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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
Inspiration / 18 Feb 2020
Video editing is an art form of its own. It takes careful and creative thinking to create a video that captivates an audience. Not just in filmmaking but it applies to YouTube, Instagram, and many other types of video content as well.
The art of transitioning from one scene to the next is one of the most challenging tasks video editors have to deal with. Especially when it comes to creating content for online audiences, people expect to see attractive effects in transitions.
Let’s face it, the default transition effects included with video editors have already been used way too much. It’s time to think differently and add some unique transition effects to your own videos.
It takes a lot of work to create transition effects. But, with the help of these transition effect templates, you won’t have to spend hours designing and creating effects. Just download the After Effects or Premiere Pro templates and start editing.
Inspiration / 11 Feb 2020
In this collection, we share some of the best logo animation templates you can use to create an attractive logo reveal with just a few clicks using Adobe After Effects.
Almost every branded video on YouTube starts with a logo reveal. It’s a great way to establish authority and promote your brand to the audience. There are a few different ways you can also add a logo reveal animation in your own videos.
The easy route is to use a default animation in After Effects and create a basic logo animation. Or, you can use a template and create a logo reveal animation that stands out from the crowd. One that makes your videos instantly recognizable.
Even if you’re not an expert video editor, you can use templates to create professional logo animations using After Effects without an effort. For starters, have a look at the animation templates below.
Inspiration / 22 Oct 2019
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!
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.
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