With Maker, you can add a background color, image or video to your story or grid, as well as change the background color of textboxes using the contextual panel on the right.
To upload an image, video or color to the background of your story, simply click inside the editor and select the background option on the right side panel.
In the dropdown menu, select color, image or video.
Add a background color
Enter the color code, use the spectrum to manually select a color code. You can also adjust the transparency of the color selected.
Add a background image
Select 'Image' from the dropdown menu and upload an image for the background of your story.
Keep in mind that the aspect ratio of the image used will be proportionally scaled to fit the container of the grid. For this reason, using high-res images that are already cropped to the aspect ratio of your container is a good idea.
Add a background video
Select 'Video' from the dropdown menu and enter the video link for the background of your story.
You can upload an mp4, youtube or Vimeo link as a background video. The advantage of using background videos (instead of uploading a video directly into the editor), is that it will scale proportionally inside a fixed area. So if you want your video to be a fixed size, using background videos is the way to go.
Note: To ensure that your background video will autoplay on mobile, be sure to upload either an .mp4 or vimeo link.
Changing the grid background
Follow the same workflow to change the background of your grids. Simply select a grid and go the the background dropdown menu on the contextual panel.
Changing the textbox background
Follow the same workflow to change the background of your textbox. Select the textbox and go the the background dropdown menu on the contextual panel. Here, you'll have the option to add a background image or background color.