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How to Use the Customizer Version 1 for Custom Text Graphics

Posted on: Nov, 2012 By: Mike Weber

Don't have hours to spend to make a customized video, animation, or image for your company? Let us help. Below you will find 5 simple steps to use our V1 customizer to add your text to specialized graphics easily.  Don't feel like reading today? No problem, watch the video tutorial above.

1) Start by going to our website, www.PresenterMedia.com.

2) There are a couple of ways to access custom text. You can use our search bar by adding the keywords custom text and your search term to find one that will fit your needs. 

search bar image

Or, you can select the 'Custom Text' dropdown and search through the library.  Some custom graphics use customizer V2, which allows you to add text and pictures to the final download, but today we will focus on the customizer V1.  

accessing custom text from website navigation


3) Once You've found a video, animation, or clip art that you want to look for, the 'Change Text & Filters button. Note* We have two different customizers, Version 1 and Version 2. This is how you know you're in the version 1 customizer interface. Click here If you would like to learn how to use the Version 2 Customizer.

Access customization tool button


4) Start changing the text inside the displayed text fields. Note* Each text field has a preset number of characters that will work for each custom text item.

Changing the custom text fields



5) Change any filters like Color Hue, saturation, and brightness. 

Image filter tools

Also, adjust the shadow and reflection of an item if the option is available.

Shadow and Reflection adjustment tools


6. Choose your download options at the bottom of the interface and click Build Custom Graphic once all desired options are chosen. 

A look at the customizers download options

It might take a couple of minutes for the item to build. Perfect time to go and work on another custom graphic!


7) Access your personalized item by going to "My Media and Uploads.

my media link

All custom items are saved to your "My Media and Uploads" section. You can also redo your project if necessary. Remember that we will store custom graphics for up to 90 days, so select the " Click to Save " option to keep the item forever.

How to access customized graphics from  my media


If you are having any issues, please contact us and let us know. We are updating every day and adding more 'Custom Text' videos, animations, and clipart. Let us know if you have any suggestions!

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By: Mike Weber
Mike is a great asset as part of the team at PresenterMedia. He really loves working with people. He's always ready to help someone in need and it gives him great satisfaction in doing so. He is the go to person when a PresenterMedia customer needs help. While not at work, you will usually find him playing sports, running or enjoying a sports game.

Blog Comments (Sign In to Comment):

Nov 06, 2012 -
I tried to customize on of the templates and it's has been running for hours. How long is it suppose to take?
Nov 06, 2012 -
Kara Jones
Ken: Check your "My Custom Media" button, the video is probably completed and stored there. The videos are in Beta testing still, so we have a few bugs to work out. If the video isn't in the My Custom Media, simply recreate it. Thanks for your patience!
Nov 26, 2012 -
Very thorough tutorial, thanks for the details. what a fantastic feature!
Jan 15, 2013 -
I created a custom video and downloaded it, but it will not paste into PowerPoint. Other videos I've used and downloaded correctly and I've been able to use them. In fact, when I go to insert video, the custom video doesn't even show up although others I've used are there. A bug?
Jan 17, 2013 -
Kara Jones
Double check the custom video was created as a WMV file, not a .PPTX file. The default file type is PPTX so it wouldn't insert as a video. You can insert it by using the dropdown under "New Slide">"Reuse Slide">"From File" and locating the PPTX file.
Jan 18, 2013 -
If I click the "custom" background it doesn't response at all. What went wrong?
Jan 21, 2013 -
Kara Jones
Verify that you have the latest Service Pack for your version of PowerPoint. If you're referring to the video not playing, update your Flash player.
Jan 27, 2013 -
Pamela Ross McClain
For some reason I am no longer seeing the color customizer box that allowed me to make color adjustments. Can you assist!
Jan 28, 2013 -
Kara Jones
Pamela: It sounds like your Flash player is out of date. If you update the Macromedia Flash Player it'll take care of the problem for you.
Mar 04, 2013 -
I successully imported a custom video. I also have a text box in the powerpoint with the video, but when the video plays, my text box disappears. How can I get the text to show while the video is playing? Thanks!
Mar 05, 2013 -
Kara Jones
Andree: It sounds like you may have PowerPoint 2007, which does not allow items to play in front of text. To remedy this, either upgrade to PowerPoint 2010 or use one of our video backgrounds which has customizable text on it (which you edit on our website, customize and then download).
Apr 14, 2013 -
Sean N
I created a custom text video for the "Forging Your Text" animation. It's missing the pointy end of the sword that is in the original video. Is that a special character that was added to give it that look? Or is that simply not available when doing the custom version? Thanks!
Apr 15, 2013 -
Kara Jones
Sean: This has been resolved, go ahead and try it again. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!
May 21, 2013 -
New to the computer world wish me luck
May 22, 2013 -
Kara Jones
You can do it, good luck!
Jun 02, 2013 -
DJ Michael P
Just joined your site today. Love it! Great selection of materials. VERY easy and quick downloads (MacBook Pro). Downloaded in quicktime format so...hopefully...will be able to upload in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and After Effects into my music video remixes. Just wondering if I will be able to edit the backgrounds, text colors and text styles in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and After Effects? If so, I will be a regular on this site.
Jun 03, 2013 -
Kara Jones
Michael: Thank you for your inquiry. The video formats are downloaded as MOV, not their original After Effects file format unfortunately so breaking them down would take a bit of time to accomplish.
Feb 19, 2014 -
Hi I use Windows XP Service Pack 3 and some how when I down load the videos for powerpoint its all static and not moving, I cant figure out how to get it working, What should i do or check for? Thanks
Feb 20, 2014 -
Mike Weber
Just to be sure the video is not starting or moving once you start the Slideshow?
Apr 27, 2017 -
Katie Sayce
Hello, I would love to see more IDIOMS clipart or animation :-)
Oct 15, 2017 -
Raúl Cortez Vejar
Hey! I can not open MOV file. What should I do?
Dec 16, 2022 -
Robert McLaughlin
Can I change colour of text from white to black?

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