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Free Levidio Transition Effect for Camtasia

Here’s a quick tutorial on using Levidio PowerPoint Templates and a way to leverage some of the sweet visual assets into components you can add to your Camtasia Library.

I love templates like this but there are some issues with how they are constructed (when it comes to creating videos with them). You just needs to know a few things and how to work around them…more on that in other posts. 😉

For now, this will give you an idea of what I’m talking about and some tactics & stuff you can use right away:

Step 1: OPTIONAL – Get Levidio 3.0 HERE:

Step 2: Grab your free Levidio Transition Template HERE:

Step 3: Grab your Camtasia Library asset HERE:

Step 4:

LIKE my PPTVideo Facebook Page to get the Registration links for the Bonus webinar workshops HERE:

Feel free to Comment with any questions!


– Lon Naylor


Using Levidio PowerPoint Templates

levideo-3-coverToday let’s get into a super sweet PowerPoint video project using one of the Levidio PowerPoint Templates. This is the first in a series of a bunch of PowerPoint video tutorials, templates, tips, and tricks I am working on! Think of it as a specific “toolkit” you can learn from and use in your PowerPoint & Camtasia video projects.

PART 1: Grab your free template

Download the Levidio “Photography” Slideshow template for FREE HERE (no opt-in required…just grab it!). P.S. – I used a technique to embed the required fonts right into the template so you shouldn’t need to install any fonts…

PART 2: Some tips & training

Watch this video tutorial for tips and tactics for using the Levidio Photography Template. You can use this to make any kind of fun, engaging slideshow video!

PART 3: Here’s what the finished video looks like

Watch this video to see my finished sample using the template in action. This was super easy and fun:

PART 4: Leverage PPT in Camtasia too

Think PowerPoint templates are JUST for making PowerPoint-only videos? Think again! Watch this tutorial on how I leverage PowerPoint templates in Camtasia Studio:

PART 5: Grab this free Camtasia Library Asset

Download this Camtasia Library ZIP File to use the cool “Camera Mask” Effect I did the demo of in Part 4 in your projects. To import this into your Camtasia Library just open Camtasia…go to File…Library…Import Zipped Library. Navigate to where you downloaded the file and you’re set.

PART 6: This is just the tip of the iceberg! 😉

Want more templates? Get a special limited time price on a pack of dozens of Levidio Video Templates:

Use my link HERE ==> Get LEVIDIO

And you will also get all the bonuses listed on this page: ==> Lon’s Levidio Bonuses

PLUS – HUGE EXTRA BONUS: Like my PPTVideo Facebook Page and I’ll be posting links to TWO live webinars (plus replay recordings) called: “How To REALLY Use The Levidio Video Templates”

That’s it for this week! If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment!

Lon Naylor




Font Picking Tool

When it comes to using multiple fonts, it’s easy to make poor decisions in pairing two together.

Here’s an interesting too called Type Genius that can help!

type-genius-1Type Genius not only helps you pick a perfect font to pair with your original choice but also gives you a preview of both together.

Not only that, but it will also show you a live preview of a web page using them together! Pretty sweet.

You can also go directly to the font page on Adobe Typekit and download it, browse other similar fonts, view what the font looks like in various styles & sizes.

Adobe Typekit also provides more information about the font designer, in case you want to see more work by the same creator.

This looks like a REALLY handy free tool!

– Lon Naylor

powerpoint credit roll effect

How To Make A “Credit Roll” Animation in PowerPoint

Here’s a quick little tutorial on how to make a “credit roll” animation like you might see at the end of a feature film in PowerPoint.

It uses a hidden animation…


PresenterMedia PowerPoint Integration Tool is Awesome

There are some tools and resources I use when making PowerPoint (and Camtasia) videos that would simply CRUSH me productivity-wise if I didn’t have them.

At the top of that list is PresenterMedia.

I know…I talk about it all the time but in this 8 minute mini-webinar, I talk about how PresenterMedia integrates directly into PowerPoint to act as an images, template, video background clips search engine to quickly find visual content for my video projects.

Here ya go:

You can also create great custom images and video clips also!

Check it out yourself. Click HERE or the image below.

Have fun!

Lon Naylor

PowerPoint Video – Color Pop and Push List Effects

I’ve got two interesting (and useful!) observations that can be used to make better PowerPoint videos for you today. Both of them are ideas I’ve borrowed (OK…ripped off) from

Andy Jenkins is a guy with mad video skills AND one of the smartest marketers around. I highly suggest you watch his latest video below and study it like I did. When you are finished, we’ll take a look at some key video tricks and I’ll show you how to do them!

WARNING: Yes, this video has no player controls and you can’t even Pause it (WTH?) so set aside about 18 minutes. It’s well worth it. Also, do NOT move your mouse outside your browser or you will be “Exit Popped” out of watching the video (WTH again!):

I’ve started my in-depth analysis of the best tips & tactics that can be “borrowed” from this excellent work. These clips are from my weekly Screencast Coaching webinar sessions. Let’s get started:

Coordinated Color “Pop” and the “Push List” Effect

I love the tactics and effects above but, of course, I’ve got a FREE TEMPLATE for you in this one:

Click HERE to get the ==> “Push List” PowerPoint video template

Here’s a link to the Color Sniffer Tool : NOTE – you do NOT need this in PowerPoint 2013 or higher. These versions have a Color Picker “Eyedropper” Tool built in.

Until then, follow along and leave a comment and share!

Lon Naylor

Free PowerPoint Effects Template and Tutorial

Over the last year, I’ve had really great results and responses from my live presentations at seminars around the country. One of my favorite’s has been one called: “How To Create Your Very Own Killer Video In 45 Minutes!”

In that presentation, I use a PowerPoint template with nice design and some “pre-built” animation effects. What I found was:

I ended up using those particular effects over and over again in LOTS of PowerPoint videos since then!

So…I created a slide deck with my 4 favorite effects that I use as a template and I thought others might find it useful too.

I also had a bit of fun with this video by creating a little sound track for it in my recording studio! 😉  Here ya go:

(Viewing Tip: Change the Quality Setting to 720p HD and kick it into Full Screen)

You can open or download the PowerPoint file here:

==> Quick Effects Tool Kit #1

I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts, comments, or questions.

NOTE: This template only works for PowerPoint 2010 and higher…

Hey, if you enjoy this post, could you do me a favor and Like /  Share it with others?

Thanks and have fun!

Lon Naylor

VideoHub WordPress Test

A quick test of the VideoHub WordPress plugin in a post. I’ll try a Page test also.