How to Add Title Styles with iMovie 10 in Mac OS X, Step-by-Step Tutorial
iMovie: Apple’s video editing app boasts 48 title styles which users can add to their Home Movies.
How to Add Title Styles with iMovie 10 in Mac OS X
Following are step-by-step directions to add titles using iMovie 10 in Mac OS X:
Open/Create a Project
First off, open up an existing iMovie project from ‘All Projects’ in the side-bar. You can create a ‘New Project’ but make sure to add a few clips stored in your library.
How to Access Titles
All titles are located in:
Windows > Content Library > Titles
You can also use cmd + 2 keyboard shortcut as an alternative method.
Do note that most titles are animated (which does not appear in thumbnail). However, if you click a thumbnail and move the cursor from left to right; you will see the animation in the Preview Section.
Dragging Titles to Timeline
To add a title to your project, simply drag it and place it on the Timeline Section (above the clips). The title appears inside a purple box which you can drag and position it as per your preference.
Each title has a little hook on its left-side which attaches it to one or more clips – moving the clips also moves the title. Lastly, you can also adjust the length on the title to suit to your liking.
Click the title to view it in the Preview Section and double-click the placeholder text to edit it instantly.
Tip: The more you type, the smaller text becomes.
You can also access advanced customization options by clicking ‘Adjust’ above the Preview Section. One thing to note here is that not all titles are customizable!
Scroll to the top of Titles Library or All Projects to see ‘Current Theme’ section. Select it and click on ‘Settings’ in the top-right corner of the screen followed by selecting ‘Theme’.
Once you have selected a theme, select the Titles Library to see titles which go well with your current theme to give your project a more coherent look.
If there is still any confusion, feel free to ask us anything!
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