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55 More Useful and Stylish Video Templates for After Effects (5 Free)

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In this article we cover templates and projects for Adobe After Effects that have proven popular on Envato's creative markets and services over the last couple of years. We'll also introduce you to some brand new Adobe After Effects templates with great potential!

Envato Elements is the best option if you're a video creator who uses After Effects daily—for a low monthly fee, you'll have unlimited After Effects templates, stock video and more. But what if you're starting out with video and don't want to subscribe yet? No problem, we've got you covered with Envato Market, where you can buy After Effects templates as you need them. And no-cost template options, scroll down to the bottom and you'll find free After Effects templates from Mixkit, also part of Envato.

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Maria Villanueva. Maria is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.

10 Top After Effects Templates From Envato Elements

These premium After Effects templates are all included as part of a subscription to Envato Elements. 

1. Travel Vlog Opener

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.

2. ToonShow (Broadcast Pack)

This fun, wildly animated pack includes openers, transitions, lower thirds and a number of 'toon FX' for you to create something truly entertaining.

3. Game Zone (Broadcast Pack)

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.

4. Logo Abstract

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.

5. Movies Titles Opening

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.

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Movies Titles Opening

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.

7. Instagram Stories Business Pack

This After Effects template is made specially for Instagram Stories, so it includes 9 'swipe up' overlays and 21 designs separated into 6 categories.

8. Instagram bundle—Motion Titles library

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.

9. 70 Glitch Title Animation Presets Pack | Glitch Text Maker

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.

10. Instagram Stories

Updated to include 34 Stories, Instagram Stories for After Effects makes use of dynamic animation and unique graphics.

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Instagram Stories

40 Top After Effects Templates on Envato Market

If you prefer to buy Adobe After Effects 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.

12. FX Particle Builder | Fire Dust Smoke Particular Presets

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.

14. Rigmo: Rigged Character Animation Mockup

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.

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15. Lower Thirds

24 versatile, modern and attractive lower-thirds for any project.

16. Platinum | Logo Reveal

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.

19. Cinematic Parallax Slideshow

Cinematic slide show perfect for your opener, TV show, photo/video slideshow or any media opener, even special events.

20. Double Exposure Generator

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.

22. Upbeat Transitions

Clean graphics with bold geometric wipes create crisp visual effect in this transitions pack. Transition sounds are included for added impact.

23. 9 Modern Glitch Titles

This title pack takes a modern approach to glitch for a subtle distortion effects that will add a little digital drama to any project.

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9 Modern Glitch Titles

24. Liquid Motion Elements

You can combine the elements to create unique things, whether it’s a slideshow, presentation,or logo reveal.

25. Simple Info graphics

Simple Infographics contains easily customizable and quick to use After Effects CS6 template with animated pre made Pie Infographics Charts and much more. 

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26. Social Media Video Captions

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.

28. Animated Map Path

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.

30. Clean Lower Thirds

70 Clean Lower Thirds in Full HD (1920×1080) resolution.

31. Mosaic Photo Reveal

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.

32. Photo Gallery on a Sunny Afternoon

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.

33. Photo Motion Pro – Professional 3D Photo Animator

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.

34. Black Classic 3D Logo

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!

35. Logo Intro Elegance Flare

Add a bright and upbeat logo reveal to your project.

36. 140 Flash FX Elements

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!

37. Pixity Land | Character Explainer Toolkit

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.

38. 500 Animated Icons

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!

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40. Kinetic Typography Pack

A fully-modular template to create unique typography. Ideal for corporate, promotion, social identity, presentation, and typography opener

41. Multi Video & Multi Text Logo Formation

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.

43. Colorful Particles Logo Reveal II

Logo reveal template with beautiful and elegant colors particles, suitable for websites, presentations, promotions.

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44.  Whiteboard Animation Pack

Are you looking for fun After Effects projects? This pack of After Effects templates comes with 2500 whiteboard elements to create your own story.

45. Lower Thirds

50 unique lower thirds and two logo animations.

46. Quantum HUD Infographic

In this package we have both complex HUD and data infographics and modular HUDs. Combine them to make your own display elements.

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Quantum HUD Infographic

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.

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5 Cool Free After Effects Templates To Use In 2021

Are you looking for the best free After Effects templates for your project? Here's a selection of free After Effects templates from Mixkit, part of the Envato family. There you'll find free After Effects logo templates, free After Effects slideshow templates and more. If you're just starting as a video creator and you need to practice in After Effects, these are a great option.

51. Mixed Transition Intro—Free After Effects Template

This is one of the coolest free After Effects intro templates. The collection of video transitions and heading text has a dynamic look.

52. Split Text Intro—Free After Effects Template

Looking for free After Effects intro templates with text? This is a creative text animation with letterbox style transitions. If you need free After Effects intro templates, check this out.

53. Logo Glitch Reveal—Free After Effects Template

Free After Effects logo templates are always useful. This is an animated static fracture effect and distortion over a logo reveal. It's one of the popular free After Effects logo templates.

54. Video Mask Title—Free After Effects Template

Do you need modern free After Effects title templates? This is a video mask title with bold heading text and sliding transitions. It's one of the most useful  free After Effects title templates to have.

55.  Fade Slideshow—Free After Effects Template

This is a modern slideshow animation with blur and fade transitions. If you're looking for free After Effects slideshow templates, this is for you.

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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