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10 Top Aesthetic Intro Templates for After Effects

The intro: spark an interest in your audience and convince them to stick around. That's the challenge. The opening segment is also a great creative opportunity, because the aesthetic and pacing of your intro set the tone for everything that comes next in your video.

In this article we look at ten templates to help you make an engaging aesthetic opening sequence in Adobe After Effects.

10 Top Aesthetic Intro Templates for After Effects

All of these templates are from Envato Elements, the curated, unlimited-download stock subscription with millions of creative assets, including thousands of intro templates for After Effects. Here's our selection of ten aesthetic intros to try:

1. Minimal Aesthetic Intro 3 in 1

A stylish intro template for After Effects made in a classic style. The aesthetics of this template would work well for art, beauty, lifestyle and fashion videos. Change the colours, music and text to fit your brand, and you don’t need any plugins to use it.

2. Abstract Ink Intro

A very cool, fast-paced intro template, Abstract Ink Intro features bright colours and neon shapes with smoke effects. It’s a bold aesthetic and would work really well for fashion, music, or high-energy video projects.

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Abstract Ink Intro from Envato Elements

3. Epic Pastel Sketch Opener

A short opener or intro with a pastel sketch effect. Perfect for a variety of films, it’s bold and colourful with no plugins needed to use it. This template works with After Effects CS6 or above.

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Epic Pastel Sketch Opener from Envato Elements

4. Tattoo Studio Opener

A beautifully designed After Effects template, this gothic style intro has a range of shapes, colours and styles all coming together for the perfect Victorian, almost steampunk look. The free font used in the preview is included with the download.

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Tattoo Studio Opener from Envato Elements

5. Clean Real Estate

A minimal and contemporary aesthetic, Clean Real Estate is the perfect intro for property specialists and realtors. There’s space for large images and plenty of text so you can include all your important details.

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Clean Real Estate from Envato Elements

6. Typo Intro

A typographic intro with a bright, fun feel to it. This intro template for After Effects is filled with shapes and colours, with dynamic transitions. Perfect for a range of creative projects that need a attention grabbing aesthetic.

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Typo Intro from Envato Elements

7. Intro

Intro for After Effects has a split tone effect and energetic animations. It’s full HD and there’s a video tutorial included to help you create your perfect video opener.

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Intro from Envato Elements

8. Aesthetic Typography

25 clean and modern title choices for your intro video, just add your text and you’re good to go.  You’ll need After Effects CC 2019 or above for this template, and there’s a video tutorial included to start you off.

9. Urban Aesthetic Trailer

The Urban Aesthetic After Effects template works with images or videos and it’s quick to customise. There are links to the music, font and stock footage included in the preview.

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Urban Aesthetic Trailer from Envato Market

10. Artistic Paint Title Opener

A title opener for After Effects that will make the perfect aesthetic intro, this template features cool paint brush stroke effects and grungy, glitchy animations. You don’t need any plugins but you will need AE CC 2014 or above.

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Artistic Paint Title Opener from Envato Market

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