Typography is an important aspect of the video editing process. You'll learn how to add captions to captions, add captions on screen to food video, create burned subtitles for short films, create no-sound social media videos, and more. Enlight Videoleap for iOS makes this easy.
When you use Enlight Videoleap to add text to your videos on your iPhone, it's important to do so not only properly, but also at a high level, to better engage your message and engage your audience. Videoleap's text tools include custom fonts, animations, effects, colors, spacing, alignment, and more.
We will discuss each tool individually and give you the basics of having your text displayed live on screen as if it were there. First, make sure that you've updated "Enleap Videoleap Video Editor" to have all the new tools and features.
: Overlay the text in your video
I assume you already have a video project loaded into your Videoleap timeline to overlay the text. However, you can also start an empty project without video. This is useful if you want to create a title card with a simple black background. However, this guide uses the actual video as an example.
None If you highlight the highlighted video clips, move the playhead to where you want the text to begin (which you can change later, of course). Then tap the "Text" button in the toolbar. This will add a new layer above an underlying video (or a blank area if you want a black background), and a text box will appear in the preview.
If you want to add text, do what it says and tap in the box to bring up the keyboard. Enter what you need or want if you see the video overlaid. Use the Enter key to create a line break if necessary. Touch the check mark or anywhere outside the text box to save the text.
Now you can position the text to look its best. Tap and hold the text box and drag it to the desired location. To tilt the text, turn it to the side or turn it upside down, place one finger near the box and another finger on the other side, then rotate your fingers until it is as desired , To increase or decrease the size, press or press the button.
There are over a dozen tools that let you customize the appearance of text in your text videos. We'll go over each one below to see how they work. To find these tools, make sure the text layer is highlighted (the layer has a white border, the text box a red border).
The first element in the Text toolbar is Font, a new extension of Videoleap that includes over 35 different styles, including Open Sans, Script, and Gothic. Each font has different spacing and sizes, so you need to change the size and position of the text box as described in step 1 to fit on the screen where you want it.
The next tool is Animation, which is slightly larger than the rest. This lets you add a start or end transition, as well as an animated effect, to the entire text layer. Tap Animation, choose In, Total or Out to specify where the animation should appear. If you want, you can choose from all three effects.
"In" and "Out" display the same animated transitions, including fade in and fade out. slide up, down, right or left; increase or decrease; turn clockwise or counterclockwise; and flicker. For the animation "Total" you can choose between flashing, pulsating, floating, rotating or shaking effects. If you have selected an option, move the marker below the video to change either the length (for transitions) or the speed (for overall effects).
Effects lets you choose from six different animated effects. These include effects that set your text on fire, a color-changing neon sign or cable that carries electricity. The other three effects are only included in the Pro version of the app, which costs $ 5.99 a month, $ 35.99 a year, or $ 69.99 forever.
Next to the toolbar is "Color", which you can use to change the color of the text, as you can imagine-even if it's already affecting it. You can choose from almost 30 different colors, but you can only change the color of individual letters or characters in the text box as a whole.
Here I will cover two different tools as they are very similar. First, "opacity", which allows you to move the marker up or down to change the transparency of the text so that you can see some of the underlying videos in the text.
The Blend tool works the same as opacity, especially if you have selected the Normal option. Move the highlight up or down to make the text transparent. The difference with the previous tool is that there are more options to choose from. If you've ever used Adobe Photoshop on a computer before, it's just like the drop-down menu for a layer's blend mode.
There are options for soft lighting, darkening, overlaying and color burning, to name a few. The difference between them is what the text box looks like: spotty, dark, burned, and so on. As before, you can move the highlight up or down on the slider to adjust the opacity.
For technical reasons, we should use the "Opacity" tool just disappear as it does the same thing in each of the "blending" modes as setting the slider. But it's a nice reminder of what the opacity is for each mode, just by looking at the toolbar.
The Mask tool lets you hide part of the text, which makes the text appear behind an object in the video. For a real example, by Hulu The Act uses this effect in every show of the series. In Videoleap you have various mask tools (linear, mirror, radial and rectangle) that you can play around with, making it easier to hide the text depending on the shapes in your video.
Now it is quite difficult to work with this tool as there is a lot of pinching. When you select a mask tool, a center point appears where your text remains safely visible. If you have selected the linear mask tool, you can move it with two fingers and rotate it as you need it. Then you can move the arrows farther away from the line to distribute the effect away from the line with changes in opacity.
For the other tools, you can also move them, rotate them with two fingers, and increase the opacity of text outside the effect box, but you can also show or hide the effect. In addition, you can use the rectangular mask tool to drag the arc to cut off the text in the effect box. To get the hang of it, you just have to play around with it. However, since you may be moving, you should also add keyframes, which we will discuss later in step 3.
. 7 Adding a stroke around the text
The stroke tool adds a stroke to the text. You can change the width of the stroke from zero to 10 points and the color of the stroke.
"Shadow" inserts a shadow behind your text. A red circle appears, the center of the shadow. When you move the circle, the shadow also moves so that it is just behind the text, just outside the middle or far away from the text. You can change the opacity (transparency), the softness (for the edges of the shadow text), and the color of the shadow (if black is not desired). You can also hide it, which is better than deleting it, if you think you want to use the shadow that you customize later.
The Background tool inserts a colored or transparent background behind the text. The Shape tool lets you fill the background of the text box, appear as stripes over the video, or turn it into a hollow outline. The sub-tool "Color" is pretty self-explanatory, as is "Opacity", which only makes the video shine through in the other layer. The Size subset determines how large the background or contour is, while the "softness" makes the box rigid at zero or causes complete blur at 100.
Tap Align to change the orientation of the text to either the left, center, or right. Use "Space" to squeeze or breathe the text
The Arrange tool lets you place the text behind or above other text layers. However, with the free version of Videoleap, you are limited to only three levels. Therefore, the "Arrange" tool is not particularly useful if you not only have some text layers that you are trying to organize.
Use Split to split the text clip and move it to another place in the video. When I say share, I mean that the text clip is cut in half, not the actual text in the text box. Just move the playhead to the moment you want to share the text and press Share. You can then tap and hold on any part of the text clip and move it over the project timeline as needed.
"Duplicate" creates, as you can probably guess, an identical twin of the text clip. This will add an extra layer to your project. In the free version, however, only three levels are available. You can not use this tool as freely as in the Pro version. You can, however, move it as with the "Share" tool described above.
Finally, you can tap Remove to clear the text layer. You can also tap and hold on the text layer in the timeline, then drag to the trash to delete it. If you delete it because you are not satisfied with the results, you keep going over and over again.
If you have selected any effect, or even just the text layer itself, a hash symbol appears. A plus sign above the toolbar on the right when the playhead is somewhere in the layer. This is the "keyframe" tool that lets you add a manual animation to your text. For example, you can move text from one part of the video to another or change the color of the text. If you want to learn more about using keyframes, read our complete guide.
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