Using Presets in Snagit

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By creating a preset in Snagit you can bind a multi-step process to a hotkey to save time and effort on oft-repeated tasks. The more effects you usually add to an image the more time you can save with presets. If you aren’t familiar with presets in Snagit, the default list is right below the standard capture options in Snagit 13. One of Snagit’s default presets is “Send to Google Drive”. Interval capture is a lesser known feature of Snagit.

Create Layered Graphics With Snagit 12

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Layered graphics are impressive to see and they are fast and easy to create using Snagit 12. The Quick Styles gallery is a collection of preset styles for the Editor’s Drawing Tools and Image Effects. Image tab > Style group > Effects button > Shadow > choose More Shadows. Apply the perspective effect to the same image. Image tab > Style group > Effects button > Perspective > Perspective/Shear Options.

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Create an Electronic Signature with Snagit

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Thankfully, Snagit is able to save you time by taking your handwritten signature and turning it into a reusable image that can be applied to all electronic documents requiring a sign off. Then, take a quick screenshot with Snagit ( try our free trial! ). This will allow you to bring the signature into the Snagit Editor. Now that you have your desired electronic signature in Snagit, we can make it a Stamp for future use.

Create a Mirrored Image with Snagit 12

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Below are the steps to create a mirrored image with Snagit 12. Size Image for Effect. For this next step, determine how large you want the actual effect to be. For the best effect, keep at least half of the image. Apply Fade Effect. Use the slider to adjust the Effect Size until the edges are barely visible. Apply the Perspective Effect. Choose Image tab > Styles group > Effects button > Perspective > Perspective / Shear Options.

Create Depth of Field Special Effects With Snagit 12 – Part 2

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In this tutorial, create interesting depth of field background effects while highlighting the photo’s main subject. Note : In the first tutorial in this series, you learned to adjust a photo’s depth of field using Snagit’s Spotlight & Magnify feature. Need a way to get your photos into Snagit? Select Image tab > Styles group box > Effects arrow > Shadow arrow > More Shadows.

Wait a minute—TechSmith Snagit for…Linux?

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we had Snagit for Linux? In our drive to provide TechSmith users the ability to capture screenshots on their preferred system, last month we introduced TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome. What is Snagit for Google Chrome? Will Snagit work on my Linux system? While Snagit for Chrome is not officially supported on all Linux Distros, we have had very good luck running it on Ubuntu 13.10 How do I get Snagit for Chrome?

Create a Static Image Transition Effect with Snagit & Camtasia Studio 8

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For a while now I have been “collecting” special effects ideas from vintage shows I am watching on NetFlix. So, in the coming weeks, I will be replicating these effects in Camtasia Studio and showing you how to create them for use in your own videos to add a bit of interest. For this first tutorial, I saw an interesting “art” effect where each of the commercial breaks would have been. Here’s a few examples of the effect.

A More Personalized Snagit Experience: Why and How Snagit Went Custom

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With Snagit, we wanted to do the same thing. Snagit finally got personal, with. customized tools, effects, and share destinations. That’s why in the latest version of Snagit we introduced an entirely customized way to capture, edit, and share. Customization in Snagit. In Snagit 13 (Windows) and Snagit 4 (Mac), you can fully customize your workflows throughout the entire process. You can now customize Snagit to fit the way you do your job.

Create Depth of Field & Apply Photo Touch ups With Snagit 12 – Part 1

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Snagit’s Spotlight and Magnify feature lets you simulate the depth of field to make the subject area really step into view. Snagit can also be used to correct a photo’s color and to bring blurred details into focus with photo touch ups. Need a way to get your photos into Snagit? In this tutorial, learn to add these photo touch ups: Depth of field effect to minimize a busy background and bring the subject into focus. Apply the Depth of Field Effect.

Join us! Snagit contest on Twitter: #TuesdayswithSnagit

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Guest post by graphic designer and Snagit fan Jonathan Moody. Second, they use Snagit to add color commentary and annotations before uploading their picture to Twitter, sharing it with everyone. The result is mischievous fun, comparing everyone’s individual takes on the weekly theme while learning some new Snagit tips and tricks. To get up and running, you will need a Twitter account and a copy of Snagit. News & Events Contest Snagit Tips and Tricks Twitter

My First Flip…and a Flipped Day discount on Snagit!

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” We want to prove to you that using Snagit, you can flip a lesson in a few quick, easy steps. This example was created using Snagit and a SmartBoard lesson previously created by the teacher. Your flipped videos don’t have to be complex to be effective; we understand that a teacher’s time is incredibly valuable. The above video is an example of a Snagit project you can create and share out in less than 15 minutes! Download the Snagit Trial. Snagit for Mac.

Snagit Clears Confusion in Digital Forensics World

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Jon Rajewski is a professor, consultant and digital forensics investigator using Snagit to provide information at court trials. He uses a decade of professional experience to showcase the latest tools, practices and technologies available — and Snagit helps him do it. As one might assume, the information Jon uncovers is very complex — and that’s where Snagit comes in. I might capture what amounts to pages of complex information with Snagit,” said Jon.

