Lens shadow

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I'm new to camstasia. I found a nice effect in one of the library intros called "lens shadow". It adds a subtle nice shadow to the frame edges.

Can you guide me:
1-Where is it in the effects?
2-How to add this effect to my whole video?


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Leif, Employee

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That effect is not available in Camtasia.  However, you could simulate something close by applying a mask. Once applied, drag it out and play with the opacity and blend amounts until you get it looking the way you want.  If you choose Rectangle as the shape, you can also play with the corner radius.  You can even change the background color of the canvas (in the project settings) to have a color (instead of black) show through.
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Thanks, Leif for the alternative solution.

Is it available in Snagit? If so, can it be copied across?

It's odd that this is programmed into one of the presets in the into but not available as an option in the visual effects. I hope it becomes available soon.

Many thanks.
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Samarn Sumrith

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Hi abdulrahmanutd,

Lens shadow 001 is an image that grouped in Ripples-001 in Library in Camtasia 9. You can find it by ungroup library.

if you want to get it. just save project by export as zip. and open .zip file. you will see it. you can put in on any track above track of your video.

in Camtasia 2018, it's in ripples  in Intros folder in Library.

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I am a Windows user but this should be the same  for you.

If not I stand to be corrected.

As Samarn Sumrith posted "Lens shadow 001 is an image that is grouped in Ripples-001 intro asset.

What you can do is put that intro on a timeline and then Un-group it. Un-group all the levels.

Then select/highlight the lens shadow image and add it to the library. Now it is there in the library as a single asset that you can use anytime you want.

To add it to the whole video. Put it on a timeline above your video and extend it as far as you want the effect to be present.

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