programmes like Bates Motel and Stranger Things popularising the retro-throwback look,
why not add brightly coloured elements to your own videos? In this roundup, we feature ten video templates for After Effects with neon effects styles.
First, here are a few of our top tips when trying out neon effects:
- Use just one or two colours for the best
- White backgrounds will drown out your neon
effect; try something dark like a brick wall!
- Use SFX sparingly—If you’re trying neon, best
to avoid any other style-heavy effects
These ten neon templates for Adobe After Effects are from Envato Elements, where you can download as many as you like for one monthly
1. Neon Logo
Show off your brand
in style with this awesome logo reveal. Lighting strikes a neon version of your
logo as it flickers to life. You won’t need any plugins to be able to use this.
Add up to ten wire
connections with this neon logo reveal template. Your logo lights up in retro,
neon style, complete with flicker!
Perfect for advertising an up-tempo, high-energy event, this
neon template comes with flashing elements as well as traditional neon text
Sweep around a metal frame billboard before revealing your
logo as a large, neon advertisement!
5. Neon Walls
Something a little different, Neon Walls for After Effects
makes use of a neon effect as a frame and background for your visuals, rather
than as text. The template is well organised and easy to customise.
This animated typeface with a neon effect, is softer than
some, making it a slightly modern downtempo twist on a retro classic.
Try this cool neon badge creator, with eight different versions
and placeholders for both logo and text. You can change the colours in just one
click and there’s help available from the author if you need it.
As the name suggests, this template is perfect for use as
either a logo reveal, or as part of your titles. Simply convert your text or
logo and then render out, with the option to stack different animations and
create a title sequence.
At 12 seconds, this logo reveal is a quick and fun way to
get into your production. You won’t need any plugins to use it, and the effect
of a camera following the wire up to the neon sign is a different take on many
other neon templates.
10. Neon Logo Reveal
Simply drop your logo into this template to create a
neon-style sign against a brick wall background. If you don’t like the provided
background options, no problem, just add your own!