I've seen some threads about custom hands being too big in videoscribe regardless of how big the image is. I think the question may not have been clearly resolved anywhere yet, and I've been confused about it too.
I did some testing and learned some things that may help you if you are having trouble with custom hands.
1) to reduce the number of variables that may affect the hand size in videoscribe, I have made all of my test images square (the width and height are the same). I recommend that you do the same until you get the results you want. Then you can fiddle with cropping things to different proportions if you wish.
Thanks Mike, as always a useful guide there!
We are looking seriously at putting some hand size control into a future version at the moment as well which would help with this.
Nicely done, Mike!
Where can I download the existing hand samples in .png as to make them smaller and import them again?
FYI- there are various "hand / arm with chalk" options in Shutterstock if that is an option for you.
Too bad the zoom issue is still a "thing" v 3.2/ circa late 2018.
OMG yall. So to make the hand small you MAKE THE HAND SMALL! I made a 300 x 275 ish image with a 60 x 75 ish HAND in the center of image (ish), ,and now my hand does not zoom!- and looks like a realistic hand size that would be drawing on my (realistic) chalkboard. If you are trying to achieve something similar I hope this info helps you!!
Hey Alison, if you want to share your creation with others you can use that hand in a scribe project (can just be a little piece of text or one Library image) then export it and attach it to a forum post then others can download and import it. That will add your hand to their recently used options.
Here are some hands I made for a project that needed a set of many colors plus erasers several years ago. They should be large enough to resize if necessary. I have really huge versions (4752 × 3168) if anyone needs those.
P.S. to Mike Metcalf: Great video, thanks!
P.S. to Dave Millman: I love these Hands!