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70 Free Amazing After Effects Templates

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Templates for Adobe After Effects are an awesome way to automate your workflow and add creative visuals to your videos. Check out some of our favourites from Envato Elements, plus a host of free After Effects templates that we've rounded up just for you!

Use After Effects Templates to Create Quality Videos Quickly

As After Effects' popularity has increased, so too has the usage of templates to modify and enhance video projects. Because After Affects is a non-destructive video editor and animation suite, you can easily try out all types of templates without damaging the original project files. This makes it easier than ever to experiment with applying effects and animation sequences in your videos.

After Effects for Beginners

If you need to learn how to use After Effects, check out our comprehensive six-hour video course with Dave Bode

After Effects Templates From Envato Elements

Are you looking for commercial-quality results, and are in a hurry to get a professional solution? Then choose from one of thousands of After Effects templates available through Envato Elements, our subscription service.

Featured After Effects Template

Trendy Stories v3

A pack of Stories templates for Instagram.

Key Features

These After Effects templates for Instagram are colourful and just a little psychedelic, filled with colourful, animated gradients. There's plenty of space for text for your messaging or contact details.

  • Application: After Effects 2022+
  • Resolution: 1080x1920 (vertical)
  • Author: YunkevichStudio
Trendy Stories v3 is available as part of a subscription to Envato Elements

Alternative After Effects Templates

If our featured template isn't what you're looking for, we've got more great After Effects templates for you to try instead, they're all available from Envato Elements, and so are included in a monthly subscription.

2. Online Education Animation Scene

An animation scene for After Effects featuring characters learning online, in a variety of settings.

3. Titles Design

There's plenty of variety in this set of title templates for After Effects, so you'll find something for every project.

4. Corporate Female Character Toolkit Vol.1

If you want an interesting character to accompany your video, make one yourself. This character toolkit comes complete with a pre-rigged illustration and five pre-animations. It's great for explainers and other video projects.

5. Corporate Infographics Charts Pack

Get ready to show off your data with convincing charts with this After Effects template. The Corporate Infographics Charts Pack includes 90 compositions you can customize for sharing in a video.

6. Elegant Parallax Slideshow

Draw your audience in with these cool effects. The Elegant Parallax Slideshow is well-organized and easy to customize. Just add in your images or video footage.

7. Online Education Promo

Online education is huge right now. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you'll want to make a promo video. Use this template to draw attention to your benefits while entertaining your audience with modern visuals.

8. Waves Abstract Titles

Waves Abstract Titles delivers just what the name says. Get a pack of six unique title templates for After Effects over abstract backgrounds.

1.2 Hours

Collage Animation After Effects Tutorial | FREE COURSE

 Check out this in-depth tutorial on how to make a collage animation in After Effects. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to create scrolling null layers, bring all of your video, photo, animation and graphics assets into the program, and then pull it all together into one really cool collage effect! 

    Here is a pack of logo transitions with kaleidoscope effects. The colors are vibrant and work with any text and image.

    10. Gold Simple Titles | 4K

    30 animated titles and lower thirds that will give your project a streamlined aesthetic.

    11. Flat Graphics Event Opener

    A bold, modern opener for conferences and meetings, this sophisticated template with on-trend flat graphics adds sleek credibility to your event.

    12. Classic Frame Opener

    Simple frame animation, subtle light leaks and slide graphics give your project clean, soothing visuals.

    Two openers in one! Build suspense with a comic book style, or capture a fun, upbeat vibe with the ‘love’ opener.

    14. Parallax Opener

    Create drama with parallax effects. Lens dirt, light leaks and film scratches add natural depth to your project.

    15. Rotating Logo Reveal

    This beautiful logo reveal with dancing graphics and stylized light flares is the perfect tool to build your brand.

    Free After Effects Templates From MixKit

    Before we look at free After Effects templates from around the web, check out the options from Mixkit. These are completely free downloads with premium quality, just like the choices featured above.

    1. Photo Frame Slideshow

    This Photo Frame Slideshow features retro Polaroids over a minimal background.

    2. Minimal Audio Visualizer

    Crank up the music with this Minimal Audio Visualizer. The animation faces downward and the template lets you add a tagline.

    Free Templates for Adobe After Affects From the Web

    This list was compiled from a variety of free resources, linked to here are hosted by their respective authors. For this reason, they may not be available at all times, and are the property of the authors. Some of these After Effects free templates require Trapcode Particular (by Red Giant) or other plug-ins to function fully.

