After Effects Templates Every Motion Designer Should Have In 2018

Must have After Effects Templates that will help a Motion Designer take his/her creativity, as well as productivity to the next level.

Life of a Motion Designer is not easy. A Motion graphics artist is always under the pressure of completing the tasks in the provided time period. Sometimes, it becomes difficult for an artist to meet the expectations of the clients who want creative and unique content. In such a situation, one needs access to special tools and files that can help deliver great content taking as little time as possible. For a Motion Designer, these special tools can be After Effects Templates, After Effects Plugins or After Effects Scripts. There are numerous After Effects packages that will help a Mograph Artist save time and some extra efforts as well.

For instance, instead of creating a typography from the scratch, one can simply purchase a Typography template for After Effects and modify its content or purchase a transitions pack and create amazing transition effects in seconds.

There are few must have After Effects templates that will help a Motion Designer take his/her creativity as well as productivity to the next level.

I highly recommend investing in all or few of the below-mentioned templates. They have worked for me and they will work for you as well.

All templates are available with Regular License and Extended License or Tools License.

Regular License – Use, by you or one client, in a single end product which end users are not charged for.

Extended License – Use, by you or one client, in a single end product which end users can be charged for.

Tools License – Single user, to create unlimited end products.

MUST HAVE AFTER EFFECTS TEMPLATES

Pretty Sweet – 2D Animation Toolkit

MUST HAVE AFTER EFFECTS TEMPLATES

Pretty Sweet is not just another After Effects template but an incredibly powerful animation builder. Pretty Sweet is a 2D animation toolkit which includes 300+ animated items, 100+ transitions, 40 titles, 5 lower thirds, 8 logo reveals, a blob tool, sketcher, sound effects and more.

The project file is very easy to use and does not require any special After Effects skills.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC and above.

Price – $65 for Regular License & $299 for Extended License.

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Video Library – Video Presets Package

Video Library is an ultimate package of a 1000 ready-made scenes and presets for any photo or video content. Video Library contains more than 250 ready to use presets and 1000 elements from 12 different categories which can help you make your unique video on a professional level.

12 categories of presets will help you create a slideshow for cases. If you need to promote your company or service, use BUSINESS PRESETS. Surprise your colleagues and clients by your cool presentation. Show to friends how cool you are with EXTREME PRESETS. The VINTAGE category will help you to save your memories. Other categories include Glitch, Grunge, Unk Smudge, Letters, Modern, Showreel, Sport, and Urban.

A lot of styles and elements for different uses will help you promote your vlog, make a professional slideshow and capture the views of thousands of people.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2016, CC 2017 and above.

Price – $38 for Regular License & $118 for Extended License.

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Earth Zoom Toolkit Pro

Earth Zoom Toolkit Pro is a professional Adobe After Effects toolkit for creating breathtaking 4K Earth Zooms with a couple of clicks! Choose up to 4 locations per render and if you want more, the project is loopable so you can render as many videos as you want, just stitch them together.

Earth Zoom Toolkit Pro includes 10K Earth Textures, 6 SciFi Environments, 17 Animated Callbacks, Earth Controls – allows you to completely change the look of the Earth.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects  CC 2015, CC 2016, CC 2017 and above.

Price – $39 for Tools License

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30 Simple Titles

30 simple titles

Want to create title animations in After Effects? This premium After Effects Template has 30 unique and original titles and lower thirds animations. With over 1000+ happy customers, this project files offers several professional features such as duration controller, universal expressions, well organized and easy to customize.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and CC.

Price – $14 for Regular License & $42 for Extended License.

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Hand Story Kit – Professional Explainer Builder

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This After Effects package is a treasure of elements for making pro commercial videos. Show off your product, item or service you got to offer with 65+ different scenes.

Features

  1. Pro-Quality Images – High Sharp quality scene photos taken and retouched by specialists.
  2. Photorealistic Scenes – Realistic feel is what makes this commercial making tool so useful.
  3. Duration Control – Duration control layer in each scene. Simply drag layer to end animation at desired time.
  4. Modular Scenes – Mix and match and scenes you like. Edit duration in seconds with automatic transitions between scenes.
  5. Universal Use – Crazy bunch of ways to use these scenes. Commercials, Openers, Logo reveals, Explainers, Broadcasting Themes.
  6. 7+ Minutes of Animation – Scene length varies from 5s to 10s. This gives total time of 7+ minutes of pure entertainment.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS4, CS5, CS5.5 CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015.

