Create with After Effects Templates

Adobe After Effects is a powerful program. Use it well, and you’ll create high-quality motion graphics and visual effects, rivaling those of professional filmmakers. Use it poorly and you’ll lose your audience in a matter of seconds. This is where templates come in… Not only do After Effects templates provide an easy starting point for any video, they can also help guide you through the complex world of After Effects itself. 

Envato Elements has a large range of After Effects templates available to help you create engaging projects. And the best bit? Everything is included in an Envato Elements subscription, so you can download as much as you like on a monthly or annual plan.

What Are After Effects Templates?

Adobe After Effects templates are pre-made project files broken down into editable layers, usually involving animated elements, motion graphics, typography, and much more. 

Learning how to use video templates gives you a base to start from that you can then adapt to suit your needs. If you’re happy with the design, editing After Effects templates can be as simple as dropping your content into the provided placeholders. If you’d prefer to customize it to fit with your brand, you can dig into further layers and update colors, fonts, animations, and other elements.

After Effects templates can be used to create captivating opening sequences for films, memorable slideshows of still images, striking brand reveals, and so much more.

Benefits of After Effects Templates

Save time

Go from concept to publish in a matter of minutes. Modify quality templates created by true video professionals.

Save money

Reducing budget doesn’t mean reducing quality. Using a video template can be more cost-effective than a custom project.

Broadcast-quality results

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, our collection of templates enables you to achieve masterful results.


From professional product promos to engaging lower thirds, you get access to unlimited downloads to suit every project.


Versatile and completely adaptable, you can tailor any template to reflect your brand’s unique look and feel. 

Boost creativity

With more inspiration comes more creativity. Expand your vision by exploring our extensive library of video templates

Who Uses After Effects Templates?

No matter the skill level, anyone can save time and money using After Effects video templates.

Users of After Effects templates are as varied as those using Adobe After Effects itself: visual artists, animators, advertising agencies, video artists, video editors, visual designers, social media managers, video producers, motion graphics designers, UX professionals, and animators.

Being a complex software that can take time to master, many beginners use After Effects templates to learn and accommodate their gap in skills, while professionals use them to save time in their workflow. 

Everything from simple product explainers and logo reveals to major broadcast advertising and social media promotions can be created with ease using templates. 

Trending After Effects Templates

These templates are trending for a reason… Download now and create a video that gets people talking.

A fresh and modern promo template for After Effects with a modular structure and full color control. The expressions are universal, and you won’t need any plugins to use this.

Brightly colored and bold in style, Product Promo is an eye-catching way to create a commercial video to show off products or stores at their best.

Turn up the volume with this entertaining promo created in neon style for After Effects. Perfect for advertising your next gig, event, or party.

Learn After Effects

Free After Effects Course

Learning how to navigate new software effectively can be intimidating. One of the best things about using video templates is that they cater for different skill levels. If you’re a complete beginner, and you want to learn Adobe After Effects, then starting with a template is a great way to familiarize yourself with the layout and features. In conjunction, you can try some of our free After Effects online courses to top up your knowledge.

If you’re more advanced and you already know how to use After Effects templates, then you can start digging into the individual elements and make changes to suit your video, while getting a better understanding of how certain effects are achieved.

After Effects Tutorials

Sharpen your skills or learn the basics with tutorials that will spark your vision.

Ready for some rapid-fire tips on using Adobe After Effects? The A-Z of After Effects takes you through our top 26 tricks, hacks, and shortcuts.

Video is a powerful marketing tool, especially for promoting products or services. Learn the top use cases for product promos in this guide.

Let the battle begin! We put Adobe’s video heavy-weights Premiere Pro and After Effects to the test to help you determine your best fit.

After Effects Templates Collections

Take your video production to the next level with the best After Effects templates available.

A cut above the rest, these top 10 After Effects templates can help boost your personal brand or give your video the polish of the professionals.

