Create with Apple Motion Templates

Apple’s answer to design and editing software, Motion is a powerful compositing tool that allows Mac users to create visual effects, motion graphics and 3D animations. As an Apple product, Motion is compatible with Final Cut Pro, making it a popular choice for both professionals and entry-level video editors using the industry-standard software.

Many video editors using Apple Motion rely on a library of video templates to save time, streamline their workflow and create professional-quality video content. Envato Elements has a huge range of Apple Motion templates available so you can create engaging projects in record time. Explore our curated selection and enjoy unlimited downloads with a monthly or annual subscription.

What Are Apple Motion Templates?

Apple Motion templates are pre-made project files, designed by professional video editors and filmmakers. Motion templates are fully customizable, so you can easily drop in your original video footage, music, text, and branding to create broadcast-quality video projects. Creating projects using video templates is a great way to streamline the editing process and reduce time spent in production.

Motion templates are broken down into clearly labeled layers to ensure ease of use, and to provide guidance to less-advanced editors. Many filmmakers use Apple Motion templates as a learning tool to improve their skills and develop their understanding of the program. Creative subscriptions like Envato Elements offer a large number of options—from openers to logo reveals, titles, and social media videos, so there’s a Motion template for every project.

Benefits of Apple Motion Templates

Professional quality

Templates are produced by expert videographers, so you can achieve professional-quality results with ease.

Improve your skills

Clearly organized and dissectible, templates can help you understand Motion and build your skills in the process.

Speed up workflow

Starting from scratch takes time. Build on a pre-designed template and save hours in the editing room.

Save money

Video templates are a cost-effective option. Enjoy unlimited downloads for a monthly fee, without sacrificing quality.


Tailor templates with your branding and original footage to create a completely unique video project.


From kinetic typography to professional product promos, there are thousands of Motion templates to explore.

Who Uses Apple Motion Templates?

Apple Motion templates are used by all kinds of video editors—from entry-level creators to professional motion designers.

Professional Video Editors

Many professional video editors use Apple Motion templates as a base. Instead of starting from scratch, they’ll explore a library like Envato Elements and use a template as inspiration.

Motion Graphics Designers

Professional motion graphics designers are busy people! Motion templates allow them to speed up production times and streamline workflow, so they have more time for advanced editing.

Hobbyist Filmmakers

Amateur or hobbyist video creators use Apple Motion templates to level up their video projects. Not only can templates help achieve professional-quality results, they can be useful learning tools.

Trending Apple Motion Templates

Grab your audience’s attention with one of these popular templates from Envato Elements.

A varied and colorful template, ideal for video explainers, presentations, and social media posts. These animated background scenes will add excitement to any video.

Take your video to the next level with eye-catching transitions. Choose from 200+ options, including comic, glitch, stretch, and ink—then drag and drop onto the timeline.

This split-screen slideshow opener is dynamic and upbeat—perfect for a catchy intro, music video, event promo, sports feature, YouTube opener, or commercial.

Learn Apple Motion

How to Make a Minimal Slideshow Video

A slideshow video is an engaging way to share information, present your work or showcase special memories. One of the best ways to make your content shine in a slideshow is to use a modern or minimal design, which draws on simple transitions, clear color palettes, and clean, untextured backgrounds.

In this tutorial from Envato Tuts+, you’ll learn exactly how to make a modern minimal slideshow video in Apple Motion. After choosing a slideshow template from the Envato Elements library, you’ll open it in Apple Motion and learn how to replace placeholder elements, trim your footage, add audio and export the finished product.

Apple Motion Template Collections

Explore some of our top templates for Apple Motion projects—from particle effects to unique transitions.
Particle effects—also known as wavy distortion—can add flair and style to your intro, logo reveal, or opener. Check out three of our favorite particle effect templates now.
Creating a grunge aesthetic from scratch can be complex. Streamline your workflow with one of our top grunge effect templates—simply download, apply, and render.
Analog transitions add a touch of retro to any video. We’ve compiled some of our favorite templates (including a few freebies!) to get you started

Apple Motion FAQs

Using Apple Motion templates is quick and easy. First, you’ll need to open your template by unzipping the downloaded folder and double-clicking on the project file. Once your template is open in the program, you can start to customize text, footage, colors, fonts, and animations to create a unique video project.

No. Despite both programs having similar capabilities, After Effects templates aren’t compatible with Apple Motion–and vice versa. After Effects templates are exported as specific file types, which can’t be used with other programs like Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro. Many video templates creators will recreate the same template in different software, however, so it’s worth having a look on Envato Elements to see if your preferred template is available for Apple Motion too.

Apple Motion can be used to create special effects, motion graphics, and 3D animation. While it’s considered an entry-level program, especially compared to software like Adobe After Effects, it’s incredibly fast and easy to use, which makes it a great option for amateur editors, Mac users, or those looking to create compatible motion graphics for Final Cut Pro.

Yes, Final Cut Pro templates are compatible with Apple Motion—and vice versa.

Unzip the compressed template file you have downloaded. If you have Apple Motion installed on your computer, simply copy and paste the project folder into the Movies > Motion Templates > Titles or Generators folder (depending on the template type).

If you don’t have Apple Motion installed, go to the Applications folder and right-click on Final Cut Pro. Click Show Package Contents and click the Contents folder. Then navigate to PlugIns > Media Providers > Motion Effect.fxp > Contents > Resources > Templates > Titles or Generators, and paste the folder here (again, depending on the template type).

Types of Apple Motion Templates

Apple Motion templates come in all shapes and sizes. Explore some of the more common template types below.
Harness the power of Apple Motion to create a killer intro for your video. Discover hundreds of opener templates, ready for download now.
Make your entrance memorable. Our library of logo sting templates will help you create an effective and recognizable brand reveal.
A great video editor understands the power of titles. Create a compelling title sequence that grabs and holds your audience’s attention.

Used With Apple Motion Templates

Once you’ve found the right template, you’ll need a toolkit of high-quality assets to pair with it.
Discover professional sound effects, created by artists from around the world. From nature sounds to city noises and industrial-themed audio, there’s something for every project.
Every editor needs a library of high-quality stock video at their fingertips—whether it’s a wide shot to set the scene, a bit of b-roll, or footage to fill a gap.
Spark emotion and enhance your story with the perfect music track. Our growing library of royalty-free audio files is crafted by professional composers and covers a range of genres.

Alternatives to Apple Motion Templates

Prefer to work in another video editing software? We’ve got compatible templates to suit your next project. Learn how to use the following templates.

Dedicated Final Cut users will love our library of Final Cut Pro templates—plus they’re compatible with Apple Motion if you want to use both programs! Find tips on how to use.

Get a head start on your next project with pre-designed After Effects templates. Built by experts to ensure professional-quality results, every time. Find tips on how to use.

Find inspiration for your next project in our library of Premiere Pro templates. From intros to slideshows and motion graphics, there are thousands to explore. Find tips on how to use.

Create a professional-quality video in just a few clicks! Amateur editors, advanced videographers, and anyone in between can benefit from our high-quality Resolve templates.

Why Video Editors Love Envato Elements

“We use Envato Elements items basically on a daily basis. From downloading sound effects, stock videos, graphics and so much more. Envato Elements definitely comes in handy and makes my work so much easier when I need to tackle bigger projects that involve commercial work because the wide variety of video templates that are available are super easy to use.

I would definitely recommend Envato Elements to anyone that is interested in fast and easy access to unlimited downloads of themes, plugins, graphics, photos, fonts and so on… It has all the creative assets that they will ever need.”

Atzimba Palomares Barriga, iHeartMedia

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