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15 Top Creative Marketing Video Templates for After Effects in 2021

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Professional templates for Adobe After Effects can take your video projects further, faster, and we've gathered 15 top After Effects project templates you can use today.

Each After Effects video project template comes from Envato Elements or VideoHive. With Envato Elements, you can download as many project templates and creative assets as you'd like for a monthly subscription. If you prefer buying templates as needed, then check out VideoHive from Envato Market.

Note, this page is updated by Envato Tuts+ staff with new and notable templates.

AinTrailers  Explainer Video Toolkit with Character Animation Builder
AinTrailers is one of the thousands of After Effects project files available on Envato Elements and VideoHive.

Ready to dive in? Then let's check out the top After Effects project templates to download in 2021.

Top After Effects Marketing Templates from Envato Elements

There are thousands of premium After Effects project templates available on Envato Elements. Before you browse the collection, check out five projects that are popular with subscribers. 

1. Healthcare - Flat Concept

Health is a topic that's been on everyone's mind recently. This useful After Effects video project comes with more than 20 customizable elements to help illustrate for your audience about the topic.


2. 70 Glitch Title Animation Presets Pack | Glitch Text Maker

Grok this glitch pack with a whopping 70 animations. You’re sure to find something you like for this project and more to come. Sound effects are included and the effect will work with any font.

Glitch Title Animation Presets AE Templates

3. Smooth Logos Pack

These four elegant logo reveals come with audio included as an added bonus. You won’t need any plugins to use them and they’re easy to customize!


4. Futuristic Cinematic Trailer

This super cool trailer has a hi-tech, HUD style with placeholders for text. It would work really well as part of a gaming or tech YouTube channel’s intro.

Futuristic Cinematic Trailer Adobe After Effects Project

5. Fast Food Restaurant

You or your restauranteur client will love this food-themed After Effects project template. It's designed for takeout, delivery, and in-person restaurants. Use it for menu displays or social media promotions.


10 Top Templates from Envato Market (Pay-as-You-Go)

VideoHive from Envato Market is perfect for creatives that are looking to meet their needs for a single project. Here are just ten of the thousands of After Effects templates available on the platform. 

1.  Lower Thirds

This set of lower thirds is clean and modern. In 4k and with full-colour control, they’ll add class and style to any project.

Lower Thirds After Effects Templates
Lower Thirds

2. Ultimate Earth Zoom Toolkit

When your standard earth zoom toolkit just isn’t enough, you need Ultimate Earth Zoom Toolkit.  Generate map images for your locations and change speed, zoom, and duration. This After Effects template is out of this world.

Ultimate Earth Zoom Toolkit
Ultimate Earth Zoom Toolkit

3. 500 Animated Icons

Icons are a versatile way to get detail into just about any project. 500 Animated Icons offers a wide range of topics, such as entertainment, travel, and industry. Each icon has its own animation. Just drag and drop it into your project and the animation will loop infinitely.

500 Animated Icons AE Templates
500 Animated Icons

4. VoluMax - 3D Photo Animator

VoluMax offers a parallax style template with the simplicity of painting over your chosen layers. The download even includes a portrait pack to easily map and animate still portraits.

VoluMax - 3D Photo Animator AE Templates
VoluMax - 3D Photo Animator

5. Call-Out Titles

Label parts of your presentation quickly and easily with the Call-Out Titles After Effects project. You won’t need any plugins and the download includes 33 pre-made call-outs.

Call Out Titles Video Project Templates

6. Surreal Freedom

You might have guessed it from the title, but this After Effects template is a surreal mix of 3D environments and dreamlike concepts. Your guess at the ideal project to use for this download is as good as mine, but it’s just so darn cool we had to include it.


7. AinTrailers | Explainer Video Toolkit with Character Animation Builder

Character explainers are hugely popular. Whether you’re creating an in-house presentation to wow your boss, or something more complex for a client, this toolkit has huge range. It comes with more than 260 animations for each character.

AinTrailers  Explainer Video Toolkit with Character Animation Builder
AinTrailers | Explainer Video Toolkit with Character Animation Builder

8. Mobile App Developer Intro

Mobile App Developer Intro is a stylish, flat opener. It lets you educate potential customers about the benefits of your mobile project. The download comes with a detailed tutorial to help you get going.

Mobile App Developer Intro
Mobile App Developer Intro

9.  E-Marketing Presentation

Stick figures are another widespread way to get your message across to a viewer. The E-Marketing Presentation is set up with 6 scene sequences and you have a choice of woman or man’s hand, which is… er, handy!

E-Marketing Presentation Adobe After Effects Templates
E-Marketing Presentation

10. Typography Promo

Typography Promo is fast, colourful, and in your face—designed to grab your viewers’ attention! The template works with images, photos, or video and boasts a fast render time.

Typography Promo Adobe After Effects Templates
Typography Promo

Learn More About Adobe After Effects

If you're new to After Effects then you might be interested in some of our tutorials and learning guides. These are also great if you just want to get more proficient with certain aspects of the software.

For complete beginners, try Welcome to After Effects: a Quick Tour of the Interface. With this course, you can become familiar with the setup and how to customize the layout to make it easier for you to use.

Do you want to learn more about layers? we have How to Use Layer Properties in After Effects, where you'll get to learn basic properties, and how to adjust and animate those.

Once you're all good with how AE works, you'll likely want to move on to learn about the three most important panels: Project, Composition, and Timeline.

More Video Production Resources From Envato

If you regularly need to make promo videos or work on video marketing, you'll want to check out these resources straight from Envato.

Boost Your Video Marketing With the Envato Guide

Boost your video marketing skills with our comprehensive guide: You'll learn video marketing from start to finish, so that whether you're a novice or a pro, you'll learn some useful skills that will improve your next video.

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Download Free Video, Music, and Templates From Mixkit

Check out Mixkit for free stock videosfree stock music, and free templates for Adobe After Effects.

Make a Motion Graphics Video Online With Placeit

Placeit is an online video maker with professionally-designed motion graphics templates.

Envato Elements: Unlimited Downloads

Envato Elements offers millions of stock items: photosmusicvideo clipsfonts, video project templates for After EffectsPremiere ProFinal Cut Pro and Motion, and creative courses from Envato Tuts+, all with a single subscription.

You can download as many items as you want for one low monthly price.

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