You can add text, titles, captions, or subtitles to your videos. Read on to see how.

How to add text to your video

Step 1. Click the text menu buttonĀ 

Click on the text tab on the left sidebar. A variety of different titles and text options will appear. To preview the animated text options, hover your cursor over the top of the title.

Step 2. Drag and drop a title onto the timeline

Once you have found a title that suits your video, drag and drop it onto the timeline.

Step 3. Edit the duration of your title

Click on your text box, so it's highlighted green. Move the sidebars left and right to adjust the duration of the text.

Step 4. Edit your text

Click on the text tab on the right sidebar. Here, you can edit what your text says and the font style.

Step 5. Edit the color of your text

To change the color of your text, click on the color tab on the right sidebar.

Depending on what elements your title has, you can change multiple colors. Edit border colors, primary and secondary colors, background colors, accent colors, and more.

Choose a color from the preset palette at the bottom, by clicking the rainbow symbol and adjusting the slider, dot, or RGB values, or by entering a color code.

Step 6. Edit the size of your text

If you want to change the size or position of your text, click on the transform tab on the right sidebar. Here, you can edit the size of your text by sliding the toggle left and right. You can also change the position of your text using the grid.

If you would like to freehand your text, adjust your text size using the white corners. You can also move your text freely around the preview screen.

Step 7. Add a filter to your title

If you want to take your title to the next level, add a fun filter. Click on the filters tab on the right sidebar. To preview the filter options, hover your cursor over the top of the filter. Click on a filter to apply.

Step 8. Adjust your text colors and opacity

To change your titles exposure, saturation, temperature, contrast and opacity, slide the toggle left and right in the adjust colors tab.

Note: You can also add white, black, or color backgrounds behind a title. To learn more, see: adding black or a solid color.

Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself:

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