Tutorials

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Building a Computer for Photoshop & Photography. We can upgrade our computers from time to time, but there usually comes a time when the whole thing really needs to be brought up to date with a new build. What do we choose, how and why? Download the Video Here.  

Wacom Graphics Tablets – Are they all they are cracked up to be? The answer is yes, every day of the week and twice at weekends. If your serious about image editing and Audio Visual then as modern speak often says. This is a no brainer.  Download the Video Here.  

PTE AV Studio Sound Editing Techniques – Split your audio for a more creative approach. Audio Visual Presentation – The Sun Danced  Audio Visual Presentation – Seeing the Invisible  Audacity Sound Editing Software Here       Download this video to your desktop from Here.

PTE AV Studio – Backup in Zip – See the 4 questions below that we can answer in 9 minutes and this is well worth 9 minutes. Download from Here

PTE AV Studio – Video Placing and Editing –How do we determine how long our video clip needs to be in a presentation? Here’s one way we can do it and make sure we don’t have a 30 second video included when only 10 seconds is visible and required. File size can be an issue at times. Download the video from our Audio Visual section Here

How to Make a Video Tutorial – This is a lengthy video, but if you expect to produce good video tutorials that viewers want to watch, you’re not going to achieve that in 5 minutes. All the secrets revealed to making great video tutorials, both the screen recording and production. 

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PTE AV Studio –  The Slide List -v- The Time Line – Where do these two screens fit into the creation of audiovisual? Download the Video here

PTE AV Studio –  The making of an AV presentation – How the slide show “The Sun Danced” was created. Download the Video hereMadhatter Press here

PTE AV Studio –  What are Keyframes? Keyframes to PTE AV Studio is like Layers are in Photoshop, idespensible. All things creative and all animation depends on Keyframes. Get the basics understood here.  Download the video Here

PTE AV Studio –  Portrait Images in a Landscape Presentation  The age old problem of the AV enthusiast  Download the video Here. Download the Slide Styles Here.

PTE AV Studio –  Commentary & Microphones.  Good USB microphones are available for anyone who wants one, but with so many the choice can be hard to make. Here are our experiences with a Blue Yeti USB Microphone purchased in July 2020.  You can download this video here.  

Download Audacity Here PTE AV Studio HereNatures Image example of the Blue yeti Here

PTE AV Studio –  Creative Cropping. The video demonstrates creative cropping right at the start.  You can download the Video Here – You can download the Custom Transitions & a Slide Style Here 

PTE AV Studio –  Custom Transitions – Page Turn. This video is in response to a YouTube question and another via e-mail asking about Custom Transitions and the page turn in particular. You can download the Video Here – You can download the Custom Transition Here and Here 

PTE AV Studio –  Slide Styles and Themed Animation    Download the Video HERE.

Download the Slide Styles HERE – Download the Theme HERE – View our Civil War Presentation HERE – View our Topaz Video Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE

PTE AV Studio –  Slide Styles with Variable backgrounds    Download the Video HERE.

Download zipped backgrounds here

PTE AV Studio – Present your video clips correctly – Here we identify a visual problem that many users of this software are missing  Download the Video HERE.

PTE AV Studio – What are Slide Styles?   Download the Video HERE.

PTE AV Studio – Basic 3D Rotation.   Download the Video HERE.

PTE AV Studio – Basic Modifiers.  In normal animation we are used to having two keyframes to determine the start and end point of that animation. The Modifiers we look at here only need one Keyframe and they can be added alongside other animation like Pan, Zoom & Rotate. Download the Video HERE.

Check out our Speed Modifier video here.

PTE AV Studio Pro Version – Sound Editing.  The sound editing options within the Pro version is one of this softwares best features and here we take a look at many of the edits we will need to make. Download the Video HERE

PTE AV Studio – Parent & Child Animation.  The Parent and Child relationship is behind much of the sophisticated techniques you will see used with this software and it’s something we need to know. Download the Video HERE

PTE AV Studio – Text using Photoshop. When we combine the power of Photoshop with PTE AV Studio, really the sky’s the limit. Download the Video HERE

PTE AV Studio – Creating Cut-out Text in Photoshop. When we combine the power of Photoshop with PTE AV Studio, really the sky’s the limit. Download the Video HERE

