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 Project Templates (Envato Elements)
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 Elements. Here are ten of our favorites:
1. Short Quotes — Typographic Video Project
Short Quotes is an easy typographic video project that you can use in Adobe Premiere for an impactful video. Update the placeholders with your own text choices to create an easy typographic intro, for example.
2. Popcorn Broadcast Package — Premiere Pro Broadcast Identity
This package has all the essentials a video producer needs to create the visual identity—the look—for TV show or YouTube channel. The assets in this package focus on building a true broadcast with credits, pre-rolls, and overlay styles that certainly match the quality of anything you see on TV.
3. Redacted Titles — Text Redacted Effect for Premiere
Caution! This redacted video effect is going to blackout your text just like a secret document with key details withheld. Just use this in Premiere to create your own redacted effect easily.
4. Analog Clock Creator — Premiere Clock Animation
Time keeps ticking, and this project is the perfect way to showcase it. Set up your own countdown duration to animate a clock effect with this project.
5. Paper: Animated Typeface — Premiere Text Animation
Well animated text can serve as a video production of its own. Use this motion typeface specifically for Adobe Premiere to animate your own headlines smoothly.
6. Cooking Show Bumper — Premiere Culinary Video
There is truly a project for every situation available, and this project proves it. For the culinary YouTube channel, this project could be the perfect choice to animate a flashy intro with culinary visuals.
7. Creative Process Flat Design Video — Project Template
You don't have to use a separate animation app to create animations in Adobe Premiere. Use a project like this with your own graphics and text to animate a video in the flat style.
8. Flip Counter Creator — Countdown Project Template
Here's another easy-to-use project that you can use as a countdown effect. This flipboard project allows you to add your own time horizon and watch the project count down to completion.
9. Newsworthy Titles — Text Animations
The clean and simple text animations in this project are ideal for adding annotation to your video. Create your own news channel on a shoestring budget with a project like this.
10. Motion Elements Pack — Animated Shapes
I love this package because it can be used in so many different types of videos. The shape animations and transition effects are easy to drop into any project and add a flair to your existing video project.
Free Premiere Templates and Presets
Let's take a look at 15 totally free projects, from around the internet, 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:
- Video13 Top Premiere Pro Video Templates and Presets for 2019Marie Gardiner
- VideoHow to Use Luma Matte Video Transitions in Premiere ProCharles Yeager
- VideoHow to Adjust Exposure: Video Image Correction in Adobe PremiereDavid Bode
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