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
30 Oct 2020
After Effects is one of the best tools that supercharges the post-production process of video editing. And using After Effects templates is a secret trick most video editors use to make great videos.
If you’re still not using After Effects templates, you’re missing out on some of the best uses of the software. We rounded up some amazing and free templates to show you why.
You don’t always have to look for premium After Effect templates to create amazing videos. Sometimes a simple free After Effects template is enough to make your small personal projects look more professional.
In this post, we share some of the best free After Effect templates for creating all kinds of openers, title scenes, slideshows, and much more. Feel free to download and try them all! (And explore one or two premium files to compare these as well!)
28 Oct 2020
Even expert designers and video editors need a helping hand sometimes. In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best After Effects intro templates for quickly making modern and effective intro scenes, logo reveals, and openers for all kinds of videos.
These templates can also be easily customized to your preference by changing colors, fonts, and images to make them fit perfectly in your videos.
Whether you’re looking for an intro scene for a YouTube video, a corporate video, branding video, or even a wedding video album, below you’ll find templates to fit all your needs.
Plus, we’re sharing our tips for making a compelling intro video to help get you off to a great start. Let’s dive in!
2 Sep 2020
The logo reveal scene, or the logo stinger, is arguably the most important part of any video. Whether it’s a YouTube video, a social media promo, or a corporate video, the way you reveal your branding help leave a lasting impression on your audience.
It usually takes a lot of experience and effort to design a creative logo stinger in After Effects. But, thanks to logo reveal templates, you can now add a unique logo stinger to your own videos almost instantly.
We found some amazing After Effects logo reveal templates to show you how easy it is to design a logo stinger without an effort. There are both free and premium templates in the collection.
Go have a look and start downloading.
24 Aug 2020
Adobe After Effects can help you take motion graphics to the next level, but the tool isn’t always easy to use (especially if you are new to it). That’s where great tutorials come in.
From written instructions to video lessons, you can learn to do almost anything with the right set of instructions.
Here, we’ve scoured the internet for some of the best and more useful Adobe After Effects tutorials to help you make the most of the software for keying, tracking, compositing, and animation.
It’s a mix of video and written education, for beginners and pros alike!
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