30 Premium After Effect Overlays for Motion Graphics

Downloadable as After Effect project files, overlays are used on top of regular video footage.

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Looking for the perfect effect to elevate your project and impress your audience? Videohive offers thousands of overlays from Envato’s community of videographers and motion graphic designers.

Downloadable as After Effect project files, overlays are used on top of regular video footage. For example, uses of overlays could be to:

But sorting through thousands of options can overwhelm even the most decisive creative at times, so we’ve curated a list for you. Below find 30 of the best selling, top trending, and newest overlays on the market!

Top 10 Bestsellers:

1. Text Messages

Text Message overlay includes 10 different ready-to-use styles, a custom text message builder, sound effects, and effects to help alter and edit the background color.

2. Light Leaks and Bokehs Vol 1

Introducing Light Leaks & Bokeh Vol 1. This Pack contains 15 Full HD ready-to-use light leaks and bokehs. It’s very simple to use. Just drop it over your current footage and composite using add or screen blend modes. They can be used alone or you can combine them to change the opacity and create a softer look.

3. Light Transitions and Burns

Light transitions & burns includes 7 light transitions, plus 11 light burn video clips. With this easy to use, customizable pack you can combine the footage and transitions to create a a unique look for your project.

4. Elegant Lower Third

This stylish, corporate broadcast quality overlay will give your company video a professional elegant look. The full HD footage comes in 3 different colors, each 20 seconds long. It’s ideal for your tv, movie, documentary, presentation, flash, or DVD project.

5. Vintage Light Leaks

Vintage Light Leaks offers 15 pre-rendered transitions that will enhance your motion graphic project.

6. Leaks 3 (12-Pack)

Leaks 3 includes 12 full HD files. You can use the files in various combinations for endless results.

7. Leaks and Flares

This pack includes 22 light leaks and flares with 5 transitions.

8. Awards Show Package

Awards Show Package is a broadcast design package that captures the stunning opulence and magic of a hollywood-style awards show, wedding, anniversary, or graduation.

9. Paint Brush Transitions Reveal Pack

This after-effect template pack allows you to import your own photos, video, or text into 30 different paint stroke transitions.

10. Snow

This pack contains 35 realistic snow clips that you can mix and match. Keep it simple with a single clip or combine a few to create complex and intense looks. All the clips are perfectly looped so you can repeat them as long as you need to.

Top 10 Trending Overlays:

11. Lights Leaks Elements Pack

Light Leaks Elements Pack includes 50 full HD light leaks that offer a cinematic and organic look.

12. Confetti

Confetti includes 6 HD clips that are perfect for your celebration, carnival, birthday party or holiday projects.

13. 15 Pre-Rendered Film Burns and Light Leaks

15 Pre-Rendered Film Burns & Light Leaks includes assorted, easy-to-use, customizable film burns for your motion graphics projects. Play around with the blending modes to create a look perfectly suited for your project.

14. Real Elegance Light Leaks (20-Pack)

This pack is great for giving your project a boost of organic radiant energy. It includes 20 full HD overlays of various durations.

15. Real Particles Bundle 2 (Heavy Particles)

Real Particles Bundle 2 includes effects that can be blended and stacked to give you endless creative options.

16. Winter Dance

Winter Dance offers an abstract fractal artistic effect.

17. Merry Christmas Snow Overlay

This overlay features gently falling snow that comes together to form the ‘Merry Christmas’ greeting.

18. Film Reel

This looped Film Reel effect can be added on any footage to give your work a stylized effect.

19. Advertising Action Phrases

This overlay will help you create a persuasive call to action. Ideal for any and all advertising materials.

20. Xmas Snow Flakes

This seamless looping overlay features a beautiful snowfall effect that’s great for any holiday project.

10 Newest Overlays:

21. Watercolor Falling Feather Pack

Check out the newest overlay added to the Videohive collection.

22. Water Planet

Water Planet includes 3D animated water graphics. Great for a wide range of motion graphic projects.

23. VJ

VJ is one of the newest overlays on the market. The effect is sure to grab your audience’s attention.

24. Abstract

Introducing, Abstract, a bright bold mesmerizing effect you can add to any project.

25. Light Leaks Pack 4K

Light Leaks Elements 4K Pack allows you to add a luminous look to your work. With 43 light leaks available you’ll be spoiled for choice.

26. Snow Fall

Use this big snow fall overlay to create a cinematic look. Ideal for commercials, Christmas videos, slideshows, and wedding videos.

27. Glitter Confetti

Gold Glitter Confetti pack includes 12 variations of full HD video loops you can easily drag and drop over your footage.

28. 8 Ink Bleeds

These 8 Ink Bleeds are 20 second clips, each made on a white background. The ink color can be changed and blended to create a transparent look.

29. Colorful Glowing Smoke

Colorful Glowing Smoke includes 6 professionally animated, authentic-looking glowing effects for your intro, slideshow, tv or media opener, movie trailer, or action trailer.

30. The Autumn Fall of Leaves Pack 

The Autumn Fall of Leaves Pack contains 6 HD, ready-to-use, animated leaves.  Very simple to use, just drop them over your current footage to add a fall effect.


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