What do you do when you need to animate text as if it's handwriting, but don't have time to film an artist drawing it? The answer is: you turn to professional text writing After Effects project templates.
The projects in this collection will help you quickly animate handwriting video effects in After Effects.
Just add your own text choice using the After Effects handwriting text template of your choice and the project will adjust to animate it. You could use these projects as an intro for your video project or as standalone animations of their own.
In this post, I share over 15 of my favorite After Effects projects for creating video text animations with handwriting effects. Make sure to visit the links below and play the previews to see these projects come to life!
The Best Handwriting After Effects Text Animation on Envato Elements (With Unlimited Use)
Discover tons of the best handwriting After Effects Text Animations on Envato Elements, with a great offer: download as many as you want for one low price.
Each of these awesome text animation templates from Envato Elements has tons of professional and creative design options. While stacked with pro design features, and great visuals to choose from, they're also quick and easy to work with.
Grab one of these handwriting animation templates to help you present your personal or company project in a clear and attractive manner to your audience.
All these text animation templates featured below have unique designs and can be used for projects such as:
- Video opener with compelling intros,
- killer business marketing videos,
- or to make stylish video presentations.
There’s no limit to what you can you can use these well crafted animated writing templates for.
Just add your logo, text, images, graphics, audio and any other required visual graphics and you are all set to broadcast. Swiftly complete your video with these ready-to-use animated writing video templates and save yourself some valuable time. It is that easy!
Handwriting After Effects Text Animation Templates (New From Envato Elements - 2018)
Here are a handful of handwriting animation templates (with creative and professional designs to represent your brand) that are trending on Envato Elements:
This is an animated writing template for After Effects that can be used in several occasions like romantic openers, greeting cards or intros. The frames are animated in a slow pace with 60 frames per second, that allows you to change the writing speed from very slow to almost any quality loss.
This After Effects cursive writing file is based on the free font Great Vibes. It's a one-click solution with Typeface Script as well. The music and Christmas themed background is not included.
This professional After Effects write on text template is suitable for any kind of video project. This clean After Effect handwriting video effect animation has easy-to-use sliders, works with Characteristic script and doesn’t need any plug-ins.
Paint on, After Effects write on text is an animated writing template. Each unique character paints on with white, black and blue colors which could easily be customized to a specific color if required. No third party video plugins are required and it works with the Characteristic script.
This is a social media call-to-action write on After Effects template that is suitable for any video project that needs to advertise a company’s social media information to its audience.
Clean, simple and effective video templates, that come with 14 different social icons and 10 different colours to choose from. This write on After Effects text animation template is a must have to help you increase those social media likes and followings.
Envato Elements (Design Without Limits)
Sign up for Envato Elements and you get access to thousands of creative graphics and templates (with unlimited use), from After Effects handwriting text templates to royalty free audio tracks, and more—all for one low price.
That’s right! Download as many creative templates, graphics, and audio as you want, then customize them to fit any of your project needs.
While Envato Elements is a powerful option, if you prefer to buy new corporate branding materials one at a time (instead of getting unlimited access to hundreds of creative designs), check out the selection from our Envato Market below.
Best Text Writing After Effects Templates on Envato Market (Buy It One At a Time)
We also have you covered if you need to buy a text writing effects, After Effects templates one at a time, in our handwriting, After Effects Project Files category on VideoHive, which is part of our Envato Market. Here are a few creative examples from our best selling letter writing animation templates from the last year (2018):
15 Top Letter Writing Animation Templates (From Envato Market – For 2018)
The quality of the Doodle Typeface Kit feels as if you hired a comic artist on a shoestring budget—and it works. This animation would feel right at home with any comics; just add your own text and see it animated in a modern comic style.
This project is perfect for animating a logo as if it's being sketched like an artist. Just drop your own logo file into the After Effects project, and you'll see an almost charcoal-like way of drawing onto paper.
The Write! project has a friendly way of bringing your text to life. This project would be the perfect choice for teachers and educators to show off an almost juvenile-style script. Try this writing text effect out for a fun video introduction.
The Elegance project is a fancy After Effects handwriting video effect. Not only will this draw your text in beautiful script lettering, you can also pan over and showcase the lettering on beautiful paper. Try this out for a professional view with perfect calligraphy.
Looking for something that would feel right at home on a wall or rail car? The graffiti effect of this project is right up your street—or sketchy back alley. Watch your text brought to life with a customized tag and this project.
The Handwriting Package project is more like a toolkit to create a variety of handwriting animations. This project isn't constrained to a single style that you can create; instead, you can add your own text and customize the writing text effect style applied easily.
Here's another friendly way to animate text. Not only can it draw your text to life with easy animations, no plugins are required to achieve the effect. Try this out for its ease-of-use and eye-catching lettering.
This project is one of the best choices to animate your logo into view. Just add your own logo into the project and you'll see it sketched with ink as if an artist is drawing it.
The jumpy effect of this project makes it perfect for a stop-motion or animated project. Much like the other selections in this round-up, it's all too easy to add your own text and see it animated onto a chalkboard by default.
I love the Painted Postcards project for its watercolor style and ease-of-use. You can simply update the text placeholders and you'll see it drawn in with fancy script. Combine that with your own photos to create these painted postcards.
Speaking of watercolors, this project is one of the highest quality choices in this round-up. I could see using this project as the perfect choice for wedding photographers or videographers. The style and artwork would lend itself perfectly to a pre-roll for those clients that you want to create an easy video for.
Looking to create a great looking video invitation for your big day? This project is the perfect choice. You can easily update the project with your own names to publish on your wedding website or send to your guests.
13. Letter Project
The Letter Project animates your text as if it's being handwritten in real time by a pen pal. Just add your own text and you'll see the animation written out on paper like it's a real letter.
Beauty certainly lives up to its name with lovely script lettering. The example below is just one example of what it can do - you can update it with your own text and see it brought to life no matter what you want to showcase.
15. Whiteboard Write
Rounding out our selection of After Effects handwriting text effects, the Whiteboard Write project has those perfectly rendered chunky letters that you're bound to see on a whiteboard. It combines handwriting with an explainer-video style for easy animations in an eye-catching style.
More Top After Effects Projects
Browse our wide-selection of letter writing animation templates from Envato Elements. Or Envato Market’s best selling After Effects handwriting text templates to help you brand professionally and fill your business needs. Grab one that’s the best fit for your flourishing small business.
Want to create a liquid animation effect to complement your handwriting text animation? Check out our free course to learn how!
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How do you create animations in Adobe After Effects? Do you use a project, or prefer animating text writing effect in After Effects yourself? Let me know in the comments section below.
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