Context is key. Text combined with graphical elements at the bottom of a screen, known as lower thirds, help convey information many videos need for storytelling. Documentaries, interviews, YouTube videos, and new broadcasts all benefit from this small yet powerful text. In addition to adding context, lower thirds can reinforce branding.
Lower third templates customized with stunning typography, compelling visuals, and animations keep this element on brand without distracting viewers. With no video editing or design experience, you can make visually-appealing lower thirds in a few clicks. This collection of free lower third templates has everything you need to get started!
Browse Kapwing’s lower third template collection and select a template to edit.
Customize the lower third template with a unique font, color, size, and animations.
Review your lower third, then export and save your project.
Browse the free collection of lower third templates and click the edit button to begin editing. You can customize the template on any device with a browser. From here, click the text to add your title, then customize the appearance by changing the font, size, color, and background color. You can also add a drop shadow effect then adjust the blur color, position, and rotation.
Drag the ends of the text layer to change the timing and drag the background elements to adjust when they appear. Choose between seven different animations and add a custom icon, shape or emojis to customize the lower third template. You can upload videos to the Studio, then use the timeline to trim, cut, and split each video layer.
Click the export button to begin processing your video with a new lower third, then download the video to your device. You can export videos up to five minutes long without a watermark and edit content for up to two days for free. Sign in with your email address to create a workspace for your projects.
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