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Grunge Effects (Stylized Grungy Looks for Footage) - After Effects
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What is it?

The Grunge Effects template converts your video footage into a stylized collage of dirty textures in Adobe After Effects. The end result is an animated work of art with a grunge flavor. It's a unique and striking look that is sure to make an impression in your videos.

Included are five customizable presets, So you can just drop in your footage and render. Or, easily create your own filthy grunge effect by choosing textures from the included texture library, or by using your own photos. All effects can be customized with easy-to-use controls.



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Small lens flare element and grungy effects for video


  • Grunge Presets - Five finished grunge-looks for your footage, with limitless more looks achieved by swapping out textures

  • Texture library - includes 135 photos which you can use to create unique grunge looks

  • Easy Customization - Adjust the outlines, stop-motion effect, and textures using easy slider controls

  • Timewarp option - slows down textures for a smoother animation

  • Supports transparent backgrounds

  • Also works on photos, text, or graphics!

  • 4K and HD versions included

Learn how to give footage a dirty grunge look in After Effects in this tutorial for the "Grunge Effects" template

Even After Effects beginners will be able to create an animated grunge look for their footage!

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The "Grunge Effects" and over 40 other unique art effects are included in the "Creation Art Effects" template.

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Need to Know

  • This template is compatible with Adobe After Effects, version CS5 and all later versions. Works on both PCs and Macs. No plugins required.

  • Two versions of the template are included: HD (1920x1080) and 4K (4096x2160). The effects work great on photos, text, and graphics, with or without transparent backgrounds, but it is not designed for exporting images at a resolution higher than 4096x2160.

  • The grunge effect comps in this template are 10 frames per second, giving them the choppy stop-motion look seen in the demo video. The reduced frame rate also speeds up render times considerably. You can change the frame rate in the "Composition Settings" panel, or if you like the look of a reduced frame rate, but need to export at a higher rate like 29.97fps or 25fps, create a new comp with the higher frame rate, and place the low-frame rate grunge effect comp into that one.

  • Music and footage placeholders in demo video are not included. 

  • This template has been "universalized", so it will work in After Effects running in any language.

The Grunge Effects template is not a plugin, so there is nothing to install. Rather, it's an Adobe After Effects project file, commonly known as a "template" because most of the work is already done and the user needs only to make their own customizations. This template is compatible with version CS5 as well as all later versions of After Effects.

Grunge Effects contains copyrighted intellectual property. The animations you create with this product are 100% yours and can be used for commercial purposes, but the sharing or online posting of project files with or for anyone other than a client is prohibited. See the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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Before and after of an illustration of teenage girl, with a messy colored pen scribble effect, made in After Effects with the "Grunge Effects" template
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