts of images, a handy Advanced file select option allows you to automatically select the desired ones according to extension or size.

Set Static Background

Go to Edit images and click the Add action button. Add Creative retouching → Static background action.

In the newly opened window you will be able to pick the image that will serve as static background.

Here you can also position the overlay image by defining its X and Y coordinates. Other available options include customizing the opacity or color intensity of the foreground image and watermarking the transparent color, which allows you to tailor how this image will appear over the static background.

Sometimes it's suitable to combine Static Background with Resize or Crop, to resize source images for better positioning on a background.

Check all image editing in real time by ticking the Preview box on the upper right side of the window.

Apply image editing and Save the Result

In the Saving options tab, pick a local or an online location for your edited images. Save them directly in the source folder, in a subfolder or in another location of your choice. Finally, decide on the format of the output images by clicking the desired button from the Convert to section.

Then simply press Start!

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Command-line Interface

Advanced users can use static background from command-line interface in manual or automated mode. reaConverter Pro edition provides a command-line tool called cons_rcp.exe

Static background via command-line:

cons_rcp.exe -s "C:\Path_to\input_file.jpg" -o "C:\Path_to\output_file.jpg" -static_background p"c:\background.png" pos10x10% op50


-static_background (places image on a static background)

Optional parameters:
  1. Full path to static background file (Syntax: p"c:\image.jpg", string with quotation marks)
  2. Image position (Syntax: pos30x30%, pos100x200px)
  3. Image opacity (Syntax: op100, integer from 1 to 100)
  4  Make transparent (Symtax: mt)
  5. Image transparency color (Syntax: rgb(66,137,212), hex(4289d4))
  6. Image transparency color tolerance (Syntax: t20, integer from 0 to 100)

	-static_background p"c:\background.png" pos10x10% op50

Command-line drawing tool is an advanced feature meant for professional use, and is available in Pro edition only.

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