Hey video makers!

Sometimes it’s just easier to use a template than trying to re-create something on your own. I do it myself sometimes. I often purchase things from VideoHive.net – a great source for After Effects templates and other motion graphics projects. But I’m the kind of person that likes to do everything on a budget. So if I can recreate something myself, I’ll usually do it.

When I was browsing the most popular lower thirds graphics, I liked one of them – and it seemed very easy to create. So I did! Below is a screenshot of one of two clean modern lower thirds that I made.

modern lower third after effects free project

Having good-looking lower thirds is important for making your videos look professional and modern. I’ve created the Modern Lower Thirds After Effects template that you can download for free by clicking here. Below you can see what the lower thirds look like in action.

 

The download includes After Effects project files and the Open Sans font that I used in this project.

Steps for using these lower thirds:

  • Download the project files (here)
  • Open the After Effects project
  • Change the text for either style 1 or 2
  • Change the color of the color bar by selecting that layer and changing the stroke color
  • Render the lower thirds with a transparent background (see tutorial below)
  • Add them to your videos!

How to render the lower thirds with no background:

 

If you have any questions about using the After Effects template, post a comment below.

Thanks for checking out VideoSchoolOnline.com, I really appreciate it. If you have any comments or thoughts about this post, let us know in the comments below!

Cheers,
Phil