effects & presets panel transition listAdobe After Effects provides multiple amount of beautiful motion graphics transitions, the only concern I have is that you can’t preview all of them at once.  So I have decided to make it easier for everyone and create this transition preview gallery to gain quick visual preview of all the default After Effects transitions presets. This transition preview gallery page will come in handy when you’re on a deadline and looking for a specific AE transitions.

Let’s start by the basic for the beginners

Where are the After Effects Transition located ?

You can find the After effects Transitions on the Effects & Presets panel window (screenshot image on the right side).
The shortcut to access the Effects & Presets panel:  Ctrl+5  (Windows)  |  Command+5 (Mac OS).
On the Effects & Presets panel you will find a multiple transitions effects to use under
> Transition
> Animation Presets > Transitions – Dissolves
> Animation Presets > Transitions – Movement
> Animation Presets > Transitions – Wipes

How to add and apply an After Effects transition ?

On your Effects & Presets panel select your transition then drag it on your layer on the timeline panel.
Apply After Effects Transition

After Effects Transitions Presets Preview Gallery

Note: I have used the default transitions presets settings to make the gallery below, obviously with a few tweaks you should be able to get very cool after effects transitions for your motion graphics projects.

Block Dissolve TransitionCard Wipe TransitionCC Glass Wipe Transition
CC Grid Wipe TransitionCC Image Wipe TransitionCC Jaws Transition
CC Light Wipe TransitionCC Line Sweep TransitionCC Radial Scale Wipe Transition
CC Scale Wipe TransitionCC Twister TransitionCC WarpoMatic Transition
Gradient Wipe TransitionIris Wipe TransitionLinear Wipe Transition
Radial Wipe TransitionVenetian Wipe Transition
Block Dissolve – DigitalBlock Dissolve -RandomBlock Dissolve – Scanlines
Boxes – ConcentricBoxes – Random 1Boxes – Random 2
Boxes – Random 3Boxes – StrokedDissolve – Blobs
Dissolve – DitherDissolve – RippleDissolve – Sand
Dissolve – UnmeltDissolve – VaporFade transition – Dip to black
Fade transition – flash to whiteFade transition – overexposedOvals – Concentric
Ovals – Random 1Ovals – Random 2
Card Wipe – 2D FracturedCard Wipe – 3D PixelstormCard Wipe – 3D Swing
Fly-to-insetslide Dropslide---straight
Fly to insetSlide – DropSlide Straight
Slide SwoopSlide VariableStretch & Blur
Stretch & slideStretch---diagonal-bottomStretch---diagonal-top
Stretch & SlideStretch – Diagonal BottomStretch Diagonal Top
Stretch---horizontalStretch---verticalStretch over Horizontal
Stretch horizontalStretch VerticalStretch Over – Horizontal
Stretch over verticalZoom 2D SpinZoom 3D-Tumble
Stretch Over – VerticalZoom – 2D SpinZoom – 3D tumble
Zoom---bubbleZoom---spiralZoom wobbling
Zoom – BubbleZoom SpiralZoom – wobbling
Band-Wipe - BuildBand-Wipe - CrossingBand-Wipe - Zigzag
Band Wipe – BuildBand Wipe – CrossingBand Wipe – ZigZag
Barn DoorChecker WipeClam Shell
Clock WipeCorner RevealGrid Wipe
Iris – CrossIris DiamondIris Points
Iris roundIris SquareIris Star
Iris Star UnfoldIris SunburstIris Sunburst Unfold
Linear WipePaint OnRadial Wipe – Bottom
Radial Wipe – TopVenetian BlindsWedge Wipe

I have created a serie of free transitions for After Effects.

Check this video below, and download the AE transitions on this page.


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