Adding Reusable Bouncing Arrows in Camtasia for Mac

Wouldn’t it be great if you could animate arrows in your video to point out what’s really important? And what about making those animated arrows seem like they bounce to make them more interesting? Then, wouldn’t it also be amazing if, after all of that work, you could save those fancy arrows to use elsewhere?

Well, my friends, today you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what this tutorial is about.

Now I know it’s a bit longer than normal, but hopefully you’ll find it chock full of other helpful tid bits that can help you edit in Camtasia no matter what project you’re working on. Either way, I’ve included a table of contents to help you jump around if you need to.

Also, if you haven’t already, you may want to watch the video on Global Edit Mode, since I make heavy use of that feature.

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About Conan Heiselt

Conan is an Instructional Designer who used to be a Systems Engineer who was originally going to be a Graphic Designer who instead ended up studying Asian languages for a while before moving on to other things. Aside from making tutorials for Camtasia for Mac, creating and maintaining its tutorial viewer, and the hundreds of other things he does at TechSmith, Conan spends time remodeling his house, fixing a garden tractor older than himself, writing mobile apps, and taking apart/making things with his kids. He also has a strange sleep schedule.
  • http://blog.scoop0901.net/ Scoop0901

    now we need this for the PC,

    • Conan Heiselt

      You can! In fact, in some ways it’s easier in Camtasia Studio.

      Create the bouncing arrow using “animations” (hotkey: Z) using pretty much the same process–although color and style options are slightly different.

      To reuse it, just create a group out of the arrow and add it to your Library. When you then add another occurrence to that project, or another one, you can drag it from your Library and just move the group around without having to worry about using global edit mode like you do in Camtasia for Mac.