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Tutorial for "VideoScribe makes your sketchbook come alive"


I was very impressed by this video:

In the comment field on youtube there seamed to be a tutorial or some hints coming up soon. What is the status? I'd love to be able to do this with VideoScribe and it would make the tool even more useful. 



this video was created quite a while ago and the person who created it no longer has the assets associated with it.

I will try to find out some more information about how it was done.



This is what I would love to use videoscribe for, a more artistic way of expressing the lines...if there is no tutorial for this please could you point me in a direction that explains how I can manipulate artistic ( watercolour and charcoal etc) brushes so video scribe sees them as a single bezier point?

Appreciate your time.

: Lisa

I would say the youtube video is more about the person than it is about Video Scribe. He is probably a talented illustrator, drew his images and than used something like illustrator to add a pat for video scribe to follow.

If you can draw, you can really make some nice vids in VS.


Hi again!

There is no doubt the person who did that video is a talented artist. But my question is not about the artistic skills but how he/she made use of watercolor and charcoal pens. I tried to do the same but failed.

In the nice tutorials for VideoScribe I learnt 2 different methods of how to create my own .svg files in Illustrator.

A. Basic brush
As long as I use the basic brush I can draw pretty much whatever I want. I can change size and opacity of the brush but nothing more.

B. Creative brushes
If I want to use other brushes than the basic round dot (calligraphy, charcoal, watercolor) I must use a different method. I must add a "mask line" as an extra layer on top of my creative brush stroke and then let VideoScribe gradually dissolve that mask line. But this ONLY work if I never cross lines. And honestly, how often does that happen? (In the tutorial he draws a spiral where the lines never cross.)

Or maybe I need to use a new layer every time I cross lines, but then it would take too much effort. A second problem with method B is that the mask line needs to be pretty broad to fully cover my brush stroke underneath.

In the video I was impressed by, the artist have somehow managed to overcome the difficulties. He/she is using a mix of charcoal and watercolor brushes and the lines cross all the time. How is this done?

Best regards


I agree wholeheartedly with you Jonas, yes he may be talented Dan but thats what watercolour brushes do, they make art beautiful and easy, which is why I am so frustrated that all we have available to us in Vidoescribe are horrible black lines, or outline shapes etc, I left Videoscribe because it was so flat and uninspiring, I love the concept and have had to join again as I need the animation format. I am not a graphic or techno junkie, but a creative always needing new ways to expand without having to relearn entire programs that take weeks of my time...I think that Ian ( the guy who made the original sketchbook) as a founder of Videoscribe should have shared this knowledge as it is 2 years old already!! That means 2 years of beautiful scribes lost!! 

Feeling disappointed 

; Lisa

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