How do I add text that is like the one in the link?

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In this video at 7:13 at the bottom it says fishing daily and it has that green arrow that is blinking, how do I do that?
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Hi there

Should be pretty straightforward. Just use an image you want and place it on the timeline repeatedly.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Eric that text and blinking arrow is from the game, not something they put in during post.

To recreate that in camtasia, just drop some text at the bottom of the screen in a font you like.

For the green arrow, you'll want to research "PNG Transparency" and make or find a green arrow png image file with a transparent background. Drop this PNG file on your camtasia canvas, move/resize as necessary, the recording below will show through the transparent areas, leaving only the green arrow.

To make the green arrow blink, just copy and paste it across your timeline so that you have gaps between each one.
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Thanks for the help! Also that blinking arrow isn't in the game.
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No way! It looks like it fits right in!

Here's a suggestion then if you wanted something like this and are going to use it a lot.

In addition to supporting transparent still images (.png) it (camtasia mac) also supports transparent gif's including animated ones, and it supports transparent video (import only)

If you search the internet for a transparent animated gif, you can put one on your timeline to see how it behaves.

If you can find a tool that creates animated gifs (I believe there are free ones online) then you could basically have a 30-60 second 'clip' of a blinking arrow you could easily drop on your timeline, then you wouldn't have to have a bunch of images with spaces between them cluttering up your timeline.

Another approach would be to do the same with an animated video, using a tool like Apple Motion, or Adobe After Effects.
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Are you referring to something like this?