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How to Make a Friendship Video?
[ Quick & Easy way ]

Friends are a significant part of our life. 

We spend a fair share of time with them – having fun, learning, bonding, and creating memories.

Isn’t that why we call them “second family”?

So, doesn’t this second family need special treatment, especially since Friendship Day (July 30th) is just around the corner?

How about you give them a personal, emotional video highlighting their awesomeness?

How to make a friendship video

Don’t worry! Making a video is not as tough as you think! Animaker makes the process simple for you.

So, let’s dive right into creating an excellent friendship video!

How to make a friendship day video using Animaker?

There are two ways to create a friendship video.

1. Edit a friendship video template

2. Create from scratch

We’ll be with you throughout the process to ensure you create a stunning masterpiece!

1. How to edit a friendship day video template:

Editing a template will be the best idea if you prefer to spend significantly less time creating a video. Creating an awesome video will take just minutes if you follow the steps below.

If you prefer learning from a video, check out this video tutorial on how to edit Animaker templates:

 

Ready to learn? Let’s go!

Step 1: Signup/Login

If you’re a new user, sign up for a free account. Or, if you already have an account, just login into the app.

Step 2: Select the perfect template

Once you log in to your account, you will find yourself in the Dashboard. Here, you can explore the massive collection of professionally made video templates. 

Now, search for the term “​​friendship day.” 

This lists all the beautiful templates explicitly made for Friendship Day.

Select the perfect template

To check how the various templates look, use the “Preview” option. After previewing them, pick a template and click on the “Use” button. It will be launched as a new project. 

“Preview” option

Now, I have selected the “International friendship day wishes” video.

Before jumping into editing the template, let’s take a look at the Animaker interface.

Animaker interface

  • Library: This is where you will find all the elements like characters, animation effects, music tracks, properties, BGs, text, etc.
  • Timeline: This is where you make the time adjustments to the video elements & effects.
  • Scenes: This is where you will find the scenes of your video. The scenes combine to form your whole video.
  • Menu: This is where you will find options for resizing, sharing, publishing & more.
  • Workspace: This is where you put together all the assets and carve your scene.

Step 3: Edit the template

Now, it’s time to start the editing process.

This is a perfectly made template where everything, from the images to the music track, has been added. Doing a slight edit here and there would customize it to suit your needs!

Swapping images:

In this template, I simply want to replace the images with that of my friends. To do that, I have selected the list of images with which I want to replace the existing images.

So first, decide on the list of pictures and upload them to the “My uploads” section. Here’s how!

1. Click on the Uploads option in the library.

Click on the Uploads option

2. Click the Upload button and select the files, or just drag and drop the file directly into the app.

Click the Upload button and select the files

Click the Upload button and select the files

3. Once your files have been uploaded, click on the existing image in the workspace & click the “Replace” option.

"Replace" option

4. Now, pick the picture you want to swap from the upload section and click on Apply.

click on Apply

Check out how the swapped image looks. Slick, huh?

new image

This is how you swap the images in the template. That was easy, wasn’t it?

Editing text:

Now, the text in the template is perfectly fine. But, if you want to change it, simply click on it and edit the content. 

text editing gif

Similarly, you can swap the images and change the text in the remaining scenes. As simple as that!

Step 4: Preview & Share

Once you make all the changes, previewing and exporting your video is the only step left.

Use the preview option to have a final look at your project.

new image

Does your video look perfect? That’s awesome!

Now, you can directly export & send it to your friends! You can also share it on various social media platforms and tag them!

Preview

Here are some cool templates created especially for Friendship Day!

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Edit this template

 

Edit this template

 

Edit this template

Choose one, edit it as per your needs, and surprise your friend!

Click here to check out more friendship templates.

2. How to create a friendship video from scratch

Wanna go full-on and create a video from scratch for your friend? Follow these simple instructions!

If you like to learn how to create a video from scratch from a video tutorial instead, check out this video!

Step 1: Create a new project

If you’re a new user, sign up for a free account. Or, if you already have an account, just login into the app.

Once you have logged in to your account, you will be redirected to the dashboard.

dashboard

Click the “Create” icon to get redirected to the Moments page.

Moments page

Choose the “Create a blank Project” to begin your video creation.

Create a blank Project

Animaker has various size options (vertical, square, or horizontal) for you to create a video from scratch.

Animaker has various size options

Now, I’m going to choose the horizontal one.

Step 2: Construct the scenes

Let’s construct the scenes one by one. To do that, you must add the necessary components to each scene.

1. Scene:

You can set the scene background using the Background tab in the library. This tab has a variety of BGs like gradient, photo, and video backgrounds.

Use the search tab to enter your search term to look for a particular BG. This lists a lot of extraordinary results from which you can select one.

Let’s search for the term “snow.” Look at the list of superb BGs getting displayed!

BG

Click on the BG you want to add. This is how the BG gets applied to the scene!

snow bg

2. Characters:

Now that the BG is added let’s spice up the video with some characters.

The Animaker library has a massive collection of characters of different ages, ethnicities, and sizes. So, selecting a pre-made character wouldn’t be a challenging task. You can simply choose one and customize it. 

Or, you can also quickly make a character just like you or your friend from scratch using our Character builder. 

Let’s see how to create our own character. 

First, click on the “Character” tab from the library. Select the “My Characters” section to make your own character.

Characters section

Select the “Create your own” option. 

Create your own

Pick the character skeleton and basic look. Then, you can start customizing as you want.

start customizing

Pick the character

You can use various editing options like skin tone, hairstyle, accessories, attire, eyes & much more from the character builder. Once you do the customization, you can save it for future projects. 

editing options

After saving the character, you will notice it being added to the “My Characters” section. 

