Abstract effects for video serve a number of purposes. They're perfect if you need to keep your style quite generic but still want to add visual interest. Depending on the abstract style you choose, they can make a project look edgier or more fun... abstract creates so many possibilities.
Here are ten of our favourite After Effects templates with abstract effects. To make it easier for you to find what you want, we've broken the list down into template types like logos, title sequences and more. Each category has one template from Envato Elements and one from Envato Market—so you have lots of choice depending on whether you prefer everything included in a subscription, or to pay as you go.
Logo Stings and Reveal Templates
With a simple, flat design, Abstract Logo Shape uses uncomplicated, brightly coloured shapes to reveal your logo. You can also try using this After Effects template as a transition.
With two projects, basic animation and edited with music, Abstract Logo is fun and funky. Use any logo, transparent image, or text to create your abstract animation.
Elements for After Effects
Sparkly and magical, this particle background for After Effects will add abstract charm to any video project. The animation loops seamlessly and there’s a PDF tutorial included in case you get stuck.
A collection of 19 simple shape backgrounds for Adobe After Effects. You have full colour management, so you can adjust this template to suit your project.
Openers and Trailer Templates
A universal, well-organised template in a modern style, Abstract Photo Opener is a snazzy way to show off your photos and branding. With it’s bright and clean design it would particularly suit business or corporate presentations.
A creative abstract opener for After Effects, this template features five title placeholders, and you can use text or your logo for the final scene. All the colours can be customised.
Title Sequence Templates
In glitch and plexus style, this abstract title template for After Effects is flexible and simple to customise. It’s laid out in a modular structure to make it easy to edit and navigate with eight unique scenes to choose from.
Dual-colour lines with shimmering pearls combine to make a stunning abstract template. Although it’s a title sequence, it would also work well as a trailer, teaser, or credits.
Slideshows and Video Display Templates
Particles and lines give this abstract slideshow template, a ‘through glass,’ dream-like quality. There’s plenty of space for text too, so you can add descriptions, or even use this as a title sequence.
Abstract Slideshow for After Effects is a template that breaks up and replicates your image to create a disjointed, abstract effect. You won’t need any plugins to use this template.
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