How to Create and Edit Substyles on Clipscribe
Hey everybody it’s Craig with Clipscribe and in this quick beta tutorial, we’re talking about the new beta system on Clipscribe. I want to show you real quick how to add and create substyles to use in your videos. So what are substyles they are styles that you can apply to individual words or many words in your video.
On either a word by word basis or a whole subtitle block. Or even every word in your video, for example. So, let’s jump right into it here. This is a beta tutorial. This is going to change but I wanted to get this out here just so those who want to start using the beta system will know what to do when they use it.
So, your substyles can be accessed right here by this icon. They can also be accessed by when you click on a word and you click style, you’ll see a menu pop up that has the substyles available for this video there and you can click this, add slash, create new to create a new substyle.
How to Create a New Substyle
So either of those will get you into the substyle area here. So one important thing to know about substyles is as the library grows and we add more and more and more and more substyles. You’re not going to want to click on this and click style and 800,000 styles appear. So what we decided to do was you’re basically gonna add the styles you’re interested in to your video.
Once you add them to that video they will follow you. If you save it as a template, if you clone it to other videos, they’ll follow you around. So you won’t have to go in every single time and add styles once you save the template, they’ll follow you around. Or like I said, if you clone your video they’ll be there as well. But you do need to add those initially and I just think it’s gonna make it easier on you rather than having this huge list.
How To Add Substyles To Your Video
And so let me show you how to add those substyles to your video. You’re just gonna drag them up here to this spot. As you can see these are the ones that were showing up when I clicked on the style. But if I want to add more here’s more of them down here and you can create your own down here, you can edit any of these and it will make a copy for you.
These are all system styles that are in there now, so they won’t delete but as you edit them and save them, they’ll get saved as your own style and then you’ll have them there. So if you want to add a new one, just drag it up to this area up here and you’ll see it got added to the end. It says it’s been added now you can use that on your video.
And if we go back here, you’ll see that new style should be in this list there it is right there. So to add a style, just click on it and as you see, I just added it, added it, I added it and it and it shows up here for that particular word. If I wanted to add it to the entire sentence, I could either drag or I can shift click and I can add it to that entire sentence.
Okay now, you can do this all throughout your video to add, you know, just to give a punch to different words. And we have a rules engine coming where you can do this by rules.
How To Add Same Style To Every Word
If you say well Craig, I want to add the same style to every word in my video without having to go in and click. So there’s a couple ways to do that. One is just to go into the subtitle editor and basically just create whatever style you want.
You still have your default subtitle style and anything you do with substyles are gonna be based off that and that primarily applies to font size though, so your default font size is always gonna be, whatever is set here in your subtitle design, any substyle that you add is going to be a percentage based. You can set your substyles to 120% font size and they will be 100% larger than your font size.
And that is so that you can do different size, different layouts and your substyles will automatically adjust based on that. So I do want to let you know that. But one thing that is coming very very soon is just the ability to say hey instead of going through and editing all these individual things, I just want to add a style as my base subtitle design and so that will be coming really quickly so that instead of you having to go through every word or whatever or adding a style to every single word, you’ll just be able to say this is my base default style at it everywhere and you know and it’ll add to everything.
How To Use Alternate Styles
So that is coming soon. One thing to note here and this applies to substyles and it applies to just the new system. Are your alternate styles here. You can have an alternate color of your text. If you have a stroke a text outline, you can have an alternate color for that. If you have a shadow added to your video or to your subtitles you can have an alternate color for that.
And that applies to styles too. Okay you see this is the alternate color option of this word. Give the alternate color is black text with the blue outline. And you see, let me try to stop it. The active one is white text with the blue outline.
So you can do whatever you want to do as far as how. Let me see what this one looks like. Some of these have like different shadows, like that one has a white shadow behind it. So the alternate is basically after the word is featured and then you move onto the other words. The alternate shows just to let you know what happened there.
So I’ll show you how to do that when you create or edit a style. But that’s how you would do it. If all you wanted to do was just edit your subtitles and not mess with substyles. You could do your alternates with these icons right there, but you do have to already have a stroke or a shadow added to your subtitles.
Or else you will get this little warning message and it will kind of prompt you to open this up and actually add a stroke to it or an outline. And then you can add that alternate color. These alternates are actually gonna be moved into this section right here, just so you know, so if you don’t see them here, that’s where they’re gonna be.
They’re gonna be right in here along with your main shadow and color options there. So just be aware that those are most likely gonna be that so how can you create your own substyles? Let me show you that. Now. Let’s go back in here and let’s just go into the substyle editor. So you have two ways of doing it.
I kind of already showed you one, which is you can just clicked edit this style and go in here. Here’s the font here is the font size text color. This is the text stroke the shadow and then you have the alternate or inactive options. You can click preview and it’ll show you what it’s going to look like, and then you also have transitions here that you can edit as well.
But you can change the direction of a transition, you can add a fade to it. And that’s what you do there. So you can apply that to your style. Let me just show you an example of what that would look like and you can preview and you can see the text flies in. So every word, that this style is applied to the text will fly in like that and you can only do transitions in on substyles because there’s not a whole lot of time for the text to come in and then flyout.
So just be aware of that, you click save it will write you a new style and put it in your library, like I said, if you edit a default one or you can click create a new substyle and just start from scratch and it will put in here your default look at that. Okay well that’s what it’s going to look like if you create a new one and I’ll obviously take care of that, so you can do it either way, you can click editor you can create a new substyle and that’s how you’re going to create and apply substyles to your words, so hopefully that helps you get an idea of how to start using and playing with this system.
Coming In The Future
What’s coming soon for substyles rules being able to add one straight into your substyle designs and really a lot of more cool stuff but I at least wanted to get you started on this, so you could understand how to do it and start playing with it, let me know what questions you have. If you have any bug reports or anything, definitely please let me know.
Post a helpdesk ticket comment on Facebook comment here, email me whatever you got to do, so we can get that taken care of for you. It’s Craig thanks for watching everybody and I’ll see you on another video.