Titles

Adding text and titles is an important aspect of video editing, and OpenShot comes with an easy to use Title Editor. Use the Title menu (located in the main menu of OpenShot) to launch the Title Editor. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T.

Overview

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# Name Description
1 Choose a Template Choose from any available vector title template
2 Preview Title Preview your title as you make changes
3 Title Properties Change the text, colors, or edit in an advanced SVG image editor (such as Inkscape)
3 Save Save and add the title to your project

Custom Titles

OpenShot can use any vector SVG image file as a title template. Just add an SVG image file to your /.openshot_qt/titles/ folder, and it will appear in OpenShot’s title editor after you restart OpenShot. You can also right click on any SVG files in your Project Files panel, and choose Edit Title or Duplicate Title.

3D Animated Titles

Adding a 3D animated title is just as easy, using our Animated Title dialog. Use the Title menu (located in the main menu of OpenShot) to launch the Animated Title editor. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+B.

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# Name Description
1 Choose a Template Choose from any available 3D title templates
2 Preview Title Preview your title as you make changes
3 Title Properties Change the text, colors, and advanced properties
3 Render Render the 3D animation, and add it to your project

This feature requires the latest version of Blender (https://www.blender.org/download/) be installed, and the OpenShot Preferences updated with the correct path to the Blender executable (for example: /home/USER/blender-2.78/blender).