Lower thirds are important: they're the only graphics on-screen in your video while people talk and the action happens. How do you choose something that has professional impact without overshadowing your video?
Here, we've put together ten great sets of lower thirds from Envato Market that are perfect for your broadcast.
10 Top Lower Thirds Templates for Broadcast and News Casts
1. Lower Thirds
Smart and simple, this lower thirds set contains over 50 options and two logo animations. You won’t need any plugins to use this and there’s a detailed tutorial included.
With three discrete lower thirds, you can draw attention to your information without the graphics being overpowering or taking away authority.
A sparkly but still serious lower-third set adds just a touch of informality to your broadcast. Glass Lower Third is available in four colours and comes in full-HD.
Clean Lower Thirds is a clean and professional looking project, with the colours easily changed in one simple step. You won’t need any prior knowledge of After Effects to use this and the download comes with a step by step video tutorial in case you get stuck.
This template comes in here separate files (one for each colour) and last 20 seconds, so they’re ideal for broadcasts. Alpha channel is included, so you just need to overlay your material and away you go.
A shiny, semi-transparent lower third with a light flare and soft sweep that will add a touch of class to any project.
Change colour and opacity quickly and easily with the Modern Lower Thirds template. The download comes with a tutorial and you shouldn’t need any prior knowledge to get started.
This updated version now contains 40 lower thirds (an increase of 20 on the previous download), so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to styling your broadcast.
This project is easy to customise with any colour or font. It includes five pre-made lower thirds and an optional breaking news tab. You won’t need any extra plugins and if you get stuck, there’s a handy walk-through video.
The Foxy Lower Third is a modern and glossy lower third, whilst maintaining a professional tone essential for broadcast news. Easy to customise and comes with email support should you need it.
Broadcast Templates From Envato Elements
If you'd prefer to try out a few different options to see what suits, then Envato Elements might be a better fit for you. You can download unlimited resources for a monthly subscription. Here are a few of the lower third options available.
With nine professional designed options, Patriotic Lower Thirds for After Effects is perfect for when you want to stir up a little love for your country. Celebrate everything from the 4th of July to local election results in your broadcast with this red, white and blue theme.
If you create a lot of varied projects or you just find it really hard to choose, then this pack of Modern Titles and Lower Thirds will keep you satisfied. They're not all variations on a theme either, there's a real mix here, perfect for just about any project.
Box Lower Thirds has a unique and fun look. Modern, and with an en vogue 'simplistic' twist, this set is great for social media updates or just to add a little informality to your broadcast.
More Great Lower Thirds
When you're putting together a broadcast, we know there's so much to think about, so we've put together some handy lists to help you with everything you'll need to be sure your broadcasts go off without a hitch and look smashing while they're at it.