My Characters

My Characters

Click on the character to add it to the workspace.

add it to the workspace

To make your character more attractive, add an action to that. Select the character & click on the “Action” icon. This will open the Actions library, which consists of 1000+ actions & 20+ expressions. 

add an action

The selected action will be applied to the character.

selected action will be applied

3. Text

It’s time to convey your friendship day message. To do so, click the “Text” tab in the library. You will notice several text pre-builts and text options. Click on one of the options to add it to the workspace.

Once the text box is added, click on it and enter the new text. 

enter the new text

Click on the edit text option to open the settings panel on the left. You can change the text’s font style, size, transparency, and color here.

edit text option

Voila! The text is added.

We have successfully created the first scene by adding an apt BG, a character, and the relevant text.

For the remaining scenes, you don’t have to sit and create them from scratch individually. Instead, you can simply duplicate the first scene.

Click on the scene and select the “duplicate” option to apply the current scene’s features to the following scenes. 

duplicate option

duplicate option

That was simple, wasn’t it?

Now, edit the assets in all the scenes as we did earlier.

Step 3: Add the background music

After constructing the scenes carefully, the next step is to add the perfect music track to the video.

Click on the “Music” tab from the library and choose from the 30,000+ copyright-free music tracks to make your video rhythmic. You can also upload your own music using the upload section.

Add the background music

Use the search bar to find the right track that suits the mood of your video.

Add the background music

Yayy! The music track has been added!

Add the background music

Step 4: Share the video

Preview your video once to ensure that everything is perfect.

Preview

Now you have the special friendship video that you can share with your mates! 

share

So what are you waiting for?

Show your affection to your loved ones through a heart-touching video and make this friendship day more special and memorable!

Got any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments section!

10 Free Intro Templates to Make Your Videos Stand Out!

Videos are everything. 

Have you ever had a day without watching videos?

Probably not, right?

We consume video content one way or another without our knowledge. 

Video creation is an art and there are few things that are needed to make it perfect. Most of the video creators you see are successful for two  reasons, consistency & branding.

While consistency is in your hands, we can help you with branding your videos. Animaker can help you one-up your videos with customized intros and outros that can act as a calling card for your video. This helps to bridge a strong base with your audience.

If you wonder what the purpose of Intros and outros, Intros basically give an introduction to your channel and your audience. Whereas an outro helps to end your videos professionally and act as a way to tease your upcoming video & keep the audience hyped. 

In this article, we will be taking a look at the best intro templates for your videos. 

These templates are so easy to edit that you can create your own customized intro for your video in a matter of minutes right at the convenience of your browser. Here are some of the many intro templates we are going to check out –

  1. Intro – Technology & Startup
  2. Lyrical Video & Logo Intro 
  3. Intro – Education 
  4. Creative channel intro 
  5. Exciting Youtube channel intro 
  6. Brand Reveal – Video 
  7. Title & Handle Intro 
  8. Text animation intro 
  9. Logo & Handle Intro 
  10. Intro – Brand Reveal 

Best intro templates

  1. Intro – Technology & Startup

    If you’re looking for a technology-themed Intro for your video, then this Info – Technology & Startup themed template is the right one for you. It lets you customize the template, change text and even add your own logo to the final intro.

    Edit this template

  2. Lyrical Video & Logo Intro

    Are you an artist who works with music? Do you regularly post lyric videos on your channel? Then this super simple template you can customize easily. It comes with an editable background that you can replace. You can also replace the text with a logo and make it your own.

    Edit this template

  3. Intro – Education

    Running an educational channel? Then this Educational Intro video is the perfect template for you. This template comes with customizable educational themed assets that are very straightforward. You can play around with the template by changing colors, font design, and add interesting elements to capture your audience’s attention. or even replace the text with your very own logo.


    Edit this template

     

  4. Creative channel intro

    If you are looking for a simple yet creative channel intro, then this template is the perfect fit for you as it has a single editable text element that you can customize and turn it into your own channel intro.

    Edit this template

     

  5. Exciting Youtube channel intro

    If you are bored of the traditional YouTube Intros, then this one stands out as it has a different theme than the other YouTube intro templates here. This is the right template if you are looking for something different than the normal and something simple to edit.


    Edit this template

  6. Brand Reveal – Video

    Are you looking for an intro to reveal your brand? This Brand Reveal video template takes care of everything for you with the colorful elements. You can replace text, add your brand logo and make it your very own Brand Reveal video.

    Edit this template

  7. Title & Handle Intro

    Looking for a simple title intro for your channel? This title & handle intro has a minimalist approach with flat colors, design and animation. This template let you add your own logo and customize the text for it easily.

    Edit this template

  8. Text animation intro

    Looking for a simple intro that’s simple & easy to edit? Then this text intro template has a basic text element that can be edited and replaced. Additionally, there’s no limit to how your can use your creativity on this template. You can add all the elements you want to your Text animation intro template.

    Edit this template>

  9. Logo & Handle Intro

    Looking for an intro template with just your logo and text element that’s enough for your social media handles? Then the Logo & Handle Intro template is the right one for you. This template comes with an animated logo entry and text that’s fully
    customizable.

    Edit this template

  10. Intro – Brand Reveal

    Are you looking for an attractive brand reveal intro? The Intro – Brand reveal intro is the one themed simple & attractive. This template comes with multiple customizable elements, logo, tagline and aesthetically pleasing colors.

    Edit this template

Wasn’t this easier than you thought?

But wait, that’s not it! With Animaker you can instantly resize your Intro templates into horizontal, vertical or square with a single click and make it ready to use across any platform. To resize an Image, simply click on the Resize Button on the top left of the dashboard and choose your desired dimensions  

Having intros not only makes your channel look professional but helps to maintain a consistent brand aesthetic for all your videos. 

Hope this article helps you find the right intro templates for your video.