How to Screencast With Adobe

by Alan Donahue

Adobe software, such as Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop, have several components that users learn and share with others. If you want to share an Adobe tutorial, you can do so with Screencast software. Screencast captures your actions on the desktop and allows you to add voice-overs to the tutorial.


Choose the screen-capture software you want to use. Examples include Cam Studio, Snag It and Screen Hunter.


Download the software and follow the installation instructions. Restart your computer if prompted.


Open the Adobe software in which you want to capture footage. Load the project and set up the start point for the video.


Open the capture software application. Select the "Video" capture format.


Select the "Window" capture option. Choose the Adobe software from the list of active windows.


Select the video file type you want to save it as. Choose a save location for the tutorial video.


Insert a microphone in your computer if you want to add audio voice-overs. It's easier to do the voice-overs live, but you can add them later if needed.


Click on the "Record" button to start the capture process. The capture software will minimize and the Adobe window will appear. Proceed through your Screencast.


Press the "ESC" key when the capture is complete. A preview of the Screencast video will appear on the screen. Trim the opening and ending if needed. Select the "Save" icon to render the final video.

About the Author

Alan Donahue started writing professionally in 2003. He has been published in the Norwich Free Academy "Red & White," UNLV's "Rebel Yell" and on various websites. He is an expert on wrestling, movies and television. He placed second in the NFO Screenwriting Contest and received filmmaking awards from Manchester Community College and Norwich Free Academy. He currently attends Academy of Art University.