Create’s Graphics (formerly known as Stickers) lets you add images to your scenes without creating a separate new media scene. There are hundreds of graphics to select from, however, you can also upload your own image files to use as a graphic.
💡 Tip: You can add up to 20 graphics per scene.
In this article:
Searching for and Adding a Graphic
- Select the scene you would like to add the graphic to from the Storyboard.
- Select Graphics from the Sidebar. This will open the graphics menu where you can select from a variety of graphics or upload an image of your own to use as a graphic.
- Browse through the available graphics. You can also use the All Categories dropdown menu to filter by category. Select View all to see all graphics in that category.
- Click on the graphic of your choosing to add it to your scene and click and drag to reposition it.
💡Tip: You can also upload your own image from your local device to use as a graphic by clicking on Upload from the Graphics menu.
The Graphics Inspector Toolbar
When selecting the graphic in the scene, the graphics inspector toolbar will appear above the stage to display more options for customizing your graphic. Learn more about Create editor's inspect toolbars at 'How do I use the inspector toolbar in Create editor?'.
Options in the graphics inspector toolbar include:
- Animation: Select from a variety of animations for your graphic (Fade, Stamp, or Pop).
- Size: Scale the size of the graphic in the scene
💡 Tip: You can also resize the graphic by selecting the graphic on the stage and dragging the points in the bounding box.
- Opacity: Set the opacity of the graphic in the scene (0%-100%)
- Rotate: Set the angle of rotation of the graphic in the scene.
- Flip: Flip the graphic horizontally or vertically.
💡Tip: You can also rotate the graphic by selecting the graphic on the stage, selecting the Rotation Handle, and dragging in the direction that you would like the graphic to rotate.
- Edit Timing: Opens the Timeline where you can set the timing of your graphic to Auto-Duration or manually trim, extend, or split the duration of the graphic in your scene.
- Replace Graphic: Replace the selected graphic with stock graphics or upload your own graphic.
- More Options
- Copy: Copies the graphic to your device’s clipboard. You can only paste a copied graphic within Create editor.
- Duplicate: Duplicates the graphic and automatically pastes it in the scene that you are working in.
- Paste: Pastes what is copied on your device’s clipboard from Create editor.
- Delete: Deletes the selected graphic from the scene that you are working in.
- Forward: Moves the selected graphic in front of other elements that are in the scene.
- Back: Moves the selected graphic behind other elements that are in the scene.
💡Tip: If your uploaded graphic has a background, your graphics inspector toolbar will also display a Remove Background option.
- Default: This leaves the graphic in its original, default state with the original background included.
- Transparent: The main subject in the graphic will be focused on and displayed. The background to the image will change to a transparent background and will show the scene beneath.
⚠️Note: Some images will not be able to have their backgrounds removed in the instance where the main subject of the image cannot be determined. You will need a third-party image editing software to remove the background of your image. Afterwards, you can upload the new image with the transparent background.
Change the Graphic’s Duration
You can change the timing of a graphic’s duration in your video either by utilizing Create’s auto-duration tool or by changing it manually.
- Select the graphic that you would like to edit the duration of. On the graphics inspector toolbar, select the Edit timing button.
- In the Timeline, select and drag either the left or right marker of the yellow box to shorten or extend the duration of the graphic in the scene. You can also select the entire yellow box and drag it to a new position on the Timeline to change when the graphic will appear and disappear from the scene.
- Selecting Done will return you to the Storyboard.