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If you are a professional video maker, you probably know that starting a video without a proper opening is like breaking into someone's home without a warning. An intro is like a doorbell that lets people know you've come.
An effective intro is a guarantee that more people are going to watch your video. According to research, back in 2000, the attention span of adults was around 12 seconds. Now, it is 8 seconds. So, you have only 8 seconds to make your audience watch your video, and you shouldn't waste time. An engaging intro will give your content a professional touch and will spark the curiosity of your audience. If you want to promote your videos successfully, this is a challenge worth taking.
Nowadays, if you need a video, you can easily create one yourself without hiring a professional. All the tools are at hand, and mostly for free. In this tutorial, we are going to show how you can make a professional intro for your video with Renderforest. Whether it’s used for commercial purposes or just for a fun birthday video, our Intro Maker will allow you to make an impressive start.
Still wondering if you need one? Learn more about all the awesome benefits of intros.
Once you’re ready to start, visit Renderforest and sign up or sign in if you already have an account.
Once signed in, go to "Create Video" from the navigation menu and check out our huge catalog of intro templates where you can choose the one you prefer.
For this tutorial, we’ll pick the Smoke Trail Logo Reveal template, which will help you present your logo with colorful smoke trails. You can use this template to create intro and outro videos for your presentations, YouTube channel, lobby background, and many other purposes.
Click on the "Create Now" button and upload your logo on a transparent background (PNG). There are four ways you can upload it: via image URL, from your device, from the Media Library, or you can create a new logo with our Logo Maker tool.
After the image is uploaded, type your brand name, slogan, or any other short text in the text bar on the left.
Then, after customizing the scenes with your logo and text, go to the "Style" section and select your preferred fonts for the video.
Now, go to the "Color" section and choose your favorite color combination. Here, you are offered two options: color palettes created by our design team and custom colors to select manually.
Choose the sounds of your intro by going to the "Music" section. There are hundreds of music tracks in our Music Library; however, you are free to upload your own if you wish and even add a voice-over. It's all up to you!
Great! You've almost finished your video. Go to the "Preview" section and check it out. But before exporting your video in high quality, we recommend you to preview it for free to ensure that you're happy with the result.
Your video will take a few seconds to render.
Congrats, your project is ready! Download your video for free in SD360 quality, or export it in HD1080 by making a single purchase or subscribing to one of our plans.
All your videos are available on "My videos" page. To access it, click on your name and choose "My videos" from the drop-down menu. You can edit your projects as much as you want until you're satisfied with the result.
Renderforest features a wide variety of intros in different categories, with more coming each week. Let's have a look at some of them below:
Make professional intro videos straight in your browser! Use our Intro Maker and let the special touch of it make your videos shine among the others.
Enjoy your video creation process with Renderforest, where the only limit is your imagination.
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