More Customizable Slides
I'd like the ability to truly make a video from scratch by being able to do things that a basic slide show program like Power Point can do. Things like:
-Choose from different fonts and sizes and colors with ability to bold, italicize, underline
-Choose a background color or customized border
-Choose the exact layout I want (make certain things bigger, moved to the corner, etc.)
-Choose more interesting transitions
It'd also be great to be able to change music volume throughout the video.
Kira Makohon commented
Agree with everybody!
Current themes look fine (at least with English fonts) but little boring... We need more control on transitions, images, fonts and layouts.
To be honest, the worst thing for me is bad non-English fonts support. I use 3 languages in addition to English, and it is pain to get well-looking videos, say in Ukrainian or Russian.
Even if you manage to get a good result - one accidental theme switch and here you are - you've got theme fonts with YOUR language support - and you are not able to fix the fonts!
This is an old topic, but I'm new to Spark and I have to agree. I love the Tidal theme animation, but would love to change the color and font (and add my brand), but I can't. I can't move text or icons to to where they need to be, either. I'm basically paying $10 a month to not have the Spark mark on my videos, and that's pretty disappointing.
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Steve Cassar Laudi commented
Giving us the Spark Post, text editing options in Spark Video, would increase its usage exponentially !
Peter Harkness commented
I agree. I love Spark but it would be great to have more themes and especially be able to customize at least the colors of current themes in order to be in-line with brand requirements.
Totally agree with the comment. Not enough freedom to edit with a premium account.
Kellen Maicher commented
Sorry...I meant to say "legacy themes" not "legacy fonts." Doing away with the old themes messed up old projects AND limited user options. Cheers.
Kellen Maicher commented
I understand the power of Spark is intended to be ease-of-use, but the lack of control is frustrating once you get a handle on this product and start running out of variations. Even looking at the inspiration pieces you start to see and hear the same stuff over and over.
So really, the alternative should be either to 1) provide more creative control to the user (layout, fonts, animation, etc.) OR 2) provide a MUCH bigger theme set to choose from.
I say this from the perspective of Spark Video, and haven't played around with Post or Page much. IMO, video is a nice target niche since products like Canva don't do video.
8 video themes simply will not cut it. Even with the ability to "create new themes", all you can really control are a few colors and fonts. (Which makes it really frustrating that you did away with the legacy fonts...why not just add to them?)
I really like the potential of this product, but at best it only functions for me as a basic prototyper at this point. I mean, I'm not expecting After Effects Light or anything, but it seems taking this a step further could make this really useful. As it stand, it's probably not going to be worth me continuing to pay the $10/month fee.
Thanks for the consideration.
Hi Crissy! We're working on some of these new features. Shoot me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can share more!
Hi Kenyon, we'd love to show you some of these features. Shoot me an email at email@example.com. Thanks!
Kenyon Lovan commented
Let us customize transitions between slides, font styles, etc.