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20 Top Glitch Video After Effects Templates (for Cool Distortion)


The glitch effect has a futuristic and sci-fi style to it. It's one of the best ways to grab a viewer's attention at the beginning of your video. In this article, we share some of our favorite glitch effect After Effects projects available on Envato Elements and Envato Marketstarter projects for Adobe After Effects that you can use to create your own glitchy videos.

You can grab one of these great After Effects video glitch templates and add your own assets to it. Maybe you want to animate in the logo for your YouTube channel with a glitch effect. 

Instead of learning how to create the video glitch effect from scratch, you can simply grab one of these stylish After Effects video distortion projects. Use it to quickly drop in your own logo and get a great AE video effect fast.

Top Glitch Effect After Effects Templates on Envato Elements (With Unlimited Use)

Discover tons of screen glitch After Effects template on Envato Elements, with a great offer: download as many as you want for one low price.

Each of these awesome digital distortion After Effects from Envato Elements has tons of professional and creative video effects design options. While stacked with pro design features, and great visuals to choose from, they're also quick and easy to work with.

There's a wide variety of assets that you can use for glitch effects. Check out the roundup below to see more examples:

Glitch effect After Effects Template on Envato Elements for 2018
Glitch effect After Effects Template on Envato Elements, for 2018

Grab one of simple glitch effect After Effects template to quickly create a modern and professional look to your video animation project. They come with ready-to-use designs to showcase your brand in:

  • video intro presentations,
  • video demos, short films,
  • video advertising or marketing.

Just add your company logo, text, video content and preferred colors to these already visually-impactful screen glitch After Effects templates. Swiftly complete your video animation project with a memorable After Effect template. 

Launch your video and you are all ready to impress. It's that easy!  

Screen Glitch After Effects Templates (New From Envato Elements - For 2018)

Here are a handful of the glitch effect After Effects template for 2018 (with creative and professional designs to represent your brand) that is trending on Envato Elements:

1. Glitch Halo – Digital Distortion After Effect

Glitch Halo  Digital Distortion After Effect

A retro, cinematic and easy to use glitch effect After Effects template. A video tutorial is included and no plugins are required to you this template making it quite simple. A must have multipurpose retro screen glitch After Effects template suitable for just about any video projects.

2. B&W - Glitch Preset After Effect Logo Reveal

BW - Glitch Preset After Effect Logo Reveal

This is a short glitch preset After Effect logo animation. The main idea was to create minimalistic, high contrast, black and white video. Despite its limitations, this digital distortion After Effects template looks very stylish and energetic. It can be used as a short technological intro for IT corporations or other persons who are working in this area

3. Media Opener – Glitch Effect After Effect

Media Opener  Glitch Effect After Effect

This is a dynamic and grunge glitch intro template that is suitable as a media opener that needs to be sporty and modern. A clean and simple, easy to use After Effects video distortion template to spice up your video production.

4. Trailer Slideshow Opener – Glitch Effect After Effect

Trailer Slideshow Opener  Glitch Effect After Effect

This is a fast paced, technical distorted, glitchy project. Perfect as a trailer, opener, slideshow or portfolio presentation. Adjust the amount of Glitches with one control layer. Turn images and videos into an awesome impressive video project.

5. Auto Generation and Typing – Glitch Effect After Effect

Auto Generation and Typing  Glitch Effect After Effect

An easy to customize glitch After Effect template. Add your video or image, set the amount of glitch effects, customize your text, and you are good to go. No plugins required and sound effects are included.

Envato Elements (Design Without Limits)

Envato Elements - Unlimited creative template downloads for one low price
Envato Elements - Unlimited creative template downloads for one low price.  

Envato Elements has a single compelling (all inclusive) offer:

Sign up for Envato Elements and you get access to thousands of creative graphics and templates (with unlimited use), from glitch preset After Effect templates to royalty free audio tracks, graphic templates, and more—all for one low price.

Get unlimited downloads from a massive digital warehouse of creative assets
Get unlimited downloads from a massive digital warehouse of creative assets

That’s right! Download as many creative templates, graphics and royalty free 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 glitch effect After Effect templates one at a time (instead of getting unlimited access to hundreds of creative designs), check out the selection from our Envato Market below.

Top Glitch Preset After Effect Templates on Envato Market (Buy It One At a Time)

We also have you covered if you need to buy a professional digital distortion After Effects template one at a time for 2018/2019, in our VideoHive Glitch presets for text and video category, which is part of our Envato Market. 

