Creating a great intro for your video will help engage your audience and ensure they keep watching until the end. This metric has become increasingly critical on platforms like YouTube, where your Audience Retention score–the average percentage of the video that people watch–can have a big impact on the overall visibility of your video content on the platform.

An After Effects intro video template, will not only help to speed up the production of your video, as you don’t have to build your opener from scratch, it will also ensure consistency and a professional look and feel across your video projects.

If you’re looking for an After Effects opener template, browse our selection and head to Envato Elements, where you’ll find thousands of After Effects templates in one creative subscription.

This intro is bang on trend, featuring fast typography to keep your viewers engaged up front. Perfect for the fashion crowd as a way of announcing a new collection or virtual catwalk.

Another stomp sensation featuring a snappy clap soundtrack to get your audience in the mood. With abstract graphics, this opener template could be suitable for various upbeat, energetic projects.

This intro template features two big trends in video right now – fast typography and glitch. The graphics are clean and minimal so you can use background footage to set the scene.

If you want to grab your viewers’ attention in the first few seconds of your video, using After Effects video editing software to create a powerful video opener is a good place to start. You may not have the basics of After Effects nailed yet, in which case we suggest you try our After Effects for Beginners course, which includes a lesson on how to Make an After Effects intro). Or, when you’re ready to get stuck in and you want to speed ahead, take a shortcut with an Adobe After Effects intro template.

In this video, Envato Tuts+ instructor Dave Bode will show you how to edit an intro template in After Effects. Whether you need a bold and colorful opener for your Instagram stories, or a corporate intro with subtle animation, create a stunning intro to give your video a great start.

If you need to know how to make an intro for a YouTube channel, then we’ve got you covered. A killer video opener is the best way to introduce your YouTube content and represent your brand on the platform:

  1. Include your channel name and logo, as well as an indication of what your content is about.
  2. Keep it short – 10 seconds or less is ideal; you shouldn’t need more than that to make a good first impression.
  3. Combine your YouTube intro with a distinctive sound or jingle to identify your brand.
  4. Place the intro in the first minute of your video so it doesn’t break up the rest of your content.

For more YouTube intro tips and tricks, head to the Envato Blog.

From product imagery and presentations to preserving precious memories of weddings and events, a slideshow video template is a great way to create a simple and stunning video.

Attention-grabbing title animations can help ensure that your video content stands out from the crowd. Start creating content that instantly connects with these After Effects title templates.

If you want to create an attractive animated logo reveal template or logo sting you don’t need to be a motion design expert. Just grab one of these logo templates!

Lower thirds templates for After Effects can make or break a video. The graphic overlays at the bottom of your content help introduce essential details without disrupting the narrative.

From swipe and type text effects to fade on and stomp animation, learn how to animate the text in any video with our pick of the best motion graphics text templates for After Effects.

Stories have become an integral part of the Instagram experience, and if you want to create social media video that matters, you’ll need a library of Instagram Story templates.

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