Using The Slide Section

Using The Slide Section

Engaging visuals are what keeps viewers glued to their screen, so creating engaging slides is a BIG part of making a great video.

The themes that you find in Content Samurai have a different highlight colour for the bolded words, which creates a secondary reading path for the viewer if used correctly. Bolding the important words will not only keep the user engaged, but helps to deliver an important message.

Instructions - Getting to the script section in Content Samurai

1) If you aren't already logged in, log in to Content Samurai at app.contentsamurai.com

2) One logged in, click on the 'My Videos' button and select the video you want to work on the slides for

3) Find the Slides button in the menu on the left hand side of the app and click on it

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Instructions - Your Slides and Slide Menu Bar

You'll see your script has been broken down onto slides on the right hand side of the screen.

Each slide has it's own menu that runs along the top of the slide with a Bold, Italics, Underline, Hide Text, Remove Formatting, Split Slide, and Delete buttons.

You will also see a Merge Slide button located under each slide.

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Instructions - Slide Themes

Content Samurai has over 20 themes to choose from, which will help you personalise your video.

Each theme has a different background and bolded text colour combo.

You can find the Theme section near the left hand side of the screen, under Themes which you can see in the image to the right

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Instructions - Searching for Images

Content Samurai has access to Flickr and Google Creative Common images, which you can search for by clicking the Images icon as seen in the screenshot to the right.

Then all you need to do is enter the keywords for the image you're looking for, click the green Go button, and the images will appear underneath the search bar.

To add the image to your slide, make sure the slide is in focus and click the image. 

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Instructions - Uploading Images

Content Samurai also allows you to upload images from your computer. All you need to do is switch to the Upload Images tab in the Images section, click the green Upload Images button and find the images on your computer.

You can upload multiple images at the same time, and you can also drag single or multiple images into Content Samurai to upload them.

To add the image to your slide, make sure the slide is in focus and click the image.

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Instructions - Slide Layout

You can also change the layout of your slide.

To do this click on the Layout menu option like you see in the screenshot, then you will see the 5 different kinds of layouts available: Text centered, Text on the left, Text on the right, Text at the bottom and Text at the top.

To select a layout, make sure your slide is in focus and click on the layout you'd like to use.

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Where to from here?

Once you've worked on your Slides and you're happy to move on to the recording phase, click on the 'Record Audio For Your Video' button underneath the last slide

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Remember all of your work saves automatically, so there's no need to press a save button before you continue.

Click here to go to the 'Audio' Section tutorial.

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