Glass Callouts

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I use to have a  "glass" callout but my hard drive crashed.  I know it was at one time one of the callouts provided in either Camtasia or SnagIt and that I have used it in SnagIt.  I am trying to recreate it but can't find the right settings.  The text was solid but the callout bubble was clear with dark edges and had beveled appearing edges.  I have attached an image that shows the callout.  What am I missing to recreate this so I can add it to my quick styles?  Be sure to note how the image "behind" the bubble reacts as most evident in the top callout.

Karl
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Hi,
Can you send me an email to k.mullins@techsmith.com?
I will return an email to you with a SNAG file attached that has the callout you need.

Kelly
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The Glass callout is a SnagIt 10 Callout.
The fill layer is set to white to get the clear Glass look in your image. The callout is part of the SnagIt 10 Paint tools.
You can get a link to install all the paint styles here.

https://support.techsmith.com//entries/22825891


This also installs a lot of arrows, line styles, etc. If you only want  the glass style callout. Go with a file from Kelly.

Regards, Joe


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Thanks for this link, Joe.
I had no idea this was here!
Much appreciated.
Kelly
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PS. I clicked on your image and it opened larger in a new FireFox window. Have you done anything different to make this one work?
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There are also a lot of glass Stamps that can be used as callouts included in SuperStamps v4 from SoftwareCasa, now offered in the TechSmith store.

Check it out here: http://shop.techsmith.com/store/techsm/en_GB/cat/categoryID.69930100

Read more info about SuperStamps here:
http://go.softwarecasa.com/superstamps

Example of "Dark Glass" in SuperStamps:
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@Peter Gillberg
Everybody want's to make money. That's easy to understand. But this is a user forum.  You keep exploiting it with Self-Promotion 'And/OR' Free Advertising on a fairly regular basis. Some people refer to that as SPAM.  

This is a forum to HELP OTHERS with TechSmith product questions and problems. You're not the only one to turn it into an advertising platform.  If we came here for the advertising. Maybe we should all advertise our own products as well???


Maybe you should point out the many "FREE SITES" that have a lot to offer. I don't envision that happening. So  I'll do that for you.

http://all-free-download.com/free-icon/arrows.html

http://www.clker.com/clipart-26842.html

https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=AwrBT7RRyDhVb6EALu1XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyMTd0YmpnBGN...

The list goes " On and On." I thought I should point that out.
And this as well,https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/i-bought-super-stamps-it-is-a-very-tedious-process-t...

Regards, Joe

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Thanks Joe, I do appreciate your opinion and try to help out when I can. And I don't mention our Snagit stamps very often, only when I think it adds something to the discussion. But I am sorry you took offense.

To avoid any confusion in the future, I will add a disclaimer when mentioning any of our Snagit add-ons, and only when I believe it adds real value to the discussion.

SuperStamps was actually developed together with a lot of Snagit users, and over the years we have continued collecting information of exactly what the Snagit user want and need from the editor and stamps. The collection can be installed and used directly from inside the Snagit editor where you then can access over 2,800 stamps.

I think many users appreciate a large and highly useable collection instead of surfing around downloading a stamp here and a stamp there. I don't think everyone has time for that, but instead prefer to invest in a well-rounded collection.

Not to mention that the sites that you point to includes graphics that aren't verified for royalty-free usage. A lot of people upload graphics that they don't have the rights to. But if you want to take that risk be my guest. If you want options, and be sure you can use them without violating any license agreements, you will need to purchase them on real stock sites.

Again, thanks Joe!
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Your response reads like another Advertisement.

As far as>>>> Thanks Joe, I do appreciate your opinion and try to help out when I can. And I don't mention our Snagit stamps very often.

Maybe you should check your track record. Here's some examples.

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/how-do-i-access-snagit-stamps-within-editor

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/create_use_basic_number_stamps_in_snagit_10

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/snagit_infographics_stamps

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/importing_fonts_in_camtasia

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/stamps_or_drawing_tools_that_have_a_sketchy_look

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/we_need_more_callouts_in_snagit

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/previous_version_callouts_and_arrows_where_are_they

A lot of people upload graphics that they don't have the rights to. But if you want to take that risk be my guest.

Maybe you could post some links. Backup the warnings you bring to this post .

I'm talking >>>>>"Actual Prosecutions" resulting from using  Free Icon and Image web site downloads. That would be a great start.

Regards, Joe 

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Thanks Joe,

If you felt that any of those posts didn't bring anything to the subject, I am sorry.

Regarding usage of graphics that you don't know where they are coming from or who made them, I wasn't just thinking about you doing something illegal but also the fact that the original creator isn't being rewarded for all the hard work that goes into the creation.

If you want to use graphics in Snagit I would recommend you either download from the creators themselves or from sites that you know hosting legitime graphics, and in most cases you will have to pay for the right to use them.

A few sites I use are (no affiliation)

http://graphicriver.net/
It's a great price, but note that the graphics you purchase can only be used in one project.

http://www.shutterstock.com/
Most graphics here come as vectors so you will have to transform them because vectors cannot be used directly in Snagit.

https://creativemarket.com/
Great selections, in most cases also vectors so you would need convert them.

Have a great day!
Peter
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Two items:

  1. I appreciate the help pointing me to copies of the older callouts.  I am fairly certain, though, that I recreated the callouts in the example image I provided.  These were made by a version which was installed within the last year and a half as I have only been with my current employer that long.  I mention this because my question posted was to ask what I am missing to be able to recreate the look. I did not ask where can I find the old ones to import. A fine-line difference, but a difference still the same.  Not that I do not appreciate having them, I just want to know what happened to the tools I am certain I used to make them in the past.  Were they moved? Removed? I know I was not using a default callout but one I had made and put in my own Quick Style.
  2. I am with Joe regarding Peter's response.  I did not ask about Stamps, but how edit something to make it look a specific way. I saw the response and thought, "Another plug for the stamps. I didn't ask about these and they only marginally apply by the idea that stamps exist which are similar.  And yet, that guy is leaving himself open to being blasted about the images being a far cry from what I am asking."

Karl
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Sorry Karl, wasn't my intention to be off target.

As far as I am aware, it is not possible to re-create them because the "glassy" looking surface is no longer available. The only way to do it is to import the old ones, or use stamps.
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Hi Karl,

The option to make callouts Glassy was in the Editor up to version 10, then it was removed.

So, to go back to the original question, you cannot mimic this effect in version 12.

You can however, install version 10 side-by-side on your computer and use it to create your same look, then open those callouts over to version 12 via a Snag file like the one I sent you.

Kelly
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I guess I had version 10 installed at the end of 2013/beginning of 2014 then. I would not have unistalled and I know I was up to date on versions prior to my hard drive crashing recently and needing to re-install the product.  I also know I had the callouts I showed as a Quick Style without a bunch of others as I now have from Joe's link. I used them in February.  I will be deleting many of these when I have the opportunity or find a way to quickly delete a group of Quick Styles as scrolling down this list now makes them Slow Styles.
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Peter,
Anybody with Adobe Illustrator or similar software can create and upload these materials very quickly.
Are your callouts Convenient, sure. But what you provide is less than magical  especially with the caliber of software available today.

 Helpful advice is at the heart of your posts??? That just doesn't resonate with me. 

I was just stopping by to help you out when I thought >>>
Hey, I got these great callouts you may want to purchase.
Take a look.
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