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How to Add Font Effects to Videos

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Aug 11, 22, updated Nov 27, 23

Adding titles and texts to a video clip during the post-production phase is a common thing. You may need to add texts in the intro and outro of the video as well as to highlight important parts in the middle of the video. Showing regular and static texts and titles is very unappealing, and that is why everyone includes font effects to animate the texts.

There are different types of font effects available to apply to the texts and titles in your video. There are premium video editors available with a wide range of effects such as After Effect font effects. If you are an occasional video creator, you can use online font effects while you edit your videos on the go. We will illustrate how to add font effects to videos on any device.

In this article
  1. Part 1. Add Font Effects to Video on Windows PC
  2. Part 2. Add Video Font Effects on Mac
  3. Part 3. How to Add Font Effects Online

Part 1. Add Font Effects to Video on Windows PC

If you have the video where you want to edit and add font effect on your Windows PC, you will need a video editor where the font effects are available. If you are a regular video creator, you should opt for a premium video editor, and we recommend Wondershare Filmora. Filmora is a professional video editor with a super intuitive user interface. You can add texts and titles and add animation to the text conveniently without any prior knowledge or experience.

Filmora has a wide range of effects and animations that you can add to the text of the video. In fact, there are categorized so that you can choose from them as per your requirements. All you have to do is go for font effect download and apply them to any text on your video. Here are the steps to add font effects to video on your Windows computer.

Step1Download and install Wondershare Filmora for Windows PC. Launch the application to edit your video.

Step2To start a new project, click on New Project option on the welcome screen. Alternatively, you can go to File> New Project from the menu bar.

start new project

Step3Import your video file from your hard drive by going to File> Import Media> Import Media Files from the menu bar. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the video file into Project Media folder.

import media file

Step4Drag and drop the video file into the Timeline. You can add multiple video clips. Thereafter, you can arrange them in proper order on the Timeline.

arrange the video file

Step5Go to Titles located at the top bar. From the left panel, select any category of text effect and drop into the Timeline on top of the video clip. You should place the text effect on the Timeline wherever you want it to appear in the video. You can also stretch the duration of the text effect as per your preference.

duration of the text effect

Step6Customize the text effect by double clicking on the text effect located on Timeline. Under Preset tab, you will find different font effects and styles. Change the text, font, size, color, and every other parameter as required. For more customization, you can click on Advanced button. Finally, click on OK button.

change text effect

Step7Play the video and click on Export button. Select your desired file format and save the edited video on your hard drive.

Part 2. Add Video Font Effects on Mac

If you are using a Mac where you want to edit your video and add font effects, you do not have to install any external video editor. This is because Mac comes with a built-in video editor called iMovie by Apple where you can easily add font effects. There are different types of video font effects available on iMovie starting from animated titles to credits and callouts. You can get similar font for After Effect on iMovie. Here are the steps to add video font effects on Mac.

Step1Open iMovie on your Mac from Applications folder. Go to File> Import Media option to import your video under Project Media.

import media into imovie

Step2Drag and drop the selected video into Timeline for your iMovie project. Click on Titles tab located at the top.

choose title from imovie

Step3Place the mouse point over the different text styles to check them. Drag and drop the desired text style into the Timeline and place it where you want the text to appear. You can stretch the duration of the text effect.

drag text title imovie

Step4From Viewer interface, double click on the text part of the video to customize the text. You will see options to change the font, font size, color and much more.

edit title text imovie

Step5Play the video and once you are satisfied, go to File> Share> File and save the edited video on your storage device.

Part 3. How to Add Font Effects Online

If you edit videos occasionally and you want to add font effects to your video without downloading any video editor, you can use an online video editor. There are several online video editors you will come across, but for adding free font effects, we recommend FlexClip video editor. It is a completely free online video editor where you can edit and export video without any watermark. There are several elegant font effects available, and you can make easy adjustments instantly. Here are the steps to add font effects to your video.

Step1Open your web browser and visit on “”. Click on Browser Video button. Select the video from your storage device.

open text video editor flexclip

Step2Once the video is uploaded, you will see Text tab already selected. Go through the list of font effects available. Drag and drop the desired font effect into the video on the Viewer.

drop desired text effects flexclip

Step3Double-click on the font effect on the Viewer and customize all the parameters such as text, size, and style.

customize text flexclip

Step4Once you are satisfied, click on Export button in the top-right corner.

export video flexclip online


Adding font effects on video is a common practice especially when you have intro and outro in your video clip. Instead of the regular titles and texts, you should opt for creative font effects so that the text parts on your video look attractive. If it is a one-time thing, you can opt for an online video editor. If you use a Mac, you can use iMovie, and for Windows PC, we recommend Wondershare Filmora.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown Nov 27, 23
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