[Quick Guide] How to DIY a Subscribe Button Animation for Your Channel

Wanna DIY a subscribe button animation and add it at the beginning of your videos? Try Filmora now for free with our Step-by-Step guide. Ready to engage more audience and encourage them to subscribe to your channel!
Brian Fisher updated on 2022-08-24 21:14:00

The word "subscribe" is about the monthly payment of a service. But in the case of a YouTube channel, it doesn't require any payment. Videos with subscribe button animation push the viewers to click on subscribe button to get the latest updates. If you add a subscribe button under your YouTube video, it will help you to increase the subscriptions and watch time. Once your subscriber gets notifications for new updates from your channel, the previously watched videos will also feature on their subscription feed at the same time.

And if your content is intriguing, they would love to watch it again and again. Isn't it great news for your channel growth? You have started your YouTube channel and want to add subscription animation to your video. As a beginner, you might be wondering how to create subscribe button animation for your video. You need not worry more! We are here to help you to create an engaging subscribe button animation that will compel your viewers to hit the subscription for your channel. Filmora X is the best video editing software that allows the creation of engaging subscribes button animation for your YouTube Channel.

Part 1. How to Make a subscribe button animation with Filmora [step-by-step guide]

Filmora is the best video editing software that allows you to create subscribe button animation to engage your viewers. It's free and you can use it even if you're a beginner. Filmora allows creating subscribe button animation to engage your viewers. It's free, and you can use it even as a beginner. It provides you the option to create custom subscribe button animations and use the built-in templates to create these stunning animations. In this handy guide, we’ll focus on how to create subscribe button animation. If you are interested to use Filmora templates for Like, Subscribe and Comment animations, you can access them from the Elements tab.

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Let's follow our step-by-step guide to get the things done for your channel growth.


Before starting, make sure that you have installed Filmora on your PC. If not, you can easily install it with few clicks.

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Step 1: Set a background

First, you need to set a background. Go to the sample color and select a Green background color. Once you have downloaded it, drag and drop it onto the first video track and adjust its timings to 4 seconds.

Set a background

Step 2: Choose red color

Go back to the sample color, drag and drop the red color above the green color. Drag and drop the red color until it has become a small rectangle and place it in the center.

Choose red color

Step 3: Add text

Go to titles, and select plain text to add text as “Subscribe”. Drag and drop it above the red color video track.

Add text

Step 4: Add a mask cursor

Go to Google and download a picture of a mouse cursor. Import it to the Filmora media library and place it on the video track above the plain text. Adjust the size and position of the mouse cursor from the preview window.

Note: Add PNG image of mouse cursor for better results.

Add a mask cursor

Step 5: Add Animation

Hurrah! We have done with the design! Now, let's animate the design by adding keyframes. Double click on the red color video track, a window will open. From the animation tab, go to the customize option. Move the time stamp on your timeline for one second and click add to insert a keyframe

Add Animation

After adding a keyframe, move the time stamp to zero on the timeline and set its scale to zero.

Add Animation

Step 6: Animate the Text

Once you have added keyframes to the cursor, add animation to the text to make it more appealing for your viewers. Double click on the text video track, and click on the advanced button.

Animate the Text

A new window has opened. Click on animation to animate the text. Choose any animation and double click it to apply to your text.

Animate the Text

The darker area below the preview window is about the animation start, and the middle of the area shows the static text followed by the animation out.

Animate the Text

Now, you have successfully add movement to the text!

Step 7: Add animation to the cursor

After adding movement to the text, double-click on the cursor video track to add animation. A new window will open, click on the animation tab. Select the custom tab, and add a keyframe where the text is static in the preview window.

Add animation to the cursor

Drag and drop the cursor to adjust its position. Once you have applied animation to the cursor, the cursor will change its position in preview window. Add two more keyframes to make the cursor more alive.

Step 8: Adjust the keyframes

You are just about to complete the creation of subscribe button animation. Adjust the keyframes and let the final button to leave the preview window.

Step 9: Export the project

Congratulations! You have done with the subscribe button animation. You're all set to add it to your video content for YouTube. Export it.

Export the project

Step 10: Add subscribe button animation to your video

Import the video you want to add a subscription button, add the subscribe button animation to it. Drag and drop the animation above your main video. Double click on the animation video and fill the checkbox of Chroma Key. The animation has displayed successfully on your video.

Add subscribe button animation to your video


We hope you know every bit about how to create a subscribe button animation. Using our handy guide, you can easily create subscribe button for your videos in no time. Apart from this, Filmora also allows creating like, and share button animations. You can create custom animations or can go with Filmora built in templates. You only need to go to the effects tab to unveil these animations. If you are a beginner, we recommend you use Filmora templates to save your time. Add animations to your videos and grow your channel!

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