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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
Software / 5 Sep 2019
Adobe After Effects is a video-based tool that’s used to add elements to moving pictures and animations. Designers use it to create titles, intros, and transitions between video clips to enhance the production value of animations and video projects.
After Effects is one of those tools that’s packed with goodies, including templates that you can use to speed up project workflows. You can create your own templates or find and download them from other sources.
Here, we have a guide to using After Effects so you have everything you need to get started or better use the software.
Software / 19 Aug 2019
Adobe After Effects is a video and animation-based tool that’s used to add elements to moving pictures and animations. Most designers use it to create titles, intros, and transition between clips for more seamless video production.
After Effects is part of the Adobe Creative Suite of products and is included in cloud plans. Full suite users already have access to this tool, or you can get it on its own if that’s all you need.
As with other Adobe tools, the great thing about using this set of tools is that functions and interacts have a look and feel that you are probably already used to, making it easier to learn on the fly.
Here’s a look at Adobe After Effects, what it is, and how to know if you should use it for projects.
Inspiration / 16 Aug 2019
Adobe After Effects is one of the most popular and effective tools for making attractive motion graphics. With the ability to use pre-made templates, After Effects can be a powerful tool even at the hands of a beginner.
Especially when making wedding photo album videos, presentations, and promotional campaigns, After Effects is quite useful in turning ordinary photos and videos into gorgeously animated slideshows.
To help you find inspiration, we handpicked a collection of After Effects slideshow templates you can use to easily make professional motion graphics without an effort.
All you have to do is edit the template and drop the images into the placeholders.
Software / 6 Mar 2019
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?
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