While a lower third template may not seem like the most essential component of your video, a lack of or poor use of lower thirds can throw your video off track.
Use lower thirds to highlight important information – like names, locations, or themes, and incorporate your colors and branding to drive recognition throughout your video.
After Effects templates are an easy way of developing consistent and eye-catching lower thirds. Visit Envato Elements for an awesome selection of unique After Effects lower thirds templates to suit any kind of creative project.
A lower third combines text and graphical elements which typically appear in the lower area of the screen when a viewer is watching a video in order to provide more information. While they may seem simple, if you get lower thirds wrong or they are missing, you could unintentionally confuse your target audience.
Lower thirds help viewers keep track of who is being interviewed or the theme of the segment of the video. Typical elements included within a lower third template are: typography, shapes and logos, color, size and position and animation style.
Lower thirds are critical for providing context. Using templates saves time as you don’t need to render them separately.
Using a lower thirds template can help you maintain visual consistency throughout a video by maintaining a single style.
Lower thirds are consumable visual cues. Our library of templates has been created for clarity and a seamless experience.
Showcase relevant background or supporting information at the right time without disrupting the flow of your video.
Crafted by video professionals, our lower third templates blend seamlessly into your project, without causing unnecessary distraction.
Placement of your lower thirds is completely flexible. Simply drop them in the most ideal spot to accommodate your footage.
Any video creator can use After Effects lower thirds templates to create consistency and add context.
Lower thirds templates are for virtually anyone creating video projects—from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals looking to accelerate their workflow. After Effects lower thirds templates are used for a range of project types: anytime additional context should be provided to the viewer in a minimally disruptive or seamless manner.
YouTubers often utilize lower thirds to create visual consistency across channel content and to provide cues during interviews and talking head content. You’ll commonly see them incorporated into news broadcasts, documentaries, and other informationally-driven content so viewers can easily keep track of subjects or speakers. Lower thirds also mean you don’t have to verbally introduce people each time you change clips or switch between different footage.
Keep the process of producing lower thirds simple with the help of a handy AE template—ready to download and customize.
You simply can’t have a YouTube channel without killer lower thirds. This template is suitable for a variety of projects and features full color flexibility to match your branding.
Get your lower thirds in shape with this modern After Effects template. You can easily add your logo and brand assets to create a cohesive look and feel across videos.
A pretty and stylish lower thirds After Effects template with easy to edit controls. We think this one would be great for social media video, including vlogs, interviews and tutorials.
In our free beginners After Effects course over on Envato Tuts+, we’ve got a whole lesson dedicated to the art of creating a lower third in After Effects. Following along with the video, you can build a lower third from scratch, which is a great way to get to grips with the Adobe software.
Alternatively, lower third After Effects templates can be cost-effective, provide creative control without the need for software expertise, as well as a welcome dose of inspiration. To learn more, follow our how to use lower thirds templates in After Effects tutorial for our top tips.
These After Effects templates top our lists for producing professional lower thirds in a flash.
Due to the graphics contained within lower thirds, these templates can be used to convey information quickly to an audience. To use them properly, it’s important to keep lower thirds simple and clear, be discerning about what’s included, and carefully consider placement over your footage—despite the name, lower thirds can be positioned anywhere on the screen.
Opening and using lower thirds templates in After Effects is easy. Simply double click to open via your Downloads folder, or drag and drop into the Project Panel in After Effects. Your template will open and you’ll be able to view all layers in the Timeline panel. You can then use this to edit your lower thirds.
Lower thirds templates can be edited via the Timeline and Text panels in After Effects. When you open these panels, you’ll see all the layers of your project in a list.
From here you can click to edit text, placement, font, animations, and timings of your lower thirds template. To learn more about how to edit in After Effects, check out our beginners guide on Envato Tuts+, including lessons on text, animation, and creating your own lower third.
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Lower thirds templates are often paired with other assets to give your footage that flawless finish.
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Lower thirds are typically made up of graphics, text, and animation. Edit and add new graphics that ideally suit your brand to create a unified presence in your video.
Your lower thirds should align with your brand. Incorporate your colors, logo, graphic elements, and other visual cues to provide consistency and reinforce your branding.
Ensure your lower thirds don’t get missed by pairing them with an impactful sound effect. From soft and subtle to intense and dramatic, there’s a sound effect for every scene.
Typography is everything when it comes to lower thirds. Your font choice can make or break your video, with readability topping the priority list for a seamless viewing experience.
The ultimate mood-setter, music can take your video up a notch. To not disrupt the audience and destroy the mood you’ve set, use lower thirds to credit tracks you play during the video.
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