Learn how to make videos with special effects using Movavi Video Editor by adding pictures and gif animations with transparent backgrounds. Watch the first part of our longer tutorial about special effects in videos and experiment with them in your own movies. Download a free trial of Movavi Video Editor here: https://bit.ly/2DCRFO7
Watch our tutorial, in which Alina teaches you the basic elements of video editing, and prepare to create videos with amazing animation.
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Hi everyone! Many of you have been asking us if it’s possible to create cool special like explosions, flames, lightning, or animated character from a game or movie using our video editor. The answer is yes! Not only is it possible, but it’s also extremely easy!
We have prepared for you a longer 2-part video tutorial in which we’ll show you different ways to create special effects and animation in Movavi Video Editor. In the first part, we’ll teach you how to overlay photos, pictures, memes, and gifs on your video.
Step 1. Install the software. Download Movavi Video Editor for Windows or Mac and install it on your computer.
Step 2. Add video to the program. Click “Add media” files and select the video files you want to add to your clip. Then find a picture with a transparent background that you’d like to add to the main video. Typically, the format of such images is PNG. Add it to the program in the same way.
Step 3. Move the clip on to an additional track. To create a split screen effect, drag the image with the transparent background to the additional video track, which is located above the main video track.
Step 4. Adjust the settings for the videos. Double-click on the top clip to open the preview window. You can adjust the picture size by pulling on the edges of the image.
Step 5. Save your finished clip. When it’s ready, click Export and select the appropriate tab at the top of the export window.
Overlaying your video with pictures and gifs with transparent backgrounds is just one way to add special effects to your video. Want to add an explosion? Or maybe a stylish animated intro? Yes? Then be sure to watch the second part of our tutorial when it’s posted next week. Spoiler alert: you will only need a green screen video for that one.
So you don’t miss the second part of our video tutorial, in which we show you how to create amazing special effects using Chroma Key, click the subscribe button and give this video a big thumbs up!
Watch our previous tutorials here:
How to create a video with your favorite music
How to make a YouTube intro and add text to your video
How to make your videos run backwards
How to create a slideshow from your photos
How to create slow motion videos
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