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Top 10 After Effects Templates 2021

Whether you want to boost your personal brand or up the quality of your video content, here are 10 templates that will have you living happily ever After Effects...

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Posted 29 Mar 2021
Top 10 After Effects Templates 2021

If you want your video to be a cut above the rest, After Effects is an invaluable tool. Whether you’re looking to create a news video, Instagram Story, photo slideshow, infographic video, or logo reveal, read on for our pick of the best After Effects templates to take your video content up a gear.

What is Adobe After Effects?

Adobe After Effects is a software that will enable you to create motion graphics and special effects to complement video content. It’s regularly used within the creation of video games, film making, and TV production.

What are After Effects Templates?

To make your online content sing, you can download pre-made After Effects intro templates from Envato Elements before customizing them to make them your own. Most templates can easily be adapted so you can get creative when it comes to settling on color schemes, fonts, and copy, etc. 

These templates are super versatile, and they can be used as video intros, outros, or to break up or signify a change in the narrative. They help to ensure videos look and feel professional while also providing the viewer with any key information (i.e. where to buy items from or how to sign up to an event).

Read on for the top 10 After Effects templates sure to boost your online video production, all available with a subscription to Envato Elements.

1. Colorful Product Promo by Renname

This After Effects template is perfect if you’d like to showcase new products or let your fans know about an upcoming sale or discount. As the name suggests, it’s bright and colorful so is the perfect way to grab people’s attention on your social media feeds!

2. Glitch Reflection Logo Reveal by Nmotion

Introducing another eye-catching Adobe After Effects template that absolutely had to make the list! It’s futuristic and is the ideal choice if you want to reveal your logo in an unusual way—perhaps after an ad promoting a new video game.

3. Desktop Website Presentation 2 in 1 by MotionMediaGroup

After Effects templates can also be used to display digital work, like this website presentation. When building a new website, for example, this After Effects template is useful for showing clients features like website views, design, user experience, key tools, and sections.

4. 20 Modern Instagram Stories by Nullifier

The secret to sleek, professional social media channels? Free After Effects templates, of course! This 20-pack of templates can be used to promote products, events, or even just help with wider brand storytelling. They come with 15 animated brushes and 16 brush transitions and reveals.

5. Transitions Pack by Premiumilk

This After Effects free template can also help you transition seamlessly between different pieces of content. The template can be used in so many different ways, i.e. perhaps you’re a holiday company looking to showcase multiple photographs, or a clothes brand ready to tell the world about a new product range.

6. Youtube Channel Kit by soundeleon

Revamp your YouTube channel with this impressive After Effects template! It comes packed with features including resizable lower thirds with social media options, subscribe and like overlay buttons, and multiple transitions.

7. Corporate Infographics Charts Pack by MotionMediaGroup

An Adobe After Effects template with a different feel—this infographics pack is perfect for creating a business presentation, annual report, or educational presentation! It comes with 90 compositions and 61 glossy icons, including social media. It helps to simply visualize data and you can take your pick from bar graphs, pie charts, timelines, and more.

8. Fresh Transitions by vcgmotion

This fully responsive After Effects free template offers fresh and modern transitions that could be used in a wide variety of settings, including corporate, retail, events, and even personal brands. With 800 transitions to choose from, you can let your creativity run wild!

9. Instagram Stories Pack by MotionWizardStudio

Whatever your vibe, you’ll find an After Effects template to match with this Instagram Stories Pack! From the more minimal, to kitchen-themed templates, sales, and more typography-led, there are 180+ pre-made scenes in three resolutions! It also comes with 18 titles to help you present your info in your chosen way.

10. 100 Clean Titles | After Effects Version by MotionTheoryStudio

Deepen the storytelling throughout your video content with this useful Adobe After Effects template! The minimal and modern design means this would be a useful addition to a whole host of video projects. It comes with options to include brand names, quotes, lines of copy, hashtags, and ‘about us’ sections. 

As you can see, there’s a wide range of Adobe After Effects templates out there. Although we’ve picked 10 of our favorites, there are thousands more available within Envato Elements so make sure to check out the full collection if you’re in the market for something different.

For further information, make sure to subscribe to the Envato YouTube channel. For more great After Effects templates, check our video on the 10 Best After Effects Templates 2020. Or for the latest creative inspiration, head over to the Envato Blog to read up on our trendstipsinterviews and roundups