Here are a few creative examples from our best selling glitch intro template from the last year (2018):

VideoHive glitch presets for text and video available for sale on Envato Market
VideoHive glitch presets for text and video, available for sale on Envato Market

15 Best VideoHive AE Glitch Presets for Text and Video (From Envato Market – 2018)

Browse through these After Effects video distortion templates to find a professional AE project file with just the right style for your next video project.

1. Isometric Logo Glitch

Isometric Logo Glitch Example

Ideal for: a bright, colorful glitch effect for your text animation.

2. Glitch Effect After Effects Opener

Ideal for: combining a photo slideshow with glitchy text styles.

3. Glitch

Colorful Glitch

Ideal for: a neon retro feel with glitchy effects for your background.

4. Glitch Logo

Glitch Logo Example

Ideal for: an inexpensive way to glitch your own logo in After Effects.

5. Glitch After Effects Titles

Glitch Titles

Ideal for: this animated intro brings your title onto the canvas with a high quality glitch effect.

6. Glitch Logo Opener

Glitch Logo Opener The Future

Ideal for: combining image overlays with text in a glitch effect.

7. Digital Slideshow Project

Digital Slideshow Project

Ideal for: focusing on an image slideshow with complementary glitch overlays.

8. Glitch Energy Logo

Ideal for: a simple yet eye-catching logo animation with the glitch effect.

9. Glitch After Effects Intro

Glitch Intro

Ideal for: combining a basic logo animation with background textures.

10. Circle Glitch Logo

Circle Glitch Logo

Ideal for: focusing on your  logo with a trippy graphic surrounding it.

11. Glitch Effect After Effects Transitions

Glitch Transitions

Ideal for: using the glitch effect to rapidly switch between scenes.

12. Dubstep Glitch Reel

Dubstep Glitch Reel

Ideal for: creating a glitch video synchronized with beat-heavy music.

13. Dynamic Glitch Opener

Ideal for: grabbing an audience's attention quickly with a simple but attractive intro.

14. Glitch Titles

Glitch Titles Pack

Ideal for: minimalist yet glitchy introductions to a video.

15. Glitch Intro Template Opener

Glitch Opener New

Ideal for: a neon, brightly colored application for the glitch effect.

There are plenty of ways to create that creative and modern glitch effect in your video project. Browse our wide-selection of After Effect glitch intro and screen templates 2018 from Envato Elements or Envato Market. Grab the ones that’s right for you and spice up your next video project.

Learn How to Use After Effects (Tuts+ Tutorials)

This post might have gotten you thinking about using Adobe After Effects. 

With a pre-built project, you don't have to master every app. Instead, outsource the hard stuff to video designers. Or, you can dive in and learn more: 

Learn Video Editing

We've built a complete guide to help you learn how to edit videos, whether you're just getting started with the basics or you want to master video editing and post-production.

Even if you've never used Adobe After Effects, you can create an impressive effect. In the After Effects glitch tutorial screencast below, I'll show you how to get started with one of the projects featured in this roundup. 

Make Video Glitch Effects in After Effects (Tutorial Video)

Basically, you'll see how you can simply add your own content to placeholders. Even when you change the original text, the glitch effect will still work. Instead of learning animation from start to finish, use a starter project like this one to create the effect.


Check out this tutorial if you would rather create a glitch style effect in Adobe Photoshop:

Grab a Great Glitch Effect After Effects Template Today!

There are a ton of options with VideoHive glitch presets for text and video. Or, jump over to Envato Elements to get access to hundreds of digital distortion After Effects templates.

Here are a few more After Effects template round-ups to get inspiration from:

If you have any trouble using these files, let me know in the comments section below.

Envato Elements Now Includes Unlimited Music & Audio

In addition to After Effects video templates, you can also find thousands of royalty free Audio Tracks and Sound Effects on Envato Elements, with a great offer: Download as many as you want for one low price.

Each of these awesome music and sound effects tracks from Envato Elements is professionally composed and created. The encore to an already stacked lineup of thousands of video, photo, graphic and web assets, Envato Elements is now the complete creative toolkit – all with unlimited downloads!

Find your perfect sound now to amplify your next project.

Editorial Note: Our staff updates this post regularly—adding new glitch intro After Effets templates with the best, professional designs.

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