This video covers how to add call to action graphics.
- [Narrator] Okay so, just really to finish the sequencing part of this. What we're going to do now is add a CTA or a call to action. Now we're going to add one using Essential Graphics, as something in there, just encouraging people to share. Okay but, if you're publishing to something like YouTube, YouTube allows you to create a clickable region and you can put a PNG file on your YouTube account, and that will appear overlaid on top of your video, but if people click on it, it will do the action that you've associated with it.
Now because that really is a static PNG, that you're using to do that, what people sometimes do is they add a flashy animated overlay, or at least wobbly, encouraging people to click on that particular thing. So like an arrow pointing to that. We're not going to do that, here, however, we're just going to add one from the motion graphics. So, in the last movie we added the lower third template and I'm going to switch back to Browse, in the Essential Graphics Panel, remember, we're in the Graphics workspace, just here.
And one of the categories that we have is Social Media, just here, and we've got Like, Share, and Subscribe, on this. Oh, that's nice, I like that it's very green, but we'll choose Share, so I'm going to drag that one, in like so. Okay, and that will be popped on top of this. So again, this has to collect everything together, it sometimes takes it a moment to do that. It's telling me that I don't have this particular font installed, so I'm just going to sync that, and again it tells me that I have to allow that time to work.
At the moment it's just defaulting to something else. So I may well change it anyway, because the whole point of thing is that I can actually modify. So, I'm going to click on that, anyhow, just there, and we can see all of the different parts, here. We got the circular pattern. There are a few different things we can do, in terms of position, for that, so we can move that. I think that's just the pattern rather, not the whole shooting match. Got a motion template, here, so we can change the position of that.
I'm going to change the scale, bring that down just a little bit, just then, in fact, I could even possibly drag the text and whatever around there, but let's just move it that way, just to make it a bit more away from the main event, there, as it were. So let's go into some of the other options, here. So I've got the Text, just there, Share. So if I wanted to I could change the position of that, okay and the Opacity of that, unfortunately I can't seem to find the Color, on there, with this particular one, but I'm not desperately worried about that.
Let's just see what options we've got in Edit. Just over here, I have got Color, just there. I want that to be a bit greenish, I think. So let's pop that up, like so. Oh that's on this particular weighty, weighty things. So I'm going to change that for something else. Oh, and there's a shadow on it, too. So I might change the color of the shadow. So this is what you get when you use a different one, every time you do this. I'm just so keen. I'll just use, I don't know.
You can use whatever, of course, you like from here, but I'll just choose something from my system. You can see there's quite a bit of stuff going on here. So there you go, Lucida Grande, that will do, and I'll change the shadow, just there, for something darker, there we go. That, I think is okay. I'm going to change my mind on that and make it more purplely. There we go, groovy. And now we can just play that out, so that comes on like so. Pop, little share, pop, on there.
Just in time to move over. Well, there is one other thing. Let me just undo that. I accidentally stretched it. There is one other thing I'd like to do, here, and that's add a tiny little sound effect for the spaceship, which I actually made by blowing a raspberry into my microphone and then modulating it, in Audition. And that's this spaceship wav, just here. I'm going to drag that in, down to this point, because this is where the spaceship comes in.
There you go, nice. So, I'll actually get that just a bit closer, on like that. So let me play that out. Slightly out, so, let's just bring that up a bit, and come along, just to about there. That's it. Very descriptive, just to about there. (laughs) Boom, there we are. There we have it. Pretty good.
In the next movie, we're going to look at rendering our output and then we'll have a look at social publishing, after that.
- Basic terminology
- Importing files from Photoshop and Illustrator into After Effects
- Creating a lower third in After Effects
- Creating a new project in Adobe Premiere
- Working with sound and Audition
- Multitrack editing
- Remixing time
- Navigating the Adobe Audition interface
- Adobe Media Encoder
- Making a short social movie