28 Best New Adobe After Effects Templates – September 2017 Update

Video-making made easy.

Still image from Lyrics and Elements.

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 to add to your collection.

The coolest new After Effect templates added this season:

Transitions by rctrance

This demo video (above) shows just a few of the 70 transitions and 12 lower thirds in this pack, which is the top bestselling video template created in the last month. To take it to the next level, add in some music by AurusAudio.

Digital Glitch Distortion Logo Reveal

A continuation of the glitchy eye-candy and a best-selling project Epic Digital Glitch Reveal, Digital Glitch Distortion features “noise, bad signal, screen tearing, flashes, scifi and tech elements, grunge atmosphere, chromatic aberration and more.” There’s also custom-made audio to match (Digital Glitch Distortion Logo Reveal). 

Lyrics and Elements

Need to make a music video with some on-screen lyrics? This hand-drawn pack of elements is charming and well-designed. Interesting fact: the boy character animation (pictured above) in this design was drawn by a 10-year-old artist, Emilia.

TypeX – Text Animation Tool | VOL.05: Broadcast Titles Pack by RoyalFX

TypeX is a powerful tool, that let’s you make high quality animated titles in a one click. You can use a provided pack of titles or create your own. Just select one or several text layers, choose the preset from the library and click the “create” button. You can easily change the animation style, font, colors, duration, warp style and much more. Make animated titles for your projects easily and with pleasure. Buy now and you will get the future updates for free!

Glitch Opener by BLAQMATRIX

  • Full HD (1920×1080)
  • After Effects CS5 or higher
  • 11 Ready For Use Scenes
  • 11 placeholders for your media files
  • 26 placeholders for your texts
  • 1 Place for Logo
  • Local color control for each scene
  • It is easy to move and use any scene
  • Help PDF file
  • No Plugins required
  • Audio and preview video are not included

Event Promo by 77SEVEN

  • CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015 compatibility
  • Modular Structure
  • Voice Sound is not included
  • VFX Sound Effects included
  • 11 MediaHolders
  • 11 TextHolders
  • Full HD resolution (1920×1080)

Dynamic Typography Slideshow 2 in 1 by Morau

  • Fast Render
  • Works with photo or video footage
  • No Plugins Required
  • Compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015 CC 2017 and above
  • Modular Structure
  • Full HD (1920/1080) / HD (1280/720) resolution

Clean Logo Intro by hgungor

  • All made in After Effects project
  • Works with After Effects CS5.5 & Above
  • 1920×1080 FULL HD
  • Drag & Drop
  • No Plugins Required
  • Video Tutorial Included.

Summer Vacation // Travel Slideshow by Nick_Chvalun

  • Fast Render
  • Modular Structure
  • Works with image or video
  • No plugins required
  • Works with After Effects CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2015 and CC 2017
  • Resolution – 4K, 2K, 1080
  • Video tutorial included
  • 20 Media Placeholders
  • 29 Text Placeholders

The Slideshow by RomanP

  • After Effects verions CS4 and Above
  • Full HD and 2K Resolution Ready to Render
  • No Plugins Requires
  • 77 Media Placeholders
  • 15 (5 Intro, 10 Layouts) Title Placeholders
  • 11 (10 Layouts, 1 Exit) Subtitle Placeholders ( can be switched to off in one click)
  • 1 Logo / Main Text Placeholder
  • Duration 1:08 seconds You can easily extend the duration of each layout up to 15 seconds
  • Quick and Easy Customization
  • Universal Expressions ( works with any AE’s language )
  • Easy Controls

Minimal Drawing Logo by Selm

  • Sound FX included
  • 4K, 1080p, 720p resolution
  • 30 fps
  • Easy customize
  • Font link included
  • PDF tutorial included
  • No Plugin used
  • Fast rendering

Glitch Logo by persimmonn

  • No plugins required
  • 4K 3840×2160
  • Fast render
  • After Effects CS6 and above
  • Easy way logo replacement

Action Intro // Dynamic Intro by makcinema

  • 4K 3840×2160
  • Full HD 1920×1080
  • 100% After Effects
  • Duration 0:40
  • No plugins required
  • Easy to edit
  • You can change all
  • Step by step video tutorial included
  • After Effects CS5.5 and above

Fall feature: Leaves and Autumn-Themed Templates

After a pretty hectic summer, temperatures are slowly dropping, leaves are falling, pumpkin-flavored drinks are appearing – so we thought a quick selection of autumn-themed templates are just what you need to celebrate!

Autumn Logo by OrpheusFX

Golden Autumn by Dimka4D

Autumn Memory by SkyWalkerAL

Autumn Nature Season – Flat Icons by animated-icons

Memories Of Autumn Slideshow by stecs

Moving on, let’s have a quick look at what the community chose as most popular this month!

And, a highlight of some of the bestsellers:

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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