50 Best Adobe After Effects Templates of 2017 – May Update

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Given Adobe After Effects’ impressive tools and functionality, it remains the go-to choice for many industry professionals. To that extent, we’ve put together a list of some of the best items you can find, to help speed up your production workflow, increase quality and delight your audience, with some help from the unparalleled quality content you can find on our sites.

As the world’s leading marketplace for After Effects templates, VideoHive enables you to find some of the best quality assets around. Below are some of the most sought after assets you can purchase, that will make you wonder what hollywoodian studio was required to produce them!

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Motion | Colorful Backgrounds by devotchkah on Envato Elements

Here are our top picks out of the amazing recently submitted content that’s already earned the trending or bestseller status, within the competitive and perpetually evolving Motion Graphics space.

Top 1-10 Bestselling Video Templates of the last month

1. Rhythmic Opener by levmotion


No plugins required, High Accuracy Music Synchronized Design, 36 Media & 38 Text Placeholders, FullHD 30FPS and works with CS 5.5 and above

2. Slideshow by MotionPub


FULL HD Resolution (1920×1080), 0:39 duration, 51 photo/video placeholders, 23 text placeholders, no plugins required, works with After Effects Version CS5 and above, quick and easy customization, features Universal Expressions (works with any AE localization), controller layer

3. Fast Typo by hiddenocean


No additional plugins required, Full HD 1920×1080 resolution, easy to modify and customize, color controller, fast rendering, and project is compatible with AE CS5.5 and above!

4. Stomp 2 – Typographic Intro by Mnemonick

Project features:

  • No additional Plug-ins required!
  • PDF manual and video tutorial included to get you up and running quickly
  • 4K resolution ready @ 30 and 25 fps
  • Project is 100% After Effects – you can change anything!
  • Oh and did we mention it’s easy to use and customize?

5. Logo Reveal by VladimirPerumov


Compatible with Adobe After Effects CS6 or above, no extra plugins required, comes with a handy video tutorial, very easy to edit. This template supports Ultra HD 3840×2160, Full HD 1920×1080 resolutions, and has a duration of 7 seconds. Choose from 3 color Presets (gold, platinum, silver), or opt for a custom color.

6. Trailer by i-Minimalist

Project features:

  • Compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC , CC 2015
  • Fast rendering
  • 1 minute duration
  • Needs no extra plugins!

7. Dynamic Modern Opener III by Nick_Chvalun


Fast rendering, modular structure, works with both images and videos, no additional plugins required. Compatible with After Effects CS5.5 and up, delivering a Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. The template uses Universal Expressions and also allows for easy color change. Bonus: 17 media placeholders & 42 text placeholders!

8. Clean Minimal Logo by EvgenysFx

Main Features:

  • Fast renders
  • No plugins required
  • Works with After Effects CS5 and above
  • Supported resolutions include: 4K,2K,1080p,720p @ 30 fps
  • Universal Expressions.

9. Lower Thirds by AeMar

Main Features:

  • Full HD (1920×1080) resolution
  • Compatible with After Effects CS6 and CC
  • Includes 25 lower thirds & logo placeholder
  • Allows you to change colors easily

10. 30 Simple Titles & Lowerthirds by Ruby_Red 


30 unique titles & lower thirds, 1080p (1920×1080), 4K (3840×2160) resolutions, comes with a Duration Controller & Universal Expressions. Can be easily customized with the Title Controller: Position, Zoom, Color and Duration Control. Template is compatible with After Effects CS5.5 & above
and includes a handy video tutorial to get you started.

Top Trending Items for May 2017

These items are truly unique and allow you to create, quite literally, magic in moving pictures. They’ve reached trending status, and that’s for good reason. Many of them are aimed at delivering entire animation solutions, or can safely be defined as project-enhancing tools, which can be integrated in a number of different ways. Many of the items featured here take the term “template” quite a few million miles out, and reach complexity levels that would require months of work to set up in-house. Lucky for you – you can get all of this, packaged with very useful documentation, created by our super talented and dedicated community of creators.

11. Construction Services by likeman


  • Elegant animation
  • Modular construction
  • 4K No plugins required
  • One click to change color
  • Fast rendering
  • Simple PDF library for project included with names
  • After Effects CS5.5 and above

12. Flat Promo Slides by Treedeo

Flat Promo Slideshow is a professional template for After Effects. A contemporary design with clean and simple text animations, light leaks and smooth transitions. Ideal as an intro to your business or corporate presentations, products, events, conferences, broadcasts or slideshows videos. Containing 28 media placeholders and 28 editable text slides. Simply create a high quality corporate slideshow using this awesome AE template.

13. Mozaic Opener by Media_Stock

  • RESOLUTION : 1920×1080 (30FPS)
  • PLACEHOLDER : 25 Images/videos holder, 12 Text/Logo holder
  • PLUG-INS : No plug-ins required
  • TUTORIAL : Easy to understand video tutorial included

14. Short Intro by radrets

Main Features:

  • 1920 × 1080 FULL HD
  • No plugins required
  • Included video tutorial
  • After Effects CS6 or higher
  • Fast rendering
  • Easy to edit
  • Change colors easily
  • 11 image or video placeholders
  • 19 text placeholders
  • 1 logo placeholder
  • Duration : 00:22

15. Production Reel by Toyda


  • Dynamic reel & modern animation
  • 100% After Effects Project
  • Compatible with After Effects CS5 and above
  • Promo and special event dynamic style
  • FullHD 1920×1080 @29.97
  • Video tutorial included
  • Modular structure
  • No plugins required
  • Easy edit Control Layer
  • 36 Placeholders for Video or Image
  • 15 Textholders and Logotype