Top 5 Issues in Audio Visual – There are a number of issues that can easily trip up any new user of Audio Visual software like PTE AV Studio. These are not always small errors and they have caused users hours of lost time and effort. It has nothing to do with the software, but more about our workflow. A few minutes spent on this video may help you to sidestep these issues. Download the Video HERE

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PTE AV Studio + Photoshop for Creative Text Effects –   PTE AV Studio is very powerful software, but when we combine it with a good image editor like Photoshop, creative possibilities grow Download the Video HERE

Download Slide Styles Here

PTE-AV-Studio – Text within Masks for Creative Effect  – Here we take a look at creating appealing titles and end credits by using masks.  Download the Video HERE

PTE-AV-Studio – Auto Image Titles  – Here we take a look at applying a text template to animated slide styles and themes  Download the Video HERE

Try our Theme Here – Download it and import it via Themes > Tools > Import Theme

PTE-AV-Studio – Basic Text  – Here we take a look at many of the text options in this software and also Dynamic Blur.  Download the Video HERE

PTE-AV-Studio – The Third Image  – The Third image is the term used in film days to describe the image we saw when one photo faded into another. For a brief moment, midway between the two, we saw a third image. This is visually appealing and easier to create these days with Photoshop.    Download the Video HERE

Check out a presentation we made some years ago using this technique

PTE-AV-Studio Software  – Is available a standard version and a professional version. There are a number of differences between the two, but one of the major ones is sound editing. However, here we look at the common sound editing techniques we will need most and how to achieve them using the standard edition   Download the Video HERE 

Eric Matyas music available HereAudacity Sound Editing software (Free) Here

PTE-AV-Studio Promo – I’ve been a user of PTE AV Studio (previously PicturesToExe) for around 20 years and it has always been great software. I’ve seen it go from strength to strength over the years and it really now is a stunning piece of software for the presentation of Images and Video. This Promo gives a potential user a view of what this software can do. At 5 minutes, worth a look?  Download the Video HERE 

Free trial software HERE

PTE-AV-Studio – Compare – This software is available in Standard and Pro versions and you can find a comparison chart Here.  However, until we have some experience of this software, how do we know which options we may need.  Perhaps this video will help a little. You will find the free software trial HERE.   Download this video here

Lets Make a Slide Show.  Before we can really get into the creative aspects of PTE-AV-Studio, we need the basics first and you’ll find those here.  You can view the video right here on this page or in full HD on YouTube.  Alternatively, you can  Download the Video 

In this video, we take a look at where the Objects & Animation screen fits into the AV process.  View here or you can  Download the Video

Masks – These are a creative part of PTE-AV-Studio. We can use still images or videos as a mask, use the masks provided with the software, or create masks in an image editor. They can be used to create a derivative or even the third image in our presentation, and all three parts of the mask can be animated. View the video here or download it hereDownload our Slide Style Demo mentioned in the video HERE.  We also have a few masks you can download HERE

Frames in PTE-AV-Studio 10 – What are they and how may we use them. You can view the video here, or  Download the Video  – Download our Slide Style demo mentioned in the video

What’s new in PTE-AV-Studio 10 – A New Name Check out why PicturesToExe has changed it’s name and the reason is worth taking on board.  You can view the video right here on this page or in full HD on YouTube.  Or, Download the Video

Compare PTE-AV-Studio VersionsVLC Media PlayerEXE to Mp4 Video

What’s new in PTE-AV-Studio 10 –  Check out the majority of whats new in PTE-10 via our YouTube video above. You can view the video right here on this page or in full HD on YouTube.  Or, Download the Video

What’s new in PTE-AV-Studio 10 – Themes  Check out a new addition to PicturesToExe right here on this page or in full HD on YouTube.  Or, Download the Video

Download our Styles and Themes to try here

It’s not always easy to get consistent result with recordings of the spoken word, but it is important we can do so. This is an idea that makes a difference.  View here or you can  Download the Video 

Audacity Software Here

PTE-AV-Studio 10 – Shadow Play  Audio visual software is all about image presentation. In this video we look at creating a block mounted effect, but in doing so, it allows us to touch on many important and useful features of the software. You can view the video right here on this page or in full HD on YouTube.  Alternatively, you can  Download the Video to keep 

VARIABLE SPEED MODIFIERS (12 mins) If you’re a PicturesToExe user and you like to include animation into your presentations, you’re going to need to understand modifiers and especially the variable speed modifiers. Download the video to keep here.