How do you fill a colour inside a title text box in Final Cut Pro X?

 To fill a color inside a title text box in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), you can utilize the Text Inspector panel, which provides various options for customizing title elements. Here is an in-depth guide on how to achieve this:


1.      Launch Final Cut Pro X and create a new project or open an existing one.

2.      Access the Titles browser by clicking on the "Titles" button located in the top-right corner of the interface. Alternatively, you can navigate to "Window" → "Titles" in the menu bar.

3.      Browse through the available title templates to find the one that suits your project. Preview the titles by hovering over them, and when you've made a selection, drag and drop it onto the timeline at the desired location.

4.      With the title clip selected in the timeline, open the Inspector panel on the right side of the interface. If the Inspector panel is not visible, select "Window" → "Show in Workspace" → "Inspector" from the menu bar.


5.      In the Inspector panel, click on the "Text" tab to access the text options for the title.

6.      Locate the "Text Background" or "Box Background" option, which varies depending on the title template you are using. This option allows you to set the background color for the title text box.

7.      Click on the color swatch next to the "Text Background" or "Box Background" option. This action will open the color picker.

8.      In the color picker, you can choose a color in various ways:

o   Select a color from the color spectrum by clicking and dragging the cursor.

o   Use the color sliders to adjust the RGB or HSB values manually.

o   Enter precise numerical values for the color components in the input fields.

o   Utilize the eyedropper tool to sample a color from your video or image. Click on the eyedropper tool and then click on the desired color in the Canvas viewer or Viewer panel.

9.      As you select a color, the title text box will be filled with that color in real-time. You can preview the result directly on the canvas.

10.  Adjust the opacity of the background color if desired. The opacity slider or numerical value is typically located next to the color swatch. Use it to control the transparency of the background color, allowing the text to partially show through.

11.  Customize other text attributes such as font, size, alignment, and styling to further enhance your title's appearance. The Text Inspector panel offers various options to modify these attributes according to your preferences.

12.  Once you have made all the desired adjustments, play back your timeline to see the filled color inside the title text box. If you need to make any further modifications, you can always go back to the Text Inspector panel and make the necessary changes.

By following these detailed steps, you can easily fill a color inside a title text box in Final Cut Pro X. This customization option allows you to create visually appealing and engaging titles that complement your overall video production.