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20 Great Lower Thirds

If you’re a professional or keen video producer, chances
are you’re going to need a lower third at some point in your career.

A lower third is a graphic overlay placed in the lower area
of the screen in a video or film production. Though it can be used to help
reinforce a brand, it is most often used to display a limited amount of contextual
information, like someone’s name, title, location, the name of a song, and so forth.

Lower thirds are usually composed of one to three lines or
tiers, and some have animated backgrounds and text while others do

They’re most often created using a video’s alpha
channel to make some parts transparent so that the video they’re placed on top
of can show through.

Of course, it is possible to create your own lower thirds,
but there’s no need to reinvent the wheel when there are so many great pre-made selections
available to choose from. 

Here are 20 fantastic choices from VideoHive,
which I’ve arranged in three popular categories to get you started.  


Corporate doesn’t have to mean boring and stodgy, and the seven
lower thirds in this section are a perfect example of how to blend level-headed
design with a certain elegance and creativity that will inspire interest
instead of an afternoon nap. 

They’re ideal for large or small businesses as
well as traditional or Internet broadcasts.

1. Air Lined Lower Third

Air Lined Lower Third

Comprised of four
differently coloured animated lower thirds, Air
Lined Lower Third
is an elegant solution for any corporate project that
needs a lower third. Conveniently, the colours can be changed using Hue/Saturation

2. Clean Lower Third

Clean Lower Third

Lower Third
gives you a choice of lower thirds of two lengths, short and
long, to accommodate different text lengths. You also have a choice of five
different colours that will match a variety of tastes and colour schemes.

3. Elegant Lower Third

Elegant Lower Third

Lower Third
is quite a simple lower third, but what it lacks in complexity,
it certainly makes up for in style. This two-tier lower third is available in three
colours and would suit projects where you need to add contextual text using a style with a light touch.

4. Silver Lower Thirds

Silver Lower Thirds

With its beautiful
silver tones and gorgeous animation, Silver Lower
is the Rolls Royce of lower thirds in this section, and will definitely
add a bit of style to your project.

5. Light Lower Third

Light Lower Third

Light Lower
starts off as a burst of light at the lower centre of the frame and
spreads out to create a semi-transparent lower third’s banner with subtle light
flares in the background.  It is
very well suited to a variety of corporate projects but would also fit in well
with motivational or science videos.

6. Glass Lower Third

Glass Lower Third

Shards of
transparent glass animate to form the two-tier text banners in Glass Lower
. Users have a choice of four different colours, and the banners sits in the lower
middle of the screen and can accommodate quite long text.

7. Classy Lower Third

Classy Lower Third

Lower Third
features two-tier text banners with a glassy top tier in your
choice of eight colours and an off-white bottom tier that folds down from the
top one.  Would work equally well
in a business presentation or a traditional TV or online news broadcast.


If you’re looking to add a bit of fun to your videos, then
these Lower Thirds are ideal for you. 

They may be a bit too funky and light-hearted
for a business presentation but will definitely fit in well with videos dealing
with fashion, music, lifestyle and certain kinds of product or commercial

8. Fashion Lower Third 8

Fashion Lower Third 8

With alternate layers
of circles in solid colours and animated shapes, Fashion
Lower Third 8
will bring a playfulness to your video. Available in colour or black and white, this
lower third is best for users who don’t have much text to display but want to
do so in a fun way.

9. Paper Lower Third Pack

Paper Lower Third Pack

Lower Third Pack
offers six choices of paper textures and colours that roll
out in the lower third of your screen to display one or two lines of text before
rolling away again.

10. Sunset Lower Third

Sunset Lower Third

Lower Third
has a great summertime vibe that will add a feeling of
brightness and warmth to your videos. 

This lower third would work best as a
one-time title intro as it is quite distinctive and eye-catching but may get a
bit dull and repetitive if used repeatedly in a production.

11. High Tech Lower Third V.1

High Tech Lower Third V1

The advice
above also applies to High
Tech Lower Third V.1
. This animated sci-fi styled lower third is so
distinctive that it is best used as a one-time title intro for maximum effect.

12. 8 Animated Lower Third

8 Animated Lower Third

Animated Lower Third
will definitely not suit every project, but would work
very well for opening and closing credits, sales or product announcements in a
commercial video, or any one-off occasion in a video that you want to make an
impact and get the viewer’s attention.

13. Vector Lower Thirds

Vector Lower Thirds

Lower Thirds
is a stylish animated lower third collection,
containing three different  banner designs. 

Like most of the lower thirds featured in this section,
it is ideal for one-off use to present titles in music videos, TV shows and more.

14. Colors Lower Third

Colors Lower Third

Lower Third
may be the simplest, the most abstract and the most stylish of
the lower thirds in this section. 

It opens on the lower left of the screen by fanning out in a kaleidoscope of
colour before settling into a beautiful purple asymmetrical banner on which you
can write your text. After nine seconds, the banner folds away in the same
manner it opened up.


The lower thirds in this collection all have a clean,
contemporary, yet stylish aesthetic that will appeal to a wide variety of
users, especially those creating lifestyle, instructional or educational

15. Flat Dynamic Lower Thirds 3

Flat Dynamic Lower Thirds 3

If you’re looking
for a simple, yet chic selection of lower thirds, Flat
Dynamic Lower Thirds
is an excellent choice. 

It has eight different
animated styles that allow you to place your text in various areas of the frame
according to your needs.

16. Social Media Lower Thirds

Social Media Lower Thirds

Media Lower Thirds
is specifically designed for promoting your social media
accounts. The four most popular social media icons are included—Facebook,
Twitter, Google+ and Instagram—and there is a blank icon, that you can use for
your own, or any other logo and text combination.

17. Flat Simple Lower Thirds 5

Flat Simple Lower Thirds 5

Simple Lower Thirds 5
is a collection of 12 lower thirds available in three
colours. They appear in two-tier and three-tier zigzag form with a lovely
bubble flourish at the end.

18. Smart Phone Flat Lower Third Pack

Smart Phone Flat Lower Third Pack

The Smart
Phone Flat Lower Third Pack
uses the contemporary and ubiquitous smart
phone as its icon. In this lower third, a hand pops up holding a mobile phone
and spits out a blank banner for your text. There are three versions available:
casual, vacation, and business.

19. Versatile Lower Third

Versatile Lower Third

Lower Third
is a classic lower third with animated style and comes in nine different colours so
you can match it to your colour scheme.

20. Modern Lower Third

Modern Lower Third

This Modern
Lower Third
graphic is simple and eye-catching.  It features two versions: a coloured triangle
with radiating colours, and a more graphic black and white version of the same


These 20 amazing
lower thirds are just a small selection of the hundreds of awesome lower thirds
we have available at VideoHive,
so if none of them quite fit your needs, there are plenty of other great
options to choose from.

And if you want to
improve your skills building motion graphics yourself, then check out some of
the ever-so-useful 3D
and motion graphics tutorials
 we have on offer.