My company very soon is going to start using marketo and I'm the graphic designer that will have a few tasks on it.
On my previous job we used Adobe Business catalysts, mailchimp and dotmailer. I remember I could design the newsletters for example on Photoshop slicing into sections and then upload everything (html code and images) into those email marketing platforms. On Marketo I can see we can design or use the existing templates and basically just change the text or images, like the rest of the platforms. My questions are:
1. Can I design the newsletters on Photoshop and then upload everything (html & images) into Marketo knowing that will not be possible to edit?!
2. Can I design the newsletters on Photoshop with blank text boxes in certain sections of the newsletter so I can add on Marketo so the text could be editable?
The case 1 is not to be done through a template but with an email. Create an email using a blank template, then in the email, use the "edit HTML" menu entry to access the email HTML editor and paste your code from Photoshop.
The case 2 is about creating your own template. This doc article might help you: Email Template Syntax - Marketo Docs - Product Documentation