In this article we cover templates and projects for Adobe After Effects that have been really popular over the last couple of years, and introduce you to some brand new ones with great potential!
Top After Effects Templates From Envato Elements
These templates are all included as part of a subscription to Envato Elements.
Trendy and fun, this opener for After Effects is perfect if you're a travel guru! Create a stylish travel slideshow with placeholders for 13 media items and 11 text items.
This fun, wildly animated pack includes openers, transitions, lower thirds and a number of 'toon FX' for you to create something truly entertaining.
Welcome to the Game Zone! If you have a gaming channel, blog or vlog then this broadcast pack for After Effects is perfect. It includes an opener and closer, transitions, animated backgrounds, FX and much more.
If you're looking for a brand new way to jazz up your animated logo, then give this abstract template a try. Based around a glitch theme, it's atmospheric and powerful.
Go for a stylish, cinematic movie effect with these opening titles. They're filled with grunge effects and are fast-moving to help build a real sense of anticipation.
6. YouTube Kit
Great for any blogger or vlogger to jazz up your channel offering. Just drop your content into the placeholders, edit the text and you're good to go.
This After Effects template is made specially for Instagram Stories, so it includes 9 'swipe up' overlays and 21 designs separated into 6 categories.
Another great bundle for Instagram users who want to up their content game - this After Effects template lets you add fancy motion titles to your Stories.
70 premade text animations await you with this glitch-style template set, that work with any font. There are 6 different types of glitch animation and there's a video tutorial included in the download.
Updated to include 34 Stories, Instagram Stories for After Effects makes use of dynamic animation and unique graphics.
Great After Effects Templates on VideoHive
If you prefer to buy templates as you need them, then here's a great selection from Envato Market.
11. 30 Simple Titles
30 unique titles and lower thirds graphics templates in resolutions up to 4K. Easy to customize with an integrated title controller: quickly change zoom, color, backgrounds, shadows, and duration.
Breathe life into your project by creating fire, dust, smoke, sparkle, flames or glass particle effects the fastest and easiest way possible. Requires Trapcode Particular.
13. Dynamic Opener
Upbeat and stylish opener with 35 placeholders and full colour control.
Don't waste your time with rigging! Animation has never been so easy. Just design your character in Adobe Photoshop and load it into After Effects: Rigmo takes care of the rest.
15. Lower Thirds
24 versatile, modern and attractive lower-thirds for any project.
Platinum includes six styles of logo reveal in 4K resolution, with updated 4K backgrounds. You can use your own logo color.
17. Wedding Titles
After Effects wedding titles template for professional videography projects. Choose from a variety of vintage and modern titles to add as openers to your cinematic wedding videos.
18. Superhero Logo
Two openers in one! Build suspense with a comic book style, or capture a fun, upbeat vibe with the ‘love’ opener.
Cinematic slide show perfect for your opener, TV show, photo/video slideshow or any media opener, even special events.
Now you can make creative double exposure motion graphics easily. Packed with features including 29 preview video scenes to use as base for your project, 15 empty scenes to fill in, over 200 photos and much more.
21. Urban Opener
Vibrant but edgy, this versatile pack gets you there. Harness the energy of the urban environment with glitch effects, lens dirt and modern aesthetics.
Clean graphics with bold geometric wipes create crisp visual effect in this transitions pack. Transition sounds are included for added impact.
This title pack takes a modern approach to glitch for a subtle distortion effects that will add a little digital drama to any project.
You can combine the elements to create unique things, whether it’s a slideshow, presentation,or logo reveal.
Simple Infographics contains easily customizable and quick to use After Effects CS6 template with animated pre made Pie Infographics Charts and much more.
Create engaging titles and captions like Buzzfeed and NowThis for your company’s social media videos! From Facebook to Twitter and everything in between this template has what you need to create worksafe text so your viewers can follow along without the sound on.
27. Map Kit
Map kit includes 202 countries, 51 US state maps, a full world map, 2D and 3D 4K maps versions for each country at 3840px by 2160px, and Font Awesome integration for over 600+icons to use as pins.
A fully customizable project, no extra plugins required, very easy to edit, and several video tutorials are included.
29. Event Promo
A bold, modern opener, this sophisticated template with on-trend flat graphics promo adds sleek credibility to your project.
70 Clean Lower Thirds in Full HD (1920×1080) resolution.
Customise an elegant video project, for all occasions. Drag and drop in your photos, adjust the position of each to your liking, add audio, then hit render! Some bonus texture images have been included to use as backgrounds.
A beautiful display of your images gently swaying on branches of a birch tree on a sunny afternoon. Suitable for any occasion, it includes 3 versions depending on how many images you wish to display.
This incredible After Effects project file can quickly and cleverly manipulate static images and photos to give them life, movement, and magic! Create stunning videos from your images using only basic After Effects knowledge.
Create a subtle and appealing ambient occlusion 3D look with reflections in After Effects. The file is very easy to change, just replace the logo and render. You can also type text in After Effects to use with the 3D effect!
Add a bright and upbeat logo reveal to your project.
This epic animation pack includes 20 Smoke Explosions, 20 Electrical Discharges, 20 Basic Shapes, 20 Flames Shapes, 20 Energy Elements, 20 Sharp Lines, 20 Transitions, 12 Templates, 2 Tutorials, and 140 mov files with alpha. A must see!
Create a great animated explainer for your start-up or company. This package comes with more than 500 unique elements that you can place them everywhere.
The Animated Icons project is a consistent set of flat icons designed to give life to any project it is added to.
39. Logo 3D Levels
A simple, but very useful, 3D logo template. Perfect for sports teams!
A fully-modular template to create unique typography. Ideal for corporate, promotion, social identity, presentation, and typography opener
This is an unique and useful logo formation in two versions for your text and images, giving an edge to display your product line, achievement, news id, sports title, fashion work.
42. Particle Reveal
Logo animation revealing your corporate or personal brand with three different styles to choose from.
Logo reveal template with beautiful and elegant colors particles, suitable for websites, presentations, promotions.
Whiteboard Kit comes with 35 pre-animated scenes. Adapt to your needs, or build your own. From the talented Mister Horse.
45. Lower Thirds
50 unique lower thirds and two logo animations.
In this package we have both complex HUD and data infographics and modular HUDs. Combine them to make your own display elements.
47. 30 Simple Titles
Like it says on the tin! Nice simple titles.
48. Album Memories
Album Memories will help you to experience the warmest feelings again and to keep pictures that are dear to your heart in video format.
49. Photo Animator
The incredible, original photo animation template that launched a thousand videos! Animating photographs is now so much easier and less time-consuming, with the Photo Animator template for After Effects.
50. Neon Sign Kit
Neon Sign Kit features everything you need to create realistic, 3D neon signs directly from After Effects. Take your scenes even further with all of the built-in extra features, including the ability to make a 3D sign, put your neon between panes of glass, place it on an editable truss system, or mount it to a wall.
Free After Effects Course
Although these templates are easy to use, you may still want to refresh your skills on how to use After Effects so that you can get the most out of them. Check out our free six-hour course with Dave Bode, in which he teaches you everything you need to know.
Or if you want a more specific project to work on, join Jonathan Lam as he teaches you how to create liquid animation titles in After Effects, step by step.
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