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Masking Basics: Grayscale Masks

Create visually stimulating effects with masking in ProShow Producer. Masking is a powerful tool that gives you the ability to conceal and reveal underlying layers.

Follow along in this quick step-by-step tutorial video using the grayscale mask to control the visibility of your images. A basic rule to remember for grayscale masking is light reveals and dark conceals. Get started!Continue reading

Top 5 Transition FX for Winter Slideshows

It’s definitely felt like winter recently here in Texas! If you’re like us and rarely see snow then photographs are a must, or maybe you like taking photographs of the winter season regardless. Gather up your wintery landscape and falling snow photos, people enjoying the season, and anything else that screams winter to build a ProShow slideshow. We rounded up a few of our favorite winter transition FX that will help bring your photos to life. You’ll love the seasonal vibe your slideshow will have with these fun effects. Try them out!Continue reading

ProShow Plug-in for Lightroom

If you’re using ProShow and Lightroom, our free ProShow plug-in is a must-have tool. It makes exporting your photos and videos from Lightroom directly into a new or existing ProShow slideshow easy and hassle-free.Continue reading

Try the Slideshow Calculator Tool

Slideshow Calculator

Before you start building your slideshow do a little pre-planning with our ProShow calculator. This is a handy tool if you aren’t sure how long your slideshow should be. The calculator lets you gauge how many images to use in your slideshow to match the length of music. Try using different variations of pieces of content vs music to see what your slideshow’s pace will be like. Continue reading

Free Hello Winter Holiday Transition FX for ProShow 9!

Hello Winter FX ProShow 9 Holiday Freebie

Make your holiday slideshows effortlessly more magical with our new set of free “Snow Sprite” Transitions for ProShow 9 and for ProShow Web. Showcase your family memories and fun holiday events with this set of magical winter effects. Watch a demo video below! Continue reading

Winter Wonderland Color Palette Freebie for ProShow 9

Winter Wonderland Color Palette

Winter is almost here! This means that the cool colors are appearing everywhere. So why not also incorporate from our hand-picked selection of ‘Winter Wonderland’ colors into your slideshows to add a festive element. Make your holiday traditions and special memories pop this season when you share your videos. Remember that these colors are now automatically included in the updated ProShow color palettes if you’ve upgraded to ProShow Gold 9 or ProShow Producer 9.Continue reading

Using Keyframes in ProShow Producer

One of the most powerful features in ProShow Producer is the ability to create motion using keyframes. A keyframe is a point on a timeline where something happens within a slide.

With Producer, we can add multiple keyframes and control their timing to make your own interesting effects and be able to highlight your photos in a unique way. With each keyframe you add, you’ll have custom control over your content, allowing you to expand your creative options.Continue reading