Transparent Overlays: How to Add Free Transparent Video Overlays

Posted on: Dec. 24, 2021

Transparent overlays are the best for our video editing. We love this trick so much because it makes our video more creative and appealing.

There are three ways to apply free transparent overlays to your videos with the easiest-to-use yet powerful online video editor, FlexClip.

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Method 1. Adding a Video as a Transparent Overlay to Your Video

If you want to cover your video with a transparent snow or rain overlay, old film overlay, or VHS overlay, you can easily achieve those effects in FlexClip with a full coverage video overlay.

Transparent Snow Overlay

Follow the steps below to add a free transparent video overlay like the one above:

1. Upload Your Video

2. Find the Video Overlay

3. Customize the Video Overlay

Step 1
Upload Your Video

Upload your video footage in the Media section and apply it to the storyboard. If you have your video overlay in your hand, just upload it to the FlexClip directly; if not, check step 2 below.

Upload Your Video

Image Board: Upload Your Video

Step 2
Find the Video Overlay

Go to the Video library to search for the proper one, you can simply enter keywords, like snow, rain, or fire, to find your desired one and click the Picture-in-Picture icon to add it to the background video as an overlay. Then drag and change its size to cover the whole background video.

Find the Video Overlay

Image Board: Find the Video Overlay

Step 3
Customize the video Overlay

Once you add the video overlay and make it in proper size, you can customize the Opacity of the video to make it a transparent overlay.

Customize the video Overlay

Image Board: Customize the video Overlay

Method 2. Adding an Image as a Transparent Overlay to Your Video

To add your own image to a video as a transparent overlay for free in FlexClip, simply follow the simple steps below.

1. Upload Your Footage

2. Add the Image Overlay

3. Customize the Image Overlay

Step 1
Upload Your Footage

Head over to the Media section to upload your video footage and the image you want to use as a transparent overlay on your video. Then, apply the video footage to the storyboard.

Upload Your Footage

Image Board: Upload Your Footage

Here you can also go to the built-in Photo library of FlexClip to find some beautiful stock images for your video if you have no ideas of what to add as a transparent overlay to your videos.

Step 2
Add the Image Overlay

Once you have added the video clip to the storyboard, just apply the image as an overlay on the background video with the Picture-in-picture feature.

Add the Image Overlay

Image Board: Add the Image Overlay

Step 3
Customize the Image Overlay

Now you can customize the Opacity of the image to make it a transparent overlay. You can also crop the image freely to make it in the size you want or even crop it into a circle one. Here, you can also add an animation effect to the overlay to make its appearance on the video more vivid.

Customize the Image Overlay

Image Board: Customize the Image Overlay

In FlexClip, you can also apply a mask or frame to the image you added to make it more special and creative.

Customize the Image Overlay with Mask/Frame

Image Board: Customize the Image Overlay with Mask/Frame

Method 3. Adding Transparent Shape/Text Overlays to your Videos

FlexClip allows you to get more creative on your video overlay with loads of pre-made shapes and overlay effects.

If you want to simple transparent shape overlay, you can go to the Elements section, then pick the Shape category to select your desired one, and customize it on the transparency, size, and color, and animation.

Shape Overlay for Edit

Image Board: Shape Overlay for Edit

Looking for free transparent text overlays or beautiful decoration overlays for your video, simply switch to the Overlays section and browse through to find some one you like.

Text Overlay for Edit

Image Board: Text Overlay for Edit

Final Words

Adding transparent overlays can give your videos a unique look and feel and make them far more attractive. Ready to put this into practice? Then go ahead - turn to FlexClip and start adding transparent overlays to your video for free right now.

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