User Guide

How to use Wondershare DemoCreator? Learn the step by step guide below

Caption (Text Overlay)

For those who have no time to customize the text by themselves, caption template (also called text overlay) is the most popular option. Here are four types of Captions available in DemoCreator version 5.0 -- Opener, EndCredit, Subtitle, Lowerthird.

Opener: A short but professional intro to address your topics

EndCredit: Text, displayed at the end of the video, to give credits to all the people who’ve worked on your video content.

Subtitle: Text, displayed at the bottom of the scene, to translate the dialogue or narrative.

Lowerthird: Graphic overlay, displayed at the lower section of the scene, to provide additional info.

In this section, you’ll learn to:

  • Add/Remove the Caption
  • Modify the Caption
  • Get More Caption Templates

captions types

1. Add/Remove the Caption

Add the Caption: For example, you want to add an opener to the beginning.

  • In the left Tools Panel, switch to the Caption tab and select the category of Opener.
  • Hover over the openers to get a preview and choose the one you like. (Note: If you find some opener very useful and want to access it soon, click the Heart icon to mark it as the favorite. It will appear in the first category of “Favorite”.
  • Drag it to the timeline where you want to put it in.

add captions

Remove the Caption: select it on your Timeline or in the Preview Panel and press Delete on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click on the caption and choose Delete.

2. Modify the Caption

Customize the text: Double click the text area of the caption in the Preview Panel, then enter the text prepared. When the Text of the caption is selected, you can also adjust its appearance in the Properties Channel, such as color, font, or behaviors. 

change the text

Transform - Resize/Rotate/Re-position: Locate Properties Panel > Transform, you can change the size of the caption, rotate it, or position it with parameters. Similarly, all adjustments can be made in the Preview Panel directly. Just select caption and then make changes to the blue bounding box there.

position the caption

Compositing – Blending Mode/Opacity: For graphics, you can adjust the settings under Transform > Compositing, to change the blending mode or opacity.

change blending mode opacity

Change an Annotation's Duration: To adjust the duration of a caption, drag its left or right edge of it on your timeline.

3. Get more caption templates

If the default captions cannot meet your requirements for specific contexts, you can download more assets from Effect Store in the Tools Panel. Once the template is downloaded, the included caption will also appear in the caption library (Caption > More)

find more captions