Remove the Background & Improve a Photo Using Snagit 11

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Snagit can help you remove people, buildings, etc. Here is the same image after it has been retouched using Snagit 11. The post Remove the Background & Improve a Photo Using Snagit 11 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To''s Editing Effects photo retouch Snagit 11 spotlight watermark Have you ever had a great photo except for that one annoyance in the background?

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Enjoy May Snagit Stamps and Camtasia Studio Theme Sets!

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If you’ve been looking forward to our monthly release of new Snagit stamps, Camtasia Studio theme sets, and Camtasia Studio music tracks, you’re in luck. FOR OUR SNAGIT USERS. Snagit Stamps. Snagit helps users communicate more effectively and work smarter, but sometimes Snagit is awesome for just-for-fun projects too! I use Snagit daily to quickly snag funny pictures to send to coworkers and friends or to easily create fun messages.

Snagit 11 Help My Capture: Combine Images, Apply Perspective & Shear, and More!

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Practical application for Snagit’s Perspective & Shear effects. Note : The tips and techniques used in this tutorial are for use with Snagit 11. The post Snagit 11 Help My Capture: Combine Images, Apply Perspective & Shear, and More! Tips & How To's Snagit Special EffectsIn this (longish) tutorial video, I take you through some of the “How Do I” requests we get for: 1. Combining images.

What's New and Shiny? Meet Snagit 10!

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I'm talking about a new release of Snagit! The Snagit team has been hard at work listening to your feedback and working on Snagit. And, I'm happy to announce that Snagit 10 is available today! What's new in Snagit 10 ? With Snagit 10, you can select a full screen, region, window or auto-scrolling (vertical and horizontal) area during the capture process with a single hot key or mouse click. Not many people know about the Text Capture option in Snagit.

Snagit Tips for Lectora e-Learning Software

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Snagit Tips for Lectora e-Learning Software. Snagit® for Lectora® is a handy screen capture tool that comes bundled in Lectora Inspire e-Learning software. but the capabilities of Snagit extend far beyond basic screen captures. In the Inspiration Wednesdays webinar, Snagit for Lectora: What Else is There , e-Learning pro Tara Roe explains how to take advantage of some lesser-known Snagit features for e-Learning: Roundtripping. Forum. Logins.

Use Snagit to Create “Unexpected Art”

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Once you learn this simple technique, you can incorporate other Snagit Filters and Effects to make your own version of “unexpected art”! The post Use Snagit to Create “Unexpected Art” appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To's Snagit Tips and TricksIt’s Autumn here in Michigan and the tree colors are spectacular this year!

We’ve Been Listening! – Improvements and Enhancements to Camtasia Studio, Camtasia for Mac, and Snagit on Mac

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If you’re a current Camtasia Studio v8, Camtasia for Mac v2, or Snagit on Mac v2 user, we’ve got some great updates for you! Mask effects now rotate correctly with properties panel controls. Snagit on Mac 2.1.3. Improved the Shadow effect on Retina displays. If you own Snagit 2 , Snagit on Mac 2.1.3 If you’re not automatically prompted to update when you open your copy of Snagit, Click Snagit > Check for Updates….

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Time Saver Tuesday - Snagit Quick Styles

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I'm a better person with coffee! :-) And, the same is true in Snagit - I have favorite arrows, callouts and other special effects I like to use over and over again. You can save time in Snagit and easily save the objects you routinely use in the Gallery. How do Snagit, Camtasia, Morae, Screencast.com or Jing save you time? Tags: Snagit Tips and Tricks 214 63 218 I don't often set New Year resolutions, but this year I'm going to try to stick with one.

Five Tips From Stacey Harmon for Integrating Snagit into the Getting Things Done Framework

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“I use Snagit all the time now,” Stacey explained. ” She has since integrated Snagit into the Getting Things Done framework by considering the Snagit library of captures as an inbox in itself; a neatly packaged cloud of ideas, thoughts, and leads that can be quickly finished and archived. Snagit brings me the visuals that support the concepts.” I use Snagit to capture instructional images to send to clients who ask me questions.

Batch Edit with Snagit’s Covert Images

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In Snagit for Windows select Convert Images under the Snagit button and select the images you would like to convert. You can add effects such as borders, edge effects or watermarks. Tips & How To's SnagItUsing Convert Images you can change properties, size, and even the file format of a group of images all at once.

Give Your Photos Some Artistic Flair with Snagit 11

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I know there are TONS of really great apps out there that let you add amazing effects to your photos with just one click. Snagit allows you to add some terrific photo effects using the basic tools and some photo masking stamps. Just download , unzip, and add the entire folder to your Snagit Stamps folder here: C:Program Files (x86)TechSmithSnagit 11Stamps.

