How to Add Overlay in CapCut?

CapCut Apk provides numerous video editing tools like overlay, split, slow and fast motion, styles, rotate and crop, effects, and more for free. These tools help photographers to edit and create new videos to the next level. Moreover, it also provides endless stunning and eye-catching video templates, and we can make our videos beautiful. Also check Latest Trends in CapCut Templates 2023

Overlay allows us to put extra video and images by adding a layer in CapCut. This could be pictures, words, cool movements, or other things that make your main video look better. We can use overlays to add cool effects, logos, subtitles, or anything else that makes their videos more interesting. Follow the below steps to add an overlay to your videos to make them professional.

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Install CapCut

First of all, download the CapCut from the Google Play Store or any trusted third-party website like this, after this allow unknown sources and install the application.

Allow Permissions

After installing the app on Android and iOS devices, open it and it requires some permissions like access to gallery, location, etc. Allow all these permissions to take advantage of this editing application to make the videos professional by adding slow motion.

Start New Project

Click on the “start a new project” button, choose the video clips from the device gallery and then click on the “add” button where you want to add an overlay. We can choose multiple video clips to merge them into one video to make a stunning video. 

Add Video or Image Overlay

  1. Click on the “overlay” button from the toolbar.
  2. After this, choose the video or photo that you want to add as an overlay.
  3. Adjust the placement of the video and photo.
  4. Adjust the mask into a circle, split, heart, and more.
  5. Click on the “tick” button to apply.

Add Text Overlay

  1. Click on the “text” button.
  2. Choose the “add text” option.
  3. Write something as you want.
  4. Change the font size, styles, effect, animation, bubble, and more.
  5. After this, adjust the placement of text.

Add Sticker Overlay

  1. Click on the “text” button.
  2. Choose the “sticker” option.
  3. Choose the suitable stickers according to the video.
  4. Change the size, styles, effect, animation, and more.
  5. After this, adjust the placement of stickers.

Add Auto Captions Overlay

CapCut provides a specialized artificial intelligence tool that allows auto-captioning of the video. We can add captions to our video to make it professional in various languages like English, Hindi, German, Italian, Korean, Urdu, Japanese, and more free of cost. Follow the below steps to apply the auto caption.

  1. Click on the “text” button.
  2. Choose the “auto cation” option.
  3. Tap on the “soundtrack” and choose the language of auto caption.
  4. After this, select the animation style.
  5. Now, click on the “tick” button and wait for seconds.
  6. The AI applies captions automatically.

Export Video

After adding overlays to our video now we can save this in our device storage by clicking on the export button and choosing the formats and the video will be saved in just a few seconds.

How to Add Moving Overlay

  • After installing the CapCut, open it on Android and iOS devices.
  • Click on the “add a new project” button and give access to the devices gallery.
  • Click on the “sticker” button, a huge library of stickers will be displayed and choose what you like. If you want to add an image as a sticker, find an option of a ‘Photo’ sticker at the top left corner of the sticker window and click on it. This feature will take you to your device gallery and choose the image.
  • Adjust the size and position of the sticker or picture.
  • Click on ‘Start Tracking’ and let the CapCut do its magic. It might take a few moments to act.
  • After this, click on the “export” button and choose the quality including 360, 480, 720, 1080, 2k, and 4k to save the video in the device gallery.


What is an overlay in video editing?

In video editing, an overlay is like adding text, an image, or another video on top of the main video. It could be a logo, a sticker, or any picture or video that’s connected to the main video.

Why do content creators use overlay?

The overlay feature helps creators to explain their video by adding text, pictures, or another video. They can also use it to put a logo or watermark on your video to protect it from being copied.

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