Tip #1251: Add & Resize Emojis

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1251: Add & Resize Emojis

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Emojis convey emotions – why not use them in your projects?

The Emoji picker, Smileys category – featuring Mrs. Claus.

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This holiday season, add some emojis to spice your visuals. Here’s how to add, adjust and size them in your next project.

  • All emojis are text. So, start by adding a text clip to the timeline.
  • Place your cursor in the text clip where you want an emoji to appear.
  • Type Control + Cmd + Spacebar.
  • Double-click any emoji icon to add it to your title at the position of the cursor.

Just as with text, select an emoji and adjust its size using the Font Size controls. These will still look good at 400 points!

NOTE: Press and hold any emoji to see variations on that character (see screen shot).


Emojis are much more than smiley faces. There are thousands to choose from. Scroll through the different categories to see what’s available.

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2 replies
  1. Constance
    Constance says:

    I know this info has provided before, but it would be nice to know where the emojis are. I believe under the text editor. . . ?
    Happy New Year

    • Larry Jordan
      Larry Jordan says:


      Smile… you need to read more carefully.

      To display emojis, put your cursor inside a text clip – either in the Viewer or the Inspector – then type Control + Cmd + Spacebar.

      Emojis have their own display panel.

      NOTE: This works for any text editor, not just Final Cut.



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