One of the reasons that I love Adobe Premiere is that there is such a deep community that uses the app. Because of that, there's no shortage of resources and free templates that you can use to get ahead while producing a video.
Templates and pre-built projects are a lifesaver when you're on a tight timeline. Open these projects up, add your own assets and text, and save hours versus designing from scratch.
Premium Premiere Pro Templates
Free templates are great—the ones on our list below make the grade for commercial production—but they don't cover every need. Affordable, high-quality templates for Adobe Premiere Pro are now available on our sister site, Envato Market. Here are five of our favorites:
1. Auto Resizing Titles and Lower Thirds — Graphics Pack
Never underestimate the power of animated text. Some of the best explainer videos and most popular YouTube creations center around animated text to tell a story. Best of all, you can create an engaging video with just animated text and stock imagery if your budget is tight.
The Auto Resizing Titles and Lower Thirds package is perfect for adding animated text to your project in Adobe Premiere. The magic of this project is that it resizes and scales up to fit a project of any resolution. That means that even if your project is 4K, the text and effects still look great.
This project also serves a functional purpose as it can double as a lower thirds package. That adds the annotation and notes on top of your footage that includes the on-screen speaker's name and details. The animations in this project strike that rare balance between eye-catching and functional and don't distract from the purpose of your video.
Using this project is a breeze. Open it up, add your text, adjust the font and color scheme, and that's it! You'll watch your text come to life with animations and complement your footage perfectly.
2. Titles — Corporate Opener Template
Titles offers a pack of bold typography that will add professionalism to any product. Ready for use and with a fast rendering time, this download is perfect for those quick-turnaround projects like social media videos.
Slideshow — Opener Template
Modern Slideshow is a versatile Premiere Pro template for quick and stylish introduction. There are 17 placeholders for your footage or photos, and another 12 for text.
Transitions — Graphic Elements
Enjoy 66 seamless transitions with motion blur with Action Transitions for Premiere Pro. Add dynamism to your project, all without the need for plugins.
Opener 04 — Cinematic Opener
Slideshow Opener 04 is a Premiere Pro slideshow template that’s
perfect for cinematic openers, wedding films or even travel videos. Dust
and light leaks add a touch of whimsy and there’s a link to the font
Free Premiere Templates and Presets
Let's take a look at 15 totally free projects that you can use with Adobe Premiere for great videos.
One of the defining visual features of 2016's Deadpool was the slight camera shake that was prevalent in many scenes as if the camera was handheld. Replicate that effect with this easy preset for Premiere.
Available as a part of the free FxFactory download, Andy's Gradient Filter allows you to apply neutral density style filters to your video footage. Gradient filters allow you to apply adjustments with a faded effect, applying the effect to only part of the frame.
This project works perfectly with the Mettle SkyBox 360° tool that is used for interactive videos. Thanks to YouTube's support for this video format, the popularity has been rapidly rising. Use this project to generate closing credits that fit the style of those videos perfectly.
Start your Premiere project off strong with these cinematic titles. This project is an easy-to-use style library that works in tandem with free fonts to create an easy-to-build text intro with many options.
Here's another choice for simulating realistic camera shake using an Adobe Premiere project. With over 15 different effects, you can vary the way that you apply camera shake thanks to this free project. The choices vary to simulate a variety of shake as seen at different focal lengths.
Every video editor can benefit from pre-built color styles. Starting with one of these looks can help you choose a creative direction for your video production. Try out these 14 different styles in Adobe Premiere for a production-ready color palette.
Perfect for showing off your travels, this project makes it easy to add your own photos and text for a National Geographic type effect.
When you crop videos for overlays or insets, you may not want the border to be a straight line. In these cases, you can easily use this Feathered Crop Effect to add a bit of texture to the edge of the video frame.
Another great tool from the free FxFactory package, Safe Guides puts overlays on your footage to help you keep an eye on any parts of the shot that might be cut off or clipped from view. It's a great tool to run your footage through to ensure that it's ready for export.
10. TV Scan Lines
For that retro CRT style, this scan line effect is a perfect choice. Simulate the look of closed-circuit footage or add a bit of retro style with this project in just a few clicks.
Another choice for title text, this package makes it easier than the stock options for adding text. You can even use this to create text overlays in the form of lower thirds or other captions.
Vignettes are ideal for drawing the viewer's eye to the center of the frame. A heavy vignette can also create a vintage style, simulating film photography of yesteryear.
13. Pan and Zoom
One last selection from the free FxFactory package is the Pan and Zoom effect. You might also see this called the "Ken Burns" effect as it was popularized by the famous documentarian. This package makes it easy to recreate in Adobe Premiere.
14. SpeedGrade Looks
Here's another download that will help you apply creative color adjustments to your video footage with just a single click. This particular pack includes over 70 different color styles that you can use as a starting point while color grading.
Great transitions can really set the stage for a new scene, and this project helps combine splashy text with transitions. In this project, shifting text acts as the transition itself.
More Premiere Projects
Maybe you're just getting started with Adobe Premiere. If you want more options for easy-to-use projects or to learn essential skills, we've got you covered. Check out the roundups and tutorials below to keep learning and growing in Adobe's flagship video editor:
- Video10 Best Adobe Premiere Pro Video Templates & Presets for 2018Marie Gardiner
- VideoHow to Use Luma Matte Video Transitions in Premiere ProCharles Yeager
- VideoHow to Adjust Exposure: Video Image Correction in Adobe PremiereDavid Bode