How to Add Text on DaVinci Resolve in 2023 (For Beginners)

Sneha Zacharia

25/05/2022

3 min read

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How to Add Text on DaVinci Resolve in 2023 (For Beginners)

We’ve discussed how to add text on Adobe Premiere Pro. DaVinci Resolve is equally as popular and requires its own how-to. While this article will focus primarily on How to Add Text on DaVinci Resolve. We’ll also help you by explaining how to edit the text you’ve added on DaVinci Resolve and a couple more useful tips you can use along the way. Without further ado let us get to it.

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How to Add Text to your Videos on DaVinci Resolve

To add textual elements to your video footage all you need to do is

  1. Open the “Effects Library” on DaVinci Resolve
  2. Expand the Toolbox and navigate to “Titles
  3. Find the one labelled “Text” and drag it to your timeline in the track above your video
  4. Click on it and edit in the “Inspector” that’s on the right
How to Add Text on DaVinci Resolve in 2022 (For Beginners)
How to Edit Text on DaVinci Resolve

These steps are a great way to add text to your timeline on DaVinci Resolve. This is also the easiest way to do it. As a beginner, the straightforward approach when adding text is the best.

How to Add Text on DaVinci Resolve in 2022 (For Beginners)
Add Text on DaVinci Resolve

How to Edit Text on DaVinci Resolve

You’ve now added text to your timeline. When editing this text DaVinci Resolve has a lot of options available to you. We’ll highlight all the important editing options you need to know.

When you click on the text on your timeline you’ll notice the “Inspector” tab pop up on the right. Here is where you can let your creative energy flow. From the Inspector Tab, you can make as many adjustments as you like!

In case the Inspector Tab doesn’t pop up automatically on DaVinci Resolve. You’ll probably have to open it manually. You’ll find it on the right corner along with “Metadata” and “Mixer” just click on the Inspector tab to open it manually.

How to Add Text on DaVinci Resolve in 2022 (For Beginners)
Edit Text on DaVinci Resolve

On the inspector tab, you’ll first notice the “Rich Text” box. What you write in this box will reflect in your video. So choose the words you write words wisely.

After this, you’ll notice the “Font Family”, this is where you can choose the font type for your text. “Font Face” is where you choose which one you like.

How to Add Text on DaVinci Resolve in 2022 (For Beginners)
Rich Text Box

Everything in this tab has to do with the appearance of your text on DaVinci Resolve. If something happens that isn’t to your liking, you can just Control+Z (Windows) or Command + Z (macOS) to undo what you dislike. If you want to undo everything on a particular setting just hit the restart arrow on the right side.

Tip:

To make shadows show all you need to do is change the position of the text. You can change the position by just changing the “Offset” on the X.

How to Add Easy Effects to your Text on DaVinci Resolve

Once you’re satisfied with the text visually you can move to add some cool effects to your text! This is where keyframes come into play!

Keyframes are the small diamond shape on the right side of each value. For reference: You can see a small diamond on the right of “Positions” after the values.

The keyframe saves the value of the text in the timeline at the time when you press it. It is important to note that the keyframe only works on the value on the right.

Let us continue by using “Positions” to fully grasp keyframes.

How to Add Text on DaVinci Resolve in 2022 (For Beginners)
Keyframes and Positions

If you want to move your keyframes from right to left over a 10 second period.

  • Set the starting position of it by changing the X and Y offset
  • On your timeline go to the time where you want it to start moving and hit the keyframe
  • Go ahead 10 seconds on your video footage
  • Adjust the position of your text where you want it to end

There you have it! You now know how to make moving text. This adds a beautiful visual aspect to your video footage and projects. Use keyframes and make sure you have fun with them!

How to Save Text for Future Projects on DaVinci Resolve

Another fantastic feature of DaVinci Resolve is that you can save text for future projects. You can use this feature for texts and a lot more, like images and clips as well.

  • Navigate to “View” and click on “Show Power Bins
  • Open the “Media Pool” and find “Power Bins” and then “Master

  • Drag and drop the text you want to save into “Master

That’s all that there is to it! Whenever you start a new project. Just go to “Power Bins” > “Master Bin” and you’ll find your text.

Conclusion

As a video editor, you know the addition of text to video footage can sometimes make all the difference in the world. We hope this answered all the queries like you had related to adding text on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. If you have any other queries regarding DaVinci Resolve, feel free to use the postudio blog to answer queries like How to Update DaVinci Resolve?, Where does DaVinci Resolve Save Projects?

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