I was wondering if that with Premiere Elements 9 if you could add a black box over text to make it stand out more because of the content I have in the background. I have tried various menus in Premiere Elements 9 but to no avail. If you know how to do this please help me out!
Create a black color matte, place it on a video track below your text, and crop it to the desired size. Use the motion property to position it.
Alternatively, you could add a drop shadow to the text.
Consider a more subtle effect to make the text pop out more. Have you tried applying one of the Styles to the text in the Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 Titler?
Please let us know the outcome.