Filmora Video Editor

The best video editing software to create stunning videos with full-featured editing tools and impressive effects.

How to Add Text/Titles to Videos?

Filmora Video Editor helps you to add titles and texts to your video. You can have options including Opener, Titles, Subtitles, Lower3RDS, and End Credits.

1 Add Text

To add text or titles to videos, click the "T (Titles)" icon above the sub-menu to choose the adorable title template. Once you locate the title template, drag and drop it to the timeline.

Here, you can choose a template according to the category in the left panel, such as openers, titles, subtitles, and so on.

add text to video

2 Edit Text

Double-click on the text you added to timeline to enable its settings up window. From there, you can select the preset color and font for the text. Or customize the video effects by yourself. For example:

- Choose a font style, size, border, alignment under the "Font" option;

- Go to "Settings" to decide the text color, space, line space, text layer, etc;

- Go to "Transform" and rotate your text or title by any degree as you like;

- Go to "Compositing" to choose the blending mode and opacity.

add text to video

Advanced Title Editing

For more text editing, you can click Advanced button to enter the Advanced Text Edit panel. You can add text boxes, text shapes, image overlay, etc. according to your own needs.

text editing

There are 3 classic title editing tools in the upper left corner of the preview window, you can use them to:

• Click the add new text box icon to add a new text box.
• Click the add new text shape icon to add a shape such as an arrow, light bulb, circle, or triangle.
• Click the add new image text icon to add an image.

Note: The default duration of a text effect is 5 seconds, you can change it by dragging one of its edges in the timeline. Or you can click the "Duration" clock icon in the top of the timeline to enter a new duration.
You can also customize your text effects in the "Advanced Text Editing" panel to make your video more distinctive, such as fonts, animation, colors, opacity, fill, border (color and size), and shadow (style, color, and size) according to your needs.

3 Save Customized Text Effect as Preset

There are two ways to save the customized text effects as preset, they are:

1. In text editing panel, you can directly click on "Save as Custom" button in the left corner of the panel after customizing your text. Then enter a name for the new preset and click "OK" to save it.

save customized text as preset

2. In the advanced text editing panel, you can also click the "Save as Custom" button after customizing the text.

save text as template

The new created preset will be categorized in the "Custom" folder.

check customized text effect

4 Remove A Title

If you want to delete a text effect, you can directly click the title in the timeline and hit the "Delete" key on your keyboard to remove the selected title. Or you can click the delete icon in the toolbar to perform the order.

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