After Effects Templates
After Effects templates can help you take the application to the next level with overlays, lower thirds, logo reveals, title sequences, and more.
It’s a great way to get more from the application in a way that saves time and makes life easy for you. Whether you’re wanting to create an entirely new video or add something special to an existing project.
Our series covers how to use After Effects templates, where to find them, and collects some of our favorite templates for all manner of different uses and scenarios!
Latest After Effects Template Articles
22 Nov 2022
Today we’re bringing you a collection of After Effects title templates featuring stunning visual effects and animations you can use in your own videos.
We handpicked these After Effects templates to feature titles of all kinds, including title scenes for YouTube openers, product promotions, social media videos, business videos, trailers, and much more.
All of these templates are from Envato Elements, where you can download all of these templates and more than a million other design elements for a single monthly subscription.
Have a look and start downloading.
7 Oct 2022
Video has likely become an important part of your website design or marketing strategy. From video hero images to short YouTube videos that help explain a product or service, video is a growing aspect of design.
Have you been asked to edit, create or adjust video for a client yet? Chances are it will happen.
Here, we’re going to look at two popular video tools from Adobe to help you get a crash course what tool is best to use for video projects – Adobe After Effects or Premiere?
Should you choose one, the other, or both? And are they the right fit for your next project?
1 Sep 2022
Something weird has been happening in the world of design. Those static graphic designs you’ve been using on web and mobile designs have been coming to life.
No need to worry. It’s all because of this new style of animated designs that is taking over called motion graphics.
Motion graphics is considered to be the future of graphic design. It’s so popular that almost every website and mobile app now utilize some form of motion graphics on its user interfaces. Not just to make the designs look good but also to make them more interactive and encourage user engagement.
But what are motion graphics? How can you use them to make your designs better and more effective? Let’s find out.
28 Jun 2022
When it comes to marketing a product, videos outperform almost every other marketing strategy.
Especially with video-centric social media platforms, like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, rising above other platforms, more and more businesses are now allocating bigger budgets for creating video content to promote their products.
Although, bigger budgets don’t always mean higher reach in your campaigns. If you take look at most of today’s trending videos, you’ll notice that it’s the creative and memorable videos that rank at top of every list.
You don’t need big marketing budgets to make a great video. As long as you pick the right product demo video template, you can make innovative videos without much effort.
After Effects templates can help you take your animation game to the next level. Use templates with this powerful piece of software to create overlays, lower thirds information, reveal logos or titles and more.
Templates are one of the best tools for both learning how to make the most of this piece of design software while working through projects quickly. Use them for anything from simple tasks to complex edits and animations.
What Is After Effects?
Adobe After Effects is software used to create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. It’s an industry-standard tool for people that work with motion graphics and visual effects. If you can make it move After Effects can help do the rest.
After Effects is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite. It’s included with full packages or can be purchased a la carte.
Features that make After Effects a cool tool include the ability to remove objects from video clips, ability to animate shapes and logos and apply effects to almost any type of clip including VR videos.
What Are After Effects Templates?
After Effects templates are project files that have already been customized to add a specific effect or graphic to a video that’s already been created.
You can further customize After Effect templates to fit your needs by changing colors, fonts and images for a more seamless fit in your video projects.
If you want to save and use After Effects templates, you have two options:
- Create and save the desired effect yourself for later use and reuse.
- Download a premade template from another source, such as some of the collections below.
How to Use After Effects Templates
Using an After Effects template is fairly easy. (It might actually be harder to find just the right effect for your project.)
Most downloadable templates will come with instructions, but here’s the quick rundown for what to do once you have a file to use.
- Open the project and import files you want to add (save templates in a common folder for ease of use)
- Locate the compositions where you want to make changes
- Replace placeholder elements with your graphics or templates (this is where you do all the customizing)
- Repeat as needed for multiple layers of effects