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Adding Simple Overlay


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I just want to hightlight a person in a video with a simple circle or oval don't need the fancy overlay's? How do I do that?

Just want to add a arrow pointing to a person in a video? How do I do that?

 

Please help.

Thanks

 

Create a custom overlayaccording to these instructions. If the person is moving, then you have more of a problem since the program does not allow you to add custom frames and move the overlay.

 

Come back and let us know if this is enough.

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Just to add on to what Steve suggested, for just a quick circle you can also Add Text Effect and use a large O or zero. Try a plain font like Arial (or Amienne for a hand-scrawled look). Also, you can use the Webdings or Wingdings fonts to select different special characters. They include arrows along with all sorts of others. Use the Position settings to place and rotate where you want. You can also create your own custom arrow in PhotoSuite (Toolbox > Predefined Shapes), save it as a transparent png file and then import into VideoWave. You can also download free clip art (pre-made) arrows from the web.

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Just to add on to what Steve suggested, for just a quick circle you can also Add Text Effect and use a large O or zero. Try a plain font like Arial (or Amienne for a hand-scrawled look). Also, you can use the Webdings or Wingdings fonts to select different special characters. They include arrows along with all sorts of others. Use the Position settings to place and rotate where you want. You can also create your own custom arrow in PhotoSuite (Toolbox > Predefined Shapes), save it as a transparent png file and then import into VideoWave. You can also download free clip art (pre-made) arrows from the web.

 

Wow thanks. That is a whole lot less work !

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Wow thanks. That is a whole lot less work !

 

One that is a little more involved (but can get better result):

 

Add a text effect and delete the text ... go to the Frames tab in the text settings and select any Shape other than None. In the Fill section,choose gradient and set its Transparency to 100%. Then under outline, select the color you want and a width thickness. Use the space bar and Ctrl/Enter to make it wider and taller.

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