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How to use icons

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Lumen5 has a collection of icons that can be used to enhance your videos. Icons are fantastic for representing ideas, concepts, and objects. They make for a nice break from stock media, adding variety to your videos.

Adding icons to scenes:

To use icons, open the "Icons" tab on the left hand side.

You can drag and drop an icon on to an existing scene to replace the icon or media, or drop it between two existing scenes to create a new scene with the icon. This works much the same as media from the stock library does!

We have special scene designs to support icons. If you drag an icon to a scene that doesn't support icons, we'll automatically swap you to a design that does.

To see all of our available icon scenes, click the big green new scene button, and then scroll down to the section called Icons. Here you can see and choose an icon scene design:

Most of our templates have 2-4 icon scene designs available, but some older templates don't support icons. If that's the case, you'll need to create a new video using a more recent template if you'd like to use icons.

Some scene designs have space for more than one icon! That works the same as adding multiple images or videos to a scene.

Changing icon colors:

Some icons will have a single color, while others may have multiple! You can change the color of your icon by clicking on it, then clicking on the menu that appears at the top of the scene:

The menu will show you which colors are currently applied to your icons and give you the option to change them. Icon colors refer to the colors that are currently in use on the icons. Below that, you'll see all of the brand colors from the Style tab, along with a button to add a whole new color:

To change a color, click on it in the Icon colors section. Once it's selected, choose from your palette colors, or open the color selector to create a new color! You can drag and drop the gradients to find the perfect shade if it doesn't exist in your palette already.

Updated on: 07/09/2023

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