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30 Premium After Effects Overlays for Motion Graphics

Downloadable as After Effect project files, overlays are used on top of regular video footage.

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Posted 4 Sep 2017
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Looking for the perfect After Effects template to elevate your project and impress your audience? Envato Elements offers thousands of overlays from Envato’s community of videographers and motion graphic designers.

Downloadable as After Effects project files, overlays are used on top of regular video footage. For example, uses of overlays could be to:

But sorting through thousands of options can overwhelm even the most decisive creative at times, so we’ve curated a list for you. Below find 30 of the best selling, top trending, and newest overlays on the market!

Bestselling After Effects Overlays for Motion Graphics

1. Text Messages

Text Message overlay includes 10 different ready-to-use styles, a custom text message builder, sound effects, and effects to help alter and edit the background color.

2. Light Leaks and Bokehs Vol 1

Introducing Light Leaks & Bokeh Vol 1. This Pack contains 15 Full HD ready-to-use light leaks and bokehs. It’s very simple to use. Just drop it over your current footage and composite using add or screen blend modes. They can be used alone or you can combine them to change the opacity and create a softer look.

3. Light transitions & burns (AE project & footages)

Light transitions & burns include 7 light transitions, plus 11 light burn video clips. With this easy to use, customizable pack you can combine the footage and transitions to create a unique look for your project.

4. Elegant Lower Third

This stylish, corporate broadcast quality overlay will give your company video a professional elegant look. The full HD footage comes in 3 different colors, each 20 seconds long. It’s ideal for your tv, movie, documentary, presentation, flash, or DVD project.

5. FilterGrade Light Leaks Bundle

Light leaks are a great tool to have as a photographer. You can overlay them on an image to get a quick and realistic film look. You can add them to beautiful landscapes with bright scenes. You can even use them in portraits to add color and detail!

6. Twenty Light Leak Effects Kit

This pack of 20 light leak presets that are easy to use and will take your video project to the next level.

7. Light Leaks

Add beautiful, soft light leaks to overlay your video with this pack by YB-VFX. They’re all in Full HD resolution, compatible with After Effects as well as other editing programs like Final Cut and they offer a number of color options.

8. Ultimate Awards Package

This package includes over 20 of the most requested broadcast package graphics created by photographing high-end, fine crystal elements. It’s fit for the Oscars with its reflective gold elements and shimmering logo treatment.

9. 16 Pain Brush Stroke Transitions

This one by drev0 is a simple chalkboard-style animation revealing images and videos through the brush strokes.

This pack contains 35 realistic snow clips that you can mix and match. Keep it simple with a single clip or combine a few to create complex and intense looks. All the clips are perfectly looped so you can repeat them as long as you need to.

Trending Overlays for Motion Graphics

Light Leaks Elements Pack includes 50 full HD light leaks that offer a cinematic and organic look.

12. Confetti

Confetti includes 6 HD clips that are perfect for your celebration, carnival, birthday party or holiday projects.

15 Pre-Rendered Film Burns & Light Leaks includes assorted, easy-to-use, customizable film burns for your motion graphics projects. Play around with the blending modes to create a look perfectly suited for your project.

This pack is great for giving your project a boost of organic radiant energy. It includes 20 full HD overlays of various durations.

15. Real Particles Bundle 2 (Heavy Particles)

Real Particles Bundle 2 includes effects that can be blended and stacked to give you endless creative options.

Winter Dance offers an abstract fractal artistic effect.

This overlay features gently falling snow that comes together to form the ‘Merry Christmas’ greeting.

This looped Film Reel effect can be added on any footage to give your work a stylized effect.

This overlay will help you create a persuasive call to action. Ideal for any and all advertising materials.

This seamless looping overlay features a beautiful snowfall effect that’s great for any holiday project.

New In Overlays for Motion Graphics

Check out the newest overlay added to the Videohive collection.

Water Planet includes 3D animated water graphics. Great for a wide range of motion graphic projects.

23. VJ

VJ is one of the newest overlays on the market. The effect is sure to grab your audience’s attention.

Introducing, Abstract, a bright bold mesmerizing effect you can add to any project.

Light Leaks Elements 4K Pack allows you to add a luminous look to your work. With 43 light leaks available you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Use this big snowfall overlay to create a cinematic look. Ideal for commercials, Christmas videos, slideshows, and wedding videos.

Gold Glitter Confetti pack includes 12 variations of full HD video loops you can easily drag and drop over your footage.

These 8 Ink Bleeds are 20-second clips, each made on a white background. The ink color can be changed and blended to create a transparent look.

Colorful Glowing Smoke includes 6 professionally animated, authentic-looking glowing effects for your intro, slideshow, tv or media opener, movie trailer, or action trailer.

The Autumn Fall of Leaves Pack contains 6 HD, ready-to-use, animated leaves.  Very simple to use, just drop them over your current footage to add a fall effect.

Find more amazing overlay templates on Envato Elements and read more inspirational video blogs on Envato Elements’ Blog.

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