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12 Top Slideshow Templates for After Effects — 2 Free

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Give your video presentation the visual design it deserves: We've selected the top After Effects slideshow templates from Envato Elements and Envato Market to give you a head start.

Top Slideshow Templates 

Glass Parallax Slideshow

Featured Slideshow Template for After Effects

The slick simplicity of Glass Parallax Slideshow is what makes it stand out so much. The design is clean and offers smooth transition effects. You can easily customize both the photos and text with this After Effects slideshow project template.

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Any installation of Creative Suite 4 and above can use Glass Parallax. This template works without any plugins needed. It also comes with a tutorial you can follow along with. Just add your company logo, text, images or video, edit the effects according to your needs, and render out your project. 

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Sign up for a free trial of Envato Elements and you get access to thousands of creative graphics and templates, with unlimited use, from stock images to royalty-free audio tracks and sound effects to After Effects slideshow project downloads, and more. Download as many creative assets as you want, and customize them to fit your project.

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More Slideshows Templates From Envato Elements

There are so many great slideshow templates for After Effects on Envato Elements, here are a few more:

Particles Slideshow

This AE slideshow project template uses particle effects as transitions. The animation is well crafted, and looks great in 1080p HD.

Modern Corporate Slideshow

Try this if you want to make a corporate slideshow that still looks unique. It has easy color controls and comes with a helpful video tutorial.

Emotional Watercolor Slideshow

One of the newest After Effects slideshows to join Envato Elements is Emotional Watercolor. It does a great job of blending your photos with cool watercolor effects. This template works in After Effects with no additional plugins needed.

Online Education Slideshow

The Online Education Slideshow template can help you show the best parts of learning on the web. It works without any plugins and is full 1080p resolution. The After Effects template comes with a lot of placeholders for text and videos too.

Ink Slideshow After Effects Template

Put your message into motion with a very visually appealing video style. This multipurpose Ink slideshow is a great one for your template arsenal. With no plugins required, it's easy to use and a colour controller is provided to make it super easy to customise.

Winter – Adobe After Effects Presentation Template

This winter-themed video template is perfect for Christmas, New Year or just cold weather  presentations. Create your seasonal story with this magical winter wonderland, you can almost see your breath... brr!

Top Creative Assets From Envato Elements

Envato Elements is home to more than After Effects slideshows. Templates are a great place to start, and if you want to round out your video projects, try some of these creative assets you can apply to your work, adding the specifics to create a marketing or promo presentation, company or project intro video, show opener, movie trailer, or any creative video work.

Noir Pro

Noir Pro is a sans serif font family with contemporary style. There are a total of 12 typefaces in this download. The different weights and looks means this font works for a number of uses.

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Inspiring Piano and Orchestra

This music track works as a backdrop for your upcoming slideshow or product promo. If your projects include corporate work, you'll want to have Inspiring Piano and Orchestra

After Effects Slideshow Templates From Envato Market

Not into subscriptions? We also have you covered. If you need to buy one template at a time, try our video slideshow template category on Envato Market. Here are a few creative examples from our best-selling Adobe After Effects slideshow templates:

Parallax Slideshow

Parallax Slideshow is a very popular slideshow, and it's not hard to see why: this is a high quality, well organised, and easily customisable template. The project has a modular structure, so you can easily change duration. Just drop your image or video into the project, edit the text, add audio, and enjoy!

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IT Slideshow Effect

This modern, funky slideshow is perfect for upping your presentation game. The template is easily customised and includes a tutorial to get you started.

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Dynamic Opener

Available in HD or stunning 4K, this project includes 35 placeholders and offers full control over the colours. A recent update has reworked the project structure from the ground up, ensuring this download is even easier to make your own.

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Dynamic Opener by Majoroff and Envato

There are plenty of ways to create a professional slideshow to showcase your project. Browse our huge selection of After Effects video slideshow template files from Envato Elements or AE slideshow templates from Envato Market, and grab the one that’s right for you. Then customize it quickly and wow your audience.

Free After Effects Slideshow Templates for Mixkit

If a premium After Effects slideshow template isn't in your budget, you can always find a great free option from Mixkit. This Envato service has a lot of free templates to choose from, like these:

Photo Frame Slideshow

This minimal slideshow After Effects template is free and easy to use. It has a lens flare for added effect.

Polaroid Photo Slideshow

Go retro with the simple Polaroid Photo Slideshow. It lets you drop in your photos into placeholders and add a tagline to each image.

How to Create a Slideshow

How to make an effective slideshow will partly depend on what your intention for the video is and how you'll share it, but there are some good practices you can follow to get the best results.

1. Make Different Versions

Slideshows are usually flexible, which is great! You still need to make bespoke versions for most of the platforms you'll share on, though. Social media channels in particular have different requirements, timings, and formats that you might have to juggle a little to get the perfect mix. For example, Twitter will currently only let you upload a video of two minutes and 20 second in duration, whereas Facebook prioritises videos that are over three minutes.

2. Scale it Down

Try using a slideshow as a means to promote something upcoming—like a teaser, or create a short one to use as an opener for your social channels.

3. Easy on the Animation

Consistency with animation is usually best, stick to a minimal amount of movement and make that animation in the same style. If you're using transitions for example, stick to classics like fade; don't be the person who wants to try one of each style in the same slideshow.

4. Add Closed Captions

If your slideshow includes any speech or narration and you're intending to put it on social media, add closed captions. Studies have shown that significantly more people will watch a video (particularly on Facebook) if it includes subtitles.

More Video Production Resources From Envato

If you regularly need to make promo videos or work on video marketing, you'll want to check out these resources straight from Envato.

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Need a refresher on how to use After Effects? Watch our free six-hour video course, in which Dave Bode takes you through every essential feature of this powerful software. And why not complement it by picking up some free After Effects slideshow templates from Mixkit?

Want to Learn More About After Effects?

After Effects is a program that has a lot up its sleeve. If you want to get the most out of the software, our Envato Tuts+ instructors have created handy guides and tutorials for you to follow:

More Top Slideshow Articles

There are more more programs out there that you can use to make slideshows. Learn how to use other video editing suites to make stunning slideshows:

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