How to add background to a text layer [ANSWERED]

GobmeisterGobmeister Website User Posts: 2

Is there a way to apply a background colour to a text layer in a composite shot? If not directly, then is there a work-around of some sort?

I'm quite a newbie to Hitfilm, having cut my video editing teeth in a pimped up version of WMM 6.0. Loving Hitfilm though!

All help gratefully received. Cheers from the UK!


  • PalaconoPalacono Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 3,442 Enthusiast

    Add a new plane, choose the colour you want, put it below the text on the layer stack, adjust its size and position accordingly. :)

    This video may help.


  • watkins09watkins09 Website User Posts: 1, this is insane and I LOVED IT ~!!!!! Please keep these fantastic video tutorials coming.

    You guys are the best...

    Michael Watkins of Raleigh NC 

  • GobmeisterGobmeister Website User Posts: 2

    Many thanks Palacono, I suspected I might need to do something like that but kinda just needed someone to confirm that was the right way to go about it. Cheers mate, you're a pal! (Get it?)

    My query is now considered "ANSWERED"

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