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How to Make Tutorial Video with Filmora

Caroline Laurent
Caroline Laurent Originally published Dec 07, 22, updated Dec 05, 23

You may want to create your video tutorial and share your knowledge with others. Fortunately, you can easily create a professionally edited tutorial video with Filmora. Keep reading this article since we will show you how to do it.

In this article
  1. Recording your footage
  2. Keep your intro short
  3. Break down your tutorial into steps
  4. Narrate your video
  5. Emphasize important steps

Part 1. Recording your footage

The first step of any video is to record your footage for some tutorials like arts and cooking. You can use a camera to get the footage you need. However, sometimes you'll need to record your computer screen, and you can do that easily in Filmora.

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Step1 Firstly, open Filmora on your computer. If you haven't already downloaded it you can get it at Once you open Filmora, click "File" and "Record screen." Here you can adjust various options like recording your computer's audio or including your webcam.

open filmora

Step2 Click settings to unlock even more options. Recording at the highest quality setting is recommended in case you need to zoom in later. Also, make sure to enable the show mouse if you want your viewer to follow along with your cursor.

click settings to unlock even more options

Step3 When you're ready press these buttons to begin recording your tutorial and hit them again to finish your recording.

begin recording your tutorial

Part 2. Keep your intro short

Avoid adding any long intro monologues or skits to your tutorial. First, your goal is to be informative and entertaining. Second, it's always best to lead with a peek at what the final result of your tutorial will look like whether it's a video effect arts and crafts or a recipe video.

keep your intro short

Part 3. Break down your tutorial into steps

No matter what your tutorial is about, breaking down your process into steps makes your tutorial a lot easier to understand with Filmora. You can do this in just a few minutes.

Step1 Move the playhead to where you want your first section to begin. Next, click the "Tittles" and pick a style that appeals to you.

click the tittles

Step2 Click and drag your title on a track above your footage.

click and drag your title

Step3 Double-click your new title and type in your section title. You can even adjust the style of the text to your liking. Repeat the process for as many steps as you'd like for your tutorial

type in your section title

Part 4. Narrate your video

Narration is a crucial part of making an effective tutorial video. Indeed, with Filmora adding narration to your video couldn't be easier.

Step1 Moving your playhead to the beginning of your video. Then go to file record media and record voiceover and select your microphone. The drop-down menu and click the red button, then simply narrate your video as it plays out. Your voice will automatically be recorded and placed into the project. Additionally, make sure to speak, reduce background noise, and use simple language

go to file record media

Step2 Once you're done recording, you can adjust the volume and further edit the voiceover by double-clicking the new audio file on your timeline.

adjust the volume

Part 5. Emphasize important steps

Since you are working in a visual medium, emphasizing critical steps visually is very important. Here are some of the easiest and most effective ways to do that in Filmora

Step1 firstly, the freeze frame. Move your playhead to the frame you want to freeze, select your clip, go to tools speed, and click add freeze frame.

click add freeze frame

Step2 To adjust the length of your freeze, click "freeze frame." and enter any duration you want.

click freeze frame

Step3 Next is about to zoom the video. Double-click your clip and click on "Animation" and then "customize."

zoom the video

Step4 Move your playhead to where you want the zoom to begin and click "Add" to add a keyframe. Then move your playhead where you want your zoom to finish and click "Add" again.

click add to add a keyframe

Step5 Now, you have to double-click the clip in the preview window and move and resize it to your liking.

double-click the clip in the preview window

Step6 You can also use the sliders in the animation tab to do this if you want.

use the sliders

Step7 Lastly, the mask highlight. To achieve this effect, you need to duplicate your desired clip by right-clicking and clicking "Duplicate."

clicking duplicate

Step8 Drag the new clip to any layer above the original and make sure they're lined up.

drag the new clip to any layer

Step9 To make things easier, turn off the bottom track by clicking the eye icon.

turn off the bottom track

Step10 Double-click the clip on top and go to "Video > "Mask" and .click the button to turn it on. In this tutorial, we're going to use a "Rectangle" mask but the choice is yours.

go to video

Step11 Adjust the mask size and position in the preview window to the area you want to highlight.

adjust the mask size

Step12 Once you're happy with the mask's position with the top clip, turn the bottom trackback on by clicking the eye icon.

clicking the eye icon

Step13 here's where it all comes together. Double-click the bottom clip, click on "Anmation," and "Customize."

click on anmation

Step14 Drag the opacity slider until you're happy with the contrast. Finally, you have a nifty mask highlight for your tutorial.

drag the opacity slider


That's how you create a tutorial video with Wondershare Filmora. Ensure you follow all the steps below to get perfect results.

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Caroline Laurent
Caroline Laurent Dec 05, 23
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