Price – $48 for Regular License & $144 for Extended License.

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Photo Motion Pro – Professional 3D Photo Animator

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Photo Motion Pro helps Motion Designers turn static 2D images into photorealistic 3D animations. There is a lot going on behind the scenes when you use Photo Motion. Hundreds of intelligent features such as auto focus, depth of field, reflections and more are implemented out of the box.

When you purchase this After Effects project, you are not only getting this awesome tool, you also get 100+ assets like Lower Thirds, Instagram filters, Logo reveals, transitions, Light leaks, particles, digital glitches and more to enhance your video. Photo Motion for After Effects is trusted by over 5400 customers and is updated regularly with new tools and features.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015.

Price – $65 for Regular License & $195 for Extended License.

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Minimalism 2

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Minimalism 2 is the biggest titles package of all time for After Effects. There are over 100 minimal, smooth, clean and unique title animations in this pack. Minimalism 2 is highly customizable – change text (logo), color, size, duration, background, and even animation just with few clicks.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015.

Price – $28 for Regular License and $84 for Extended License.

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Easy Vignette & Color Correction Pack

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These are beautifully created color correction / grading presets and custom vignettes for your projects. This package includes 90 different high-quality drag and drop color presets.

Following categories are included in Easy vignette and color correction pack – Cinematic, Vintage, Classic, Instagram, Cross process, Abstract, Modern, Retro, Futuristic, Wedding, Drama, Suspence, and Horror.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015.

Price – $16 for Tools License (Single user, to create unlimited end products).

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1000+ Motion Presets For Animation Composer

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A must have pack for all the Motion Designers and After Effects users out there. 1000+ Motion Presets is a pack of presets for Animation Composer Plug-in, a free plug-in for After Effects

Since published, it became #1 selling, most popular and fastest selling After Effects motion presets on the internet. 7000+ Motion Designers have already purchased this pack.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC.

Price – $65 for Tools License (Single user, to create unlimited end products).

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Previewer – Quickly Preview Files

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Unfortunately in Adobe After Effects, there isn’t a convenient way to quickly preview files. You usually work with many images, video footage, audio files and you create a lot of pre-comps. Then when you want to use some of it, for example a photo or a short clip, many a times you want to preview it before you place it into the timeline. You will need to reveal the source file and open it, or open it in a footage viewer. If you need to do it with many files, it will be so time consuming.

That’s where Previewer comes into play. Previewer is a native plugin for Adobe After Effects. It enables you to quickly preview footage directly in After Effects.

With Previewer, you can work much faster and more focused on your project. Finally, watch dirty movies directly in After Effects.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC.

Price – $21 for Tools License (Single user, to create unlimited end products).

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Animation Creator Toolbar

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Animation Creator Toolbar was developed to optimize the workflow of Motion Designers. This toolbar allows you to quickly and easily animate your compositions. Boost your workflow and create complex animations in seconds with Animation Creator for After Effects.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015.

Price – $42 for Tools License (Single user, to create unlimited end products).

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Flat Animated Icons Library

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Top selling Animated Icons Library which offers 750+ Animated Icons, 12 Hero Concepts, 32 Design Concepts, 20 Animated Backgrounds, 15 Cities, 196 Animated Country Maps with Capitals, 210 Animated World Flags, 16 Animated Infographics, 22 Animated Buildings, 12 Animated Destinations, 8 Animated Badges, 8 Animated Ribbons, 6 Animated Hashtags, 14 Hand Animations, 8 Animated bubbles, 20 Animated Texts, upto 7 Color Vriation, 4 Shape Variation and Shape Animations.

So many elements in one single package. Sounds like an awesome deal.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5 CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015

Price – $58 for Regular License & $174 for Extended License.

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Pixity Land – Character Explainer Toolkit

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Pixity Land is an AfterEffects template that makes a life of a motion designer easier. The main idea was to create a video explainer template that can be used & customized easily by everyone with even basic knowledge of After Effects.

Pixity Land is an explainer After Effects template toolkit with more than 500 elements to create explainer animations and videos easily. You can create your own characters, scenes, combining all the elements, and even change the colors to make your own unique video presentation. It’s an explainer toolkit with a lot of elements.

Compatibility – Compatible with After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015.

Price – $53 for Regular License & $159 for Extended License.

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