Camtasia for Beginners - Introduction to Video Editing

Learn Camtasia at a beginner level while creating a complete video project. We will record, design and edit a tutorial.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (13 ratings)
482 students
30min of on-demand video
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Camtasia usage at a new user / beginner level
How to record your screen with Camtasia Screen Recorder
How to design simple video elements
How to edit your first video


  • Installed copy of Camtasia (Free trial is available)
  • Optional - my resources


Welcome to my Camtasia for Beginners course, which will help you set your first steps in the software and complete a tutorial video from start to finish.

What will you learn in the course?

  1. Part 1 - How to record your screen with the Camtasia Screen Recorder - We will try to record a 10-second sequence using the native Camtasia screen recorder in order for you to use the software as you work through the lectures.

  2. Part 2 - Designing with Camtasia. Camtasia is capable of adding annotations, shapes, arrows, sketches, custom imported footage, and so on and turning it into simple designs that we can use for showcases, bullet points, or animated slides. I will teach you a few essential tools to apply in your videos.

  3. Part 3 - Video Editing in Camtasia. Of course, the biggest and most important usage of Camtasia is actual video editing. In the last part of our learning journey, we will edit the video we prepared earlier. We will add annotations, and transitions, trim our footage, adjust the sound, and everything else that comes into video editing.

Other benefits of this course:

  • Custom resources tailored to the content - I have prepared custom files that any Camtasia user can use.

  • Only useful features - Although this is a complete beginner's course, you could say a Camtasia 101, nevertheless I am focusing on features that are really being used while working in Camtasia.

  • Experienced instructor - I have edited several thousands of videos and released more than 30 successful online courses. Don't take my word for it - watch a few of the free preview lectures from the course to see if you like my style and the way I teach and we should get along together!

If you always wanted to learn Camtasia but didn't know if it would take you too long or if video editing is something for you then look no further, Enroll now, and let's start!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who didn't use Camtasia previously and looks for a place to start
  • People who want to start learning Camtasia and video editing
  • Aspiring video editors


Engaged and Passionate PowerPoint & After Effects instructor
Andrew Pach
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
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  • 453,823 Students
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Hi! My name is Andrzej Pach (but Andrew is easier to say ^^) and I spend my daily time with graphic design, presentations, motion & animation, typography, video editing, and online teaching. Most of my work is done in Adobe After Effects & Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 / 2021 / 365 and Camtasia so naturally, this is the software I want to teach about and share my experience with. I have completed more than 5000 graphic projects for clients, mostly including video animations like intros, outros, and transitions for various YouTube channels & marketers. On Fiverr alone (a freelancing website), I have more than 3500 reviews and 4k+ finished jobs. I would like to share with you the knowledge that I was able to "stack up" during the process. I am always willing to help people out by enhancing their brands and projects. 

  Who am I? 

I'm born in 1989, live in a small village in Poland, and graduated from my University in July 2014. A few years back, when I tried to find my "place" after getting hired to prepare a website, flyer, and business card for a local business in my area, I finally "felt it". Since then (2011) I have expanded my skills in this area by completing various graphic, website, and design-related projects. Places like the Warrior Forum, freelancing websites, and graphic contests across the web caught my interest and never let me go. I run my own company since April 2015.

  What is the next step? 

I've gathered experience by working for several years as a freelancer with a keen focus on handling creative projects ranging from very small businesses to brands and YouTube channels with over 500k subscribers. Now I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge by creating exciting courses that are easy to follow - and most importantly - USEFUL to you. I am looking to work with forward-thinking people who seek to create something original and catchy that will reinforce their brand and follow their vibe. I’m always committed to providing value while giving away random tips to make your workflow easier, no matter what we work on. 


What are my mission and passion?

I believe in making the Web Business and Internet Media world a better place because my actions will affect (and hopefully positively shape) my followers, friends, family, and future generations. Since I live in a small village where people work in agriculture or do physical labor, I set the goal for myself to be a sort of pioneer in the web-based business field, growing myself as a designer every single day.   

You can always contact me, as I don't mind talking to anyone about how I might help your business or about what course topics I might record if you like my teaching style.      

To your success, Andrew (Andrzej in Polish) ;)

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