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Best New After Effects Templates of 2016


Hope you're making the most of 2016! 

With summer here, and half the year already completed, now's a great time to work on your video marketing. 

Do you need to promote your business? Showcase your upcoming product launch? Create a video presentation or viral summer ad? Are you ready to fire up After Effects and get to work?

There's no fast way to get a quality video result, then to work with one of our best After Effects templates. We have a ton of premium AE project files to choose from on Envato Market. 

In this article, we showcase a number of trending After Effects Templates, released new in 2016—which are available for purchase and download. Take a look at those that are hitting the mark in 2016:

2016 Best After Effects Templates
Best New AE Templates, available for sale and download on VideoHive.

Every frame of these videos are balanced with smooth animation and modern kinetic style. These are just a handful of the videos that professional motion designers are uploading to VideoHive for sale every week. 

10 After Effects Templates (Trending in 2016)

It’s difficult to emulate the power of a video in another medium. A professional video can move an audience, inspire them to fall in love with your product, remember your brand, and make an emotional connection with your marketing message. When your business (or those of clients) has a new marketing goal, a quality video has the potential to hit it!

Here are ten new After Effects Templates that are taking off on our VideoHive marketplace. Each is created by a talented motion graphics designer, that have professionally balanced the animation, style and pacing of these video files. 

They’re trending upward in 2016, racking up sales and positive customer feedback. Take a look!

1. Quick Summer Media Opener AE Template

If you need to make a video to take advantage of summer fun, this After Effects template has the fast pace, colorful fonts, and stylish transitions you can use. It comes with 33 media placeholders, 26 text placeholders, and 5 beautiful light leaks.

Customers have noticed how dynamic and professional this template is, with comments such as, “Wow!! This is so fantastic idea and beautiful project!” This AE template is easy to edit, with a modular structure, and fast to render out for your next video project.

2. The Slideshow After Effects Template

If you have a quick message to deliver and only a few seconds to do it in, then you need an After Effects template that makes a fast impact. This is a stylish, modern, slideshow video opener that has a number of swift transitions.

It comes with 22 Placeholders so you can quickly add your images, branding, and videos. Changing colors, inserting your text, and customizing is a snap. No plugins are needed and it exports to full HD. Make sue your next video project delivers an instant impact!

3.  Quick Logo Sting Pack 11: Clean & Minimal  

Rather than use the same logo reveal every time, and potentially bore your viewers, instead use this template that comes with 20 quick-fire AE logo stings. It’s great for those that showcase their logos often in their videos, for example in your YouTube or online video channels. You can update your brand often and keep it fresh. Also, the clean bright style will keep your brand on trend!

This After Effects template is elegant, easy to edit, and export to 4K Full HD. It’s compatible with CS4+ and comes with easy to work with setup. Simply drop in your logo, insert your text, and export by just hitting the render button.

4. Colorful Smoke Logo Reveal - AE Template

This colorful smoke reveal video logo template is a creative way to showcase your brand. Open with a mix of swirling rainbow of colors, that reveals your logo with drama. The 3D smoke in this file is pre-rendered with alpha channel, that way can change the background easily. It’s quick to work with: just replace the logo or any text and it’s ready to render.

5. Transitions After Effects Template Pack

This pack comes with five unique video transitions. It uses shapes to quickly cut between scenes. If you need to add a transition to your next video, this After Effects template offers a set of modern clean options.

It’s been racking up sales in 2016 and is very popular. No plugins required, it’s easy to work with, and add these transition effects to your next project. The transition sounds and alpha channels are included in these professional designs. 

6. Parallax Slideshow After Effects Template

If you’ve got a project or product launching soon in 2016, Parallax Slideshow is a dramatic way to introduce it to your audience or investors. It’s a dynamic, fast paced cinematic video opener that will grab a viewer’s attention!

Whether you need this AE Template for a business presentation, video package for television, or YouTube marketing video, these files are professional and easy to work with. It has a modular structure and the duration can be adjusted as needed. 

It’s fully customizable for your project. You can easily edit the clean, modern titles and insert your logo. Then add your custom photos, video files, adjust your audio, and export from After Effects.

7. Simple Titles After Effects Video Template

In this After Effects template you get multiple title options, all designed with modern styles. You can add any of these smooth elegant titles to your AE file. They use free sans-serif fonts inside stylish motion boxes. 

The animations are subtle, with a classic sense of design in motion—noticeable, but not obtrusive. They’ll sync right up with your video. It’s broadly compatible with multiple versions of After Effects so you can quickly insert these titles into the business video project you’re working on right now.

8. Corporate Slogan Image Logo Reveal

If you need a minimal style video template, which can take your logo and animate it as a reveal, then here you go. This After Effects template features elegant 3D logo animations with smooth motion and depth of field effects. 

There are seven image placeholders, a place to drag-and-drop your logo, insert your tagline, and include your business info. You can quickly make customizations, adjust the file to your brand colors, then render out in high resolution video!

9. Lower Thirds After Effects Template

If you need a modern lower thirds After Effects title template, then this is a popular choice. This file includes 24 lower thirds motion titles, set in simple designs, which elegantly enter onto the screen. 

It’s already getting multiple sales on VideoHive and comments on how “clean and beautiful” it is. It’s easy to edit and is compatible with Adobe After Effects CS4 and above. Get this AE Template to add a stylish lower third title to your video.

10. Fast Opener Adobe AE Template

This fast paced opener is perfect for a video that needs an upbeat introduction. Whether you’re featuring a new product, showcasing a slideshow, or announcing the launch of your new startup in 2016, this After Effects template is a modern, stylish, go to. 

It renders fast and readily exports to Full HD. It’s compatible with After Effects CS5 or later and no plugins required. Make use of this energetic AE video template to engage your audience and make an impact with your video!

Grab a New After Effects Template!

If you (or your client) has a new marketing objective, then a professional video will help you reach it. A quality AE file helps you achieve professional results in little time—improving both your workflow and results. 

Have a look through the thousands of pro After Effects Templates on VideoHive, or browse the most popular AE Templates of the week that are trending in 2016, and choose the best one that fits your new video project goals! 

If you have a specific video template need, then jump over to one of our top categories, such as: After Effects Openers or After Effects Product Promos, or check out our After Effects Titles.  

Note: Our staff updates this post throughout the year, adding new After Effects templates, making sure trending items in 2016 are freshly featured.

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