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Earl Stringer
06-13-2009, 04:48 AM
Does anyone know of a good way to create images with text on them for videus? Something simple like having a blue background with white letters that says "Get It Now!". I heard I needed something like photoshop to do this but I figured it was an easier way to do this.
Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

bobyeager
06-13-2009, 10:30 PM
Hey there Earl

The easiest way to do that is Snag it. You can create text images with backgrounds extremely
easily. Also, you can cut out the middle step if you are using Windows movie maker. Simply
create a video with a title credit that has your message on it.

I use snag it for videos, web pages, screen shots and anything else I need it for. It's
affordable and easy to learn to use.

Hope this helps

Earl Stringer
06-14-2009, 04:54 AM
Thanks a ton Bob, I really appreciate it!

Chris Douthit
06-16-2009, 10:00 PM
Unless its just a one time thing I would recommend you use photoshop. What you are looking to to is very simple in photoshop. PM me if you need any help.

Kristen Arnold
06-17-2009, 03:15 AM
If it's for video, you can easily do plain text on a plain background right in Windows Movie Maker and add transition or effects to "spruce it up"

Tom Campbell
06-17-2009, 10:17 PM
If you happen to have PowerPoint, one huge advantage is that you can export the entire presentation as .JPG files all at once. And, of course, it's the fastest way of all time to create simple text slides. OpenOffice is free, and its Impress is also great for slides, but it doesn't have that super fast export feature. It only takes a few minutes in OO, however.

Ross Dalangin
06-19-2009, 07:17 PM
Photoshop is really good if you have :)

Gimp is free, it's an alternative to Photoshop.

You can use Paintbrush. I think all version of windows has it.

Xheader is also good and it's free.

Ross

Bob Gatchel
07-07-2009, 08:36 PM
I have to agree with Tom on this one where he said:



If you happen to have PowerPoint, one huge advantage is that you can export the entire presentation as .JPG files all at once. And, of course, it's the fastest way of all time to create simple text slides. OpenOffice is free, and its Impress is also great for slides, but it doesn't have that super fast export feature. It only takes a few minutes in OO, however.


When I do my videos, I happen to use Camtasia and I feel it's REALLY worth the money if you are doing to do a video marketing. When I need transitions / titles / text base graphics - I create them in PowerPoint and export them just like Tom says.

I ALSO like this because they are a nice, optimum size for making 640X480 size videos ... I would show a video that I recently did for a "new deal" I'm working on ... but I DON'T want to be accused of promoting the link on here as a newer poster ;D But needless to say, 10 minutes with powerpoint and a few minutes with Camtasia ... you can make some GOOOD looking graphics "quick & easy"!

Mike Hersh
07-09-2009, 12:22 PM
I use Camtasia or PhotoStory for my videos. The best for this type of video is the Windows PhotoStory because all you have to do is to choose the images, choose transition between pictures, and walla, you have a ready made video.

Another thing you can try is Intro creator. Instead of choosing your own pictures you simply write what you want to say to the world, press the button and you're all done.

Good luck,

Mike G

James Durrant
07-10-2009, 05:50 PM
Personally, I like iMovie, if you have a newer Mac.
It is very simple to make decent videos with catchy effects.

Im not as familiar with Windows movie maker, but it does a fairly decent job as well.

Both programs are free, and there are tutorials galore online.