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How to Use Logo Animation Templates in After Effects

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Check out some of our best logo animation templates for After Effects as well as how to use them to create awesome logos. All of our templates can be found on Envato Elements, where you can download as many as you like for one monthly subscription.

Why Use Logo Animation Templates

Starting from scratch can be hard, and a template gives you a good jumping off point. They can provide the inspiration to work out what you want.

A popular argument for not using a template is that it can dilute the uniqueness of your brand. While that can be true, it’s important to consider why that might be the case and the things you can do to negate that, if so. Using a template can be a good solution in many situations, as you can customise them without needing to know the software inside out. 

How to Create a Logo Animation Using a Template

Customise Your Template

You want your logo animation to be unique, and templates allow for customisation. This is where you can cement your brand and make it different from other similar offerings. Be sure to adjust colours to match your brand, sticking with a simple colour palette.

Be Consistent

Even if you’re using a template to create a video logo, be consistent, and choose templates with movement and moods that match those of your brand. We have some more advice in our tutorial, How and Why: Create an Animated Logo Reveal.

Choose Carefully and Be Subtle

Your logo, even animated versions, shouldn’t change very often. For that reason, you should make your template choice carefully—don’t pick something you’ll hate in a few months. Logo animation should be purposeful and fit your brand’s style—less is more, and more is sometimes less!

Learn How to Customise a Logo Template in After Effects

The Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel is home to incredible guides and tutorials to help you learn new skills for After Effects! This free course takes you through the logo animation process using a template.

Featured Logo Animation Template for After Effects

Clean Multilayer Logo Pack

A pack of 24 predefined animated logos for After Effects.

Key Features

With over 500 customisation combinations, you'll easily create a logo you'll love with this After Effects template. It works with any logo without any plugins, and there's a transparent background option.

  • Application: After Effects CS5+
  • Resolution: 4K (3840x2160
  • Author: AeAVK
Clean Multilayer Logo Pack is available as part of a subscription to Envato Elements

Alternative After Effects Logo Animation Templates

Here are some other great logo animations for AE for you to try if the featured item wasn't quite your style. They're all from Envato Elements, so you can try as many as you like once you're subscribed.

2. Business Card

Something a little different - in this template your logo features on a see-through business card! There are 3 versions to choose from and plenty of room to include your important info too.

3. Vivid Liquid Logo Reveal

A brightly coloured logo reveal with vivid paint animations. This would work particularly well if you already have a colourful logo. There's also space for your tagline or website across the bottom.

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    4. Wave Logo Reveals And Transitions for After Effects

    The Wave Logo Reveals bundle is a fun choice for showing off your branding. They effects here are well animated and can suit any logo. You'll also get transition effects in the same style with this download.

    This 3D logo reveal is an easily-editable choice for any company. It works without plugins, and renders quickly. Customise it to put your logo text, and more in the animation.

    Go for a minimal corporate look with Simple Logo. It uses a cool water effect to reveal your brand. The effect is subtle and does a good job of focusing attention on your logo.

    7. Glitch Grunge Logos Intro Pack

    Funky and modern, these Glitch Grunge Logos are ideal for creatives. This pack comes with four unique options. All of them can be customised to fit your branding. It's easy to use, and also includes a video tutorial.

    8. Retro Logo Reveal

    Bring the vintage look into the modern age with the Retro Logo Reveal. The effects have a lot of flair, and make this download an instant classic.

    35 Minutes

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      About This Page

      How We Picked

      We looked at projects and considered all kinds of variables, including organization, complexity, experience required and overall difficulty, minimum hardware specifications, included versions and options, formats, resolution, file size, dependencies and required plug-ins (if any), language options, software versions supported, style, design, and cost. You can read more about how we select items at How We Pick Templates to Feature on Envato Tuts+.

      About The Authors

      This page was edited by Jackson Couse. It was written updated by Marie Gardiner and Envato staff writers.

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