How to create text mask effect for free using VSDC

October 11, 2019 0 By Peter Engel

Hello VSDC fam! Today we’re going to teach you how to place a video inside text. Sometimes this effect is called text masking, but many of you been calling it just “video inside text” Regardless of the name, the effect looks very stylish and will come in handy for any project. So let’s get started with the first method. Use the Text icon on the left-hand side menu and add a text object to the scene. Adjust its appearance by changing font, size, thickness, and other parameters. We recommend using fonts with thicker letters, otherwise, the effect won’t be visible. Now, make a double click on the text layer on the timeline timeline and add the video you want to place inside. Stretch the video file to make it cover the text object completely. Finally, on the left-hand side of the timeline, find the “Blend” menu and select “Source in”. The video is inside your text, and the effect is ready. Enjoy the preview! Now let’s take a look at the second method of creating a text mask in VSDC The second method is faster but it also involves a tool available in VSDC Pro only. Let’s take a closer look at it. First, add a video object to the scene and make a double click on it. Now, use the Text icon on the left-hand side and add a text object to the scene. Adjust its size and thickness. Please note that for this method, your text must be black, otherwise the effect won’t work. Now on the left-hand side in front of the text layer on the timeline, click on the “Blend” menu menu and select “Inverted Mask” from the menu. Boom! There you go, guys. One of the most beautiful effects is ready. Let us know if you liked this tutorial with a thumbs up, and share your thoughts in the comments below. Until next time,
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