How to Use Overlay Templates

How to Use Overlay Templates

By Discovery Center Team

Using overlay templates is a quick and easy way to turn your video clips into a unique film like a personalized news broadcast or sportscast. Overlays are simply transparent PNG files that are placed over your footage. This tutorial will show you how to import the overlay templates into VideoStudio, how to add them to your project timeline, and how to resize and reposition the image to give you the effect you want.

Download some FREE samples of our overlay templates and give it a try! Browse our store for more overlay templates.

Behind the Lens Overlay Sample
News Broadcast Overlay Sample
Sports and News Overlay Sample
Travel Overlay Sample

Want to learn more about some of the video editing techniques used in this video? Check out our related tutorials:

Timeline Editing Overview
How to Trim Video
How to Add a Title
Advanced Overlay Options

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (8)

  • Trey Reply

    i bought the classic film overlays and even after restarting i cant find the media to add it anywhere. there are are also no tutorials on how to find the media one has purchased please help

    November 11, 2021 at 2:31 am
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi Trey,
      When you run the installer (file name Classic_Film_Overlays.exe) it will automatically create a new folder on your desktop and the overlays files will be in that folder. The location should be C:\Users\YOURNAME\Desktop\Classic Film Overlays.
      Hope this helps!
      The Discovery Center team

      November 11, 2021 at 2:04 pm
  • Alvin M Reply

    is it possible to use 3rd party overlays in this software? I have videostudio 2019.

    June 15, 2020 at 8:30 pm
  • bobreece3 Reply

    I am trying to use the freebie mp4 logo reveal “space door’ MP4 and insert my logo into it so it shows when the door opens but for the life of me it is not working. and by the way when I used this overlay feature the software crashed immediately and i have the latest update any help would be appreciated

    August 19, 2018 at 6:53 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Bob,

      Which version of VideoStudio are you using? We can certainly take a look at this issue with you.

      Discovery Center Team

      August 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm
  • nik6282 Reply

    Nicely explained.

    May 6, 2017 at 6:16 pm
  • Wallace Robinson Reply

    VideoStudioPro is so easy to work with. I’ve already used some of these features with a video I’ve done but it just shows to me how easy the program is to learn. Thank you, Corel.

    August 30, 2016 at 10:50 am
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    August 5, 2016 at 5:09 pm

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