Best Free Fonts For After Effects Templates
One of the simplest and most effective ways to bring motion design and video projects to life is with an awesome font. There are millions of font choices out there so there really is something for every need, but it can be a struggle searching through the internet to find the right one for your project. Every motion designer and video editor should have a set of fonts that they are familiar with and are durable enough to work in a variety of situations and video editing projects. When working with After Effects templates, changing up the fonts can be a really effective way of making a template your own, and creating a video composition that is unique even though it is created from a template.
Decent fonts are often very expensive, but they don’t always have to be. There are loads of great fonts available online completely free of charge, just be sure to check the licensing before using a free font to see if it is licensed for commercial or personal use. We have rounded up our best free fonts for After Effects Templates:
Titillium is the brain child of Accademia di Belle Arti Urbino as a didactic project course Type design of the Master of Visual Design Campi Visivi. Developed by a class of 12 students and regularly updated by budding type designers, Titillium is a contemporary sans serif font, available in various weights from thin to black. It is completely free to use, but the developers ask that any designers who use Titillium send them an example of the typeface family in use for their case studies and development. This unique font would be a fantastic addition to a modern intro clip such as this After Effects Template - Modern Titles.
This ultra-bold slab serif typeface is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, newspaper headlines and broadsides. Designed by The League of Moveable Type, this retro font brings a new and contemporary feel to fat block lettering. It comes in just one weight but is ideal for bringing a unique edge to any display project. ChunkFive can be used in this After Effects Template - Ink Stamped Titles for a simple yet effective intro title. This font is free for personal and commercial use and comes with a full range of uppercase and lowercase letters.
This industrial inspired condensed slab serif comes in four different weights including Thin, Regular, Bold and Extrabold. Designed by Ben Dalrymple, this font is clear and easy to read with a few lightly rounded serifs. For a personal licence you can choose to pay whatever you like, and for a commercial licence for up to 5 users the cost is $10. Geared is suited to fast paced and action packed videos and would work wonders in this After Effects Template - Barbed Wire Titles.
Inspired by late 19thcentury industrial fonts, RBNo2 is a unique and eye catching typeface that will blend beautifully into any video composition. The straightness and geometry design is a nod to German roots, and when combined with other sans serif, slab serifs and serif fonts it really stands out in short texts and headlines. The font family includes Light, Regular, Bold, Black and Alternative, providing a good range of variety for any project. Designed by Rene Bieder, this font is available for free download and can be used in After Effect Templates such as this After Effects Template - Glossy Space Titles. The free version includes light and light alternative, and the full version can be downloaded for $25.
Comfortaa is a fun and bubbly font set create by Johan Aakerlund. The perfectly rounded lettering brings a smooth finish to any video project, and the generous letter spacing and balanced round shapes make it effortless to read. Comfortaa is free for both commercial and personal use, although you can make a donation to the designer if you choose to. This stylish, modern font style can be used in After Effects Templates such as this After Effects Template - Cartoon Titles.
Couture is a popular font and has been used in many logos and videos over the years. The uppercase letters are well balanced and bold without being overly heavy. A pinch of personality and unique roundness are given to certain letters such as K and Q, making this stylish font really stand out on screen. Designed by Charles Babb, Couture is free for personal use and can be used for effective 3D Strobe Titles such as this After Effects Template - 3D Strobe Titles.