Do you want to add an overlay on CapCut and take your video editing to the next level? Maybe you want to add a green screen and transform your video entirely.
Do these to add an overlay on CapCut:
- Tap on “New project” when you first open CapCut
- Select a video and tap “Add“
- Select “Overlay” on the bottom menu
- Tap on “Add Overlay“
- Select another video for overlay and tap “Add“
- Edit the overlay
But did you know you can add a text overlay on pictures in CapCut too? This is how you do this:
- Create a new project
- Add a text with a random background
- Save the text image
- Create another project and add another picture
- Select “Overlay“
- Add the text image as an overlay
- Select “Splice“
- Customize the opacity and overlay types
If you want a step-by-step guide on how to add an overlay on CapCut, read below!
1. Tap on “New project“
After you open CapCut, you should tap on “New project” in the upper-left corner. This will let you add a new video for editing.
2. Select a video and tap “Add“
After you get to the “Albums” section, you’ll need to select a video and tap “Add“. You can also use a stock video from CapCut to learn how to use overlays.
3. Tap on “Overlay“
Once you open the video editing screen, find the “Overlay” option on the bottom menu and tap on it.
4. Select “Add Overlay“
The next step is selecting “Add overlay“. It’s the only option there, so there’s no way you can make a mistake here.
5. Select an overlay video and tap “Add“
Select an overlay video and tap “Add“
Next, select a video as an overlay and tap “Add“. I’ve selected a green screen for my overlay, but you’re free to use whatever you want.
6. Adjust the length of the overlay
The overlay should be as long as the main video itself, so remember to adjust the length of the overlay using the white marker.
Hold-tap on it and move it to the left, matching it with the end of the main video. Then, you’re free to edit the overlay however you want.
To add a text overlay over a picture or video, follow the steps below:
1. Tap “Add project“
The first step is tapping on “New project“. This will let you add a background for the text you will add. This multi-step process involves creating and placing the text on top of another picture.
2. Select a black background photo and tap “Add“
You’ll need a monochromatic background for this. I suggest a black background photo, so if you don’t have one, take one with your phone.
Then, select it in CapCut and tap on “Add” to edit it.
3. Select “Text“
Now that you’re on the editing screen select the “Text” option in the bottom menu. This will let you add text and personalize it.
4. Tap on “Add text“
Once you select “Text” in the previous menu, CapCut will take you to another menu. Here, you’ll find multiple options, including “Add text“, “Text template“, “Auto captions“, “Auto lyrics“, and “Stickers“.
Every option lets you add or customize a certain type of text. Assuming you want to add simple text, select “Add text“.
5. Add your text, customize it, and download the picture
This is where you’ll be adding your text and customizing it. Follow the instructions in the picture above to write your text, and then download the picture.
You may also select a text style, any effects, or animation you want and customize the font.
When you’re done, tap on the “Download” icon in the top-right corner. You’ll need to download this text picture to use it as an overlay later on.
6. Create a new project
Next, you’ll need to create a new project with the main image you want to edit. This is the image you want to add the text overlay to.
Select “New project,” and when CapCut asks you to select a video/picture, go to the “Photos” tab, select a photo, and tap “Add“
Remember, you must select the main photo to which you want to add the overlay.
7. Select “Overlay“
After uploading the main image for editing, select “Overlay” on the bottom menu. Just like in the video overlay guide above.
8. Add the text photo as an overlay
If you’ve saved the text video previously, you’ll find it in the “Video” section. Select it and then tap “Add“.
9. Select “Splice“
Once you add the text video as an overlay over the main video, you need to select “Splice“. This will let you adjust the overlay picture.
10. Adjust the opacity and choose a style
In the “Splice” menu, you can adjust the opacity of the text overlay and choose a style for it. Make the text more transparent to match the photo and save the changes.
That’s it. You’ve learned how to do video and text overlays in CapCut!
To summarize, you can do two types of overlays on CapCut – video and text overlays. Video overlays refer to green screens, for the most part.
Text overlays will let you add customized text to a picture or combine the text with the picture in unique ways.
There are many ways you can combine a photo with a text overlay. To create a text overlay, use a black background to add the text and customize it to your liking. Then, download this video to your phone.
Create a new project with the main video and add the text video as an overlay. Then, you’re free to adjust the overlay style to match the main video!
If you have any questions, comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible.