November 13, 2019 0

Kinemaster Handwritten Text Tutorial


In this tutorial I’ll show you an easy way
to create these handwritten titles for your Kinemaster video projects. You can use this technique to create different
looks from fun and colorful to dark and scary. The idea for this tutorial came from a set
of colored index cards. By using the chroma key effect with the colored
cards, you can separate hand-drawn text from the colored background. I used a permanent marker to draw text on
the colored paper. Then I used my cell phone camera to record
video of the text. Try to avoid any glare or shadows on the paper
when you’re recording. I shot this hand-holding both the index card,
and the camera, which caused a little bit of camera shake in the video. I like that the text wiggles a little bit
in the final video. Just make sure you’re steady enough that
the text doesn’t leave the frame, and you can crop out anything you don’t want, like
my thumb here. Let’s get started with the “fun” example. I’ll tap the media button, and then click
background. For this example I’ll use this clouds background. Jump to the beginning of the project. Tap layer, media. Find the video of your handwritten text. If needed, you can crop the video. Check the entire clip to make sure the text
doesn’t go off the screen. Scale the clip to whatever size you’d like
it. Then apply the chroma key effect. By default, Kinemaster did not pick the correct
color for my key, so I’ll manually select it here. This blue looks pretty close. The paper doesn’t key out perfectly, so
you’ll have to fiddle with the sliders until you get what you need. When I key out the paper, the text gets a
little see-through, so I’m just going to duplicate the layer. Now the black is darker, but you still can’t
see the paper. Playing back the video, you can see that the
effect looks pretty good. Now I’ll show you how I created the colorful
background. Choose layer, handwriting. Pick the brush tool, and use the largest size
brush available. Choose a color, and create random confetti
dots all over the screen. Switch colors as you go. Keep going until you have something that looks
roughly like this. Now select the handwriting layer, and tap
on the overall animation icon. Then scroll down and select jitter. Let’s play that back to see how it looks. Select your text layer, and tap on the menu
at the left of the screen. Then tap “bring to front.” Do the same process for your other text layer
if you had to duplicate it. The colors in the background look pretty good,
but they might be a little too distracting, so I’ll drop the opacity. Select the handwriting layer, then tap “Alpha
(Opacity),” and drag the slider down. Let’s play that back to see how it looks. If you want to increase the amount of color
or randomness in the background, you can duplicate your handwriting layer. Select the menu at left, and choose duplicate. Now I’ll rotate the layer. And, I’ll adjust the scale. Send this new layer to the back. Let’s play that back full screen so we can
see how it looks. There you have a fun, tie-dye look. Now let’s work on the scary example. In this project, I’ve already imported my
background footage. I’ve also placed a marker where a lighting
bolt cuts through the frame. In order to place a marker, just tap on the
playhead. To jump to a point on the timeline where you’ve
placed a marker, long-press on the playhead. Then select the time you want to jump to. The first thing I want to do is add some color
correction to my footage to make it dark and spooky. Tap on the layer, then scroll down to color
adjustment. I’ll bring down the brightness, and I’ll
bring up the contrast. The next step is to import my text. This is where I’ll jump to the marker. And I want the text to start coming on a little
before this mark. Then tap layer, media. Navigate to your camera folder, and find your
text. In this case I was holding my phone sideways,
so the text came in wrong. I’ll scroll down to “Rotate / Mirroring,”
and rotate the clip counter-clockwise. Now I’ll scale up my text, and apply the
chroma key effect. Again I have to change the color. And I’ll adjust the mask. In order to get a clean key, I had to adjust
the sliders very carefully, but I’m pretty close right here, and that will work. Next I want to apply a color filter to change
the text from black to white. Let’s play that back to see how it’s looking. That’s not bad, but let’s add some more
details. First I’ll change the in animation to “fade,”
and change the time to 2.5 seconds. Then I’ll change the out animation to a
fade as well, and change the time to 1.5 seconds. Now I’ll duplicate this layer. On this new layer, go to the out animation
settings, and change the time to 2.5 seconds. Now long-press on the clip, and drag on the
timeline slightly to offset the timing with the first layer. Finally, select the layer, and change the
overall animation to “flicker.” There you have it. Two examples of a low-tech, easy way to make
handwritten titles in Kinemaster. Here’s one more look at both versions. If you like this video, you can find more
tutorials in my Kinemaster playlist, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

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