How to Make an Awesome Software Tutorial
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How to Make an Awesome Software Tutorial


Hey guys, today I’m going to show you how to make an awesome software tutorial. I myself have made hundreds of tutorials here on YouTube with millions of views. So, if you want to know how to make an awesome software tutorial, I promise you’re in the right place. Alright, let’s dive right into it.

Focused Idea and Goal Setting

Before you even roll, you want to have a very focused idea for your software tutorial. What is the specific skill you’re trying to teach? If you’re trying to teach multiple skills, that actually warrants multiple videos. So, really keep everything focused. You also want to mentally set a goal for your viewer before you make your video. Think, what is this viewer going to be able to accomplish after they watch my tutorial? What new skill will they learn? Filter out any superfluous information, tangents, or sidebars. Keep your tutorial super focused and lay out the steps on paper before you get rolling.

Setup: Screen Recording App and Equipment

You’re going to need a screen recording app for your software tutorials. I’m on a Mac, so I use an app called ScreenFlow. It gives me a lot of control over my export settings for screen recordings, such as frame rate and resolution. I also recommend investing in a monitor with a 16×9 aspect ratio for better video presentation. Consider showing your face during tutorials and ensure you have a good microphone for clear audio.

Recording Your Tutorial

Record your tutorial “live to tape,” meaning talk through the tutorial while demonstrating on your computer simultaneously. Utilize the countdown feature on your screen recording software for perfect synchronization between audio and screen actions. Practice off-camera before recording to ensure smooth delivery.

Editing and Fine-Tuning Your Tutorial

In post-production, edit out pauses and mistakes while maintaining the flow of the tutorial. Enhance the video with zooms, graphic overlays, and text annotations to highlight key points. Ensure high-resolution exports for clear visuals, especially during zoomed-in segments. Finally, optimize your YouTube video title and utilize chapters for better viewer navigation.

That’s everything you need to know about making awesome software tutorials for YouTube. For more editing tips and tutorials, check out my Website at Thanks for Reading, and I’ll see you again soon!

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