Create with After Effects Title Templates

Whether you’re producing a cinematic masterpiece or a new promo video for your brand, video titles provide your audience with the context they need on what the video is about and why they should keep watching. Creating titles from scratch can be time consuming and expensive – that’s why you need video title templates.

Pre-built After Effects title templates can be incorporated into your After Effects project and enable you to quickly convey your video title and key information to the viewer. You’ll find thousands of After Effects templates at your fingertips when you subscribe to Envato Elements, the only creative subscription you need!

What Are Title Templates?

After Effects title templates are pre-animated project files that can be customized with your branding, colors, text, and other design elements. Rather than building complete title sequences from scratch in After Effects, title templates give you a starting point, which you can simply tailor to your needs, and render within minutes.

Title templates allow you to harness the power of After Effects, without having to understand the program inside and out. They’re also great for establishing consistency between opening and closing sequences. Whether you’re creating a documentary, launching a new brand series, or want to add a touch of professionalism to your YouTube videos, After Effects title templates can help.

Benefits of Title Templates

Save time

Opening titles need to be eye-catching and considered. Using a title template will save time and effort without sacrificing quality.

Fully customizable

Title templates are customizable so they can fit seamlessly into your video. Change fonts and colors to align with your project.  

Professional quality

Achieve broadcast-quality results in no time with title templates that were crafted and mastered by video professionals.

Who Uses Title Templates?

Professional filmmakers, new starters, and everyone in between can use title templates to eye-catching effect.

After Effects title templates aren’t just for beginners. Whether you’re just getting comfortable with Adobe After Effects or you’re an absolute expert, you can save critical time in your production workflow by integrating a title template. 

Title templates are typically used to introduce your video and credit those who helped produce it. They set the scene or mood, and tap into the audience’s emotion by creating a sense of suspense or excitement for what’s to come. You can also use titles to reinforce your brand with a consistent and familiar opening sequence, which is especially critical if you’re creating a series. 

Trending Opening Title Templates

Title sequences can set the tone for the rest of your video. Discover the best After Effects templates on Envato Elements.

This beautiful abstract ink title template would make a great opening sequence for a TV drama, detective, or mystery show. It features text placeholders and PDF instructions.

Got a dramatic fantasy film or TV show to release? This burning After Effects title featuring a fire animation will be etched into the memories of your audience for years.

Looking for something flexible and minimal to support your content? This clean titles pack for After Effects can be used for everything from corporate video to wedding slideshows.

Free Title Templates

Take these titles for a test drive. Enjoy this selection of free After Effects templates from Mixkit.

Large, modern, and minimal, Thick Title Block for Adobe After Effects features bold text that is sure to make a statement on your next project. 

Making for a great headline announcement, this title template features a delayed, upwards animation effect on a simple colored background.

Bring the noise to your title sequence with this glitch-style headline animation template, featuring frame distortion, static overlay, and warping effects.

How to Make Titles in After Effects

If you’re working in After Effects, we’ve got hundreds of tutorials to improve your workflow.

If you want to have a go at making a title in After Effects, we’ve got plenty of resources to get you started. Firstly, if you’re new to After Effects, sign up for our free After Effects for Beginners course on Envato Tuts+. This guide takes you through the basics from learning the main panels and settings to how to animate text in After Effects.

Then, if you want some more specific inspiration, try one of our After Effects tutorials on Ae title effects such as How to create 80s inspired movie titles with Adobe After Effects. This tutorial will have you creating cool titles in After Effects inspired by Netflix’s Stranger Things opening title sequence.

After Effects Title Collections

Explore our collection of title sequences to drive maximum impact and intrigue in the opening of your production.

Capture the audience’s imagination from the very first second. Explore 18 top cinematic title templates to open your After Effects project with impact.

On-screen graphics should deliver pertinent information without distraction. Look to our top broadcast title templates for a professional yet engaging video. 

Prove you mean business by giving your feed a professional polish. Each of these Instagram title templates will elevate your message with style and nuance.

Title Template FAQs

Applying a title template is as simple as importing the project file into After Effects, via the main menu or with a “drag and drop”, and adding it to the beginning or end of your video. You can also import title templates via the keyboard shortcut Command + I for Mac or Ctrl + I for PC.

Title templates are extremely simple to use. First, open your project and your title template in After Effects. Next, use the Timeline and Text panels to make changes to the text, font, colors, animations, and timings. Then, replace all placeholder elements with your own (including logos and footage). Once you’re happy with your customization, you can render the video.

Any editing or customization of title templates is done through the Timeline and Text panels in After Effects. Through these panels, you can change text, update fonts, create animations, change timings, and add your own branding to completely tailor your titles to your project.

To learn more about editing video content in After Effects, check out our beginners guide on Envato Tuts+, including video lessons on animation, composition, effects, and more.

More After Effects Templates

Discover how to edit an intro template in After Effects and browse our curation of the best After Effects intro templates.

Present your photos in a simple yet effective way with an Ae Slideshow template and find out how to make a slideshow in After Effects.

Set your logo in motion and learn how to easily animate a logo for your next video with a logo reveal template for After Effects.

Enhance the comprehensive of your videos with text and graphical elements in After Effects lower thirds templates.

Take your After Effects text animation to the next level by learning more about After Effects text effects video templates.

Animated infographics are a fantastic way to simplify complex data. Get started with an After Effects infographic template and learn how to use.

Used With Title Templates

A strong title sequence does more than talk. Elevate their effectiveness with creative pairings. 

Font choice is crucial for accurately portraying a genre or time period. From serifs to scripts and every type in between, explore thousands of handcrafted fonts on Envato Elements.

Background scenes are a necessary part of every producer’s toolkit. Our stock video library will help you find relevant footage to finalise your film, just as your titles come into play. 

Amplify your message with a melody that makes a statement. With expertly-composed audio tracks to cover every genre, you’re sure to find the right tune for your title.

Alternative Title Templates

Go beyond After Effects with title templates to suit every producer and every software preference.

Entering the final phases of production? It’s time for the perfect title sequence, and you’re spoilt for choice with our range of Premiere Pro templates.

Designed specifically for DaVinci Resolve, explore hundreds of eye-catching title templates that will have your viewers captivated from opening to closing credits.  

From clean and simple to big and bold, kinetic, glitch, and beyond, your type is covered with hundreds of high-quality Final Cut Pro title templates.

Create a title sequence that grabs and holds your audience’s attention. Explore our library of high-quality, professionally-built Apple Motion title templates now.

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