Doratoon User guide

How to use Doratoon? Check below step by step.

How to Manage Texts

Texts play a vital role in the explainer videos as they allow the viewers to understand the concept behind the film in a better way. While making the plain characters appear on the screen serves the purpose, adding dynamics to the words so they look animated makes the illustration more informative and engaging.

Considering the significance of the wordy content, Dooratoon offers an easy way to include typography to your animated films. You can learn the process by following the instructions given below:

Step 1: Add and Edit the Text

After starting a new draft in Doratoon, click Text from the toolbar on the left, and then click your preferred text type from the categories available in the Text gallery that appears next. When the content is added to the Canvas, double-click anywhere within the textbox, and replace the existing words with the one you want to add to the animation.

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Step 2: Format the Text

While keeping the textbox select, use the floating toolbox above the frame to change the color and size. Furthermore, you can even use the Alignment buttons and the Opacity slider from Style tab in the right pane to align the text on the Canvas and manage its transparency level as required respectively. The Text drop-down list can be used to select a font different than the default one. Likewise, the other decorative buttons like Bold, Italics, Underline, Strikethrough, Text direction, and Alignment buttons present under the Text drop-down list can be used to beautify the text more granularly.

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Step 3: Typography Preferences

Use the Line spacing slider to manage space between the lines of the paragraph. In addition, the Word spacing slider can be used to manage distance between the characters of a word. You can even add the shadow effect to the text by selecting a color from the Color palette under the Shadow section, and then modifying the X and Y values along with using the Blur slider to manage the distance of the shadow from the main content and add realisticity to it respectively. Note: Clicking the Reset button reverts all the customizations back to their original (default) state.

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Step 4: Add Animation to the Text

While keeping the text selected on the Canvas, go to the Animation tab from the top of the right pane. From the available presets in the gallery that appears, choose an animation effect that you want to add to the text, and then customize its preferences from the corresponding action box that appears on the screen. Notice that you can add different effects for text entry using the presets under the Entry animation section, how the text would behave while it remains on the screen using those under the Stay effect section, and how would it look when it goes from the scene with the help of the presets under the Exit animation section.

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Additional Tip

The text animation effects can also be added by clicking the starting icon, the star icon in the middle, and the ending icon of the text element in the Timeline at the bottom. When you use this approach, the animation presets applicable only to that action become visible for you to access.

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