How to Add Text Behind Moving Object (2021)

In this article, I’ll be showing you how to put text behind a moving object and create a text reveal effect. Before we get into the rest of the video, make sure to subscribe to our channel for more video editing tips and tricks. In this first technique, we’ll be doing a text behind the object effect with both white and color text. Since we’re going to be applying blending modes, it’s recommended that you choose a high contrast clip with a black or dark color foreground object. 

We are going to use PowerDirector video editor software to use this video effect if you haven’t installed it yet, download PowerDirector first then follow the below steps.

How to stick text on moving objects

To start off, let’s try white text. 

  • Import the clip onto the timeline. 
  • Open Title Room and add a default title.
  • Double click to open Title Designer and let’s edit the text and adjust the position.
  • After we’re done editing, click on the checkmark here to disable the track that has our video clip. 
How to stick text on moving objects
  • Then take a snapshot of the video by clicking on the camera icon. 
  • Save the snapshot and it’ll be autosaved to our Media Room. 
  • Next, delete the original text clip on our timeline, enable the first video track, and import the auto-saved title image onto track 2. 
  • Click Tools, Blending Mode, and select Overlay from the drop-down menu.

If you find that your video clip is too dark, you can also do some color adjustment to brighten up your clip. And you’re done! 

Now let’s try the text behind the object effect with color text. The first few steps are similar to using white text, but after we disable the video track, we want to move our title to track 3. 

How to stick text on moving objects
  • Then click on Media Room, Color Boards and add a white color board to track 2. 
  • After the white color board is added, take a snapshot. 
  • We can then remove the color board and the original text clip and import the snapshot we just took.
  •  Click on Tools, Blending Mode, and choose Multiply. 
  • Don’t forget to enable the first video track. 
  • There’s our text behind the object effect with color text. 

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The second editing technique

we’re going to be doing a text reveal effect. For this effect, there’s no restrictions on what kind of background to choose as long as you’ve got a moving object to reveal your text.

How to stick text on moving objects
  •  First, drag the clip onto the timeline. 
  • Open Title Room and add a default title. 
  • Double click to open Title Designer and we’re going to edit the text and adjust the position. 
  • Then import the same video clip onto track 3. 
  • We’re going to create a mask by going to Tools, selecting Mask Designer, and clicking on “Create a custom selection mask”. 
  • If your object is a simple shape, you can choose to use the default masks, but if your object is irregularly shaped say a person, you’ll need to use a custom mask. 
  • In the first frame, we’re going to mask our object and the text then add a keyframe. 
  • Then frame by frame, adjust the mask to cover the object as it moves across the screen. 

After you’re done, preview the clip to make sure everything is properly masked, then click OK. Let’s check out our text reveal effect again. Let us know what you think of these text effects in the comments below!

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