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20 Cool Video Transition Effects for After Effects & Premiere Pro

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Standard transitions like fades and cuts are often preferred for their simplicity and ease-of-use, but in this roundup, we're going to get more creative with video transitions. These transitions are going to really grab the viewer's attention as you jump from scene-to-scene. When you're looking for an animation that stands out, any of these projects are a great pick.

Let's dive into a look at 20 cool video transitions for After Effects & Premiere Pro. Make sure to check out the item description for compatibility with each app, and any plugins you might need to grab to make it work.

Transitions from Envato Elements (Unlimited Use)

If you're tired of searching and scouring the web for free versions of transition templates, then Envato Elements might just be the answer. With this service, you unlock unlimited downloads of the best Adobe After Effects transitions and Adobe Premiere transitions.

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Envato Elements is home to a deep library of transition templates, all included for a single flat rate.

Here are five of the best transition templates, courtesy of Envato Elements:

1. Distorted Transitions (After Effects)

Get glitchy with this transition package! Distorted transitions create quick, jumpy cuts that will bring the audience to attention.

2. Modern Transitions (Premiere)

Modern Transitions are far from the normal fade or dissolves. Zooms, spin, light leaks and more are included in this package with 1500 total effects.

3. Liquid Transitions (After Effects)

This package brings new meaning to the idea of fluid transitions between scenes in your After Effects project. Splash from scene to scene using these liquid transitions.

4. Dope Transitions (Premiere)

These transitions feel modern and YouTube-ready for influential video producers. Bring a sense of movement each time you apply these easy drag-and-drop transitions. And now, you can take our dedicated course to discover how to use the template to create amazing video transitions.

5. Transition Unfold (After Effects)

Unfold your story using these origami-inspired scene transitions. Use these to cut between a mix of photos and video in your next After Effects project.

Top Transition Packs on VideoHive (Pay-as-You-Go)

1. Handy Seamless Transitions — After Effects and Premiere

The Handy Seamless Transitions pack always is atop the best sellers list on Envato Market, and it's certainly no secret why. This After Effects project gives you over 1,000 different transitions you can drop into your own video project for creative transitions.

2. RoyalPixels Transitions — Premiere

This transition pack is a potluck of creative animations running between inky paintings, glitchy graphics, and geometric shapes. It's another solid way to level up from your editor's built-in simple transitions to dynamic effects.

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3. Clean Transitions — After Effects

The Clean Transitions pack is a great sweet spot between traditional, simple transitions and something more creative. As the preview shows, these are clean enough to be used in a corporate video, but offer a much more exciting way to cut between scenes than your editor's built-in transitions.

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4. 160 Transitions — After Effects

The 160 Transitions pack gives you a huge library of transitions all the way up to 4K resolution. Check out the preview below to see these colorful cuts that you can drop into your own project.

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5. Glitch Transition — After Effects and Premiere

The glitch effect is one that you'll immediately recognize as feeling right at home in sci-fi and futuristic videos. Use these glitch transitions effects to recreate the same thing in your own video in no time flat.

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6. Flash FX Splash Transitions — After Effects

These stunning 4K transitions for After Effects give you a liquid effect to cut between your scenes. Drawn from scratch, these stylish liquid transitions are certain to catch the viewer's eye.

7. Distortion Zoom Transitions — After Effects and Premiere

These zoom transitions really have a way of pulling you into the scene. Each transition feels like you're being teleported into the next segment of your big production.

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8. Ink Transitions — After Effects

Don't worry, this next selection isn't a Rohrschach test in disguise. Use these inky transitions to cut from scene to scene in style.

9. 100 Corporate Transitions — After Effects

The 100 Corporate Transitions pack would fit perfectly in your next corporate promotional video. Again, this pack occupies the sweet spot between "better than built-in transitions" and "not too flashy" to make it versatile enough for many projects.

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10. Colorama Transitions — After Effects

One of my favorite ways to blend two scenes together seamlessly is to introduce a splash of color as you cut between them. The Colorama Transitions pack is a must-see below, as it offers a litany of ways to create this same effect with just a few clicks. Ranging from light leak style effects to colorful pushes, this pack has something for every video.

11. Transitions Chroma FX — After Effects

This transition pack can be used to get a bit offbeat with switching shots. A combination of glitch, grunge, and refraction style effects will help your video take on an edgy feel as you change shots.

12. Transition 365 — After Effects

This pack is focused on geometric shapes and effects that segue between your clips. This general purpose transition pack would be perfect for any YouTuber that wants to upgrade their production value on a budget.

13. Light Leaks Transitions — After Effects and Premiere (Platform Independent)

Harkening back to the film photography days, light leaks have found their way back into the digital era thanks to creative projects like this one. This Light Leaks transition pack makes it easy to drop in your own footage or photos and transition with the effect front and center.

14.  Tear Paper Transitions — After Effects and Premiere

This pack would feel right at home in an explainer video with animations explaining your business. Combine that with these paper tear transitions and you'll have the perfect skeuomorphic video to communicate your message.

15. Mega Transition Pack — After Effects and Premiere (Platform Independent)

To cap off this roundup, this Mega Transition Pack has everything you need to jump from standard transitions to something more creative. Check out the preview below to see more.

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