Create Whiteboard Animated Videos with Videoscribe!

No drawing skills needed! Learn everything you need to know about using the whiteboard program called Videoscribe!
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English, captions
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Added detail lesson notes/summaries!

Videoscribe is a whiteboard animation program that lets you create videos straight from your computer. You can easily have a hand (that you can choose) draw each word or image as you're saying them in a voiceover!

We'll start with the best way to approach the program and build a strong foundation so that working with the program's quirks will be a piece of cake!

I've also included the sample files that I created throughout the course so that you can open them yourself to learn how I did a certain effect!

The program is always being updated and I'll continue to update the course to explain new features and techniques!

It's time to create some amazing whiteboard videos, so let's get started!

What are the requirements?

  • Windows or Mac computer
  • Videoscribe Version 2 (The current version) - Trial or Subscription

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create your own whiteboard video
  • Master camera movements to get your ideal "look"
  • Import your own images into Videoscribe
  • Understand the difference between a bitmap image and a vector image (and why that's important)

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to create whiteboard content his/her website/business
  • Anyone who wants to learn advanced Videoscribe techniques
  • NOT for people looking for a free way to create whiteboard videos
  • No past experience with the program is needed

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Want to watch the promotional video again? Here it is (and with captions!)


Let's talk about what a whiteboard animation is, why Videoscribe is the best way to create them, and a little about the free trial that they offer!


In this lesson, we'll go over the .scribe file type (Videoscribe-only format) and the different ways to save your project. We'll also go over how to set up default settings for objects that you add to your project!

Section 2: Creating A Project

Finally at the Main Project Window, we'll talk about the different icons on the screen, how the canvas works, and the ideal workflow when working in Videoscribe. I'll keep bringing it up until you're saying it in your sleep!


In this video, we'll go over how to add text to your project and how to use your own fonts in your Videoscribe video!

  • Inigo Sample .Scribe File (In the Zip file because Udemy won't let me upload .scribe files alone)

This is probably the most important lesson of them all! We'll talk about the difference between a vector image and a bitmap image. This is an important distinction that will make your Videoscribe experience much better if you understand it!

  • Happy Cat Sample .Scribe File
  • Happy Cat PNG Image
  • Happy Cat SVG Image
3 pages

Downloadable Summary and Notes for:

  • What is a Whiteboard Animation
  • Getting Started – Ways To Save Your Project and Setting Defaults
  • Layout Overview
  • Adding Text To Your Project
  • Adding Images To Your Project (Bitmap vs Vector Images)

The camera is one of Videoscribe's coolest tools. Learning how to move from point to point and mastering its movements is a key element to a great whiteboard video!

  • Promo Sample .Scribe File (In the Zip file because Udemy won't let me upload .scribe files alone)

The Text/Image Properties window controls everything from the type of entrance effect the element will have to its opacity. We'll briefly cover the different options here so you know how to produce the effect that you want to create!

  • Pain Quote Sample .Scribe File (In the Zip file because Udemy won't let me upload .scribe files alone)

There are a few important things to know about using songs and voiceovers in Videoscribe. I wish they'd told me these things ahead of time *sigh*


Here's where Videoscribe gets really fun. You can save your file as a regular video file or you can save it as a Transparent PNG! We'll talk about why this is so interesting and go over the different export settings!


Want a quick refresher about what we covered in the course? This video will give you my Top 5 Essential Tips when working in Videoscribe! Remember these things and you'll be fine!

3 pages

Downloadable Summary and Notes for:

  • Understanding How The Camera Works
  • Text and Image Properties Window
  • Music and Voiceover Overview
  • Export Options
  • Videoscribe Essential Tips
Section 3: Advanced Techniques

The Eraser Effect is really fun to use but there are a couple of things that you need to understand to be able to use it in a variety of different situations! After this lesson, you'll know exactly what to do to fix any problems you run into!

  • Eraser Effect Sample .Scribe File (In the Zip file because Udemy won't let me upload .scribe files alone)

The Morph Effect is...interesting(?)...It's not really something I use a lot, but there are a couple of fun ways to use it!

  • Morph Effect Sample .Scribe File (In the Zip file because Udemy won't let me upload .scribe files alone)

In this video, we'll use the free image program Inkscape to modify your vector images and get them Videoscribe-ready! It's a simple process that, once you get used to it, can be done in a couple of minutes!

  • Suitcase (Original) SVG Image
  • Suitcase - 20px (Inkscape) SVG Image
  • Suitcase - 40px (Inkscape) SVG Image
  • Suitcase - 20px (Videoscribe) SVG Image
  • Suitcase - 40px (Videoscribe) SVG Image

Everything's easier with powerful tools! In this video, we'll go over how to format your custom SVG vector images in Adobe Illustrator CC to get them Videoscribe-ready!

  • Suitcase (Original) SVG Image
  • Suitcase - 10pt (Illustrator) AI Image
  • Suitcase - 30pt (Illustrator) AI Image
  • Suitcase - 10pt (Videoscribe) SVG Image
  • Suitcase - 30pt (Videoscribe) SVG Image
3 pages

Downloadable Summary and Notes for:

  • Create An Eraser Effect (aka Scribble Out Effect)
  • Morph Effect – Morph Between Images, Make Images Move
  • Add Custom Vector Images to Your Project (Using Inkscape)
  • Add Custom Vector Images to Your Project (Using Illustrator)

Exporting your Videoscribe video as a PNG sequence lets you put your whiteboard video onto other backgrounds/images/videos! But how do you actually do it?! We'll use Premiere Pro CC to create a fun cat and butterfly scene to show you how!


  • Brown Cat MP4 File
  • Butterfly (Videoscribe) SVG Image
  • Butterfly PNG Image Sequence
  • Cat and Butterfly Premiere Pro Project File


Videoscribe does not readily tell you where your downloaded songs go or where to find the voiceovers you recorded in Videoscribe! Fortunately, I did some digging, and this is what I found!


Some programs, like Camtasia Studio, don't accept PNG Image Sequences! But, we can download a simple program and create a transparent MOV video file that WILL work! It's a little technical, but that's why it's awesome!

  • Command Prompt Instructions
  • Butterfly (Videoscribe) SVG Image
  • Butterfly .Scribe Sample File
3 pages

Downloadable Summary and Notes for:

  • Put Your Whiteboard Animation Into Other Videos Using Premiere Pro
  • Find Songs, Images, and Voiceovers Used in Videoscribe (Windows)
  • Convert a PNG Sequence into a Transparent MOV File (Windows)
Wrap Up and Thank You
Section 4: Bonus Lessons
Convert Video and Audio with Any Video Converter
1 page

Downloadable Summary and Notes for:

  • Convert Video and Audio Files with Any Video Converter

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Instructor Biography

Luke Yoshida, Video Creation Instructor

I believe that tutorials don't need to be extremely long to be effective. I created my VideoHelp website and all of my video creation courses because I was tired of seeing 5+ hour courses created when the same thing could have been taught in 1-2 hours.

Video creation is getting increasingly important for both online and offline success. Don't waste your time watching 3 different Youtube videos every time you want to learn one particular part of a program! I'll teach it to you in a fun, fast, and comprehensive way!

I love learning new things about a program and I am eager to share that knowledge with you!

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