Adding a Background Color to Text

When you want to emphasize text in a scene, you can add a background color to the text placeholder (text box) to create a contrast between the text and the background.

This feature is especially useful in the following two cases:

1. When adding text over a video asset. As the video plays, the text may blend into the video in certain sections. Having a background ensures that the text will always stand out.
2. When applying the Minimal or Lite theme to your video. As both these themes include translucent elements, adding a background color will highlight the text and prevent it from getting lost in the scene.


Note that the background color is applied only to the text and not to the entire placeholder. As the background color is a component of the animation, it moves together with the text.


To add a background color to text:

1.

Select the text placeholder with the relevant text.

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2.

In the right panel, select the Design tab.

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The text background color options are displayed:

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3.

Define the background color using one of the following options:

No fill

This is the option that is selected by default.
Click the No fill icon when you want to revert to the original state after adding a background color.

No_fill.jpg

Brand

Select one of the seven colors that you defined in the brand configuration for this video.

Brand_colors.jpg

Note:
If you select a brand color for the text background and then change that color in the brand configuration, the text background color changes as well.
For example:

1.

The Accent 2 color is selected as the background color for the text.

 

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The text background color is updated.

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2.

In the video's brand configuration, the color for Accent 2 is changed and saved.

 

Accent_2_color_is_changed.jpg

The background color is immediately updated in the placeholder and in the right panel.

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Custom
1.

Click the plus icon beneath Custom.

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2.


Select a new color by doing one of the following:
a. Pick a color from the current brand colors.
b. Enter the hex code.
c. Enter the R, G, and B numeric values.
d. Use the color slider to visually select a color.

 

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The background color is updated in the placeholder and in the right panel.

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