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18 Top Smoke Effects for Creative Video in After Effects

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Gritty dramas are on trend, and a well-produced, realistic smoke effect can tip your video over the edge of wowing your audience. Here, we've collected 15 Creative Smoke Effects for Adobe After Effects Videos from Envato Market and Envato Elements, so you can start knocking their socks off!

3 Top Smoke Templates for After Effects

Envato Elements is a subscription services with thousands of high-quality templates for After Effects, all available with one affordable subscription. Here are three top templates with smoke effects:

1. Quick Smoke Burst Logo

A quick and clean logo reveal with a more subtle smoke effect. You won't need any plugins to use this and it's easy to customise.

 

2. Smoke and Spikes

Sound effects are included with this logo sting featuring smoke effect. You have the option to change the colour of the smoke effect as well as the light effect coming from the logo.

 

3. Fire And Smoke Transitions

If you're looking for cartoon smoke effects, rather than realistic smoke, give this pack of elements a try. It includes plenty of fire and smoke options, and the sound effects are included too!

 

15 Top Smoke Effects From Envato Market

If you'd prefer to get your templates one-by-one, Envato Market has plenty of professionally-designed After Effects templates to get your fires lit.

1. Smoke Effects Pack

Smoke Effects is a comprehensive set including animated backgrounds and text reveals, all of which are editable. Reminiscent of a Guillermo del Toro opener, it somehow manages to be both fantastical and gritty.

Smoke Effects Pack
Smoke Effects Pack

2. Smoke Logo Reveal

The pre-rendered smoke effects in this logo reveal will save you time and effort. Simply import your logo, include some text and then render in less than 10 minutes.

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3. Smokey Logo

A versatile After Effects template with dynamic smoke trail animations that reveal your logo.

 

4. Smoke Logo Reveal

Smoke Logo Reveal has an almost underwater quality to it. Ethereal and smooth, this is a classy way to display a logo on your project. You won’t need a plug-in to use this, but you will need to be on CS4 or higher.

Smoke Logo Reveal
Smoke Logo Reveal

5. Smoke Motion Logo Reveal

A simple, but effective reveal, Smoke Motion is an almost cartoon like depiction of smoke. This light, whimsical reveal will give your project a light-hearted boost.

Smoke Motion Logo Reveal
Smoke Motion Logo Reveal

6. Smoke & Mirrors Trailer

Oozing with drama, Smoke & Mirrors is a dynamic, dramatic promo trailer. You don’t need any plugins to use this template, and it boasts a user-friendly setup that’s perfect for beginners.

Smoke  Mirrors Trailer
Smoke & Mirrors Trailer

7. Colorful Particles Flowing Logo

With 6 colour presets, this template pack uses particles to create a smoke-like effect, revealing your logo.

Colorful Particles Flowing Logo
Colorful Particles Flowing Logo

8. Vintage Slideshow | Smoke Effect

Vintage Slideshow is a really versatile After Effects template including 15 media holders and 17 text holders. The project boasts a simple, modular structure, and you won’t need any plugins to use it. If you do get stuck, there’s a help file included.

Vintage Slideshow  Smoke Effect
Vintage Slideshow | Smoke Effect

9. Smoke Reveal Trailer

This is a smokin’ hot trailer… with 18 placeholders for text, 4 for video or photos, and 2 custom element 3D materials. The music used in the trail is included with this download.

Smoke Reveal Trailer
Smoke Reveal Trailer

10. Fiery Smoke Logo Reveal

Fiery Smoke Logo Reveal packs a punch and will undoubtedly impress your audience. A heady mix of gritty, dark, realistic smoke and light particle bokeh, this download is designed to dazzle.

Fiery Smoke Logo Reveal
Fiery Smoke Logo Reveal

11. Smoke/Fog Mystical Logo

A moody logo reveal, Smoke/Fog Mystical Logo download offers colour and size control so you can customise to suit your video.

SmokeFog Mystical Logo
Smoke/Fog Mystical Logo

12. Fog / Smoke Background

Simple but effective, Fog/Smoke does exactly what it advertises: the background is perfect for adding atmosphere to your video.

Fog  Smoke Background
Fog / Smoke Background

13. 140 Flash FX Elements

Mix it up with this pack of 140 effects for After Effects, including lots of fun, cartoon-style smoke options to choose from. 

140 Flash FX Elements
140 Flash FX Elements

14.  Smoke and Dust Opener

Looking at Smoke and Dust makes me pine for Game of Thrones. Full of drama and impact, this smoke effect opener prepares your audience for spectacle and excitement—maybe a dragon or two. Please?

Smoke And Dust Opener
Smoke And Dust Opener

15. Epic Smoke Opener

Epic Smoke Opener looks very real; because it is: 16 different versions were filmed to give you maximum choice when using this After Effects opener.

Epic Smoke Opener
Epic Smoke Opener

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