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Top 10 Instagram Story Templates for After Effects 2020

Use Instagram Story templates to create cohesive and professional looking Stories for your followers on the social media platform.

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Posted 04 Apr 2020
10 best Instagram Stories templates for After Effects

We all know how powerful Instagram stories are in today’s world. They’re used to convey a brand’s messaging and are the easiest way to deliver updates in real time via the social media platform. Viewed by millions every day, Stories have become the new way to tell, well, real life stories. 

What are Instagram Story Templates?

In the current global crisis, with most people working from home, there are more eyes than ever on your Instagram content. But there’s more to it than just uploading Instagram Stories on the fly. To keep their Instagram presence sleek and professional, most people use Instagram Story templates. These are premade layouts featuring text and graphics that you can edit to create cohesive and professional looking Stories.

Where to download Instagram Story Templates

You might be thinking, why would you use a custom Stories template, instead of the ones Instagram provides? Simple. To stand out from the crowd. With so many Stories flooding people’s Instagram feeds, it’s important to use a template that grabs attention. You can use Instagram Story templates by downloading specific templates from Envato Elements, which is a premium subscription service that provides you with access to over 900,000 downloadable digital assets for your creative projects.

Creating Instagram Stories with After Effects Templates

Once you’ve downloaded the templates you want, you can use Adobe After Effects to create Instagram Stories. Do this by simply opening up your chosen effect in After Effects, updating the image placeholders and customizing the colors. Using Instagram Story Adobe After Effects Templates is easy, fun, and makes a world of difference to your brand.

We’ve rounded up the top 10 Instagram Story Templates for After Effects.

10. Instagram Stories by AurJas

This Instagram Story Template contains 15 high quality animated modern Story templates to deliver your content in a unique and modern way. Create a Story in seconds by adding your photo or video, replacing text and uploading! It’s easily customizable to fit any brand. Using a monochromatic color palette, these Instagram Story designs are sleek and stylish. And with 1080×1920 and 1080x1350 resolution available, there’s a Story to fit your requirements.

9. Instagram Stories by NinjaTeam

Instagram Stories is the perfect opener for your social media feed. Clean, modern and trendy, it’s incredibly easy to use, even if you’re a beginner. Simply add your titles, and post it to Instagram, for a unique and fresh look. No plugins required; it's perfect if you want to promote your products, events, blog posts, or share your thoughts and highlight inspiring quotes.

8. Kinetic Typography Instagram Stories by YETYYY

The Kinetic Typography Instagram Stories is a stylish, dynamically animated template that you can use to promote your content to your audience. It contains 18 unique designs that are easy to use, whether you're editing text or changing colors. Expect full HD resolution and no plugins required.

7. Instagram Stories and Post Pack by Nullifier

The Instagram Stories and Post Pack was created to help brands increase click-through rates from Instagram. It features three handy size formats, stories (9:16), portrait (4:5) and square (1:1). It’s easy to edit and includes a step-by-step tutorial, so even novice story users can create beautiful content. And finally, all images are included, meaning you’ll be sure to produce high quality Stories with meaning.

6. Instagram Stories by nexus-digital-market

Instagram Stories is a great way to engage your audience and show off your brand in a sleek and smooth way. This pack comes with four render options in vertical and square format, to fit every Instagram placement.  Using a monochromatic color palette complete with bold colors, these stories are trend-setting and will be sure to catch the eye of users who are scrolling through Instagram Stories. From sale pages to a blog to content series, this Story pack is an ideal vehicle to communicate your message.

5. Instagram Stories by Make-Space

The Instagram Stories Pack includes 22 dynamic and sleek designs. These Stories are fully customizable, meaning you can make them fit your brand easily. There’s a tutorial included to ensure you know exactly how to edit the template. Plus, it comes with smooth animations and free fonts.

4. Instagram Stories by Energetic by Afterdarkness75

Instagram Stories is an Energetic template for After Effects. Use the special event promo to highlight new events to your audience. The dynamic fashion promo is sleek and sophisticated and gives you that backstage feel. The digital agency promo is fun, with enough space for all your comms.

3. Trendy Instagram Stories Pack by hushahir

The Trendy Instagram Stories Pack is your go-to Story pack for an on-trend and modern style. The animation features smooth motion that is appears sleek and sophisticated. It also allows for unique Stories that display your content, from sales updates to blog posts, in an interesting way.

2. Sports Opener Instagram Stories by Gioraphics

The Sports Opener Instagram Stories is the perfect template for any sports brand, influencer or content creator. It’s extremely easy to use, which means you’ll be able to make multiple Stories in a short amount of time. It also features a simple style, and has a full HD resolution with a fast render.

1. Instagram Stories Pack by motionbeard | Vertical and Square

Finally, this Instagram Stories Pack boasts a minimal design that focuses on pastel colors and bold typography, which will help you to stand out from the crowd. Try using titles to easily tell your story and break up content in a simple and seamless way. You can also animate quotes to highlight key figures in your industry or business, and deliver messaging in a unique way.

In summary, there’s a story for every brand, influencer or content creator, on Envato Elements. Whether you’re looking to make a statement with some branded content, highlight a sale promotion, or encourage views of a new blog article, Instagram Story Templates are your answer.

Looking for more Insta Story Templates to get you started? Check out these 10 Best Instagram Story Templates and don't forget to subscribe to the Envato YouTube channel for more tips, tricks and inspiration. If you are looking for even more ideas, check out our list with some of the best After Effects Templates for News.