Learning how to add text overlays to iMovie made a big difference in my videos. With iMovie you can add titles, but they are very limited.
Creating Text Overlays in PicMonkey
- Go to PicMonkey.
- Click Design. A blank canvas appears.
- On the left side, under Canvas Color, click Transparent canvas and then click Apply.
- On the left side click Text.
- On the text panel, click Add Text. The text field appears on the canvas.
- Type text into the text field. Make any adjustments using the text window and the text selections on the left.
- When you have finished, on the left menu, click Basic Edits and then click Crop.
- Click, hold and drag the selection points until the text image area is a manageable size. Click Apply.
- Click Save.
Adding the Text Overlay in iMovie
- Go to your iMovie project. I assume you already have an video in the timeline.
- Click Import and select the text image you just created. The image appears in the Event assets.
- Drag the image to the timeline just above the portion of the video where you want the text overlay to appear.
- Click the image in the timeline to select it.
- On the toolbar, located above the viewer, select the Cropping tool.
- For Style, select Fit.
- Now, select Video Overlay Settings.
- From the drop-down menu, select Picture in a Picture. The image appears as a thumbnail on top of the video in the viewer. You can now resize it and move it around.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to add a text overlay in iMovie.