How-to video maker

Create professional and engaging how-to videos with Synthesia's tutorial video maker. All you need is a browser, some text, and 5 minutes of your time.

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Main features

Key features of our how-to tutorial maker

Here are some of the awesome features that enable you to create how-to videos in just a few clicks.

160+ AI video presenters

Make a how-to video more engaging by featuring an (almost) human AI presenter. Browse our avatar selection and choose one that fits your video perfectly.

  • 160+ AI avatars
  • Custom avatars available
  • Diverse and growing selection

120+ text-to-speech languages

Communicate with your customers/audience in their native language without speaking it. Create how-to videos in 120+ languages using our text-to-speech software.

  • Create voiceovers from text
  • No need for microphones
  • Closed captions included

60+ video templates

Create video tutorials in just minutes by using our professionally-designed and customizable how-to video templates.

  • Dedicated how-to video templates
  • Fully-customizable
  • Diverse use cases

No video editing skills required

You don't need to be a professional video editor to make a good how-to video. Our easy tutorial video maker allows you to create videos from scratch with no prior experience.

Video creation simplified

You don't need equipment to make a how-to video with Synthesia. All you need is a browser, your tutorial video script, and 5 minutes of your time.

Customize your how-to video as you please

Even if you start out with how-to video templates, you can make your video unique and on-brand using all the tools in our video tutorial software.


Here's what else you get with Synthesia's video maker

Make video tutorials from scratch directly in your browser using built-in tools. No editing skills or training required.

Record quick videos of your screen directly in the app. Trim, crop and edit with ease.

Upload your font, logo, colors, graphics, icons, soundtracks and more.

Add and edit text, images, shapes, transitions, animations and more.

Get access to royalty-free media assets from Unsplash and Shutterstock

Create professional-looking explainer videos, product videos, and brand videos without hiring a video production or recording studio.

get started

How to make a how-to video in 5 easy steps

Here's how easy it is to create videos in just a few clicks using AI video editors.

Step 1. Choose a how-to video template

Use a how-to video template for inspiration and to give yourself a structural and visual base to build on.

Step 2. Pick an AI presenter

All engaging video tutorials have one thing in common - a human presenter. You can achieve the same effect using a human-like AI presenter.

Step 3. Paste your text

Just type or paste your tutorial video script, and our text-to-speech engine will transform it into speech.

Step 4. Customize and edit your how-to video

Customize and edit any element you want. Add text, backgrounds, music, images, transitions, and upload photos and videos. We can go on, but why not just see for yourself?

Step 5. Generate and download

And you're done! Share your new how-to video with your audience. Stream, download, embed, or share on social media platforms or YouTube - the choice is yours.


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"Saving tons of time and making great content in the blink of an eye

"In the projects I'm currently in, it's a life saver, I could not deliver so quickly without Synthesia. I also value that they are adding avatars and new features regularly."

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Regional Instructional Designer at Nestlé
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Great product with even greater customer support!

"Synthesia allows us to use video for situations we do not normally have resources for. So far, it has been great for product training or explaining new processes."

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Digital Learning Designer at WBS Training


Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between an instructional video, an explainer video, a how-to video, and a tutorial video?

That question almost requires its own blog post and has been debated for a while.

In general, here's how we differentiate the four types:

  • Explainer videos are a type of marketing video, where a company explains its product/service. It's more sales-y in nature than the other three.
  • We see a how-to video and a tutorial video as synonyms - their purpose is to share a step-by-step solution to a problem, e.g. "How to create tutorials" (very meta, we know).
  • Instructional videos are a bit difficult to categorize. In essence, instructional videos do just that - provide instructions. A how-to video is instructional by nature, a training video can be instructional, but isn't always.

Can you make animated videos with Synthesia?

Currently, you can't create animated videos using Synthesia. We strive to make video production affordable for everyone, and drawing custom animated characters simply isn't that.

However, you can create a high-quality DIY video online in just minutes, either from scratch or using a professionally-designed template. Customize the template with your background, music, images, shapes, transitions, and video.

How can I make a tutorial video for free?

You make make free demo tutorial (how-to) and training videos with Synthesia.

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