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Top 5+ New After Effects Project Templates for Creative Video

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This post is part of a series called Market Watch: Current Styles and Hot Trends in Video.
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New Templates, Kits, Elements, Scripts, and Footage to Give Your Productions a Boost

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just getting into video, it’s tempting to stick to what’s already popular. But watch out: if you spend too much time looking at what's already tried and true you can miss out on new possibilities!

In this monthly series we cover five exciting new After Effects items for video creators, including templates, kits, elements, scripts, and stock video footage—anything we think might be just the ingredient to give your production a boost.

You can also check out the full rankings over on Envato Market any time.

1. Dynamic Opener — Project Template 

Our first new item is a fun and fresh template by xHiiro. You don’t need any additional plugins for this download as it’s 100% After Effects. It boasts a fast render time, and with 64 placeholders for either video footage or images, there's no shortage of options for you to create your perfect project.

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Dynamic Opener 

2. Lower Thirds — Project Template

This comprehensive pack of lower thirds by LinaAe includes a whopping 45 options. You can change the colours easily to suit your project and there’s a PDF tutorial included with the download in case you get stuck. There’s also a link to the font used, so you can re-create exactly what you see in the preview.

3. Opener — Modern, Glitch Effect Template

At number three, we have Opener by ever-popular x_studio. This opener is perfect for something modern like a fashion broadcast or music promotion. It’s glitchy and packed with so much edge you’ll be lucky not to cut yourself on the download. There are links included to the font, music and video used in the preview.


4. Intro — Project Template

A quick and creative After Effects template by LLmotion, Intro is animated with dynamic transitions and unique animations. Perfect for promoting your broadcast, be it sport, fashion or an event. The template doesn’t have a set length, so you can create until your heart’s content!

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5. Minimal & Fast 3D Logo — Logo Animator

Give your logo a lift with piktufa’s Minimal & Fast 3D Logo. Work with any logo, easily changing the background colours to suit. The download offers simple customisation without needing any plugins, and there’s a video tutorial included to help you get started.

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Minimal & Fast 3D Logo

Last Month's Top 5

In case you missed it, here again are our top five new items from January 2018:

1. Intro — Slideshow Project Template

A cool, glitchy intro template by x_studio.This slideshow comes packed full of optional features like light leaks, film damage effects and a switch to black and white.


2. Pure Black / Minimal Art Titles — Title Set

This is a beautifully animated, full HD title set by heyalisa.  Elegant and stylish, this is a well organised project that won’t require any extra plugins to use. The fonts are free and there’s a link included with the download, as is a handy video tutorial to guide you through using the project.

3. Logo Intro — Project Template

Logo Intro is our number 3 this month, created by Gimho. Jazz up your logo by giving it the intro it deserves. The Logo Intro download comes in 4k and Full HD resolution and includes 5 different options. Sound effects are included and there’s a colour controller for shapes, so you can adapt to suit.

4. Typo Opener — Project Template

A fast-paced and modern opener made by BLAQMATRIX. There are 39 placeholders for text and 15 different scenes to choose from, so you’ll have plenty of options to make your project look just how you want it. You don’t need any plugins to be able to use this download and it comes with a PDF help file in case you get stuck.

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5. Watercolor Ink Opener — Slideshow Project Template

An easy to customise slideshow by motiongray, Watercolor Ink Opener is perfect for a promotional video, photo album or simply to show off a portfolio. There are 24 media placeholders and 20 for text and you won’t need any plugins to use this download.

Top 5 New Items in Previous Months

December 2017

  1. This is Slideshow — Slideshow Project Template
  2. Christmas — Animated Holiday Opener
  3. Christmas — Cinematic Holiday Opener
  4. Christmas Slideshow — Video Display Template
  5. Christmas — Video Card Template

November 2017

  1. Different / Minimal Art Titles — Title Set
  2. Design and Motion Character Kit — Character Animation Kit
  3. Huge Titles and Typography Pack — Title Set
  4. Sports Opener — Project Template
  5. Christmas Greetings IV — Project Template
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Christmas Greetings IV

See You Again in a Month for Our Next Top 5!

We hope you enjoyed our roundup this month and found some great new projects to try. Remember to pop back next month and see what new gems we’ve discovered on Envato Market.


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