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-dissolveCard-wipeCC-Glass-Wipe
Block Dissolve TransitionCard Wipe TransitionCC Glass Wipe Transition
CC-Grid-WipeCC-IMAGE-WIPECC-Jaws
CC Grid Wipe TransitionCC Image Wipe TransitionCC Jaws Transition