Working with the Canvas

Learn to work with media on the Canvas and adjust their properties in the properties panel.

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Design Your Video

The Canvas is where you design your video. Use it to position, resize and rotate media. It’s also where you adjust the look and feel of callouts, and change their text.


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The Canvas

As you build your project, keep in mind that everything that is visible on the Canvas is produced in the final video. 

If parts of a recording or other media pass over the edge of the Canvas, Camtasia greys them out to indicate they won’t appear in the final video.


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Add Media

As you build your project, add media by clicking and dragging the media directly to the Canvas. To modify text, double click an annotation and type on your keyboard.


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The Properties Panel

To adjust the style or fine tune media on the Canvas, use the Properties panel. This panel displays the properties for the selected media, and organizes them into tabs. The first tab is an object’s visual properties and the following tabs change depending on the type of media selected.

In this example, an annotation is selected, so the second tab displays the annotations text properties and the third displays options for the style of the annotation.

Properties panel

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