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10 Top Special Effects Templates for After Effects — Motion Graphics and Animations

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You want your video to stand out, and why wouldn’t you? Templates for particle animations and motion graphics, these special effects for videos are a great way to add flare, quickly and easily. 

Top Special Effects Templates for After Effects

Quick Explosion Sting — After Effects

Featured After Effects Special Effects (FX) Template From Envato Elements

A powerful, cinematic title and logo sting, Quick Explosion for Adobe After Effects will add a touch of drama to any production. This cool effect includes the sounds and you won’t need any plugins to use it.

Key Features

With everything linked to the control layer, this template is quite easy to customize. In a few clicks you can make your title or logo look epic. The best part is you won’t need any plugins to use it, plus SoundFX are included for free.

  • Applications: After Effects
  • Requirements: None
  • Author: Creattive

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Envato Elements has unlimited downloads for millions of creative stock items with a single subscription, including hundreds of After Effects and Premiere Pro templates, plus audio tracks, fonts, graphics, presets and more.

Quick Explosion Sting — After Effect is available to download with a subscription to Envato Elements:

Special Effects Template Packs for After Effects From Envato Elements

With Envato Elements you can download as many as templates and assets as you like from the massive curated library, for a monthly subscription. We’ve picked some of our favourite video templates for Adobe After Effects, with cool special effects, so that you can add a wow factor to your project.

Liquid FX Video Animation Pack – After Effects

This motion graphics pack contains 312 animated elements and uses liquid and organic animations to build a cool and colourful promo with special effects for YouTube.


Elegant Logo Reveal for After Effects

With a touch of the ethereal and an almost underwater effect, this Elegant Logo Reveal template is perfect for creating a logo reveal that will plant your brand firmly in your audiences’ mind.


PolyNoise Alphabet — Animated Typeface

PolyNoise is an animated typeface whose effect is reminiscent of frost, meets glitch! Make cool videos using this template. There’s an EasyType script included so you can write your text into the box and get results immediately.

Quick Fire Swish Logo

Quick Fire Swish Logo is another a high-quality logo sting with cinematic appeal. This video special effects template is a great fit for most projects and it’s easy to customise.

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Blockbuster Title

If big, Hollywood feature is the style you’re going for, then look no further than the Blockbuster Title FX video template for Adobe After Effects. The audio is included and you won’t need any plugins to be able to use it.

Rainy logo

Moody and memorable, the Rainy Logo for After Effects is chock full of atmosphere. This cool and creative logo reveal would work for a dramatic film project, or even just something to add interest and intrigue to your corporate project.

Top FX Templates From Envato Market (Pay-as-You-Go)

If you don't feel like subscribing right now, or you want some different options, here are three special FX effects templates from Videohive that you can buy individually.

Snow Toolkit – $21

Snow Toolkit includes 26 pre-made and editable scenes, with general, medium and close up shots, so you'll have loads of choice to make your own realistic snowy scenes. You'll require Trapcode Particular plugin for this one.

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Grunge Fire Reveal – $15

Create awesome special effects for a powerful reveal. Making effective use of particles, fog, chromatic abberation and more, the Grunge Fire Reveal video special effects template will surely make an impact as your logo reveal. You'll need the Trapcode Particular plug-in to use this one too.

Energy Force - Logo Intro – $18

This is an awesome special effect for any opening logo or title. You won't need any plugins and can easily customise colour or choose from the four options already included. This templates also comes with easy to use effect controls and also includes sound effects track.

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Recommended Tutorials

Are you learning how to make special effects for videos? You can start by learning all of the animation possibilities After Effects offer with this complete tutorial: How to Animate in After Effects? This is a hands-on course to learn keyframe basics all the way to text reveal FX effects.

Free Video Courses: Follow Envato Tuts+ on YouTube

All courses on Envato Tuts+ are now free! And we add more free courses and tutorials to the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel frequently. Looking for tutorials on how to make special effects in videos? For example, you can learn how to Create and Control Particle Effects in Adobe After Effects with this video course:

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About This Page

How We Picked

We looked at projects and considered all kinds of variables, including organization, complexity, experience required and overall difficulty, minimum hardware specifications, included versions and options, formats, resolution, file size, dependencies and required plug-ins (if any), language options, software versions supported, style, design, and cost. You can read more about how we select items at How We Pick Items to Feature on Envato Tuts+.

About the Authors

Marie Gardiner wrote this. Janila Castaneda updated the selection and expanded the entry for our featured item, on April 18th, 2022. Jackson Couse edited and published this page.

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