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How to fade in and out on iMovie (Mac)

In today’s quick tutorial we will find out how to use fade in and out effects with iMovie. This software is available on many Apple devices but I will discuss how to create these effects on Mac (the solution might be similar for iPhones and iPads).

I and many other YouTubers ditched intros from the beginning of the clips but I still think that one second fade in and out effects at the beginning and end of the clip look better and give the clip slightly more professional look. Applying these effects on iMovie is so easy and takes virtually 2 seconds that it is certainly worth doing. Here’s how to do it.

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How to remove background noise in Audacity

Audacity is a great, free-of-charge audio editing software. In today’s tutorial, you will find out how to remove background noise.

It is probably the most common task for people recording voice-overs in not perfect conditions. I myself have got this problem as my PC is fairly noisy and even though I have a good microphone some noise is usually recorded. Nothing to worry about, thanks to Audacity useful function we can quickly remove it. Here are just 3 steps you need to take.

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How to turn voice recording into text

In today’s tutorial, you will quickly turn a voice recording into text.

I have a new website for language learners, it is called Repeto. The website is almost finished but it is fairly blank and now we need to publish some courses. I got in touch with a few people and they send me a few voice samples. I wanted to turn them into blog posts and needed to turn recorded voice into text format.

Initially, I started playing audio and typing at the same time. But this was not very efficient. Luckily I found a far easier and faster way. Here how’s to quickly turn voice recording into text.

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How to stop words capitalisation in Microsoft Word and in Google docs

Today quick and easy tutorial how to stop words from being capitalised at the beginning of the sentence in Google docs and Microsoft Word. I was making some notes in Google docs document the other day, and had to write some code in ruby programming language. The default option was to capitalise letters which, in this particular case, was not required. I have changed the words back to small caps only to have the same problem a few lines later. If you have the same issues, it is better to change the general setting and stop the program to change letters completely. Here is how to do in Google docs and Microsoft word.

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How to make a classic Youtube thumbnail in Photoshop

I am not a Photoshop ‘expert’ in any sense of the word but I have recently spent some time creating a thumbnail for one of my Youtube channels, so I thought, why not to make a tutorial about it?

By ‘classic YouTube thumbnail’ I mean one presenting a Youtuber, his or her silhouette with some colour stroke (usually white), on some nice colourful background.

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