How to Create a Software Tutorial

Follow along with Jason as he teaches you to create a great software tutorial.





30-60 min

Project Files

Download (22mb)

This is What We Will Make

Key Details:

  1. Download the project files .campackage
  2. If you do not have Camtasia, download a free trial here
  3. Watch the sample video

Step 1: Import the .campackage and Add the Intro

Key Details:

  • Import the .campackage (linked above)
    • Camtasia will add this project library to your library drop-down. It also includes the sample screen recording and audio (Add a Person to the Progress Tracking Board), a customizable intro and outro (Lumi), a few color themes (Blue_Steel, Business_Thyme, & Pale_Blue_Dot), and some background music (Synth-Wave) – all royalty-free.
  • Add the intro to the timeline
    • Customize it using the Properties Panel
    • Apply a Theme

Step 2: Add the recording

Key Details:

  • Add the sample .trec recording (Add a Person to the Progress Tracking Board) to the timeline.
  • Make any wholesale edits (cuts, trims, etc.) using the Selection Tool.

Step 3: Edit the video

Key Details:

  • Use Annotations, Animations and Visual Effects to add clarity to your video by guiding your viewers to the important parts of the video/process. 

Step 4: Add the Outro to the video

Key Details:

  • Add the Outro to the timeline
  • Customize the Outro using the Properties Panel
  • Apply a Theme

Step 5: Add Music to the video

Key Details:

  • Add a new Track for your music
  • Apply Emphasize to the spoken word media

Step 6: Produce Your Video

Key Details:

  • Click the Export button and choose Local File

This approach to learning how to make videos is a fun way to expand your knowledge! If you have any feedback about this project, I’d really love to hear it. Please use the survey link below to share your thoughts, as well as any suggestions for improvements or other project ideas that you’d like to see offered. Thank you!

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