16. Classic | Minimal Titles by TheSdx1

17. Newspaper Promo by NeoArray

18. Speech Bubble by clean-promo

19. Parallax Glitch Slideshow by i-Minimalist 

20. Golden Titles V.2 by Stanislav_Sobolev

21. Mixing Paints Logo Reveal by abhishekpradhan1988

22. Winter Sports Template by WiseMote 

23. Glitch Text Creator by eduard_ov

24. Word – Professional Typography Toolkit by FlyingPillow 

25. Corporate Timeline by iphonevolt1

26. (Product) 7 App Promo Mock-Up Kit by Pixamins

27. Clean Corporate Presentation Video by ariefputra

28. Glitch Logo by JoeProduction

29. Jazz Classic Blinds Transition by Styleforces

30. Sport Life | Fast Dynamic Slideshow by Qwadro

Top 31-40 Trending Broadcast Packages

31. Media Inspire by dearts


  • 1920×1080 HD
  • Fully controllable
  • No plugins required
  • Includes video tutorial
  • Compatible with After Effects CS5 or higher

32. News Broadcast Packages by akdhaen


  • Ideal for News, Sport, Weather, Economy
  • NO PLUGINS required
  • Full HD 1920×1080
  • Color controls
  • Video Tutorial included
  • Easy to be customized

33. Fashion Broadcast by CG-COVER

  • FullHD 1920×1080 project Duration : 0:35 (5 place holders)
  • No plugin required
  • Fast render
  • Easily customization of project
  • After Effects CS5 and above

34. Winter Sports Template by WiseMote


  • Ultra HD resolution (2160p/4K)
  • Multi-purpose template
  • Full Color Control Modular structure, add/remove scenes easily
  • No plugins required
  • 9 Placeholders for video or photo
  • 7 Placeholders for text
  • Compatible with After Effects CS5.5 or above

35. Essential Gaming Vlog Pack by KoPro


  • Color Controls – change the look with couple of clicks
  • Modular Design – export elements and us them in your video project
  • Easy Text Editing – all text editable
  • Fully Editable – no pre-rendered content
  • 4K ready – scalable layers

36. Economic Promo by lemtal

37. News Box by VITRINA-FX

38. Jazz Classic Blinds Transition by Styleforces

39. Multi Functional Broadcast Pack by FVS

40. World News Broadcast Pack by AlexZlatev

Top 41-50 Best After Effects Templates of 2017

41. Mosaic Photo Reveal

Create one of the most loved, but also pretty complex photo effects: A photo mosaic, using your very own images. You do need 100 photos to make the most of it, but the plugin also allows creation of an extended 3 minute version, all in eye-watering full HD resolution!

42. Photo Gallery on a Sunny Afternoon

Insert your favorite images in stock footage of picture frames hanging from a tree, softly swaying around as the leaves interact with the ambient flow of the wind. Bonus – you won’t look like a crazy person attempting to hang perfectly good picture frames in your backyard. The template can work with up to 42 images too, so there’s ample room for your beloved memories to hang around.

43. Photo Motion Pro – Professional 3D Photo Animator

One of the most amazing templates on VH, the Photo Motion Pro allows you to animate still photos into incredibly dynamic video content. It’s quite astonishing, and you won’t believe what this template is capable of, until you’ve checked out some of the videos produced with it.

44. Black Classic 3D Logo

An easy-to-customize logo effect that turns any logo into a three dimensional graphic for presentation purposes. Commonly used for corporate videos, this template could easily also come in handy for personal video projects, intro credits, and so much more.

45. Logo Intro Elegance Flare

This template allows you to create a dramatic intro sequence using only your logo. The fact that it’s so simple and to-the-point, paired with the reasonable price, makes this one a perfect addition to your AE toolbox.

46. 140 Flash FX Elements

This template has been chosen as a featured file on VideoHive, and there’s good reason for that. It comes packed with 140+ animated elements allowing you to create stunning transitions no matter the topic. You’re really only limited by your own imagination, as otherwise, this template is fitting for 3D, video effects, titles, pictures, logos, cartoons, games, and more. Think smoke explosions, electricity, flames, movement lines, and much, much more.

47. Pixity Land | Character Explainer Toolkit

The perfect template, if you’re looking to illustrate a story. It has a vast range of customizable characters, icons, speech bubbles, and more. With almost 5,000 sales and a nearly perfect rating, there’s no doubt that your chances of succeeding in presenting your product, explaining a concept, or simply telling a great story, are quite high with this one.

48. Ultimate Earth Zoom Toolkit

For those of you that are into traveling, but haven’t quite managed to set aside a budget for 2017, this template allows you to zoom in on any place in the world. The map generator wizard is browser-based, and the main template combines all map images and a high-tech library. If traveling isn’t your thing, you can still use this template to produce movie-grade location presentations including markers and annotations!

49. 500 Animated Icons

With Video becoming such a strong player, at the forefront of all possible media, it’s likely you’re bound to find yourself looking for animated icons for your next project. You get a whopping 500 fully customizable icons to use to your heart’s desire.

50. Logo 3D Levels

Last but not least, wrapping up our list of bestselling items from 2017, this template converts any logo into 3D, adding customizable effect height and adjustable colour lens.

**Note: This list has been created manually, and may differ from the order displayed in search results. Items that have been featured previously, or are included in other section & articles may be excluded. You can view more bestselling items here.

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