Welcome to the tools we use page. This is where we share with you what programs, software and tools we use to create awesome videos, logos and mockups.
You’re welcome to check them out for yourself and decide if you would rather buy them and create your own videos and awesome stuff. If you want to learn more about a certain software or program, clicking on the name in the heading will take you to their page.
Please remember we bought these programs over the years and you are responsible for your own financial decisions. These are only a list of what we use, you are responsible to decide for yourself if you are going to need them, pay them and use them. And especially the services that we pay monthly, if you’re only going to use it once, then it is not advisable to pay monthly fees, rather let us create videos or logos for you one time seeing that we have a service where you can pay only once for one item for instance:
As we are letting you in on our secrets, here are the Tools we use:
Let’s take a look at The Tools We Use here at MajestiX Studio
Without a website and hosting, no online business will exist. MajestiX Studio is built with WordPress, Sparkle Store theme and the Domain name and hosting is from Namecheap.
If you don’t know about buying domain names and hosting, in short, the domain name in this case is MajestiXStudio.com and the hosting is the server where the website is stored. I usually explain it as the Domain name is your shop’s name and the hosting is your shop’s rent.
You can also search for free courses on how to create your own WordPress Website on Udemy. Use the video below where I show you how you can find a free Photoshop course to find free WordPress Courses too.
Some of the most amazing tools we use are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for logos and mockups. This is what we used to create our awesome logo ;-).
Then we use Adobe Animate and Adobe Character for some videos and characters.
When you go to Adobe’s page, you’ll see that you have different options. Click on Creativity and Design and there you will find Photoshop.
Under Creativity and Design the first item on your left is What is Creative Cloud. Click on it to learn more. Remember the Creative Cloud accounts are monthly payments. You can click on Creative Cloud under creativity and design to learn more and see what you get and what you pay. Here is what they say about it:
What is Creative Cloud?
Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more. Now you can take your ideas to new places with Photoshop on the iPad, draw and paint with Fresco and design for 3D and AR. Join our global creative community — and make something better together.
In the Creative Cloud package you get:
- Premiere Pro
- Adobe XD
- Acrobat DC
As you can see, Creative Cloud works better for companies like ours where we have designers and people working together to create the awesomess that WOW your customers.
Now I’m not going to lie to you, Photoshop (and actually all Adobe’s programs) are pretty difficult to learn if you don’t have a clue how to use them. I would recommend the Adobe Photoshop Complete Mastery Course Beginner to Advanced available for free (at the time of writing this) at Udemy.
With CorelDRAW you find all the professional vector illustration, layout, photo editing and typography tools you need to create and complete important design projects, from virtually any device. It is:
- Professional vector illustration, layout & photo-editing tools
- 25+ NEW features & enhancements
- Fully featured suite with 7 apps (see what’s included below)
- Collaborate with clients and colleagues (Subscription only)
- CorelDRAW® 2020 – Vector illustration and page layout
- Corel PHOTO-PAINT™ 2020 – Image editing and pixel-based design program
- Corel Font Manager™ 2020 – Font exploration and management tool
- PowerTRACE™ – AI-powered bitmap-to-vector tracing (included as part of the CorelDRAW application)
- CorelDRAW.app™ – Online vector illustration and graphic design via web browser
- CAPTURE™ – Screen capture tool (only available in Windows version)
- AfterShot™ 3 HDR – RAW photo editor
- 7,000 clipart, digital images, and vehicle wrap templates
- 1,000 high-resolution digital photos
- Over 1,000 TrueType and OpenType fonts
- 150 professionally designed templates
- Over 600 fountain, vector and bitmap fills
In short, CorelDRAW is the most amazing software to create anything and everything. Pricy, I know, but look at what you can do:
VSDC is one of the greatest free video editing software I’ve come across in many years. You can download it for free and if you use the free version it does not even have a watermark on, which I think is pretty awesome of them. You can also do a lot with the free version and even more with the paid version. There is so much you can do with VSDC video editor and it’s a bit of a learning curve to use it.
If you decide to upgrade, you can do so for half price, which is also amazing. But please remember, this is a yearly subscription.
I would suggest subscribing to VSDC YouTube channel if you decide to download it and use it because you need to learn how it works. These are just some examples of what you can do with it.
