The dream of every creator including Youtube creators is to gain more subscribers, and one of the ways to achieve this is by learning how to add subscribe animation to YouTube video.
In this post, we will discuss extensively, why you should learn this, and then we will look at a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this.
Keep reading to find out.
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Why You Should Know How To Add Subscribe Animation To YouTube Video
Someone once asked if it’s necessary to add subscribe animation to a YouTube video, and I screamed YES!
YouTube creators would agree with me that although viewers may love your video content, it is usually difficult to get them to subscribe to your channel.
Now, it’s important that you look for ways to get them to revisit your channel as YouTube’s main algorithm and video SEO factor depends on how frequently they come back to your channel.
One of such strategies to convert them into a subscriber is by adding subscriber animation to YouTube video as it is known to serve as a reminder to viewers to subscribe to your channel at a certain interval of the video.
Fast & Simple Steps To Add Subscribe Animation Button To YouTube Video
Before I proceed, it’s important for you to note that it is very difficult to make the animation subscribe button without the help of third-party software, and it also requires technical editing skills.
In this article, I will be showing you how to achieve this using the software called Wondershare Filmora, and we settled for this platform because it makes adding the animated subscribe button to the video easy since it requires a simple drag and drop option.
Take a look at the steps involved below:
Step 1: Open Filmora X, and click on the “Sample Colors” located on your upper left corner.
Select the Green color and drag it to Video Track into the timeline.
The essence of using a Green background is to easily remove it using the green screen feature in Filmora so that it can be used for future projects after exporting it, without having to create another one.
Adjust the duration of this track according to your specific need.
In my case, I am trying to make an animated subscribe button of 5 seconds.
Step 2: Click on the lock icon to lock this track so as not to easily disturb the background while working on the subscribe animation.
Step 3: This is the time to design the subscribe png gif. Simply go to the Sample colors again and drag the red color into the time above the green background.
Step 4: Double click on the red color in the timeline and adjust its size by making it look like a subscribe button that is a rectangle. Place it at the bottom center of the background or put it wherever you would like it to appear in your future videos.
Step 5: Add the Subscribe text into the button by going to the Title and choosing any style you like.
I recommend “Basic 6” as it perfectly suits this purpose, so drag and drop it into the timeline above all tracks.
Step 6: Double click on the Title on the timeline and edit it with “Subscribe” then position it below the red rectangle and click OK.
Step 7: Now, a cursor that can click on the animated subscribe button has been added. I suggest you use Google Search to find a transparent cursor, and ensure you save it in png format.
Download it and import it into Filmora.
Step 8: Drag and drop the cursor into the timeline and ensure that it is visible by placing it above all the other three tracks.
Also, adjust the size of the cursor and place it on the Subscribe button where you want it to appear.
Step 9: The next step is to animate the design using keyframes. Let’s start by animating the red rectangle, and to do this, double click on the red color on the timeline.
Go to the ‘Animation’ tab and then click ‘Customize.’ Move to the 1 second in the timeline and click ‘Add.’
Step 10: The next thing is to make the rectangle pop up when you play the clip, so return to the beginning in the timeline and adjust the scale to 0%.
Step 11: You also need to animate Texts so as to correspond with the rectangle. That being said, double click on the text in the timeline and click ‘ADVANCED.’
Step 12: From the Advance text editor, go to the ‘Animation’ tab and choose the animation of your choice.
On the timeline under the preview screen, adjust the dark areas to correspond to the time you set on the rectangle, and remember that the time we used was 1 second.
This means that the text will appear on the screen in 1 second just like the rectangle.
Furthermore, adjust the ending time when you want the text to disappear again, so we’ll set it to 4 seconds. It means that it will start to fade after 4 seconds.
Step 13: We also have to animate the mouse cursor, and this can be done by using the same process known as keyframing that was used for a rectangle.
Double click on the cursor track on the timeline and move the time on your timeline to a point when you want the cursor to appear.
Finally, click ‘Add’ to add a keyframe.
Step 14: Go back to a point in your timeline, when the cursor will start appearing from outside the screen. Move the cursor outside the screen from where you want it to start moving toward the subscribe animation.
Step 15: It’s time to animate the click of the cursor, and to do this, move further slightly into your timeline and scale down the cursor to around 70%.
Move ahead a bit, and scale it up to 100%.
Step 16: To make it sound more practical, add the sound of mouse click. Don’t worry about where to get the sound as it can be found anywhere on the internet.
Once you find it, download it and import it into Filmora. Place it into the timeline where it can correspond with the movement of the cursor.
Step 17: The next step is to make this subscribe animation button disappear, and to achieve this, move further to approximately 4 seconds, double click on the red button in the timeline and add a keyframe at its exact scale.
Step 18: Again, move further in the timeline to the end and make its scale 0 so that it will disappear.
Step 19: The same step is applicable to the cursor, so double click on the cursor in the time and add a keyframe at its exact position.
Then, move ahead when you want it to disappear, and move the cursor out of the screen. Click ‘OK’.
Step 20: Now, your Subscribe png gif is ready to be exported and you can start using it in your videos.
Click on the export option, and select from different formats and options to choose from while exporting it.
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If you follow the aforementioned steps, you will surely create your own Animated Subscribe Button for your future videos and projects.
Henceforth, you can easily use the subscribe button using the green screen effect in Filmora.
All you have to do is to import the clip, remove the green screen, and that’s all.
In case of any question, do feel free to ask in the comment section as our team of experts are willing to put you through.