1.    08 Sep 2017 #1
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    Semi transparent shapes


    Often see those semi transparent markings on items in some YouTube videos for example and am wondering if someone can let me know if this can be done without using some expensive graphics software.

    Have used the snipping tool for many years but there does not seem to have a feature like that
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  2.    08 Sep 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
    Often see those semi transparent markings on items in some YouTube videos for example and am wondering if someone can let me know if this can be done without using some expensive graphics software.
    Have used the snipping tool for many years but there does not seem to have a feature like that
    Are you talking about videos or still pictures? The first part of your post metions YouTube, while the second talks about the Snipping Tool...
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  3.    08 Sep 2017 #3
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    Screen Dragons?


    Do you mean something like this?

    Screen Dragons
    https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/24/sc...ndows-desktop/
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  4.    09 Sep 2017 #4
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    No it is usually a yellow semi transparent circle that can be hovered over a part of the video and I was wondering if that effect could be duplicated in the snipping tool ie put a square around a piece of the pic and instead of it being a defined square make it a semi transparent block or circle - whatever shape you have clicked on.
    If you watch this video you can see what I mean Make Windows 7 bootable DVD with ImgBurn - HD - YouTube it is that yellow marker that follows the cursor around.
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  5.    09 Sep 2017 #5
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    Yes. Use the Snipping Tool's Highlighter.

    You video example probably used something like this http://www.pointerfocus.com/
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  6.    09 Sep 2017 #6
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    Ok Bree thanks I shall have a look at those options as I think it is quite a cool feature to use especially if it can be used a highlighter in a document as I have several pre typed ditties I use in the forums to save me from constantly having to type out the reason system specs are needed when members just put in Desktop OS 10 for example.

    It would also be probably better than having to bold certain words or passages in docs much as you would with a hard copy on your desk.
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  7.    10 Sep 2017 #7
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    Here's a youtube of the video program (Recordzilla, in this case) that uses yellow circle pointer highlights, and the following youtube that enables editing of the cursor to give the same effect:

    video software:
    How to highlight mouse pointer during screen recording - YouTube

    cursor editor:
    How to get a Yellow Circle Around Your Cursor - YouTube
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  8.    10 Sep 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
    ...if it can be used a highlighter in a document as I have several pre typed ditties I use in the forums to save me from constantly having to type out the reason system specs are needed....

    There's a 'text colour' option in the forum editor (the A button to the right of 'Size'). you can use it to emphasise typed text, not quite the same effect as a 'highlight', but has a similar result.
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  9.    10 Sep 2017 #9
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    Ok thanks to you both I shall have a play around with both
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