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 roundup I share some of my favorite projects available on Envato Market—starter projects for Adobe After Effects that you can use to create your own glitchy videos.
Basically, you can purchase one of these projects 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 effect, you can simply grab one of these projects and drop in your logo.
Check out this tutorial if you would rather create a glitch style effect in Adobe Photoshop:
Watch & Learn
Even if you've never used Adobe After Effects, you can create an impressive effect. In the screencast below, I'll show you how to get started with one of the projects featured in this roundup.
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.
There's a wide variety of assets that you can use for glitch effects. Check out the roundup below to see more examples:
Ideal for: a bright, colorful glitch effect for your text animation.
Ideal for: combining a photo slideshow with glitchy text styles.
Ideal for: a neon retro feel with glitchy effects for your background.
Ideal for: an inexpensive way to glitch your own logo in After Effects.
Ideal for: this animated intro brings your title onto the canvas with a high quality glitch effect.
Ideal for: combining image overlays with text in a glitch effect.
Ideal for: focusing on an image slideshow with complementary glitch overlays.
Ideal for: a simple yet eye-catching logo animation with the glitch effect.
Ideal for: combining a basic logo animation with background textures.
Ideal for: focusing on your logo with a trippy graphic surrounding it.
Ideal for: using the glitch effect to rapidly switch between scenes.
Ideal for: creating a glitch video synchronized with beat-heavy music.
Ideal for: grabbing an audience's attention quickly with a simple but attractive intro.
Ideal for: minimalist yet glitchy introductions to a video.
Ideal for: a neon, brightly colored application fo the glitch effect.
Recap & Keep Learning
This tutorial might have gotten you thinking about using Adobe After Effects for the first time. With a pre-built project, you don't have to master every app. Instead, outsource the hard stuff to video designers.
Here are a few more After Effects template round-ups to get inspiration from:
- Adobe After Effects12+ After Effects Video Intro Templates: For Your Startup BusinessSean Hodge
- Video10 Easy Pieces: Lower Thirds After Effects Templates for Broadcast NewsEnvato Market
- VideoHow to Make a Double-Exposure Video in Adobe After EffectsCharles Yeager
If you have any trouble using these files, let me know in the comments section below.