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3 Top Lunar New Year Video Templates for After Effects

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Celebrate Lunar New Year by creating a video to share goodwill with the world using three of our favourite After Effects templates from Envato Elements, plus a tutorial on how to personalise your project.

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit With a Video

In 2023, the 22nd of January is the beginning of Lunar New Year, bringing in the year of the rabbit. People all over the world celebrate Lunar New Year, including Tết in Vietnam, Losar in Tibet, and Seollal in Korea. Referred to as the Spring Festival in China, the festivities last for 15 days and end with the Lantern Festival. Wherever you are, Envato Elements has the templates, graphics, and media to help you make a greeting to share.

Chinese New Year 2023

Celebrate Chines New Year in style with this lovely After Effects Opener.

Key Features

A sparkly and inspirational opener to help you celebrate the year of the tiger with your loved ones or social media community. There are three text holders and a place for your logo – just add your own fonts.

  • Application: After Effects 2019+
  • Plugins: None required
  • Author: StrokeVorkz
Chinese New Year 2023 is available as part of a subscription to Envato Elements

Alternative Year of the Rabbit Templates

If the previous template wasn't quite right for you, why not try one of our alternatives instead? They’re from Envato Elements, so they’re included in a monthly subscription.

Chinese New Year Opener 2023 

A full HD Chinese New Year After Effects template. Chinese and Mandarin fonts can be used in the text placeholders.

Chinese New Year Greetings 2023

A Year of the Rabbit opener for After Effects featuring falling particles and a stylised, light-painted rabbit. 

How to Use a Template to Make a Lunar New Year Video in After Effects

In this quick tutorial with Jonathan Lam, learn how to customise a new year template with your own graphics and message. 

Bonus: Stock Footage

If you're looking for some footage that has a celebratory air, try this scene of fireworks:

Firework New Year

Add some atmosphere to your video with stock footage of a firework display.

Keep Learning After Effects

With so many free tutorials and courses available from Tuts+ you can learn to take your videos further. Here are some examples of what's available to you.

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Create a stormy, urban rainfall effect in this After Effects free course. Jonathan Lam will take you through the animation process step by step.

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Ivan Witteborg shows you how to create smooth transitions for your app or website in this course. He'll help you make sure they look professional and function more effectively.

How to Animate Snow in After Effects

Falling snow can be a beautiful effect, but it needs to look right. In this free course for After effects, you'll learn how make the perfect winter animation.

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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 and updated by Marie Gardiner.

Share Your Craft on the Envato Forums

Have you used one of our featured items? Let us know on the Envato forums. We love to see the projects you create!

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