Whenever I think of quotes now, I always think of this hilarious episode of Bob's Burgers where Teddy (one of the side characters) starts selling inspirational posters. I can't guarantee you that the next photo or video you make will be as exquisite as his, but I think I can help you come up with a worthy competitor.

Now, don't judge me that an episode of Bob's Burgers is the first thing I think of when creating an animated quote for a photo or video, but hey, if Teddy had used Kapwing to create an inspiration poster, it probably would have sold better. Just saying!

Here's what you'll need to do to create your animated quote:

  1. Kapwing's Animated Text Video Maker tool
  2. Your favorite photo or video
  3. Edit the text
  4. Edit the rest of the content
  5. Post!

Step 1. Kapwing's Animated Text Video Maker

Start by going to your Kapwing workspace and find the 'collections'. Select the 'Animated Text Video Maker' and choose from one of the existing templates. You can also create a new project from scratch!

Because we are specifically making a quote, I suggest choosing the 'motivational quote animated text video template. Don't forget, just because it says video maker, doesn't mean it has to be constantly moving! You can always opt to upload a photo.

Step 2: Uploading your favorite photo or video

The template will give you stock images already placed as a slide-show like video. You can keep these or add your own footage. I personally like the images a lot, but if you are adding your own, click on the slide you'd like to change. On the far right-hand side you will see where it lists the layers. There will be the pre-written text, and at the very bottom, a photo with the image icon.

Click on the trashcan icon to remove it. Afterwards, Then, head to the top bar and click on 'images'. Choose what photo you would like for your new background. Position the photo to the frame. Now we need to make sure that the animated text is placed IN FRONT of that photo. To do this, you'll want to click on the 'image' icon on that right hand bar, so you are prompted with a menu to crop, round corners, etc. Because it is the most RECENT layer, the 'bring forward' will be grayed out. Click on the 'send backwards' button once or twice until it is behind the existing text. You can drag the player bar at the bottom of the screen to make sure the text appears over the image.

Step 3: Edit Text

To edit the text and change the quotes, click on the 'text' layers on the right-hand side bar. You can also add brand new text from the top menu bar and animate the writing from that. Another time I would probably add and customize quotes would be when you're creating a custom karaoke video.  

If you don't see the text on the screen, try moving the video player bar at the bottom until you see the text appear. Click on the text on the screen and edit to your liking. Be sure to give credit if it's not an original quote from yourself! (Actually, give yourself credit then too.) As you are editing, you can change the font, change how the animation appears, and add effects to the text. The world is your editing oyster!

Step 4: Edit the rest of the content

When you are satisfied with your animated quotes, you can add music to your videos, alter the output size, or add shapes and additional images!

Step 5: Publish!

After you have finished editing, it's time to publish. Your video/photo might take some time to render, but don't worry! It's working. When it's completed, you can download your animated quotes or post directly to Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube!

Thanks for hanging out with me! Hopefully this article helps, and you can start creating the best inspirational (or non inspirational) images and videos. Kapwing has some other great resources that will help turn your videos into professional looking content. Feel free to tag us with a #kapwing for an extra like and follow us on any platform. We appreciate any shoutouts, feedback, ideas, and general user love. Happy editing!

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