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20 Top Handwriting Text Templates for After Effects (Animated Graphics)

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In this post, we look at our 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. Don't forget to check out our tutorial video on how to create your own animations from an After Effects handwriting template.

5 Top After Effects Handwriting Templates From Envato Elements 

With Envato Elements templates, you have tons of professional and creative design options, plus, stacked with pro design features, and great visuals to choose from, they're also quick and easy to work with. Discover the best After Effects handwriting effects on Envato Elements, with a great offer: download as many as you want for one low price. Just add your logo, text, images, graphics, audio and any other required visual graphics and you are all set to broadcast.

Here are our picks for handwriting After Effects templates (with creative and professional designs to represent your brand) on Envato Elements:

1. Scribble - After Effects Writing Text Animation

Looking for After Effects handwriting templates for your channel? Of you produce educational videos or recipe videos, this type of After Effects handwriting effect will look great.

Scribble is a fun writing effect in After Effects. You can use this animated typeface for playful titles and any text you need on the screen. This After Effects handwriting template is easy to use. Just write your text in a textbook and let the template do the rest.

2. Grace – After Effects Cursive Writing

This is After Effects handwriting effect can be used in several occasions like romantic openers, greeting cards or intros. This handwritten text After Effects 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.

3. Hand Crafted Titles - Animated Typeface Toolkit

This professional write on text After Effects template is suitable for any kind of video project. This clean After Effects text writing animation has easy-to-use sliders, works with Characteristic script and doesn’t need any plug-ins.

4. Paint On – After Effects Video Write on Text

Check out these cool handwriting After Effects effects. Each unique character paints on with white, black and blue colors, which can easily be customized to a specific color if required. No third party video plugins are required to use this write on text After Effects template.

5. Keep in Touch – Write on After Effects Text Animation

This is a social media call-to-action write on text After Effects template. It's suitable for any video project that needs to advertise a company’s social media information to its audience. 

A clean, simple and effective handwritten text After Effects file that come with 14 different social icons and 10 different colours to choose from. This After Effects writing text animation is a must have to help you increase those social media likes and follows.

15 Top After Effects Handwriting Templates From Envato Market

We also have you covered if you need to buyAfter Effects text writing animations one at at time. Check out the  After Effects handwriting templates on VideoHive, which is part of Envato Market. Here are a few creative examples from our top performing After Effects handwriting effects:

1. Doodle Typeface Kit

The quality of the Doodle Typeface Kit feels as if you hired a comic artist on a shoestring budget—and it works. This animated writing template would feel right at home with any comics; just add your own text and see it animated in a modern comic style.

2. Social Media Pen Reveal

This writing effect in After Effects 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.

3. Write! Animated Handwriting After Effects

The Write! handwriting After Effects effects has a friendly way of bringing your text to life. This handwriting After Effects template would be the perfect choice for teachers and educators to show off an almost juvenile-style script.  Try this animated writing effect out for a fun video introduction.

4. Elegance — Animated Handwriting After Effects Typeface

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 handwritten text After Effects file for a professional view with perfect calligraphy.

5. Tagtool — Animated Graffiti

Looking for something that would feel right at home on a wall or rail car? The graffiti effect of this After Effects writing text animation is right up your street—or sketchy back alley. Watch your text brought to life with a customized tag and this animated handwriting After Effects project.

6. Handwriting Package: Animated Typography

The Handwriting Package project is more like a toolkit to create a variety of handwriting animations. This After Effects text writing animation 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.

7. Hand-Drawn Animated Font

Here's another friendly way to animate text. This writing animation After Effects template can draw your text to life with easy animations and doesn't require no plugins to achieve the effect. Try this out for its ease-of-use and eye-catching lettering.

8. Sketch Logo Revealer

This After Effects handwriting effect is one of the best choices to animate your logo into view. Just add your own logo into the After Effects handwriting project and you'll see it sketched with ink as if an artist is drawing it.

9. Stopmotion Handwriting After Effects

The jumpy effect of this writing animation After Effects 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.

10. Painted Postcards

I love this writing effect in After Effect 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 the handwriting After Effects effects with your own photos to create these painted postcards.

11. Handwriting Watercolor Package

Speaking of watercolors, this animated writing 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.

12. Wedding Invitation

Looking to create a great looking video invitation for your big day? This write on effect After Effects project is the perfect choice. You can easily update the writing animation After Effects project with your own names to publish on your wedding website or send to your guests.

13. Letter Project

The Letter Project After Effects handwriting template 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 animated writing written out on paper like it's a real letter.

14. Beauty — Animated Handwriting Typeface

Beauty certainly lives up to its name with lovely script lettering. The handwriting After Effects template 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 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!

If you want to see more Adobe After Effects projects, here are a number of additional animation video template styles:

How do you create animations in Adobe After Effects? Do you use a project, or prefer animating text writing effect in After Effects yourself? Use all these resources to practice your skills today!

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Editorial Note: This post was originally published on 23 November 2018. It’s been updated with contributions from Maria Villanueva. Maria is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.

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