    1. Animated Helvetica Neue: "Give your videos a little life with this free animated 'Helvetica Neue' font template for After Effects!"
    2. Alphaballs
    3. VHS Look: "Create a retro-realistic distorted VHS look using this free After Effects template."
    4. Distortion Kit: "A fully featured distortion effects kit that's simple to use and packed with customizable settings. Turn up the noise on your next video project!"
    5. Type-O-Matic: "TYPE-O-MATIC is an After Effects CS5 type animation tool for designers and motiongraphers developed by Hamo Studio. The Controller, Masked and Unfold. Three different ways for creating easy, quick and customizable type animation."
    6. Kinetic Typography
    7. Circle Bursts: "Make your motion graphics more dynamic with circle bursts."
    8. Hiro: "Unleash the beast and power up to your final form with this anime-inspired logo reveal for After Effects."
    9. Unity Lite: "Give your wedding projects the elegant look they deserve."
    10. Spotlight: "Five smooth icon animations designed to drive the world to your social accounts!"
    11. Messenger: "We've made it easier than ever to show chat and texting in your videos! Messenger is a free After Effects template that includes five unique visual styles. Customize the look to fit your project."
    12. Countdown Clock: "Next time you need to rig a clock, save yourself some time with Countdown, a free After Effects template."
    13. Split Layers: "Create custom split layer style effects with this free After Effects template."
    14. Christmas Toolkit: "These video editing assets are perfect for video editors working on Christmas projects."
    15. Flying Screens Intro
    16. Clean Template Intro
    17. Quick Sketch Intro: "It’s so cool to incorporate your own drawings and animate them inside After Effects."
    18. Cool Glass Intro, Short Version. Purchase the 40-second version via VideoHive.
    19. Christmas Slideshow
    20. CVI Logo Reveal
    21. Particular Sphere
    22. Space Logo Reveal
    23. Dynamic Slides
    24. Stinger Intro
    25. Smoke Intro
    26. Simple Slideshow
    27. Projector Opener
    28. Engaged: "Start your (render) engines! This free After Effects template comes with multiple automotive HUD elements, icons and sound effects—everything you need to supercharge your next project."
    29. VishiMorphic40: This "After Effects project that replicates the look and feel of the Anamorphic process. If you drop your footage into the timeline you will have access to three options that help you achieve the magical look without resorting to additional adaptors or lenses."
    30. Three Logo Reveals: "These logo reveals work best for contemporary businesses and clients who want a slick professional product."
    31. 16 Transitions: "Designed to help video editors create engaging and fun videos, these 16 free transitions for After Effects are a clean and fun way to breath life into a boring project."
    32. Realistic Fire: "Got a burning desire to add a fire effect to your next After Effects project?"
    33. Clean Modern Title 05
    34. Clean Modern Title 04
    35. Clean Modern Title 03
    36. Clean Modern Title 02
    37. Clean Modern Title 01
    38. Clean Infographic—Percentage 05
    39. Clean Infographic—Percentage 04
    40. Clean Infographic—Percentage 03
    41. Clean Infographic—Percentage 02
    42. Clean Infographic—Percentage 01
    43. Pokeball Element 3D Model
    44. Circle Burst: "Template for Adobe After Effects with customization and animation controls."
    45. 4K Parallax Slideshow: "4k slideshow template for Adobe After Effects with Parallax movement effects."
    46. Animated Test Tube Icon: "Free Animated test tube icon for Adobe After Effects."
    47. Retro Title 05
    48. Retro Title 04
    49. Retro Title 03
    50. Retro Title 02
    51. Retro Title 01
    52. Liquid Element 01-64: "Liquid animated motion graphics elements."
    53. Kinetic Title 13
    54. Animated Suitcase Icon
    55. Generic Title: "This is a very simple and easy generic video title that anyone can use as an intro for their project. The project file is created in Adobe After Effects CS6 and is built only with native plugins. There are no external assets. The project is only 310kb in size."
    56. Blood Splat Titles: "create spooky and horror titles for your haunted film. This template is compatible with various versions of After Effects."
    57. 2D Logo Introduction
    58. Another 2D Logo Introduction: "This free AE template is a bit of the same genre as the previous one but another style. It’s a trendy colorful 2D logo introduction."
    59. 2D Earth Animation: "a small ‘trendy 2D’ earth animation from a project i’m working on. You can use it for different purposes, for example as background for your titles or part of a longer 2D animation."
    60. Trendy 2D Animation Pack: "This is a pack of more than 20 different 2D animations! All done in After Effects with the built-in shapes. Very trendy these days, you find these animations in many different presentations. They can be used for logo animations, infographics or background decoration. Since these are After Effects shapes, they are very easy to tweak to your likings. You can change the color, the animations durations and/or combine them together to create something really cool and unique."
    61. Starter v1.0: "a free After Effects Template that you can download and use to create Logo Reveal Slide for your brand, business, YouTube channel, etc. The template is entirely based on Shape Layers and colors of the animation are expression driven. That means you can change the colors very easily from the effects panel instead of going deep into the Shape Layer properties."
    62. Starter v2.0: "Though it sounds like an updated version of the previous logo reveal, but this new and Free After Effects template is completely different. Starter 2.0 is powered by cool animated shape layers and expression driven color controls."
    63. Promotional and Business Video Template: "This template can be used to create amazing videos for your brand, product, business or event promotion."
    64. 3D Text: "If you want to save yourself some time and efforts, download this free After Effects Project file. In this project, I have pre-created all the layers and effects that together converts a 2D text layer into 3D."
    65. Heatwave replace me: "Heatwave is our new free After Effects Template that can be used to create intro titles for your project."
    66. Impurity: "Impurity After Effects Template is easy to understand, easy to modify and well organised. Impurity requires stock images and video’s which are available in the template package. There is one single Text Layer which you need to change to modify the text."
    67. The Streak: "The Streak uses multiple layers of solid containing the advance lightning effect. Project file is well organised and easy to understand. You can modify the text by changing the text layer according to your project title. You can also change the alignment of streak layers to change the look of the titles according to your taste."
    68. The Cube: "Create Sci-Fi titles for your project."

    More Adobe After Effects Resources From Envato

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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 Templates to Feature on Envato Tuts+.

    About The Authors

    This page was edited by Jackson Couse. It was written by Envato staff writers and has been updated by Marie Gardiner.

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