The following video gives you an idea of what the software looks like, which I think is great for you to see before you download and use it so that you don’t get a fright when you see this massive dashboard with things that you don’t even know what they mean or do.
Animated video creation software:
Doodly is a whiteboard, chalkboard and glass board animation software. It’s not the only one we use, but it’s a great software if you want to create your own whiteboard type videos. To learn more about Doodly, click here.
Want to see what you can expect from Doodly before you buy? Check out my Doodly review here and see what the software does with my walkthrough video.
Here’s how it works:
Toonly is also by the creators of Doodly. If you like cartoon characters and maybe want to create your own story type YouTube channel where you use the characters to tell stories for example Toonly would work great. To learn more about Toonly click here.
Want to know more about Toonly before you buy? Check out my Toonly Animation video creation software review
Toonly is easy to use too, check out their video:
VidToon is available to buy right here from MajestiX Studio. Although we did not create the software, we’ve got 100 licenses to sell. If you want to learn more about VidToon and check out how it looks and works, click here.
You’ve got lots of animated characters and could even use it to create your own stories that teach kids something and post them on YouTube or maybe sell them on Teachable as a course or Teachers Pay Teachers.
Here are some of the movements the characters do:
Important note I would like to mention here:
- that VidToon does not come close to Toonly, but neither does the price.
- When you buy it, we have to manually generate your license, so if we are asleep, well, you’ll wait. We ask you to please wait patiently because of different time zones but don’t worry, you’ll get your code within 12 hours.
- If you sign up for our newsletter, you receive a 50% discount code. You are able to use this discount coupon code towards the purchase of VidToon, BUT REMEMBER you can only use that code once, so use it wisely. Maybe use it to order more than one product.
You can take a look at my VidToon Review here with a walkthrough video inside the review.
Although we create the mockups in Photoshop, we realize that not everybody can work with Photoshop. And only recently learned about Smart Mockups, which is a great place if you want to be in control of your own mockup creation process. Click here to go to Smart Mockups.
You can create product mockups, book mockups, apparel, packaging, mockups for your courses, and everything you can think off.
This following image was created with Smart Mockups on one of their free items.
I must admit I feel like I’m shooting myself in the foot right now and taking the work away from myself, but if you’re looking for the biggest place of mockups on the internet, Place It is the place to go. Not only can you create mockups there, but you can create designs, logos, videos, use the gaming templates for your Facebook and Instagram marketing… And so many more things.
More than you can imagine. You can get free Place It Free Templates here.
Create YouTube end cards, Facebook ads, logo animations, text animations… Oh boy, just too much to mention, rather take a look for yourself, click here to go to Place It. If I tell you it will feel like you just hit a goldmine, it’s an understatement.
You can even create T-shirt designs there and put your t-shirt design on a model and use that for your advertisement.
The following is a mockup from Place It:
No matter your taste, you’re bound to find something on Place It for you to use. You can use them for commercial use and you can sell your designs on shops like TeeSpring, Sunfrog, your own Woocommerce website or even Shopify.
Animation studio is an easy to use animated video software, which you can use to create your promotional videos or stories of your choice. To learn more about Animation Studio, click here.
This video was created with Animation Studio:
Now like you get different types of cars for different types of prices, you get different video creation software for different types of prices. And like the more expensive cars are the more advanced ones, the better quality ones, the elite ones, so it Explaindio the elite video creation software.
When you go through the tutorials on how to use the software and you repeatedly say WOW, you know you bought amazing software. This is what happened when I bought Explaindio and went through the training videos.
The following video was created with Explaindio. To take a look at Explaindio, click here.
Want to know what you get before you buy Explaindio? Of course you do. Why not take a look at my Explaindio Review here. There are some extra bonuses there too.
Paul Ponna is famous for creating amazing software and Doodle Maker is no different. Paul Ponna and Sid Diwar are responsible for this amazing and easy to use whiteboard creation software. Again, you can use this for whiteboard, chalkboard, glassboard or colored board videos. You can even have your own image at the back.
Most amazing part is for a limited time only you pay only once… No monthly fees and if you buy Doodle Maker through this link you’ll get some extra bonuses from me too.
