So you just got a link to a Pastel canvas and were asked to give feedback. Or you're a new Pastel user learning how to get started. I'm here to show you what Pastel is and how to use it - don’t worry, it’s really easy.

If you'd prefer a video, take a look at this quick 1-minute overview. Otherwise, read on to learn the basics of Pastel.

Basics of Pastel

Pastel is a feedback tool that makes it super easy for individuals to give and receive actionable feedback within teams and with clients. Pastel users can create a canvas by heading to their dashboard and clicking the 'create a canvas' button located on the top right of the screen.

When you enter a URL, upload an image, PDF, or email in your Pastel dashboard, a canvas is created.

A canvas is a 1-to-1 representation of your website or digital asset with feedback superpowers overlaid on top. The first canvas link you share with your team or clients is the only link you'll need to share till the project's done!

Leaving Comments in a Canvas

To get started leaving comments, open the link to the canvas and click anywhere on the page. You'll be prompted to enter your name and email if you are a guest, so that the canvas owner will know who left the feedback and you can get notifications if someone responds to you.

After that, just click and type anywhere on the page to leave feedback.

If you need to give feedback on a different page, you just need to switch to Browse mode by clicking on the toggle at bottom of the screen.

You can then navigate the site and click on links as you normally would. 

Once you’ve given all your feedback, that’s it! The team will automatically be notified that you left comments on the page.

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