No matter what video editing app you use, there are likely transitions built-in that help you cut between scenes. Standard transitions like fades and cuts are often preferred for their simplicity and ease-of-use.
But in this roundup, we’re going to get more creative with video transitions. These transitions are going to really grab the viewer’s attention as you jump from scene-to-scene. When you’re looking for an animation that stands out, any of these projects from Envato Market are a great pick.
Let’s dive into a look at 15 cool video transitions for After Effects & Premiere Pro. Make sure to check out the item description for compatibility with each app, and any plugins you might need to grab to make it work.
1. Handy Seamless Transitions — After Effects and Premiere
The Handy Seamless Transitions pack always is atop the best sellers list on Envato Market, and it’s certainly no secret why. This After Effects project gives you over 1,000 different transitions you can drop into your own video project for creative transitions.
2. RoyalPixels Transitions — Premiere
This transition pack is a potluck of creative animations running between inky paintings, glitchy graphics, and geometric shapes. It’s another solid way to level up from your editor’s built-in simple transitions to dynamic effects.
3. Clean Transitions — After Effects
The Clean Transitions pack is a great sweet spot between traditional, simple transitions and something more creative. As the preview shows, these are clean enough to be used in a corporate video, but offer a much more exciting way to cut between scenes than your editor’s built-in transitions.
4. 160 Transitions — After Effects
The 160 Transitions pack gives you a huge library of transitions all the way up to 4K resolution. Check out the preview below to see these colorful cuts that you can drop into your own project.
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5. Glitch Transition — After Effects and Premiere
The glitch effect is one that you’ll immediately recognize as feeling right at home in sci-fi and futuristic videos. Use these glitch transitions effects to recreate the same thing in your own video in no time flat.
6. Flash FX Splash Transitions — After Effects
These stunning 4K transitions for After Effects give you a liquid effect to cut between your scenes. Drawn from scratch, these stylish liquid transitions are certain to catch the viewer’s eye.
7. Distortion Zoom Transitions — After Effects and Premiere
These zoom transitions really have a way of pulling you into the scene. Each transition feels like you’re being teleported into the next segment of your big production.
8. Ink Transitions — After Effects
Don’t worry, this next selection isn’t a Rohrschach test in disguise. Use these inky transitions to cut from scene to scene in style.
9. 100 Corporate Transitions — After Effects
The 100 Corporate Transitions pack would fit perfectly in your next corporate promotional video. Again, this pack occupies the sweet spot between “better than built-in transitions” and “not too flashy” to make it versatile enough for many projects.
10. Colorama Transitions — After Effects
One of my favorite ways to blend two scenes together seamlessly is to introduce a splash of color as you cut between them. The Colorama Transitions pack is a must-see below, as it offers a litany of ways to create this same effect with just a few clicks. Ranging from light leak style effects to colorful pushes, this pack has something for every video.
11. Transitions Chroma FX — After Effects
This transition pack can be used to get a bit offbeat with switching shots. A combination of glitch, grunge, and refraction style effects will help your video take on an edgy feel as you change shots.
12. Transition 365 — After Effects
This pack is focused on geometric shapes and effects that segue between your clips. This general purpose transition pack would be perfect for any YouTuber that wants to upgrade their production value on a budget.
13. Light Leaks Transitions — After Effects and Premiere (Platform Independent)
Harkening back to the film photography days, light leaks have found their way back into the digital era thanks to creative projects like this one. This Light Leaks transition pack makes it easy to drop in your own footage or photos and transition with the effect front and center.
14. Tear Paper Transitions — After Effects and Premiere
This pack would feel right at home in an explainer video with animations explaining your business. Combine that with these paper tear transitions and you’ll have the perfect skeuomorphic video to communicate your message.
15. Mega Transition Pack — After Effects and Premiere (Platform Independent)
To cap off this roundup, this Mega Transition Pack has everything you need to jump from standard transitions to something more creative. Check out the preview below to see more.
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