Templates for Adobe After Effects are an awesome way to automate your workflow and to add creativity to your skillset. Check out more than 100 of the web's best After Effects templates below.
As After Effect's 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.
Premium After Effects Templates
If you’re looking for commercial quality results, and
you’re in a hurry to get a professional solution, then choose from one
of the hundred’s of affordable Adobe After Effects Templates available for purchase on VideoHive. Here are a few favourites:
30 animated titles and lower thirds that will give your project a streamlined aesthetic.
A bold, modern opener for conferences and meetings, this sophisticated template with on-trend flat graphics adds sleek credibility to your event.
Simple frame animation, subtle light leaks and slide graphics give your project clean, soothing visuals.
Glitch effects are in. A modern take on glitch for a subtle distortion effects will add digital drama to your project.
Add impact with this beautiful geometric-inspired opener sequence; bringing glitch distortion, bold animated graphics and a black and white aesthetic.
Vibrant but edgy, this versatile pack gets you there. Harness the energy of the urban environment with glitch effects, lens dirt and modern aesthetics.
Two openers in one! Build suspense with a comic book style, or capture a fun, upbeat vibe with the ‘love’ opener.
This particle effects treatment adds glimmer and texture to your logo, animation or title sequence.
Kaleidoscope effects and adjustable glass settings like blur, chromatic aberration and pollution create fun, trendy visuals.
Clean graphics with bold geometric wipes create crisp visual effect in this transitions pack. Transition sounds are included for added impact.
11. Parallax Opener
Create drama with parallax effects. Lens dirt, light leaks and film scratches add natural depth to your project.
This beautiful logo reveal with dancing graphics and stylized light flares is the perfect tool to build your brand.
With frosted glass, light leak effects and a serene feel, this opener is perfect for any project requiring a gentle touch.
Free Templates for Adobe After Affects
This list was compiled from free resources from Logan Kenesis (AEBuster), Hamo Studio, dehannb, Motion Stacks, Sven Van Lathem (Motion & Design), Ruanak Chhabra (Editing Corp), and RocketStock. Note, the files linked-to here are hosted by their respective authors and for this reason may not be available at all times. Also, some of these free templates require Trapcode Particular (by Red Giant) or other plug-ins to function fully.
- Bourne Identity
- Data Signals
- Halloween Ghost: "This one is geared toward the halloween / scary themed videos.This template is really easy to use and all our pretty much a have to do is insert your video/image. If you're interested in buying the full version of this project check it out on VideoHive.
- DVD Case: "This project is simply a DVD case that you can add your own artwork to that spins around in a loop so that you can show off your DVD product. If your interested in buying the full version of this project check it out on VideoHive."
- Pimp My iPhone
- Animated Helvetica Neue: "Give your videos a little life with this free animated 'Helvetica Neue' font template for After Effects!"
- VHS Look: "Create a retro-realistic distorted VHS look using this free After Effects template."
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!"
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."
- Circle Bursts: "Make your motion graphics more dynamic with circle bursts."
- Hiro: "Unleash the beast and power up to your final form with this anime-inspired logo reveal for After Effects."
- Prize Ribbon
- Sports Center: "Many of you sports fans have heard of Sports Center and have seen their graphic intros."
- Chain Reaction: "As the camera moves through the chains you can put in your intro text and boom you have yourself a nice intro for your movie or short film."
- Movie Titles
- Dog Tag
- Google Search Bar
- Unity Lite: "Give your wedding projects the elegant look they deserve."
- Spotlight: "Five smooth icon animations designed to drive the world to your social accounts!"
- 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."
- Countdown Clock: "Next time you need to rig a clock, save yourself some time with Countdown, a free After Effects template."
- Split Layers: "Create custom split layer style effects with this free After Effects template."
- Christmas Toolkit: "These video editing assets are perfect for video editors working on Christmas projects."
- Flying Screens Intro
- Clean Template Intro
- Quick Sketch Intro: "It’s so cool to incorporate your own drawings and animate them inside After Effects."
- Weddings Rings
- Mech Boxes
- News Lower Third
- Fire Waves
Basketball Template: "This one is a basketball hoop: you can customize what
appears on the background with a video or image. Also, you can
customize the text that appears on the ball. The full version is Basketball NBA Template over on VideoHive."
- Newspaper Burn
- Cool Glass Intro, Short Version. Purchase the 40-second version via VideoHive.
- Christmas Slideshow
- Fairy Dust: "A particle system that creates a nice line of particles that your can write anything you want with."
"A nice intro piece for worship videos. Customizing this is just a
simple matter of adjusting the setting to the particle system and moving
the camera in and out."
- Rage Waves
- Ring of Fire
- Aura Trails
- Underwater Sparkles
- CVI Logo Reveal
- Particular Sphere
- Space Logo Reveal
- Abstract Dream
- Grunge Film: This project is a simple one, but gives a really nice effect for a old movie projector effect. This is only composed of two composites, which is one to move the film up and down and a second for the camera shake and dirt of the film look. Adjusting this is just a simple matter of swapping out your own footage into the composite called 'Insert Footage HERE.' Simple enough right?"
- DVD Menu: "Here is a nice DVD menu style template for intro piece/opening menu area. However you can adjust this to become much more than what it is like a chapter list, or DVD extras. This is more fitted for futuristic style videos."
- Mug Shot: "This template is great for if your doing a prank video of someone going to jail. All you have to do is add a photograph and insert the any name on the text."
CD Case: "This project is great for all of you struggling music artist out that
that want to be seen and heard and give your product a professional
touch. In this project all that you have to do is take your CD cover
graphics and just insert them into this project and boom, your good to
go. If you're
interested in buying the full version of this project check it out on VideoHive."
- Dynamic Slides
- Stinger Intro
- Smoke Intro
- Simple Slideshow
- Projector Opener
- 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."
- 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."
- Three Logo Reveals: "These logo reveals work best for contemporary businesses and clients who want a slick professional product."
- 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."
- Realistic Fire: "Got a burning desire to add a fire effect to your next After Effects project?"
- Clean Modern Title 05
- Clean Modern Title 04
- Clean Modern Title 03
- Clean Modern Title 02
- Clean Modern Title 01
- Clean Infographic—Percentage 05
- Clean Infographic—Percentage 04
- Clean Infographic—Percentage 03
- Clean Infographic—Percentage 02
- Clean Infographic—Percentage 01
Pokeball Element 3D Model
- Circle Burst: "Template for Adobe After Effects with customization and animation controls."
- 4K Parallax Slideshow: "4k slideshow template for Adobe After Effects with Parallax movement effects."
- Animated Test Tube Icon: "Free Animated test tube icon for Adobe After Effects."
- Retro Title 05
- Retro Title 04
- Retro Title 03
- Retro Title 02
- Retro Title 01
- Liquid Element 01-64: "Liquid animated motion graphics elements."
- Kinetic Title 13
- Animated Suitcase Icon
- 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."
- Blood Splat Titles: "create spooky and horror titles for your haunted film. This template is compatible with various versions of After Effects."
- 2D Logo Introduction
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Promotional and Business Video Template: "This template can be used to create amazing videos for your brand, product, business or event promotion."
- 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."
- Heatwave: "Heatwave is our new free After Effects Template that can be used to create intro titles for your project."
- 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."
- 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."
- The Cube: "Create Sci-Fi titles for your project."
How to Make Your Own Adobe After Effects Templates
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