Most people who are learning to use Video Star quickly discover that they can check out the Factory Effects presets by tapping the images in the scroller at the bottom of the Record screen. But it would be a shame to stop there, because Video Star’s Custom Effects provide tons of additional effect combinations that you can make and use in your videos.
So, let’s walk through the process of building a custom effect. Here are the three basic steps:
- Create a new custom effect.
- Select the specific effects from Video Star’s six categories.
- Finish editing your effect.
Creating a new custom effect
This couldn’t be easier. Just move the effects scroller at the bottom of the Record screen all the way to the right, and tap the button. This will create a new, empty effect and put Video Star into the effect editing mode.
Select the specific effects from Video Star’s six categories
You’ll find the buttons for the categories at the top-left of the editing area:
Your custom effect can include an effect from any combination of these categories. For example, you might choose to have one Background effect, one Layout effect and one Color effect.
So if we started with this:
First, lets add a Background effect:
- Tap the Background button, and choose the Sunset effect.
- Tap on the eyedropper and choose the pointing finger
- Tap on the green background.
- You can use the dials to adjust the color selection
The screen should look like this:
Next, set up the Layout effect:
Now, add the Color effect:
- Tap the Color button, and choose the Extreme effect.
- Adjust the slider as illustrated in the following screen shot:
Finish editing your effect
Note that the Layout and Color buttons now have glowing dots at the bottom, indicating that there are active effects in these categories. Simply tap the arrows above the slider to finish editing and save your custom effect. A new thumbnail of your effect along with the word “Edit” will appear alongside other presets in the Record screen’s effects scroller.
Finish editing your effect
Note that the Background, Layout, and Color buttons now have glowing dots above them, indicating that there are active effects in these categories. Simply tap the arrows above the slider to finish editing and save your custom effect. A new thumbnail of your effect along with the word “Edit” will appear alongside other presets in the Record screen’s effects scroller.
- You can select your custom effect by tapping it, just like any other preset. If you tap a second time, you’ll be able to modify your effect in the custom effect editor.
- The selected effect in a category has a white border around it, so that it’s easy to find. You can turn the effect on and off by repeatedly tapping it in the custom effect view.
- At the left side of the scroller, you’ll find a button that removes the effect in that category from your custom effect.
- The “More” button all the way to the right of the Preset scroller can be used to manage the visibility of both Factory and Custom effects. You can use this to hide effects presets that you rarely use.
- If you swipe up on an effect on the effect scroller, you will be able to delete, duplicate, or hide the effect.
- Most power packs create a few extra Factory Effects presets on the Record screen, but to get the most out of them, you’ll want to explore the effects they enable in the Custom Effects editor.
- Don’t forget to tweak! The custom effect created above uses the adjustment slider in different ways. In the Layout “Perspective” effect, the (arrow) opened up different directions, while the slider changed the speed of the images moving by.” In the Color “Extreme” effect, the slider controls the amount of color boost. Many effects also include a pop-up button in addition to (or in place of) the slider, which will give you an extra set of variations on the effect.
Check out the Create & Management Tutorial to learn how to use it.