Creating Custom Templates in VideoStudio

Creating Custom Templates in VideoStudio

Creating Custom Templates

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own custom Instant Project templates that you can use again and again for different projects saving you a lot of time. You’ll also learn how to customize a pre-made template and save your edited version as a new template.

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How to Create a Custom Template

To add place holders for your images/media:

  • Click on the Media tab, then go to Backgrounds > Solid Colors.

You can use these images as placeholders for your template.

Note: You can use any image as a placeholder.

If you want to use the numbered placeholders that we find in most of the templates, you can find these on your computer by going to:

C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel VideoStudio 2020\EditingStyle\Image

Then you can create a new folder and simply drag them into your library.

  • Drag the images you want to use as placeholders onto the Video track on the timeline.
  • Click on any of the placeholders on the timeline and adjust the length if you want any of the images to be displayed for a longer or shorter period of time.

Drag elements such as the title screen, text, transitions, filters, music, and design elements that you want to save as your custom template onto the timeline.

To save your custom template, go to File > Export as template > Select Instant Project template.

If you haven’t already saved your current project, you’ll be prompted to do so.

  • Choose a frame as your template thumbnail and rename your Template Folder.
  • Choose the category where you want to save the template and click OK.

Test out your new template by going to File > New Project.

  • Under Instant Projects, drag your new project template onto the timeline.
  • Go to the library and select the images you want to use.

  • Press and hold CTRL on your keyboard and drag the images over the placeholders you want to replace the images with.

  • Make any adjustments to the aspect ratio of the images on the preview pane so they fit the screen nicely.

Press play to preview your slideshow! You can use this same custom template again and again and save a lot of time in the process.

How to Edit a Pre-Made Template

You can also edit pre-made templates that are available in the Instant Project library or any pre-made templates that you purchase from the Discovery Center Store like this Motion Circles Slideshow template.

Drag your template onto the timeline and now you can easily make changes to the template including:

  • Go to the Transitions library and click and drag any transition you want to use over top of the transition on the timeline to replace it.

  • Click on any of the placeholders, then click on the star icon and delete or adjust any of the applied effects.

Change the color scheme:

  • Double-click on the color boxes on the timeline.
  • Click on the color picker box and choose the color you’d like.

  • Another option is to select the Color tab and then adjust any of the color grading tools for more customized control.

To save your custom template:

  • Go to File > Export as template > Select Instant Project template.
  • If you haven’t already saved your current project, you’ll be prompted to do so.
  • Choose a frame as your template thumbnail and rename your Template Folder.
  • Choose the category where you want to save the template and click OK.

And just like that, we have a whole new template we can use again and again for future projects!

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (9)

  • fakhrealam Reply

    Amazing thanks for sharing.

    July 21, 2020 at 12:55 am
  • kata kata bisnis Reply

    very good nice

    November 19, 2019 at 11:09 pm
  • Ilmu Pengetahuan Reply

    really really thank you, the tutorial is very helpful for beginners who still don’t understand creating custom templates

    May 9, 2019 at 7:35 pm
  • Jagad Reply

    How to create animation grapic,
    i want use it for text frame animation in corel video studio.

    Thanks

    March 23, 2019 at 1:55 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Jagad,

      There are several options for animating text! We would suggest taking a look at the Lower Thirds Animation tutorial for an demonstration of the Boris Title Studio workspace, the Turning Natural Motion into Animation tutorial for how to create new path information from an existing video clip, or the Convert to Animation tutorial for how to convert a video sequence to an animated set of images.

      Hope this helps!
      Discovery Center Team

      March 24, 2019 at 6:25 pm
  • Jay Reply

    I have VS X10 “Ultimate” and cannot find Edit – Placeholders to start with. I need editable templates for use in the Blu-ray module. I haven’t been able to do this except by copying them from prior versions of Ulead.

    March 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Christine,

      Do you have the Ultimate content installed as well as VideoStudio X10? They use separate installers, with the Ultimate content on DVD 2 of a physical copy, and in a separate labelled download link in a downloaded copy. If you do have the ultimate content installed, let us know and we can look further into this with you!

      Discovery Center Team

      March 12, 2018 at 10:48 pm
  • saeid Reply

    corel very very goooood

    September 12, 2016 at 4:48 am
  • robin murmu Reply

    very nice

    September 9, 2016 at 11:56 am

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