Creating Torn Edge on Bottom Only

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Trying to add a torn edge only to the bottom of the screen capture. Recall in older versions being able to select which sides the effect would be applied to and I'm not seeing it on this version.
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Jason Eagleston, Employee

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Hi, 

Thanks for the great question. Yep, you can still change the effect locations to whichever sides you'd like. 

Here is a help article that explains how you can modify the edges: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/215174698-Edge-Effects

I hope this helps out! If not, please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. 
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I am doing everything suggested and it does not work.  I cannot get only the bottom edge showing the torn effect.  I've followed the PDF and the graphic posted to no avail.  You had a great product that was easy to use and broke it.
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So clicking the edges of the square in the properties doesn't make the edge effect turn on or off? Are you able to share a screen shot or a short video showing what happens?
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After much frustration, I learned that the size setting does not cause the bottom to show the torn edge, only changing the width which I rarely change.  This is not only counter-intuitive, it is not logical.  If I click the side I want shown, that should change the torn edges shown.


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Hi there

Pretty simple. Click Effects, then Edges, then choose the edges and click Apply.



Cheers... Rick :)
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Like the original post I'm trying to remove the "torn" effect from the right side of the right side of the selected style. Clicking the right side of the Edges  box as identified seems to merely toggle the edges, both the right side and bottom, to a lesser or greater torn edge. I'm not able to remove the right torn edge leaving only the bottom torn. I've also tried sliding the slide bar but it, as expected, simply increases or decreases the degree of the torn edge. Am I doing something wrong?
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I too cannot get the right edge to appear untorn. Surely there has to be a fix for this. It used to work in previous versions.
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David Chu

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In Step 3 of Rick's example, the 4 edges can be clicked/toggled individually to indicate which edges will have the torn effect. This will allow you to exclude the right border from appearing torn.
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Thanks! I tried looking it up in the PDF help document but it isn't explicit about how to select the edges (the document needs a better tech writer). It just says shows a picture of the edges dialogue box and says, "Edit the desired properties" but doesn't go into detail about them (I guess the assumption is they are self explanatory--obviously not the case). When I saw the image, it looked like an option to apply beveled edges to the image. 
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Thank you for posting the screen capture.  I think TechSmith could have used a better icon.  The image they chose appears to suggest it is adding a bevel to the image.
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Sorry Jason, didn't see you standing there!
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Hehe, no problemo. I accidentally posted a link to the mac help, so you're response helped me catch that...Plus your's is much prettier :). 
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Thank you. Unfortunately, the article did not help as I do not have a visible slider bar indicated in Step 3. However, Rick, your demo was spot on. And cute picture in your demonstration. Thanks all.