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How do I customise a Lumina Spark Portrait?

How to customise your Lumina Spark Portraits including adding introduction text and changing page orders

Customise Spark Portrait

To customise Lumina Spark Portraits, select Projects from the main menu, and select the project you would like to make the customisations for. In your project, go to the Products tab. Click on the Wrench Icon beside ‘Lumina Spark Full’.

You will be taken through the Customisation Wizard step by step. You will be taken through each of the steps here.

Step 1   Select the language version in which you wish these customisations to appear

Choose the language in which you wish to customise the portrait; (the default is English – United Kingdom). You can customise in multiple languages for each project. If you would like to regenerate the portrait in a different language to English UK, you will need to customise it here as well. If you regenerate a portrait in a language you have not customised, then that portrait will appear in the default Lumina Spark full setting.

Step 2   Add a Quote

You can choose to add a quote which will appear on front page of the portraits. Select Save and Continue . If you wish to save this as a default setting select Default. Any default that you set will automatically appear in any future projects you set up.


Step 3   Welcome Message

You can choose to add a Welcome Message. If you would like the message to be personalised to the Participants, you can add in the symbols {FIRST} and {LAST}, which will appear as the Participant's first and last names in the portrait. For example, If you wrote ‘Dear {FIRST}’ and the Participant’s name was Sarah, then this would appear as ‘Dear Sarah’ in her downloaded portrait.

You can also have a picture of yourself and an electronic signature on the welcome page. For your picture and/or signature to appear, you first need to upload your photo and signature in Imagery on the main menu of your dashboard.


Step 4    You can choose from some options of how you would like the pages of the portrait to look as well as choosing whether to include any logos you have added. You can also choose to set these settings as default options.


Step 5    Select Save and Continue. The next part of the wizard allows you to rearrange the pages in the portrait.

Step 6    Rearrange, Add and Remove Pages

This section of the wizard allows you rearrange, add, and remove the pages in the Lumina Spark Portrait. If you wish to get to this step of the wizard directly without going through each of the previous steps, click the Manage Pages icon next to the wrench in the Products tab.

All pages in the left section represent the pages in your portrait, while all the pages in the right column represent those pages available for inclusion.

  • To rearrange the pages, drag and drop them where required.
  • To add any pages from the right column, click them and they will now appear at the bottom of the left column.
  • To remove pages, hover over the relevant page(s) and select Remove.

At the bottom of the page you can choose to change this new order to your Default Order. If you do not change it to your default order all your saved changes will be used for that project only.

By setting a layout as a Default Order, all future projects you make will have this layout as its default setting. Also, when you select Reset to Default in any project, it will return to this default layout.  

Note this also includes old projects which will need to be regenerated.


Step 7    Add in pages from the Lumina Spark Workbook

You can choose to add in pages from the Lumina Spark Workbook into the Lumina Spark Portrait. To display the pages in the workbook, click the plus sign (see above). Click on the pages you wish to add. They will now appear in the section above where you can then rearrange them.

Step 8    Add a Custom Page

You can choose to include a Custom Page. To do this, select the page with the green cross.


Step 8    Option 1 – Enter text and upload an image

Add a title, text and choose where to position your image. Each field is optional.


Select an image to upload.


Click Save and Continue.

Step 12   Option 2 – Fill the page with a single image

Alternatively, you can upload a single image that fills the entire page.

Use your own image editing software (you must use your own software to create the image, this is not a feature within the Lumina system) to position text and multiple images in your preferred layout. This gives you total flexibility to design a page exactly as you want it. Save the image with the following format:

  • Dimensions (exact): 525 pixel width, 780 pixel height
  • File size (maximum): 2mb
  • File format: jpeg, jpeg, png or gif

Upload the image, then press Save and Continue.


Once you are happy with your custom page, click Save and you will see a preview of how the page will look. Click Back to Wizard. The custom page will appear at the bottom of the right column with the excluded pages. You will need to click on the page to add it to the bottom of the left column where the included pages are. You can then rearrange the custom page to appear in your preferred order, in the Lumina Spark Portrait.


Step 9    Regenerate

These changes will be present on all portraits you download in that project in the future, until you make further customisations.

To activate these changes in existing portraits you will need to Regenerate the portrait(s) before downloading.

To regenerate a portrait in a desired project, select the downloads tab. Select the name(s) of the Participants whose portraits you wish to regenerate, and select Regenerate Selected Files.


Select Regenerate.

Once the ‘Status’ has changed to ‘Available’, the portrait is now ready to download. To download click on the Participant(s) name and select Download Selected Files.

Other relevant guides:

How to add images to your profile

How to regenerate a portrait