How to Overlay Pictures and Videos Online - Easy & Free

Last Updated: Nov. 19, 2021
Summary
Overlaying pictures on a video can make your video more interesting and attractive, and you also overlay yourself on a video or overlay a video on your picture for watermarking or branding, or simply to create a more funny picture-in-picture video. Here we're going to show you the easy method to overlay a picture or video online for free.

Videos are becoming increasingly popular on various social media like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc. People like to add all kinds of effects like reverse, rotate, filter and overlays. Adding an overlay to your video or picture can make your video more funny and catchy.

So how can we add an overlay to a video or picture easily? FlexClip is a free online video editor that you can use to overlay pictures or yourself on video easily and a video on the picture. No download needed, no extension required. Just follow this article and learn how to overlay a picture or yourself on a video and also how to overlay a video on an image.

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Part 1 How to Overlay a Picture on a Video

FlexClip is an awesome video editor as well as video maker that has helped millions of users edit their videos easily. You can use it to easily overlay images on a video, and can even customize the image overlay on its transparency, size, motion, duration, and location, etc. Here's how:

1. Upload Your Video and Image to FlexClip

2. Overlay the Image on Your Video

3. Customize the Image Overlay

Step 1
Upload Your Video and Image to FlexClip

Go to the Media to upload your video and image to the FlexClip editor, and then add the video to the storyboard directly.

How to Overlay a Picture on a Video - Upload

How to Overlay a Picture on a Video - Upload

Step 2
Overlay Images on the Video

Once your video has gotten ready, you can overlay your image on the video with the Picture-in-Picture icon in one click, and then the image will be added as an overlay on the video.

How to Overlay a Picture on a Video - PIP

How to Overlay a Picture on a Video - PIP

Pro Tip:
If you want to get more creative on your image overlay, such as crop it into a circle or heart shape, or frame it with other special shapes, etc. You can first go to the Elements section to choose a Mask or Frame for your image overlay, then replace the shape with your own image.
How to Overlay a Picture on a Video - Mask & Frame

How to Overlay a Picture on a Video - Mask & Frame

Step 3
Customize the Image Overlay

Drag to adjust the position of the image overlay, and you can also customize freely with the tools on the top of the screen, add filters, flip & crop it, adjust the transparency, add motion, etc.

How to Overlay a Picture on a Video - Customize

How to Overlay a Picture on a Video - Customize

Part 2 How to Overlay Yourself on a Video

Thanks to the built-in webcam recorder of FlexClip, you can also easily and quickly overlay yourself on a video for free.

1. Upload Your Video Footage

2. Record Yourself with the Webcam Recorder

3. Overlay Yourself on the Video

Step 1
Upload Your Video Footage

Go to FlexClip video editor and start uploading your video footage and adding them to the storyboard.

Step 2
Record Yourself with the Webcam Recorder

Click the Recording button and select the Record Webcam to record yourself. When you are done, click Stop Sharing and add the recorded video to the Media Library.

How to Overlay Yourself on a Video - Record

How to Overlay Yourself on a Video - Record

Step 3
Overlay Yourself on the Video

Find the webcam recording in the Media Library and click on the Picture In Picture icon to overlay yourself to the video footage. Or you can also go to the Elements section to pick a desired Mask or Frame for yourself.

How to Overlay Yourself on a Video - PIP

How to Overlay Yourself on a Video - PIP

Part 3 How to Overlay a Video on a Picture or Video

If you want to overlay a video on a picture or video to get a cool background for your video, FlexClip also allows you to do so in simple clicks.

Step 1
Also, go to the media section to upload your video clips or image first. (Or you can pick some stock media from FlexClip's Video or Photo library.)
How to Overlay a Video on a Picture or Video - Upload

How to Overlay a Video on a Picture or Video - Upload

Step 2
Find the picture or video you want to use as the background and add it to the storyboard directly, then use the Picture-in-Picture icon on another video to overlay it on the image or video you applied to the storyboard first.
How to Overlay a Video on a Picture or Video - PIP

How to Overlay a Video on a Picture or Video - PIP

Step 3
Customize your video overlay - you can add filter, flip & resize it, crop it to a round or square shape, etc.
How to Overlay a Video on a Picture or Video - Customize

How to Overlay a Video on a Picture or Video - Customize

Note:
Notice that you can only overlay one video on your image or video in a storyboard with FlexClip, unlike overlaying images on a video, in which you can overlay two or more pictures on a video.
Overlay a 2 Pictures on a Video

Overlay a 2 Pictures on a Video

Once you've added the overlays to your video or images, you can make other edits to level up your video. FlexClip provides filters, transitions, funny animated elements, aesthetic text & title overlays, and more special effects for you. Feel free to use them in your video!

Final Words

As the methods shown above, it can not be easier to overlay a video or picture with the help of FlexClip video editor. It can also help you create videos online within minutes. No matter you are a professional designer or an amateur, FlexClip will lead you to make amazing videos. Just try it now!

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