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10 Slick Slideshow Templates to Animate Photos in After Effects

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We take a lot of photos, particularly with our mobile devices. Why not put together a slick slideshow to show them off at the best?

Slideshows are a great way to animate your photographs and give them new life. As well as having your shots on display, you can add other cool effects like animation and text. A slideshow is a great way to can share images that otherwise might not see the light of day.

Bring Your Slideshows to Life

Sometimes it's more logical (and more fun!) to try a whole bunch of templates before you settle on one. With Envato Elements, you can download as many resources as you like for a single monthly subscription. Here are five great examples of slideshow templates that are included:

1. Slideshow

A clean and minimalist slideshow with a gentle, airy feel. This After Effects slideshow would be perfect for special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, and weddings.


2. Bright Colorful Fashion Slideshow

Create a bold and bright statement for your fashion show, with this slideshow template for After Effects.

3. Travel Slideshow

Travel is an upbeat, cinematic slideshow with a professional and creative style. It’s easy to edit to fit your project and would suit a variety of videos, from showing off your exciting vacation, to promoting a travel company, or simply as a fast-paced opener.

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Travel Slideshow on Envato Elements

4. Minimal Slideshow

This simple slideshow for After Effects makes great use of a minimal, fresh look. There are four different durations included and it’s easy to customise; just insert icons, pictures, video or text.

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Minimal Slideshow on Envato Elements

5. Inspirational Slideshow

Inspirational Slideshow is made to fit a number of projects: corporate presentations, wedding videos, travel and much more. There are 18 placeholders for video or photographs, but you can just duplicate as needed if you require extra.

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Inspirational Slideshow on Envato Elements

Superfly Slideshows

Prefer your slideshow templates one-by-one? Here are a few great selections from Envato Market.

1. Mosaic Photo

A multifaceted template, Mosaic Photo Reveal is great for a personal photograph slideshow such as a birthday or wedding, but can also be used as a product or company opener at an event. Simply drag in your photos, add some audio and render!

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Mosaic Photo

2. The Slideshow

The Slideshow has a classic, timeless look, enhanced by its matte overlay. The template would work well as a slideshow for photographs but also as an opener for any project. The download boasts an easy to edit modular structure and there are three duration options to choose from.

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3. 3D Photos

This is a simple, tastefully animated, tidy slideshow with space for up to 150 images or videos. You can choose a shorter two-minute show or one lasting four minutes.

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3D Photos

4. Photo Gallery Smile To Life

An upbeat, fun template, the Photo Gallery Smile to Life download for After Effects is a dynamic way to present your photographs, whatever the occasion. There’s a video tutorial and a PDF help file in case you get stuck.

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Photo Gallery Smile To Life

5. Parallax Slideshow

An elegant photo gallery with parallax animation effect, and it accepts images and videos. This versatile project contains slide designs for any occasion: wedding, vacation gallery, photo albums, anniversary, birthdays, reunion, or other special events.

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Parallax Slideshow

6. Elegant Titles And Transitions Slideshow

With 19 placeholders, this slideshow is at the shorter (43 seconds) end of the scale, but if you’re looking for a quick, easy to use template then this will suit you down to the ground.

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Elegant Titles And Transitions Slideshow

7. History in Photographs

A stylish After Effects slideshow with a vintage twist, History in Photographs lets you present your images in an original and elegant way. There are two versions to choose from and you won’t need extra plugins to use it.

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History in Photographs

8. Handwritten Animated Font Slide Show

With a beautifully constructed, animated font, this project will let you create something really special. There are universal controls for the animated font, as well as individual character controls. You do need to be using the English version of After Effects for this template, though.

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Handwritten Animated Font Slide Show

9. Watercolor & Ink Slideshow 2

Artistic and creative, Watercolor and Ink Slideshow couldn’t be more en vogue right now. Great for a bubbly, enjoyable presentation and with 32 pre-rendered watercolour effects, paint splashes, and brush strokes, it couldn’t be easier to use.

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Watercolor & Ink Slideshow 2

10. Abstract Slideshow

Abstract has a slightly cooler, more urban feel to it than some traditional slideshows. It renders quickly and doesn’t require any plugins—so you can have your presentation together in a matter of minutes, whilst still looking expertly created. 

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Abstract Slideshow

Envato Elements: Includes Unlimited Music and Audio

Need a soundtrack for your slideshow. There are thousands of royalty free Audio Tracks and Sound Effects on Envato Elements, with a great offer: Download as many as you want for one low price.

Each of these awesome music and sound effects tracks from Envato Elements is professionally composed and created. The encore to an already stacked lineup of thousands of video, photo, graphic and web assets, Envato Elements is now the complete creative toolkit – all with unlimited downloads!

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