ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to create a karaoke video text using Adobe Photoshop, Image Ready and Windows Movie Maker- make it now!

Updated on July 18, 2012

If you are a karaoke enthusiast but do not have the software to make a karaoke video, here's a step by step guide on how to create karaoke text using Adobe Photoshop and Image Ready.

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop and Image Ready.
  2. Create a new file of the desired dimensions in Photoshop.
  3. You need to pick 3 things now- A background color (or image), the color that your text will initially be (Color 1), and the color that each word will turn to when it has been sung (Color 2).
  4. Fill the background with the selected color/image.
  5. Now you are ready to type the text. Use any font style or size that you prefer. Use Color 1 as font color. Type in such a way so that each word forms a new and separate layer.
  6. Select a layer. Duplicate it using Layer->Duplicate layer. Repeat for each layer.
  7. Make sure the duplicate layer is positioned above the original layer.
  8. Click on the duplicate layer, select the text, and set the font color to Color 2. Repeat for each layer.
  9. In the "Layer" window/tab, click on the "eye button" to hide the layer for each duplicate layer, so that only the original layers with the text in Color 1 are visible.
  10. Switch to Image Ready now. In the "Animation" window/tab, click on "Duplicates Current frame" button.
  11. Click on the new frame in the "Animation" window/tab, and make the duplicate layer for the first word visible.
  12. Click on the new frame in the "Animation" window/tab, and make the duplicate layer for the second word visible. Repeat this till all the duplicate layers are visible.
  13. From the "Animation" tab/window, click on each frame and set the time delay so that it matches the song. (Playing the song in the background may help you do this)
  14. Hit the play button to check if it's working properly and fix any errors.
  15. Save the file. I'd recommended saving it as .gif using File-> Save Optimised as.

Animation window, showing the Time Delay menu
Animation window, showing the Time Delay menu
The image and the Layer window
The image and the Layer window


  • Since it's photo-shop, you get the additional benefit of using tons of photo effects and fonts and colors!
  • You can save the image in a variety of formats, including .gif, which can be easily imported into Windows Movie Maker if you're creating the karaoke video with that.
  • Once you get used to it, the process follows rigid steps.


  • It is pretty time consuming, and can be complicated.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask in comments, I'd be happy to help!

Example: Here is a karaoke video where the text was created using Photoshop and ImageReady


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)