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12 Top YouTube Live Templates and Channel Motion Graphics for After Effects


Motion graphics hold the viewer's attention, and are a big part of how you shape the look and feel of your channel. You don't have to be a pro to use motion graphics: in this article we look at top tools and templates for After Effects to help anyone quickly and cohesively create graphics for YouTube Live streaming.

Active Glitch Broadcast Package
Give your YouTube live broadcast a professional look using a pack like this

Motion Graphics for YouTube Live Video

Graphics are a fast way to add polish to your videos. Elements and overlays like lower-thirds, backgrounds, transitions, and countdowns tell your viewer that you care about their experience. You can get these motion graphics individually, or as part of a broadcast pack, which includes all of these assets in a coordinated structure to create a complete look for the whole channel.

3 Top YouTube Live Video Templates From Envato Elements

Envato Elements is a subscription-based service. For a low monthly fee, you'll get unlimited access to top-quality YouTube video templates; this is perfect if you have your own YouTube channel, for example, and you're constantly editing and adding new content. 

1. Modern YouTuber Kit for After Effects

If you're a YouTube creator you'll find this complete Youtube broadcast pack super useful. It comes with openers, video holders, transitions, buttons, ID bugs, titles, lower-thirds and sponsor backgrounds. This  pack includes everything a modern broadcaster needs for their channel.

2. Stylish Broadcast Package for After Effects

This YouTube broadcast pack features a clean and stylish design. It includes 42 scenes that will help you create a stunning design for your channel. 4K resolution (3840×2160), no plugins required, 13 social icons included and the color scheme is easy to edit and fully customizable.

3. Minimal Broadcast Package for After Effects

A cool, minimalist YouTube broadcast pack that includes more than 40 scenes to change your channel's look. Made for After Effects in 4K resolution (3840×2160), this broadcast pack includes an ad box (eight versions), bokeh background, end credits, lower thirds, next slides (intro, on screen, outro), social networks buttons, and more!

3 Top Templates from Envato Market (Pay-as-You-Go)

If a subscription isn't your thing or you only need a single template, then we've got you covered with our top YouTube broadcast packages for After Effects from Envato Market, where you'll find hundreds of cool YouTube overlays and broadcast packages. If you need a single item and not a whole pack, we also have After Effects elements and overlays: lower-thirds, backgrounds, transitions, countdowns and many more options.

Here are our top picks:

4. The YouTuber — Broadcast Pack for After Effects

A broadcast pack contains all the graphic and visual assets a YouTube live broadcaster needs to make a complete look, including essentials like overlays and lower-thirds titles. Customize the graphics and animations with your own logo and colours, and you're ready to roll. Additionally, this YouTube broadcast pack is also available for Final Cut.

5. YouTube Essentials — Broadcast Package for After Effects

This YouTube broadcast pack combines lower thirds, logo reveals, and transition effects. And the best thing: if you don't have After Effects installed, this is also available for Final Cut.

YouTube essentials

6. YouTube Package — After Effects Broadcast Pack

This package brings a sense of fashion to your YouTube channel with a tight and stylish set of video animations.

3 Top Transition Animations

One of the simplest and most effective ways to add animations to your video is with per-rendered alpha-channel video. Most of these assets can be used in just about any editor or animation program.

7. 70 Alpha Matte Transitions — After Effect Alpha Transition Pack

Alpha transitions create attractive ways to switch between scenes. They are reusable and easy to apply in a variety of streaming video applications and editors.

If you like a bright and colorful way to switch between video clips, this pack is for you. Works great with After Effects.

Alpha Matte Transitions

8. Ultimate Transition Mattes Pack — Cross Compatible Alpha Transitions

These geographic animated transitions are perfect for switching between video scenes.

Ultimate transition mattes pack

9. Transitions — Cross Compatible Alpha Transitions

These effects are the perfect way to cut from scene-to-scene with eye catching effects.

Transitions pack

4 Ways to Create a Looping Video

10. Living Stills — After Effects Looping Photo Animator

Don't know how long it will be until your video starts? Looping videos are a simple way to hold your viewers' attention while they are waiting for a video to start. This project is perfect for taking your own photo and adding a bit of animation to it.

Living Stills Example

11. Paint Retro — Cross Compatible Looping Animation Video

"A seamless loop of paint twists along an infinity symbol." Trippy!

12. Space — Cross Compatible Looping Background Video

Treat your viewers with a pre-broadcast float through a lovely nebula. Endlessly looping background.

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