How to Do Text/Video Overlay On Capcut

Posted on: Nov. 17, 2021

Are you a Marvel fan and are always curious as to how they create effects of superheroes' pictures to appear in the marvel logo?

How to Overlap An Image

How to Overlap An Image

To create such intriguing effects, you no longer have to resort to complicated software. This is an overlay effect that is now possible to be applied from the small screen of your mobile phones only. Overlay has become one of the most demanded features in the editing world.

It is not limited to combining pictures or videos in the same frame or screen only but this effect allows you to add logos or stickers to the video, edit green screen videos, include other video editing effects, add captions in videos, and much more.

This interesting feature is now available free of cost in many Android applications as well. CapCut is the most famous option that creators utilize for their content. If you are unfamiliar with this feature and want to learn how to do an overlay on CapCut then today's tutorial is for you.

Tag along and learn some smart tips to create magic never imagined before.

Part 1. Do a Text Overlay on CapCut

Since the overlay feature has wide applications but below we will be highlighting How to do an overlay on CapCut. Following this tutorial, you will be able to create your overlay effect in no time.

Download the CapCut app from the relevant store I.e. Playstore for Android and App Store on iPhone. Launch the app and go to its project editing panel.

Step 1
At the editing panel of the app, write the text of your choice with a black background and save it on your device.
Add Your Desired Text

Add Your Desired Text

Step 2
Now you need to create a new project and add a photo or a video that you want to combine with the previous text overlay.
Step 3
From the bottom menu open Overlay and click on the Add Overlay option.
Add Overlay effect

Add Overlay effect

Step 4
Then select the text we saved earlier and add it to your picture or video.
Step 5
In the bottom panel you will find a Splice menu. Open it.
Select the Splice Button

Select the Splice Button

Step 6
Here you will find several overlay types to create unique effects, including Normal, Darken, Lighten, Overlay, etc. If you choose to select the Darken option adjust its opacity to 100 and you will be amazed with the results.
Select the Overlay Effects

Select the Overlay Effects

You can experiment with the other effects as well to adjust to the results you dearly wish to create.

Part 2. Do a Video Overlay on CapCut

With the overlay feature, you can even add three videos together. Here's a step-by-step tutorial for how do you make overlays on CapCut for videos. Launch the app on your phone and follow the below steps:

Step 1
Go to New Project in the upper right corner of the screen and select your first video
Add New Project

Add New Project

Step 2
Adjust the video duration and size. Suppose if the video is of 9:16 aspect rotate it to fit the screen horizontally.
Step 3
Then go to the Format option in the bottom toolbar and select ratio 16:9.
Step 4
Now select the Overlay option and choose your second video. For this again go to the Add button in the bottom right corner.
Select Overlay

Select Overlay

Step 5
Select the Mask option in the toolbar and select Filmstrip. Your second video should be placed under the first one.
Select the Mask Option

Select the Mask Option

Step 6
For the third video click on the Overlay option and select your last video for uploading.
Step 7
Rotate and adjust it to the bottom of the canvas. Now when you will press the Play button all three videos will play together. Just make sure not to keep your 2nd and 3rd videos longer than the first one. They can be of the same size or smaller in duration.

Further Edit

All the videos added above can be edited individually or together collectively as well. If you wish you can:

apply different filters for all your videos
add a song or animation of your choice
adjust video speed, increase or decrease them effortlessly

The major popularity of CapCut is due to its simple interface and easy-to-use tools. Edits and adjustments can be made quite easily with fewer taps only.

Extend the video duration: If you want to extend the layer duration, drag the corner of the slider to the right side.

Reduce the video duration: If you wish to reduce the video duration simply drag the slider to the left side.

For rotating the video, tap it with two fingers and turn it around. Once done editing save the video by tapping on the upward arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen.

The Bottom Line

CapCut is the latest Chinese app that has been popularly advertised as the best editing app for TikTok video editing. From applying filters to stickers and special effects CapCut has a lot to offer. CapCut might seem complicated at first but the functions flow seamlessly once you get a hang of its tools.

It allows users to add endless layers to the videos and edit them individually. So, let your friends also benefit from it and create amazing content together whether it’s for your TikTok account or for commercial use.

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