You can check out my Doodle Maker Review if you want to learn more about Doodle Maker. There is a walkthrough video of the software as well.
But also I would like to give my own honest opinion without letting down the amazing creators or dishonoring them. But for me Doodly is better than Doodle Maker, but just my own personal opinion.
This is almost like saving the desert, which is the best, for last. Don’t think because Create Studio is here at the bottom it’s not good or anything like that. Besides Explaindio this is the most amazing of all the software Tools we use. There are so many amazing things you can do with it.
You have a few versions of the software, where you can purchase for personal use or commercial use and they’ve got a monthly subscription as well if you want to upgrade to that. But the basic one is great, so it’s all up to you. Click here to learn more about Create Studio.
If you would like to see what is inside Create Studio, take a look at my Create Studio Video Software Review with a walkthrough video and extra bonuses. But please note: Create Studio is the software that does the most updates and they are constantly adding new features, so the video was outdated before it was a week old. If I had to create a video every time they add new features, I’ll create a lot of videos, but at least they do that with every new thing they add.
My Memories Scrapbook Software
Now why would we use Digital Scrapbooking software when we create videos?
The Baby Video below was created with My Memories and Create Studio. In the Memorial Video we used it for some of the photos to make them look better.
My Memories is the most fun Scrapbook Software around and except for the fact that there are lots of free Embellishments available inside My Memories, you get weekly freebies in your email inbox too.
Make amazing photo books too, which you can add to your service.
Use code: STMMMS7463 at checkout for $10 discount when you buy My Memories Suite.
Create Studio has great voice-overs built right into the software. But if you want to use that same voice over outside of the software things get a bit complicated. But like with technology, not impossible. You can create the voice over with a video or images and render the video. Afterwards, you can use something like VSDC mentioned above to split the audio and video, save the audio and then only use the audio.
Here is an easier way: Synthesys Voice-over Software. This is the most amazing software to do voice overs with because they sound like real people and no one will know it’s voice-over software except if you tell them.
You can also take a look at the Synthesys Voice-Over Software Review here.
While on the subject of Synthesys and voice overs, if you want to create talking head videos, but you don’t want to be on the video, technology has advanced so much now that you can have human avatars talking for you according to the script you feed them. This is so amazing because recording talking head videos can take hours and mostly because we make mistakes and either have to edit them or re-record. With Human Synthesys you put in your script and the person you chose will talk with mouth moving correctly according to what you want them to say.
Don’t you think this is just amazing? To take a look at Human Synthesis, click here.
Are you using Adobe After Effects?
Get some amazing free plugins from AE Juice when you sign up for the AE Juice Free Plugins.
If you don’t know about Canva you are missing out big time. Not only can you use it to create your book covers, blog banners and Pinterest pins, you can use it for your Instagram stories and so much more. Just take a look at how easy it is to create something in Canva, you’ll be amazed.
We use Canva to create all our banners on MajestiX Studio.
And talking about Canva, something a little similar, but not quite is Mockfire.
If you’re looking for an easy way to create YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc banners, take a look at Mockfire. It’s easy to use and give you the results they promise.
Sometimes the file size of the video is just too big for the reason you want to use it. I love using this Video Compressor to shrink my videos. You do it online and quickly.
You can also use it to convert eBook so for instance ePub, convert documents, convert music and so much more. Visit Video Compressor to see all the things you can do free, online and fast.
Notice the WhatsApp contact button to your bottom right? This is how you can contact us directly via WhatsApp. You can click the WhatsApp logo to send us a WhatsApp right now if you wish.
That button is made possible by Chaty, just in case you want to add it to your site.
Want to start your own video creation company?
You can use this list of Tools we use to help you decide which will work the best for you and your company. Be sure to take a look at the reviews I’m linking to as well, because there you’ll get more bonuses as well as learn more about the software listed on this Tools we use page.
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We sure hope this list of Tools we use was helpful and we’ll add some more as we go because these are not all the tools we use here at MajestiX Studio to create the awesome stuff we do.
Please remember the fact that we use them does not mean you should too. For a fraction of the price of these items, we can create videos, logos and mockups for you and you don’t have to go through the learning curve of learning how everything works. Except if you want to of course.
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Blessings in abundance
Linda (Owner of MajestiX Studio)