Hey all you motion graphics artists, did you know that you can make money selling your After Effects compositions as microstock? That’s right! In addition to photos, videos, illustrations, and audio, several microstock sites also provide a market for buying and selling After Effects templates and project files.
What are Adobe After Effects Projects Files and Templates?
An After Effects (AE) project or template is a file that contains the compositions and references to all of the source files used in creating the project. This may include graphic layers such as shapes and text, and footage items like video clips and still images. A projects can easily be converted to a template project by saving the name with a different extension.
Project files have an extension of .aep,
Template files have an extension of .aet.
The subject and style of AE projects and templates vary greatly, with the most popular sellers being in the areas of photo slideshows, trailers templates, lower thirds, and logo templates.
How Are After Effects Templates Used?
Buyers ranging from broadcast networks to video hobbyists use these templates by incorporating them into larger video and movie related projects. Using ready-made templates helps them to significantly simplify portions of their work.
With the core of the work done for them, they can then go into a template and tweak it and customize it to best fit into their project, quickly creating dynamic title designs, film openings, and photo presentations.
What Information Will I Need to Include With My AE Template?
Microstock agency Pond5, a leading provider of After Effects Templates, has created the short video below of tips for selling your AE templates.
Which Microstock Agencies Sell Them?
As the demand for high quality After Effects templates continues to rise, the opportunities to sell them also keeps increasing. Five of the top agencies that sell them are:
There are over 50 microstock agencies out there, and they regularly change their offerings. So be sure to check our Microstock Agency Media Chart for up to date information on which sites offer After Effects templates.
If you’re already using Adobe After Effects or are interested in learning, this can be a great way to earn some extra income online.
Learn more about different types of media you can sell on microstock sites at everythingmicrostock.com.