Filmora - AI Video Editor
Edit Faster, Smarter and Easier!

Think Bigger From Filmora User Guide

Edit and Customize Text Effects

There are many preset text effects, however, to make the text more suitable for your video. You can edit and customize the text effect with built-in tools.

Enter text

Double-click on the text effect in the timeline to open the Text Editing panel and type in your message. You can then modify the properties (font, spacing, size, style, alignment, color, and more) of the title effect.

edit and customize text effects

Click on the Font drop-down menu to change the style of your text. You can also download a font from the internet, install it on your OS, and then use it in Filmora.

Note: If you download a font from the Internet, you will have to restart Filmora for Mac before that font becomes available in the software's font library.

Apply preset styles to text

Go to the Basic tab of the Text Editing menu and click the thumbnails of the preset styles to apply them.

To change the position of text in the Preview Window.

edit and customize text effects

You can set a position for your text by changing the Alignment parameters in the Text Editing panel. You can also click and drag your text in the preview window to move it where you want.

Adjust the duration of text effects

The default duration of all the text effects is 7 seconds, but you can change that by dragging text effect’s edges in the timeline. You can also click on the “Duration” icon to change the effect’s duration.

edit and customize text effects

If you want to change the default duration of all title effects in Filmora, go to the Wondershare Filmora menu, click on “Preferences”, and then enter the new default duration beside Effect Duration.

edit and customize text effects

Apply or Change Text Animations

In the Text Editing panel, click on the “Animation” icon under “Titles” tab. Filmora offers more than 80 different text animations which you can apply by double-clicking on an effect to preview it and then click on “OK” to apply it.

edit and customize text effects

Advanced Title Editing

Click on the “Advanced” button in the lower right corner of the Text Editing panel to access the “Title Inspector” window.

edit and customize text effects

Besides enabling you to add shadows or borders to the text you insert, the Title Inspector also lets you add new text boxes by clicking on the Add Textbox icon. In addition, you can add shapes like bubbles and arrows by clicking on the Add Shape icon or insert an image by clicking on the Add Image icon. Each new element you add will be displayed on the timeline below the preview window in the Title Inspector window.

Changing the color or opacity of your text, or adding blur to the text, are also options you can access from the Title Inspector window.

Customizing Text Style

Besides entering customized text, the Customize tab contains five more options: Text FillText BorderText ShadowShape Fill and Shape Border.

Text and Shape Fill: In Text Fill, you can choose from Color Fill, Image Fill or Gradient Fill. While in Shape Fill, you can choose Color Fill or Gradient Fill.

  • Color Fill: Pick a color to fill your text or shape.
  • Image Fill: Choose from the built-in images or browse to load your own image and have that fill your text.
  • Gradient Fill: Set the start and end colors and click an Arrow button to set the direction.

Tip: You can drag the slider below to set the Blur and Opacity (transparency) values.


Add a border around the letters of your text or a shadow behind them. You can drag the Blur slider to blur the text-shadow or border or the Opacity slider to adjust the transparency.

Apply Curved Text Effect

While you make other basic edits on the text, expand the “More Text Options” settings in the “Basic” section. Enable the “Shape” toggle and see different curved text effects that can be applied to the video. As you enable it, select any available preset and define its “Strength” for controlling the overall curvature.

For changing the style, you can shift between the available presets, and if you disable the "Shape" toggle, the text will return to its original state.

apply curved text effect and adjust

Saving Customized Text Effects as Presets

Filmora for Mac lets you save customized text effects from the Title Inspector and the Text Editing panel. Once you’ve made all the adjustments you want to a text effect, click on the “Save as Custom” button located in the lower left corner of either menu.

edit and customize text effects

A dialogue box will pop up where you can enter the name of the new preset.

edit and customize text effects

The new preset will be saved in the Custom folder in the Titles tab.

Delete Title

All title effects in the timeline can be removed by selecting them, and pressing the Delete key on your keyboard, or by clicking on the Delete icon in the toolbar. You can also right-click on the title effect you want to remove from the timeline and select Delete.