Of course we are going to start with our sister site on the Envato network! VideoHive has very reasonably prices materials, a ton of different categories, and bit of a social network to go with it. You can earn badges, participate in the forums, rate, leave comments, all kinds of different stuff. It is a very comprehensive site, as well as having stock footage and flattened motion graphic videos as well without having to deal with project files.
RevoStock has been around for a long time, a lot longer than a lot of the others in this list, and they hve a huge library of templates. They range from $10 to upwards of $50, but the quality, length and professionalism increases with that as well. Whether it be a simple presentation or a corporate commercial, there is something for everyone.
Red Giant People
Launched just two days ago, Red Giant People is the big brother of now perished Trapcode People. It is a network that provides free presets and project files, as well as premiere packages from some of the leading names in the graphics world, focusing only on Red Giant products.
Digital Juice seems to have a little bit of everything when it comes to the post world. All of their toolkits like the Motion Designer’s Toolkit or Editor’s Toolkit, all have some awesome graphics that you can use as stock, but you can also modify those graphics from the provided After Effects project files included in the packages!
There are around 15 templates on this site, all very high quality, lots of elements, great colors, and all in full HD. Prices range from $15 to $90 for the really high quality ones, so take a look around!
Gyrofi Szilard runs BlueFX, and it is a really well presented site. He has a walkthrough video for new customers, a nice selection of very cool looking templates, and along with those templates, you can watch the tutorials or check out his blog for more information.
Not only does RuffKut Media off templates for sale, but they also have a section devoted to their own tutorials, as well as aggregating some tutorials from around the web for your convenience.
These got the premiere domain name for this market of business… AEPROJECTS.com. They haven’t updated the store in a while, but they have around ten projects available with some training and presets thrown into the mix.
I know I would get reamed if I didn’t feature VC in this roundup, you savages. If you just know Andrew for his free project files from the tutorials, he also has project files included with every single one of his projects to demonstrate the uses of them. So check out all the products and go nuts with the included files.
Pretty simple name, pretty sweet project files. They got projects that take place on football and soccer fields, openers, title sequences and even packages available to save money when you but them in bulk!
MaxAfter.com is one of my favorite tutorial sites, and to go along with his blog and tutorials, he has a pretty big store full of very interesting and unique looking project files available for sale. Some are lower priced, some are higher, but all are awesome quality.
As I like to call it… “Planet of the AEPS” haha… has all kinds of different categories to choose from, individual files, or even large packages to download instead of a ton of singles.
We Make Motion
With a very easy to navigate site, you can browse through all the products on one page, watch the accompanying preview videos on Youtube, and choose from a variety of different formats to download from.
Your Wedding in Motion
The sister site to We Make Motion, this site deals in just wedding After Effects Templates, virtually the only site of its kind. This makes it a little easier for you to find what you need, and if you don’t feel like customizing it yourself, you can hire them out to do it themselves.
These guys also have a very cool looking site, with some spectacular looking preview videos and projects to download. They are a little on the higher side, but if it is exactly what you need, it is probably worth the price. I mean, how long would it take you to do this on your own?
Now, this site looks straight out of the GeoCities era, but their projects ain’t too bad. You have to download the MPEG-1′s to view them but they sell their stuff in packages instead of as single files.
Motion | VFX
Even though their Apple Motion template library is larger than the After Effects one, they still have quite a large selection of templates to choose from. All their products are in HD 1080p, and there is stock video, animated elements and even some freebies as well!
Digital Video Team
These guys specialize in DVD Menu Packages as well as After Effects project files, working in mainly Adobe Encore for the DVD Menu side of things. They have a selection of over a hundred different projects, but not all of them deal with AE. They also have dedicated areas for different projects like SD, HD, 720p menus, and so on.
Professional Video Templates
This is a smaller site, but they have some good stuff for sale, as well as some bundled packages so you can buy them in bulk and save some money.
Adobe’s After Effects Exchange
Adobe has a database themselves that others can upload their free templates or link to the templates they have on other sites, like the ones above. It’s a nice site to keep an eye on, you might find some cool stuff for free, or a template on another site that you might have missed along the way.
Sometimes you just can’t spend a ton of time on a project, especially if you have cheap clients, tight deadlines, or you have to take the kids to soccer practice. Thank God there are After Effect template sites to save our behinds! If you need a quick project file to switch out images, customize a few colors, and call it good these are a few of the options on the interwebs for you to do just that!
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