"Photoshopping" with Camtasia!

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I post a new video on my health news blog each week, using Camtasia for editing and adding frames created in Photoshop. But my most recent projects have presented a problem: parts of the videos that couldn't be edited out, but needed to be edited. With still graphics, it's just a matter of creating a same-sized Photoshop layer, editing it, and pasting it on top...if only you could do that with Camtasia, too...

I had a clip of someone talking with a TV screen flickering in the background. I exported a frame, opened it in Photoshop, selected a corner of the frame that included the TV screen, pasted a copy of it on a transparent PNG background, "painted" the TV screen black, pasted the client's logo on top, imported it into Camtasia as a media file, and "fitted" it on top of the flickering TV!

The very next week, I edited a TV news story with a caption identifying the interviewee that wasn't onscreen long enough. I simply exported a frame with the caption, made another Photoshop layer and transparent PNG, and added it to the interview!
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Bob Lewis

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That seems like a good idea.
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Rocknation,
Thanks so much for sharing this useful information.

If you ever get a chance, maybe point us to the video so we can see your edits!

Thanks, again.
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Will do -- right after the videos have completed their one-week runs on the home page and have been placed on their own permanent pages!