If you've always wanted to be an artist but never had the chance to nurture your talent, these paint effect templates for After Effects are for you! Load these templates in After Effects and follow the simple instructions to create artistic paint effects in your next video—no art school or years of apprenticeship required.
Top Paint Effects Templates for After Effects
Watercolor Fruits And Vegetables
Forget still life. These watercolour images of fruit and vegetables are dynamic and lifelike—you can see the colour blotches spreading on the screen like paint spilt on paper. Check out the preview below to see what I mean!
Lots of paint effects just show the paint on the screen, but what's great about this one is that it shows the brushes too. It creates a mesmerising effect that your viewers will love. Use it for all your artistic After Effects projects!
Brush Paint Opener
The paintbrush effects here are subtle but effective. Watch the brushstrokes crossing the screen to reveal your next image. This one is well set up and very easy to customise in After Effects.
There are so many variations in the paint effects available on Envato Elements. In this example, there are no brushstrokes at all—instead, the watercolour paint effects dissolve to reveal the image underneath. It's an eye-catching effect to use in your next video slideshow.
Logo In Paint
Want to see your logo painted on screen? Try using this clever After Effects logo sting template. You'll see the details of your logo constructed stroke by stroke until the full logo is revealed at the end. It's a dramatic process that's sure to impress your clients.
Handwriting Watercolor Package
Now for some text! With this After Effects template, you get to write your own text and watch it painted on screen, alongside some beautiful watercolour compositions. The whole thing is displayed on a background of crinkled vintage paper, making this a perfect choice for anyone who wants to create an artistic retro vibe.
Open your video with this stunning set of intro effects. All you have to do is change the text and upload your images in After Effects to go alongside the animated watercolour motion graphics provided. There's a video tutorial included in case you need extra help.
We've mostly been looking at traditional artistic effects so far, but of course paint effects are also closely associated with street art. Try this logo sting to see your logo appear on a grungy brick wall alongside a mass of spray-painted graffiti. It's the perfect choice for any brand looking to create an edgy, urban vibe.
Watercolor Background Designer
OK, back to traditional art again! Watercolour backgrounds are popular because they create such a dreamy effect when you see the colours merging on the screen as they do in these backgrounds. The effect is fully customisable in After Effects: just follow the instructions to change the colour of each paint spot and create unique effects for every video.
Vincent | Impressionism Titles
Of course, watercolour isn't the only game in town. Check out this impressive set of titles inspired by the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. It includes a tutorial to help you create those familiar paint swirls without having to be a tortured artist like Van Gogh himself.
More Templates and Tutorials for After Effects
Find more top templates for After Effects in these articles:
- 10 Top Sci-Fi Video Templates for After EffectsDuncan Clark31 May 2021
- 9 Top Product Promo Templates for After EffectsAndrew Childress27 Jul 2022
- 8 Top Animated Logo Sting Templates for After Effects—and How to Use ThemAndrew Childress26 Aug 2021
- 3 Top TikTok Resume Video Templates for After EffectsMarie Gardiner24 Sep 2021
- 10 Top Cartoon Animation Elements and Templates for After EffectsNona Blackman24 Jun 2021
- 10 Top Education Scene Animation Templates for After EffectsMarie Gardiner07 May 2021
Share Your Craft on the Envato Forums
Finally, if you put one of these After Effects paint effect templates to use, let us know on the Envato forums. We love to see the projects you create!