Create Custom Spotlight Effects in Camtasia for Mac

There are lots of ways to direct your viewers’ attention: boxes, arrows, zooms, crops, etc. But I got asked last week how to create a rectangular spotlight, something that Camtasia doesn’t have a specific feature for. That said, creating one that’s both easy and flexible is completely possible–all thanks to the Mask effect.

Here’s how:

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Conan Heiselt

Conan is currently a User Experience Designer who used to be an Instructional Designer and Systems Engineer but 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 figuring out how to make interfaces that are easy and enjoyable , Conan spends time remodeling his house, fixing a garden tractor older than himself, riding his Harley, and taking apart/making things with his kids. He also likes tinkering with 3D printing and electronics.