7+ Cool DaVinci Resolve Text Effects You Can Use Right Away

Featured DaVinci Resolve Text Effects Beginners Approach

The basics of adding and editing a text (title) in Resolve is a key skill you must know.

Then as you move on in your post-production journey, you’d definitely need cool text effects to spice up your video.

Spending countless hours manually to make an effect (of your taste) on a text is tiresome.

Fortunately, DaVinci Resolve comes shipped with a lot of cool text effects for free!

Without wasting time, let’s dive right in!


Where are Text Effects in DaVinci Resolve?

  • Open your project (if not already).
  • Go to the “Edit” page.
  • Click on the “Effects” tab located in the upper left corner (next to “Media Pool”).
  • Click on the “Titles” link under the “Toolbox“.
  • You’ll see many in-built effects like Background Reveal, Fade on, etc., under various sections like “Titles”, “Fusion Titles”, etc.

Built-in Free Text Effects in Resolve

There are plenty of free built-in effects in Resolve, which are free. Drag and drop them in the timeline, and you’re good to go!

Sl.No.Text (Title) Effects
Under the “Titles” section
1Left Lower Third
2Middle Lower Third
3Right Lower Third
4Scroll
5Text+
Under the “Fusion Titles” section
6Background Reveal
7Background Reveal Lower Third
8Call Out
9Center Reveal
10Clean and Simple
11Clean and Simple Heading Lower Third
12Clean and Simple Lower Third
13Dark Box Text
14Dark Box Text Lower Third
15Digital Glitch
16Digital Glitch Lower Third
17Digital Glitch Right Side
18Draw on 2 Lines Lower Third
19Draw on Corners 1 Line
20Drop In
21Drop-In Lower Third
22Fade On
23Fade On Lower Third
24Fade On Right Side
25Flip Over
26Flip Over Lower Third
27Flip Up
28Flip Up Lower Third
29Horizontal Line Reveal
30Horizontal Slide
31Jitter
32Jitter Lower Third
33Long Title
34Long Title Lower Third
35Outline Offset
36Random Write On
37Random Write On Lower Third
38Rise Fade
39Rotate In and Out
40Scale Up
41Scale Up Lower Third
42Simple Box 1 Line Lower Third
43Simple Box 2 Lines Lower Third
44Simple Box Thin 1 Line Lower Third
45Simple Underline Lower Third
46Slide from Center Line
47Slide In and Down
48Slide In and Scroll
49Slide In and Scroll Lower Third
50Spin Twist Drift
51Stretch Zoom
52Superhero Movie
53Text Box
54Text Box Swipe In
55Text Box Swipe In Lower Third
56Text Over Shape
57Text Over Shape Lower Third
58Text Ripple
59Three Line Drop
60Title Dramatic Mood
61Vertical Reveal
62Vertical Reveal Lower Third
63Vertical Slide
64Vertical Slide Lower Third
65Zipper
Text Effects in DaVinci Resolve

How to Preview Text Effects in DaVinci Resolve?

  • Go to the “Edit” page.
  • Click on the “Effect” tab.
  • Click on the “Titles” link under the “Toolbox“.
  • Under the “Titles” or “Fusion Titles” section, hover your mouse and scrub from left to right and vice versa on an effect.
  • The preview of the effect is displayed in the timeline viewer.

I am Not Able to Preview Effects in DaVinci Resolve

If you are not able to preview effects (like the text effects), click on the dots “…” located in the upper right corner, under the “Effects” tab. Then enable “Hover Scrub Preview”. You should be able to preview now.


Cool Text Effects in DaVinci Resolve

#1) Background Reveal Text Effect

Under the “Edit” page, import all of your clips into the “Media Pool”. Then create a timeline with the reqiured clips. Now click on the “Effects” tab > “Titles” > under the “Fusion Titles” > hover over the “Background reveal”. Then drag and drop the background reveal on top of your required clip.


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#2) Text Reveal Effect in DaVinci Resolve

Text Reveal effect is simple to achieve in Resolve. Go to the “Edit” page, and import all of your clips into the “Media Pool”. Then create a timeline with the required clips. Now click on the “Effects” tab > “Titles” > under the “Fusion Titles” > hover over “Center Reveal“, “Horizontal Line Reveal“, “Vertical Reveal“, etc.

Alternatively, you can click on the search box and search for “reveal“, which will return effects with “reveal” in them.

Choose the desired one to your taste and then drag and drop it on top of your clip! Resize if needed.


#3) Flicker Your Text Using the Glitch (Shake) Effect

Flickering or shaking (or glitching) a text is super simple in Resolve. Click on the “Effects” tab > “Titles” > under the “Fusion Titles” > hover over the “Digital Glitch” text effect for a preview. Alternatively, you can click on the search box and search for “glitch”.

Choose the required flicker/shake effect according to your taste. Then drag and drop it over the clips in the timeline. Done!

There are three text glitch effects:

  • Digital Glitch
  • Digital Glitch Lower Third
  • Digital Glitch Right Side

#4) Fade On Text Effect

To get a fade on effect for your text, drag and drop the “Fade On” text effect over your clip from the “Fusion Titles” section found in the “Toolbox” > “Titles”, under the “Effects” tab (upper left corner).

Before dropping it, you can scrub to preview it.

Different types of Fade On Text Effects in Resolve:

  • Fade On
  • Fade On Lower Third
  • Fade On Right Side
  • Rise Fade

#5) How to Make Text Scroll in DaVinci Resolve? (Using Scroll Effect)

You can make a text scroll in DaVinci Resolve by clicking on the “Effects” tab > click on “Titles” (under “Toolbox”) > “Titles” section > hover over “Scroll” effect. Then drag and drop the effect into the timeline.

This is a simple scroll effect of your title.

You can even make use of some advanced built-in scroll effects found under “Fusion Titles”, like:

  1. Slide In and Scroll
  2. Slide In and Scroll Lower Third

#6) Jitter Effect

If you need to create a jitter-like effect to your text, then click on the “Effects” tab > click on “Titles” (under “Toolbox”) > “Fusion Titles” section > hover over the “Jitter” effect. Then drag and drop into the timeline.


#7) How to Make Text Blink in Resolve?

You can make a text blink in Resolve by using the built-in text effect called “Random Write On”, which can be found by clicking on the “Effects” tab > “Titles” (under “Toolbox”) > “Fusion Titles” section > “Random Write On”. Then, drag and drop it on the timeline.


#8) How to Quickly Add Zoom Effect to a Text (Title) in Resolve?

Adding a zoom effect to a text is simple. In the “Edit” page, click on the “Effects” tab > “Titles” > under the “Fusion Titles” > hover over the “Stretch Zoom” text effect for a preview. Then drag and drop it on the timeline.


#9) How to Add a Call-Out Title in DaVinci Resolve Quickly?

Adding a call-out title effect is super simple in Resolve. On the “Edit” page, click on the “Effects” tab > “Titles” > under the “Fusion Titles” > drag and drop the “Call Out” title effect into the timeline. You can further edit the call-out text to your taste by clicking on the upper right corner “Inspector” tab.


If you are facing issues while working with different titles, then you must check out the below helpful guide – which will save you a lot of energy and time:

DaVinci Resolve Text Issues (Try These PROVEN Fixes First!)


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