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Here's a video to talk you through it: http://youtu.be/w67PXprNK3M
Alternatively, take a look at these written instructions...
Making your own images for VideoScribe might be a daunting prospect, but with these tips it can become a breeze. The first thing you need ius an SVG editor. We use Adobe Illustrator however there is a free editor called Inkscape which is just as good for getting going. For more help on getting started in Inkscape see the answer to the question How Can I use Inkscape to make my pictures into SVGs? Then move on to these top tips to make your drawings come alive in VideoScribe:
In VideoScribe images need to be drawn with a simple stroke – either with the pencil or the pen tool. The brush definition needs to be set to ‘basic’. If you draw the line with the brush tool, illustrator will expand it on saving and there won’t be a stroke in the file for VideoScribe to draw.
If you want to draw with the brush like we have done in the image below, you effectively need to get VideoScribe to draw another stroke exactly like the original but invisible.
This process means you are asking VideoScribe to draw along the new transparent stroke but revealing the opaque brush stroke that is in the same place. Step 4 is very important to how well your image will draw in VideoScribe. This will make sure when the transparent, ‘basic’, stroke is drawn it will reveal everything that is visible in the same place, so revealing your original brush stroke.
VideoScribe draws whatever is ‘at the back’ first and finishes with whatever was drawn last or ‘nearest’ the front. Keep this in mind when making the strokes so that drawing of the finished image flows well.
You can use links within your own SVGs but you must make sure they are embedded when you save it, just linking it won’t work when brought into VideoScribe.
When making your own SVGs there is no definite size that you must use but there are some things that will help images to look better and be a lot easier to edit and resize in VideoScribe. At Sparkol we normally use a canvas size of 400 x 400 pixels, this is a good size to make up scenes you want to then draw in VideoScribe. Feel free to make the canvas size bigger if you need to but there is no need to make your images huge, the quality won’t change in VideoScribe, just the size. It is wise to keep to one canvas size throughout when creating different images for the same scribe. Keeping all images relative to each other in size makes editing a lot easier once in VideoScribe. When morphing, for example, an image’s original size is used so if the image is resized a lot it can look quite odd during the morph.
The technique in the previous answer works well. Here's a warning: If you want to edit or reuse your image, save your file first as an Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file, then as an SVG file. The reason is that the SVG file converts the stroke objects to filled outline objects. The .ai file retains everything as you created it, ready to edit again.