Camtasia CallOuts: Suggestion for non proportional scaling

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Hello,

it's easy to work with callouts, f. e. thinking bubbles.
If you have only one line it would be great to scale the hight of the bubble non  proportional depending on the line(s) height for bigger text/font size.

I made a workaround with creating and importing own bubbles and separat text fields for it ... 

Thanks,
Jörg
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Posted 3 months ago

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David B. Demyan

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Without a robust graphic engine in Camtasia, I often delegate creation of callouts to PowerPoint and then import them into the timeline. The plus side is you get much more flexibility in the design of the callout. There are two minuses: a) PNGs created in PPT and imported to Camtasia can look grainy or fuzzy if you don't make it large enough and b) if you want to make changes, you have to toggle between PPT and Camtasia to get them just right.

An example is thought or speech bubbles. Look at all the great options you have in PPT. You can get really creative about how you build your shapes with all these options. Once the callout looks perfect in PowerPoint, you can easily right-click it and save as PNG, then import that image into Camtasia and place it on the timeline.




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Would be nice If Camtasia accepted SVG since PPT can now export to that format.
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as I recall, Camtasia used to handle svg in sketch motion callouts

here's how that worked ...

How To Make And Use Custom Sketch Motion Callouts In CS8 2017-04-01
https://www.screencast.com/t/voAvRGuRBW3l

made this tutorial a long time; haven't used the method in quite a while; perhaps it still works?

some other old tutorials ...

How To Make Custom Sketch Motion Callouts 2017-04-02
https://www.screencast.com/t/5ScA2sk89dvV

How to Make Sketch Motion SVGs By Tracing Over Text And Images 2017-04-01
https://www.screencast.com/t/3cvidTqj

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OK, thank you. Good way to enlarge the library ...