Optional Images + Subtitles + 10 New Templates for February

IntroCave Updates

I still haven't fully processed that it's 2022 and it's about to be February.

Optional Images + Subtitles + 10 New Templates for February

Hopefully my brain is a little less mushy for this update cycle—looking back at the January newsletter and blog, I think I got the most of the years wrong (say it with me: it's 2022 now).

For this batch of templates, I'm trying out a couple of new customization types. While working on the video template for Stylish Shapes Slideshow, I had two thoughts:

  1. This would look good as a title sequence even without photos.
  2. I wish I could make the subtitle boxes disappear when you don't put in any text.

The first was straightforward enough (copy + paste + delete some photos). The second took a bit of code, but now I've got a system in place if I need to make optional subtitles truly optional (like, you wouldn't even know they were there!).

Making the title version of the slideshow got me thinking about another template I've been working on. You'll see those variations below as Cyberpunk Logo v1 through Cyberpunk Logo v4 (as well as text-only versions). I had always intended for users to upload their own background photo (i.e. a screenshot from a game), which would normally mean using my kinda-boring-default-placeholder:

It occurred to me that I could actually tailor each video to a specific stock asset and make them look a lot nicer and more varied out of the box. You can still swap in your own graphic if you like, but now those templates are also useful if you just want to sub in your logo and text.

Take a look at the new templates and let me know what you think!

New Videos for February 2022

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Stylish Shapes Slideshow

Mega-slideshow with 14 titles, 6 photos, 1 logo.

Stylish Shapes Titles

14 titles and a logo with stylish shape transitions.

Fullscreen Cyberpunk Logo V1

Neon logo reveal with a retro VHS effect and customizable background (default: cyberpunk landscape).

Fullscreen Cyberpunk Text V1

Neon title reveal with a retro VHS effect and customizable background (default: cyberpunk landscape).

Fullscreen Cyberpunk Logo V2

Neon logo reveal with a retro VHS effect and customizable background (default: neon frame).

Fullscreen Cyberpunk Text V2

Neon title reveal with a retro VHS effect and customizable background (default: neon frame).

Fullscreen Cyberpunk Logo V3

Neon logo reveal with a retro VHS effect and customizable background (default: digital abstract).

Fullscreen Cyberpunk Text V3

Neon title reveal with a retro VHS effect and customizable background (default: digital abstract).

Fullscreen Cyberpunk Logo V4

Neon logo reveal with a retro VHS effect and customizable background (default: 80s floral).

Fullscreen Cyberpunk Text V4

Neon title reveal with a retro VHS effect and customizable background (default: 80s floral).

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IntroCave is a one-person-show operated by Will Hankinson, but it's not 100% accurate to say every word is written by me. Some articles were live on the site when I took over. I hire writers from time to time to work on specific articles. People keep asking me to do guest posts, but I haven't actually seen any relevant submissions yet. "Intro Maker staff" might make a better by-line, but currently that's just me. I've been building digital things for 10+ years now, and some of my favorite projects are posted over at my personal website if you want to take a look!

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