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A great way to emphasize something you say in your vlog is to have your words appear next to you as you say them. Adding text to your YouTube videos can look really professional. You might put a title at the beginning of your video, use bullet points to help people keep track of your monologue, or to highlight an important point by writing it on your screen. When you use text in your videos there are a few things you need to keep in mind. This article is all about how to use text effectively in your YouTube videos.
If you know you are going to add text to your video then make sure you leave room for it in your frame. Consider standing off to one side instead of directly in front of your camera. You do not want to have to choose between not using text, making your text really small, or placing it over your face.
While planning out your frame and leaving room for your text, consider what color you are going to make the words and whether it will stand out and look good against your background.
People should be able to read your text without putting in any extra effort, such as straining their eyes to make out small words. If it takes effort to read your text then a lot of people will just ignore it. Your text should be big enough that somebody watching your video on their smartphone screen – where everything is shrunk down – can read it easily.
It is easier to make your text larger when you stick to titles, keywords, and short sentences.
Text is a great tool for making something stand out. However, if you try to use text to emphasize too much of what you say it will lose its effect. Text does not stand out anymore once viewers get too used to seeing it. Too much text can even get annoying and cause people to click away from your videos.
Try to use text to emphasize only the most important things you say.
Open up Filmora and drag a clip into your timeline. Then, go to Text/Credit.
Find a style that you like and drag it into your timeline where you want your text to appear. Make sure your text is selected in your timeline and click the Advanced Text Editing icon, which looks like a pen and paper.
Insert your own words and drag your text to where you want it on the screen. Adjust the size by dragging the blue squares which surround your text.
To change the color of your text go into the ‘Customize’ menu. You will find it near the top left of your screen. While you are in ‘Customize’ there will be a section called ‘Fill’. This is where you select the color of your text. You can even change the fill type to ‘gradient fill’ and have your text transition between two colors.
All of Filmora’s text options are animated – they fade, move around the screen, or perform some other type of action as they appear and disappear. To change the animation of your text select ‘Animation’ next to ‘Customize’. A selection of different animations will appear. Double click on the one you want to apply to your text.
Many of Filmora’s text options have separate elements, i.e two separate text boxes and a graphic. You will need to change the color and animation of every element individually. Select different elements by clicking on them in the text timeline at the bottom of the text editing window.
There are a lot more ways you can adjust your text. For an in depth walkthrough of text editing in Filmora watch the ‘Advanced Text Editing Tutorial’.
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