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How to Add Titles to Your iMovie Project

With Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s iMovie application, you can complete your movie project by adding titles. iMovie offers a Titles Browser; you’ll find it by clicking the Title button (which bears a big capital T) on the Browser toolbar, or by pressing Command+3. You can add a title with a still image, but iMovie also includes everything you need to add basic animated text to your movie.

Most of the controls you can adjust are the same for each animation style. You can change the font, the size of the text, and the color of the text.

1

Select an animation thumbnail from the Title Browser pane and drag it to the desired spot in the Project pane.

This moves the animation thumbnail into the Project pane.

2

Click a background thumbnail.

The background you selected is placed behind your title.

3

Click the Show Fonts button in the monitor window and choose a font.

Make any changes to the fonts or text attributes.

4

Click in a text box to type your own line of text.

Your title is added to the text box.

5

Click the Play button to preview your title.

iMovie displays a preview of the effect in the monitor with the settings that you chose.

6

Click Done.

The title appears in the Project pane.

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