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After Effects Templates can simplify your work, but only if you know how to use them.

In the following tutorial I will show you the most efficient way to work in heavy AE project of after effects templates.

As a general rule, only preview the stuff you really need to see.


You can see more of my tricks in the following video tutorial:

The actual resolution of most ae templates is Full HD. This is often much bigger than your screen, so there is no sense in viewing it in full

resolution, because the resolution will be scaled down, so after effects will render all the pixels, and all the frames, but you will see less than 25 percent of it.

Let’s put it to Quarter resolution;it will preview much faster. But sometimes even Quarter resolution can be too big, so go to Custom and type in 6: so every sixth pixel will be rendered. It goes much faster, and you can even go up to one-in-eight pixels.

What if you want to modify just the text? You dont need to see all the other effects, which take so much time to render. You only need the text; so you can select the text layer, and I Solo it. Everything goes super-fast. You don’t need to see anything else, and now you can see the movement of the text


When ever you edit after effects templates, it is good to identify the most render-heavy layer, and than shut it off while you work.


Are you looking for more great after effects templates? Check them all out at our store page:

Free After Effects Templates


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28 Responses to “How to Use After Effects Templates? Video Tutorial”

  1. Tim says:

    Wow..!!! interesting video thx for sharing.

  2. Thanks Tim, glad that you liked it.

  3. Hussin Khan says:

    Hello Gyorfi, thanks for your contribution towards the AE community by taking your time to provide tutorials & free templates. I’m sure we can use this to sharpen our skills. Best regards, Hussin, Coventry, UK

  4. Jeon says:

    very helpful tutorial for me.
    thanks a lot!

  5. andre says:


    i can NOT see the tutorial!


  6. andre says:

    That is it
    the proxy dont allows Youtube..

    i will have to see it at home!

  7. alsabaso says:

    Thanks Gyorfi, I learned a lot FROM your tuts. Hope to see more tuts FROM you. Keep the Good work AND God Bless!

  8. Thanks, Those are really cool tips for my dual core system.

  9. prem says:

    thanx you man for such a nice thing…………prem

  10. mitch says:

    Hello Gyorfi
    As I downloaded your free template I recognized, that the soundfile is missing, even though you mention that it would be included in the zipfile.
    Could you please help?
    Many thanks in advance. Cheers, Mitch

    • Hey Mitch

      On the store page, in the tittle of the Spin Box template, you can see the text”music NOT included” :)
      were did you see that I am including the music file? so that I can correct it ON the website. The music track ON this file was NOT created by me I just use it just for the preview.


  11. Amanda says:

    Your rendering tips for awesome AND save me sooo much time. Much Thanks Man. Chuppy!

  12. Juni Moon says:

    thank you so much for this tutorial. you are a life saver!

  13. elmanchour says:

    i learned a lot FROM your thanx. i Hope to see more FROM you.God Bless u

  14. Xiao Hei says:

    Dear Gyorfi, Thank You Very Much!

  15. Deno Brown says:

    Thkz homie….saved me a ton of sweat!!

  16. willrock says:

    thank you, you save my time
    thank you again

  17. pashupati singh tharu says:

    nice n thanks ……i really enjoy it

  18. Asif says:

    U r Great work.out class.very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  19. Turtle says:

    Thanks AND cheers for what you edit ,it’s helpfull !!^^

  20. How do I get to the edit templates tutorial?

  21. The Forex Guy says:

    Hey thanks for posting this up, I always wondered how you go about making those cool animated splash intros to youtube videos :)

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