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Effective eLearning Design & Development Using Top Rapid Authoring Tools

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Top rapid authoring tools help to create effective online courses in a few clicks, thereby saving time and costs associated with workplace training. To address these challenges, companies use modern LMS tools to effectively create, repurpose, and deliver content in a cost-effective and time-saving manner. Lectora also integrates with other software such as Camtasia and Snagit to successfully edit and import images as well as videos with the training content.

Tag It in Snagit: Improve Customer-Related Content Management in Sales

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Speed, coupled with the ability to effectively multi-task, are skills that are crucial to success when you work in Sales. . Read on to learn a few ways you can use the tagging functionality in Snagit to stay organized and take back control of your day. . Pre-Snagit, I’d scour the internet, copy loads of text and would likely have no images in my research. Enter Snagit. Never used Snagit before or maybe you’re running a prior version?

How to Grab and Keep Interest in Any Presentation

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I was struggling to come up with a way to bring my presentations to life easily and effectively, since I’m not a graphic design whiz. On my hunt to upgrade my presentations to increase engagement almost eight years ago, I discovered Snagit and have been hooked ever since. Snagit is an intuitive image and video capture tool that isn’t complex, yet yields impressive results. Tips & How To's Snagit Snagit on Mac Snagit on WindowsDavid A.

Create an Image or Video Mask Using Snagit 12

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Image masking allows you to create unusual and unique edge effects for your photographs and other graphics. You can also use these images in Camtasia Studio to add masking effects to your videos (see a sample video here.). With the black and white image open in Snagit Editor, select File > Save As. Close the image in Snagit Editor. Choose Image tab > Modify group > Color Effects button > Color Substitution.

Image Editing- How to Use Lighting and Color Effects

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When it comes to image editing, you can let your imagination run wild with amazing effects and filters. Many effects only adjust the light and color in your image to create stunning results. Check out a few of these popular effects. These contrasting images show how a lens flare effect can add warmth and vibrancy. On Quora , Instagram founder Kevin Systrom explains that “filters are a combination of effects–curve profiles, blending modes, color hues, etc.

Tune in LIVE to 48 in 24: Tips, interviews, behind the scenes

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Topic: Snagit for software testing 1:00 pm. Topic: Snagit hidden gems and productivity boosters. Topic: How to make great email responses in Outlook or Gmail using Snagit. Topic: History and design of Snagit and Camtasia. Topic: Snagit and the backlog…how we deal. Topic: Never Been Easier: Chromakey (Green Screen Effect) with an iPad, Fuse, and Camtasia. Topic: Snagit fiend and camera presence.

Snagit vs Camtasia: Which Screen Recording Software is Right for You?

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Which one is right for you – Snagit vs Camtasia – depends a lot on if you want to create images or videos. Snagit lets you take screenshots, edit your images, and record lightweight screen recordings. In this post, learn the difference between Snagit and Camtasia, what they can do, and how to decide which one is best for your project. If you want to work with images, go with Snagit. What can Snagit do with images?

Create a Vintage Circle Frame For Your Videos

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Recently, I’ve noticed vintage television show “effects” coming back in vogue for use in screencasting and online videos. And now, in this new music video by Peter Hollens, ( available here on YouTube around 3:28 ), you see his take on using the circle effect. In this tutorial I show you how to use Snagit to create a graphic with circle holes that can be used for video placement within Camtasia Studio. Create the Circle Holes in Snagit.

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What is a screenshot?

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Marking up design concepts onscreen is faster and more effective than a wordy email. So start using screenshots today, and download a free trial of Snagit now. Tips & How To's screenshots Snagit Snagit on Mac Snagit on WindowsA screenshot, sometimes referred to as a screencap or screengrab, is an image that shows the contents of a computer display. Screenshots let you capture exactly what you’re seeing on your screen to share with others or reference later.

Create a Vintage Circle Frame For Your Videos

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Recently, I’ve noticed vintage television show “effects” coming back in vogue for use in screencasting and online videos. And now, in this new music video by Peter Hollens, ( available here on YouTube around 3:28 ), you see his take on using the circle effect. In this tutorial I show you how to use Snagit to create a graphic with circle holes that can be used for video placement within Camtasia Studio. Create the Circle Holes in Snagit.

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How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

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You were able to easily measure your content’s effectiveness and student performance. By humanizing your content and leveraging the benefits of asynchronous communication and learning, you can create courses that are as effective — or even more effective — as face-to-face learning. They can also be used to shape and guide a long-term strategy for creating more effective online learning for better student outcomes. How to build an effective online course.

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Introducing A Whole New Snagit

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We’ve been busy working behind the scenes here at TechSmith to bring you Snagit’s most exciting release to date—meet Snagit 13 (Windows) and Snagit 4 (Mac) ! Customize Your Workflow: Snagit works your way. In Snagit 13 (Windows) and Snagit 4 (Mac), you now have the power to customize Snagit to achieve what we call personalized productivity. You’ll be able to work faster, communicate more effectively, and complete more projects in less time.