How To Change Backgrounds In Doodly

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Wednesday, November 02, 2022

One of the most important factors of having an outstanding whiteboard animation video is of course, the background. The background on your video sets the tone of your entire presentation. It gives your video a professional look which makes it standout.

Let’s admit it, we all love creative, non-boring presentations and with Doodly, it is super easy to create whiteboard animations. Yes, whiteboard animations but… did you know that whiteboard is not the only board option you have with Doodly?

In Doodly, you are empowered with options not just to choose but also, to use your own style. So we don’t just give you one, two, or three board styles to choose from. We give you 6 different board styles and that includes YOU, using your OWN board.

In this article we will look at Doodly’s different board types, how to set it up and locate where in Doodly you can set these board types.

We Have 6 Different Board Types:

1. Whiteboard


2. Glassboard


3. Dark Chalkboard


4. Green Chalkboard


5. Custom Color


6. Custom Image


The Whiteboard is the default board style and is commonly used by many because it goes well with any characters or scenes.

The Greenboard and the Blackboard gives you the feeling of presenting in a classroom that is why it is commonly used by teachers when they are creating modules for their students.

The Glassboard is ideal for corporate functions, business presentations, sales pitches, etc.

And of course, if you have a company logo or you want to use a specific color theme, you can always use the Custom Color and Custom Image to do these things.

These are just the common uses of each board but you can always use any of the boards however you want it and that’s the beauty of having options!

Setting Up Your Board Style

When you create a new video, you are prompted to select a board style. Don’t worry, you will not be stuck with it. You can always change your mind and replace it with a different board style while in the middle of editing your video.

The Board Styles are found in the following parts of Doodly:

Board Location In Doodly

1. When you Create New Video


2. Within Video Settings


3. Within Scene Settings


Changing The Board Style

Changing your Board Style from the default whiteboard background is so easy.

Here’s how you do it:

  • From the Edit Video screen, go to Settings.
  • Under Background Style, select the Blackboard then hit Apply.

You will notice that as you change the board style, it also adjusts the color of your text from black on white to white on black.

Sometimes it makes the text or characters transparent. If that happens, just go to the Asset’s Settings and from there, you can change the color to a lighter one.

Let me show you:

  • Now let’s change the Blackboard into a Glassboard.

You will notice that the text is adjusted again to white on black except that your white background is now a Glassboard, making the hand writing behind the glass.

Note: Again, if assets turned transparent, just change its color under Asset’s Settings.

Custom Color

Another board option is Custom Color. Custom color allows you to choose your preferred color via a hexadecimal color palette. You can either click through the color picker and drag to select the color of your choice or input the specific color hex code.


Custom Image

Custom image lets you use your preferred image as your board. The maximum allowed image size is 1920 X 1080.

To add your image, simply go to Settings and select the customer image.


Tip: If you can't upload your custom image, try to drag it on your Downloads folder and upload it from there.

You can adjust your image and capture just the parts you wish to show up in your background or upload the entire image.


Doodly Board Style Rocks!

With Doodly, your creativity is limitless! You can beautify and make lovely animated videos and presentations without the hassle of being stuck with what is just available to you. Did you know that apart from Board Style you can also upload your own characters? Oh yes, you can but that’s a different exciting topic which we will discuss in our next blog.

If you have not purchased Doodly yet, we’ll it’s not too late to give it a try.

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