Add Text to a YouTube Video

(Last Updated On: September 18, 2018)

Text in a YouTube video

add textWhile video editing, you may want to add text to your video. In the example on the right, the video creator wanted to give credit for the source of the footage.  To do this, he added a ScreenFlow text box.

Add text in 9 steps

add text

1. Click the T box in the upper right-hand corner
2. Click plus sign.  This gives you a text box in middle of screen.
3. Add your message to the text box
4. Adjust the size of text to the ideal size
5. If you want a transparent background around the text, uncheck backdrop box
6. Align the text to centre or whatever you want
7. Single click on the solid color box and choose your preferred color for the text
8. Move the text to the desired location
9. Adjust the end points of the text clip on your timelineClick to Buy ScreenFlow Now





Peter Enns has been developing websites since 1996. He is a social media blogger and author of a free YouTube tutorial. It’s called 7 Day YouTube and will teach you how to make entertaining videos & animated GIFs.


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