How I made my YouTube channel intro on Linux [w/ subs]



00:00:05 – This channel intro is have just seen… Many of you asked me how I made it.
00:00:10 – In this video I'm going to reveal the secret
00:00:19 – Hello everyone It's a Average Linux User
00:00:21 – helping to install configure and use Linux
00:00:23 – please subscribe to this channel and you will see at least one new Linux video every week
00:00:28 – and in this video I would like to share with you tools I used to make this channel introduction
00:00:33 – I think Linux has very great programs to make good quality videos
00:00:37 – but to make a really good introduction heaving good tools is not enough
00:00:41 – you need to have a good idea
00:00:43 – actually the idea of heaving this channel art came from another Linux channel
00:00:47 – it Graham Linux's channel
00:00:49 – I really like his channel cover. I think it represents exactly what his channel is about
00:00:54 – I wanted to have a similar channel art but with the tux instead of a human being sitting at the table with a computer
00:01:02 – Luckily I have a sister who is a professional illustrator
00:01:06 – and she helped me to create my channel art
00:01:09 – here Instagram page
00:01:10 – if you interested check it out. And if you need her help with any illustration feel free to contact her.
00:01:16 – I did some research and I found this tux image which is in public domain
00:01:20 – so it's absolutely free to use
00:01:23 – I downloaded it and sent it to her
00:01:25 – and explained her my idea
00:01:27 – and she created this channel art for me
00:01:30 – I have to admit that she used Photoshop to do this
00:01:33 – but believe me if I had the skills I would be able to make the same image in GIMP too
00:01:38 – when I imported it to GIMP it was absolutely compatible
00:01:41 – and as you can see here for example there are different ways with different objects
00:01:46 – so you can make the same image if you have any artistic skills
00:01:49 – For example this is the tux image
00:01:52 – you see it's a group of layers
00:01:56 – so we can remove lamp for example you see this lamp here we remove it
00:01:59 – it disappears or we can remove the whole table.
00:02:03 – You click on the see the table disappears
00:02:07 – so she created this channel art to me
00:02:09 – and from now on everything was done completely on Linux and everything was done by me
00:02:14 – so I did the animation
00:02:16 – I did little more search and luckily the author of this image had another image
00:02:21 – where the tux was from the side and this was exactly what I needed
00:02:25 – because I could use this tux to animate its movement from the side to the table
00:02:31 – but before doing this I needed to find a good music for that
00:02:35 – if you have a youtube channel you probably know that you have a library there
00:02:40 – if you go to your creator studio, in this create tab, you will find audio library
00:02:44 – and there are plenty of music here
00:02:46 – which you can use absolutely free on your YouTube channel
00:02:49 – so I searched for some bright music which was very short, shorter than 30 seconds
00:02:53 – and I found this cartoon bank heist track which was perfect
00:02:58 – so let me play it again for you
00:03:05 – I think you recognize it
00:03:06 – that was ideal because when I uploaded it to kdenlive
00:03:10 – here this track. when I play it
00:03:14 – I could see that this jump peak was somewhere here. This was exactly what I needed
00:03:20 – because I could make this point to be exactly when the tux is jumping into a chair.
00:03:26 – so I calculated how many frames I need to fill this movement
00:03:29 – and it was 32 frames
00:03:31 – so I knew that I needed 32 images to animate this movement
00:03:34 – I came back to GIMP. I uploaded this tux from the side. Here it is.
00:03:39 – I hided the main tags so I
00:03:41 – so hided this one
00:03:44 – and I started to animate it
00:03:47 – how I did it
00:03:49 – so first I place it at the beginning of the frame like this.
00:03:53 – Then I went to file -> export as and I exported it
00:03:58 – and i gave it name 0
00:04:02 – then i move it a little bit more
00:04:04 – so when i do the movement you can track it here with the pixels
00:04:10 – when i place it here 200 so it was 100 before then I move it to 200
00:04:17 – and go to export…
00:04:19 – export again -> save it as number one
00:04:23 – then I move it 100 pixels again.
00:04:26 – Export -> export as and export it as number two
00:04:32 – and then I do all these movements until it reaches the table
00:04:36 – From now on I move it a little bit up for every frame I move it up-up-up.
