Ever wondered how to create lower thirds in After Effects? Pro members can now download the latest After Effects script to generate your own customised lower thirds!
For those new to the term, lower thirds are the banners that overlay the base of a video, containing text that helps provide information. This can be the name of the person on-screen, context to some archive footage, or even as the countdown card for a Top 10 video!
Download our script today, and create your own lower-thirds with our one-click solution!
With an astonishing 50 templates to choose from and a huge range of customisations to make, you will have everything you need to create the lower-thirds that matches your branding perfectly. So whether you’re editing for a sports programme, an exciting tech-startup or your own YouTube channel, our script is here to give you a professional look you deserve within minutes!
Our main categories each feature their own range of unique designs:
- Artistic lower thirds
- Corporate lower thirds
- Geometric/Modern lower thirds
- Floral lower thirds
- Minimalistic lower thirds
- Sporty lower thirds
- Tech lower thirds
Let’s take a look at the interface, and see what tools will be at your disposal.
Category: Tell us what your video is focusing on! We’ll then display a variety of different themes for you to choose from which have each been individually designed to fit your needs.
Logo: If we’ve featured an option for you to add your branding in a specific template, here is where you select the specific layer for us to use in the lower third.
Title: Type in what you want the viewer to read!
Subtitle: If the template supports a subtitle, this is the smaller text that will usually appear beneath the title, such as a date, or a job title.
Colour pickers: Use the colour picker to help show off your brand!
Smart Colour Change: This special tool will change the colour of similar elements included in the design, so it automatically matches your picked colour style.
In/Out: Decide exactly when you want the lower-third to appear and disappear!
Create New Comp: When deselected, the lower third will be directly imported into the current open composition. When turned on, it is built in a separate composition.
Create: Once you’re happy with all of your settings, hit this to let the magic happen!
Installing the script is a swift process. Just drop both the “Crate’s Lower Thirds.jsx” and “images” folder into any location you would like (as long as they’re together). Open up After Effects, and run the script by heading through File -> Scripts -> Run Script File -> Crate’s Lower Thirds.jsx.
We are excited to see how you make use of this lower-thirds generator!
If you’re interested in our other scripts, check out our easy looping animation script.