From YouTube promos to transition templates, these are the top searched After Effects picks. With 50+ inclusions, there’s something for every video.

Looking to promote your new product, app, or website? These After Effects templates will give you the polish you need for your initial presentation.

Make your next Instagram Story count. Creating an engaging Story is easier than ever with this list of the top 20 video templates for After Effects. 

Calling all YouTubers—this one’s for you! We’ve dished out the top 22 YouTube packs for After Effects to help you grow and optimize your channel.

Words truly have the power to move. Explore the potential of type with this set of 15 text animation templates and presets for Adobe After Effects.

After Effects FAQs

After Effects takes most of the hassle out of exploring video with really good pre-set options. As long as you know what the aim is for your output, you don’t need too much technical knowledge.

Parts of an After Effects template can usually be edited in Premiere Pro using the Essential Graphics Panel. In most cases you’ll need After Effects installed to do this.

When you open a template in After Effects, you might need to install or replace fonts that have been used in its creation. Then look in the Project panel where the items are usually split into categories like Folders, Compositions, and Assets.

Types of After Effects Templates

From intros and titles, to slideshows and lower thirds, find an AE template to fit your project.

Introduce your project in style with an intro template. Intros are like trailers for your video – they show off what your project is about in an engaging and succinct way.

Brand awareness is so important and a logo is a big part of that. Creating an animated logo using a logo template will add value and start to build recognition for your business.

Title templates are similar to intro templates, but usually are more text heavy and for longer features. The style you choose for your titles should reflect your project as a whole.

Lower thirds need to be eye-catching, easy to read, and not too distracting from what you’re showing on screen. Thankfully, there are lots of professional, stylish templates to choose from.

Whether it’s a presentation or you’re sharing personal photos, slideshows are a useful tool. Template styles vary from wedding themes to modern corporate designs made for seminars.

Templates allow you to animate the text in your video whether it’s text that swipes across the screen, text that appears to be typewritten, stomp text, a glitch effect, or other animations.

Used With After Effects Templates

Power up your production by pairing After Effects templates with your favorite audio, graphics, fonts, and more.

Premiere Pro is often the #1 choice for video editing and being an Adobe product, Premiere Pro templates are compatible with After Effects. Browse the library now.

Graphic assets are a key component of production. Finesse graphic layers in Photoshop or Illustrator before importing them into After Effects for animation.

It’s not just about bringing the noise to your video project. Sound effects truly amplify your production by adding a layer of depth, drama, and personality.

What’s a video without audio? Amplify your every production by pairing your video with an expertly composed audio track that is sure to grab attention. 

Your typeface can set the tone for your project, expressing a certain mood or feeling. Find the right font to ensure you capture and hold viewers’ attention.

Whether it’s a bit of b-roll, business, or background footage, stock video is often essential to fill out your production and ensure the story flows seamlessly.

After Effects Alternatives

If After Effects isn’t your go-to video editing software, don’t worrywe’ve got compatible video templates for a range of programs. Learn how to use the following templates.

Be inspired by our library of Premiere Pro templates. From openers to titles and lower thirds, there’s something for every project.

If you’re a dedicated Resolve user, we’ve got you covered! Explore hundreds of quality templates, and make waves with your next video.

Create a video that connects with your audience. Our library of 1900+ Final Cut Pro templates offers something for every video creator.

Apple users rejoice! Explore hundreds of professionally-designed Apple Motion templates and create striking motion graphics in minutes.

Why Video Creators Love Envato Elements

“After Effects templates on Envato Elements make my job easier. They help me complete projects and assignments faster and give them a polished look.”

Angie, Videographer

“I enjoy spending so much of my time with Envato Elements searching for the best After Effects templates and lots of footage. Envato is the best way to find exactly what I need in a short period of time. I really love it!”

Bruno, Graphic Designer

“Envato Elements’ After Effects templates save me a lot of work and make my jobs look great.”

Juan, Producer

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