00:04:41 – Then when I reach 30 frames here
00:04:45 – I replace it with another tux. So I put this one
00:04:50 – make it of the same position
00:04:53 – little higher
00:04:56 – and I hide this one
00:04:58 – and I save it again move little bit more save it again with another name
00:05:03 – and the final one is on a chair and I export it it again with another name
00:05:07 – so I got 32 frames like this
00:05:09 – additionally I also wanted to be able to change my background easily
00:05:13 – because I can have a different color for different videos
00:05:16 – so what I did here
00:05:18 – I separated the background so then I hided my tux, and I exported it as a background
00:05:27 – You can see this is the number one so there is no tux here
00:05:31 – Then I hide it it
00:05:33 – and did all the animation without the background
00:05:37 – I showed you this background because it was easier for you to see but for example if I hide it
00:05:44 – basically you just do the same.
00:05:46 – I got to export -> export as and Iexport it as a PNG
00:05:50 – because PNG enables the transparency.
00:05:52 – So this is squares you see, they will be transparent.
00:05:56 – So, I've got 32 images. Here are 32 images.
00:06:00 – And as you can see tux is moving on every of them
00:06:03 – if I open it you can see it's transparent and this tux is moving
00:06:07 – so for every image that moves little bit so if I play it very fas
00:06:11 – You will get the animation
00:06:13 – what I did next, I uploaded all these images to kdenlive.
00:06:18 – You have just seen this project
00:06:21 – and every image is just one frame.
00:06:23 – For example here you see it's 1 2 3 4
00:06:29 – so it moves like this
00:06:33 – so I move it manually now and you see it jumps and now it turns
00:06:36 – and it jumps into the chair
00:06:39 – so this is how I made it
00:06:40 – you can see how it plays if I play it in normal speed.
00:06:47 – the last element was what to do after this bam sound when the music starts to decrease
00:06:53 – I didn't want it to be static because it would be boring so I wanted to add some movement
00:06:58 – what I did next
00:06:59 – I added some animation with the zoom tool
00:07:02 – so if you go to the position and zoom effect here
00:07:06 – it's in crop and transform. Position and zoom you drag it and place it on your track.
00:07:11 – You can see here that I have some keyframes here one is here
00:07:15 – it's at the very beginning of this track and
00:07:18 – another one is here almost at the end
00:07:21 – and if you look at the size it's 110 here
00:07:24 – and 100 percent here
00:07:26 – I zoom by 10 percent
00:07:27 – if you look at this image now and I click on another frame, you see it moves forward a little bit
00:07:34 – so there is some zoom effect here
00:07:36 – I added this zoom effect
00:07:39 – and next when I play it,
00:07:42 – you see the image is moving forward so it was static and it's more entertaining I believe
00:07:48 – and this top layer is a transparent layer
00:07:51 – and the background is another layer so if I remove you see there is no background
00:07:55 – I can easily replace it with any other background
00:07:58 – I just need to go to GIMP
00:08:00 – hide the tux
00:08:03 – take a different color let's say take white
00:08:07 – create a duplicated layer, make it visible and change its color
00:08:12 – then I just export it as.. For example if I write white
00:08:22 – here is our new background and we can drag and drop it to kdenlive
00:08:26 – let me drag it here so we can remove this
00:08:30 – and remove this one
00:08:32 – and place it here drag a little more
00:08:35 – and here we have a background image.
00:08:44 – my computer is not the most powerful so that's why the speed of Kdenlive is not very good
00:08:49 – but it's good enough to make a video
00:08:51 – the last step you need to do is just to export it
00:08:54 – you click here on Render and you select where you want to render it
00:08:59 – I use Webm format. This is a really good forma
00:09:01 – it has very high compression but at the same time very good quality
00:09:05 – it's the best to upload to the web
00:09:08 – but if you want the best quality possible — you can use mp4
00:09:12 – I take the webm and I save it as a test file
00:09:16 – in more options, you can select the resolution what I use
00:09:19 – I use 1080p here and I prefer to have maximum quality here
00:09:23 – and I render it
00:09:27 – the rendering was successful.
00:09:29 – let's check it out
00:09:32 – here's our test file
00:09:36 – and if you play it, as you can see now it's on the white background
00:09:39 – as you have just seen
00:09:41 – if you have a great idea Linux has a good tools to implement it
00:09:44 – of course it's not the best and if you do video production professionally
00:09:49 – you probably will benefit from using commercial software and other OSes
00:09:54 – But if you're an average linux user as I am, you can use Linux and make really good content
00:09:59 – thank you for watching and don't forget to subscribe


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