Adobe After Effects templates are pre-made project files broken down into editable layers, usually involving animated elements, motion graphics, typography and much more.
Templates give you a base to start from that you can then customize and adapt to suit your needs. Envato Elements has a large range of After Effects templates available to help you create engaging video. And the best bit? Everything is included in an Envato Elements subscription, so you can download as much as you like on a monthly or annual plan.
When you’re working on a video project, you usually have an idea of what you’d like to achieve. Using a professional video template is quicker and easier than starting from scratch. You’re also able to achieve effects that you may not yet feel confident enough to create yourself with Adobe After Effects.
If you’re wondering how to edit an After Effects template, the video template creators on Envato Elements often include a tutorial in the download, to help you get you started.
If you’re happy with the design, editing After Effects templates can be as simple as dropping your content into the provided placeholders. If you’d prefer to customize it to fit with your brand, then you can dig into further layers and update colors, fonts, animations, and most other elements.
Learning how to navigate new software effectively can be intimidating. One of the best things about using video templates is that they cater for different skill levels. If you’re a complete beginner, and you want to learn Adobe After Effects, then starting with a template is a great way to familiarize yourself with the layout and features. In conjunction, you can try some of our free After Effects online courses to top up your knowledge.
If you’re more advanced and you already know how to use After Effects templates, then you can start digging into the individual elements and make changes to suit your video, while getting a better understanding of how certain effects are achieved.
How to Export Video From After Effects
After Effects takes most of the hassle out of exploring video with really good pre-set options. As long as you know what the aim is for your output, you don’t need too much technical knowledge.
Can You Use After Effects Templates in Premiere Pro?
Parts of an After Effects template can usually be edited in Premiere Pro using the Essential Graphics Panel. In most cases you’ll need After Effects installed to do this.
How to Install and Edit an After Effects Template
When you open a template in After Effects, you might need to install or replace fonts that have been used in its creation. Then look in the Project panel where the items are usually split into categories like Folders, Compositions, and Assets.