About Erika Smith

Erika Smith is an Instructional Designer on the User Assistance team at TechSmith.

Color-coordinate Your Snagit Captures

Creating coordinated assets such as callouts, arrows, and shapes for captures can be difficult. In this short video, I show you how to use the color theme from a logo, image, or screen capture to make color-coordinated assets. Then, I go over how to save them to your Quick Styles for reuse. Can't see the embedded video? Watch it on Screencast.com instead. Continue reading

Editing Screen Shots for Process Documentation

Process documentation can be time-consuming, especially when you miss a step and have to do the process over again. Or maybe you're documenting multiple processes that only differ slightly. Instead of grabbing screenshots for your documentation the traditional way, you may want to try this more efficient way. Why not first use Snagit video to capture the entire process, then use the Capture Frame feature in the Editor to snag the screenshots you need. Need help with these first two steps?  Review Continue reading

Kickstart Your Summer Projects with Snagit

Summer is a great time to get started on all those outdoor DIY projects you’ve been putting off. Maybe you want to put in a fence, plant a garden, or simply add some patio furniture. Snagit can help you research, organize, and even visualize your project. Take a few minutes to watch this video and see how Snagit can help you with your summer projects. Can't see the embedded video? Watch it here.   Continue reading

Using Snagit for Process Documentation

If you've ever had to create process documentation, you probably know how time-consuming it can be. But did you know that using Snagit video can save you time? First, use video capture to record the entire process up front. Then, play it back to figure out what screenshots you need. Once you're done, use the Capture Frame feature in the Editor to snag the screenshots. Then, start building your documentation! Need to see it in action? Take a few minutes to watch this short video, then start Continue reading

Creating Custom Holiday Stamps Using Snagit on Mac

It's fun to get creative with holiday decorations! You can decorate your captures in Snagit on Mac by creating your own custom holiday stamps. In this video I show you a couple of different stamps you can create and then add to your custom stamp folder. Using Snagit on Windows? Follow this link to learn how to add custom stamps to your stamps folders. Can't see this video? View it on screencast.com. Continue reading

Create Mathcasts Using Snagit

Step One: Preparing Your Image To begin, open the Snagit Editor and create a new image. Make sure to create the image the same width as your video. For example, if you want your video size to be 1280x720 then the width of your image should be 1280 pixels. The dimensions for your video might be different based on the size of your video. If you have a long problem you will have to make your image long enough to include room to solve the entire problem. In this example, the image is 1280x2160, which Continue reading