10 Top YouTube Shorts Templates for After Effects (Make Vertical Video)

YouTube Shorts are videos of 15 seconds or less, designed to be uploaded from your phone. If you prefer to create Shorts videos in the comfort of your usual editing suite, then why not use a professionally made video template or two, too? On this page we take a look at top After Effects templates available from Envato: ten premium templates from Envato Elements and Envato Market to help you make YouTube Shorts.

10 Top YouTube Shorts Templates for After Effects

TypOpener – Modern Titles

Featured Template Pack for YouTube Shorts From Envato Elements

A vertical (1080×1920) opener for After Effects that would work perfectly for YouTube Shorts. The style is bright, bold and colourful, with eye-catching text and interesting animations.

Project Details

This project was created by Envato Elements author PixartStudios.

Resolution: 4K Ultra HD, 3840×2160 and 1080X1920 (vertical)
Requirements: no plugins needed
Program Version: After Effects CS6 or later

Key Features

There are 20 unique titles which are easy to modify and customize. A PDF is included to help you get to know this After Effect’s templates features and how to adjust them to suit your requirements. Just move markers to adjust duration.

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With a subscription to Envato Elements you get unlimited After Effects templates, video, audio, images, graphics and more, including TypOpener – Modern Titles.

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More YouTube Shorts Templates From Envato Elements

Unlimited downloads from Envato Elements mean you can try as After Effects templates as you like, so if the above template isn’t quite your style, no worries! Here are some great alternatives.

  • Try Stomp Instagram 3 in 1 for a fast, clean style with square format included too, or try Instagram Glitch Opener for something a bit different, an edgier, glitch style.
  • Instagram Stories for YouTubers is decked out in the YouTube classic red, white and black colours, with several styles to choose from. IGTV — Stylish Event Promo has vertical, square and horizontal format so is perfect for consistency across your other video channels, as well as making YouTube Shorts.  26 elements, made for Instagram but that also work well with YouTube Shorts. There are 6 categories, but you can expect things like reactions and stylish text placeholders, as well as some full vertical video designs.
  • And why not try a Youtube Channel Kit for a set of elements for your YouTube channel, including lower thirds, subscribe and overlay buttons, transitions and much more.

YouTube Shorts After Effects Template Options on Envato Market

If an Elements subscription doesn’t fit your project or you don’t find what you need, with After Effects templates from Envato Market you can keep your work on a budget without skimping on the design. Here are some great vertical video template picks for YouTube Shorts from Envato Market:

Vertical Multimedia Screens Video Grid – $19

In 4K Ultra HD this After Effects vertical template looks great and is perfect for your next YouTube Short. There are 12 options included, with an additional five transitions as a bonus. The template works with any font and also with either video or photos.

Vertical Typo Titles – $16

These self-resizing titles for After Effects are in vertical format, fully editable and let you adjust the duration, meaning they’re super-flexible for your next YouTube Short. There are in-and-out animations and it includes a link to the fonts used in the demo.

Sale Promo – Vertical – $18

If you’d like to promote something in your YouTube Shorts then why not try this vertical sales promo template for After Effects. There are three presets that are customizable and the project boasts a fast rendering time.

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Sale Promo – Vertical

More Resources for YouTube Creators

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If you’d like to improve or add to your filming and video knowledge, then Tuts+ has a number of free resources for you to help you out. If you’re in the process of creating a film, or a YouTube Short in After Effects, then you’ll love our A to Z of After Effects: Tips, Tricks & Hacks.

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More Templates for After Effects

Envato Elements has millions of stock items, including motion graphics projects for After Effects, with creative templates for slideshows, titles, and text effects.

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More Resources From Envato

Envato has even more resources to try. PlaceIt lets you make high quality motion graphics in your browser, no software needed. Envato Studio connects you with creative talent for your projects. Reshot has free photos, icons, and graphics. Twenty20 has a diverse library of stock photography and thoughtfully curated collections. And you can give your brand’s channel a boost with our comprehensive guide for video marketing content creators.

About This Page

How We Picked

We looked at projects and considered all kinds of variables, including organization, complexity, experience required and overall difficulty, minimum hardware specifications, included versions and options, formats, resolution, file size, dependencies and required plug-ins (if any), language options, software versions supported, style, design, and cost. You can read more about how we select items at How We Pick Video Templates to Feature on Envato Tuts+.

About the Authors

Marie Gardiner is a writer and photographer from the North East of England. After gaining her degree in Film and Media, Marie worked in the media industry, before leaving to set up the business she runs with her partner: Lonely Tower Film & Media. As well as writing about visual practices like photography and video, Marie is also the author of Sunderland Industrial Giant (The History Press, 2017) and Secret Sunderland (Amberley Publishing 2019). Her photographic work focuses on landscapes and industrial ruins, particularly those of the North Pennines as she continues to work on her long-form documentary project Changing Landscapes.

This page was edited and published by Jackson Couse.

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