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16 Free Circle Transitions for Video Editors


Give your footage a bold burst of life and motion with this collection of sixteen FREE circle transitions.

It’s easier than ever to give your footage a customized look with these sixteen FREE circle transitions for your next video editing project. These HD circle transitions can be used for anything from general video transitions to logo reveals. Here’s a quick demo of the circle transitions in action (featuring “We’re Taking Off” from the PremiumBeat royalty free music library).

How to Use the Free Circle Transitions

While these circle transitions can be used in any video editing software, the easiest way to utilize them is in After Effects. This quick tutorial shows us how to use these transitions (and you can follow along with the steps below).

Step 1: Layer your Clips

16 Free Circle Transitions for Video Editors: Step One, Layer the Clips

Simply place the first clip over your second clip. If you don’t get the order right, the transition won’t work correctly.

Step 2: Add the Transition

16 Free Circle Transitions for Video Editors: Step Two, Add the Transition

Place your desired transition footage on top of the first clip. Move the clip all the way to the very end of the footage.

Step 3: Set the Luma Matte

16 Free Circle Transitions for Video Editors: Step Three, Set the Luma Matte

Click on the small box next to your blending modes and set the track matte to Luma Matte Inverted. This will activate the transition. You can now preview and export your footage.

If you want to download these free circle transitions, simply click the download link below. Your file will be downloaded as a .zip file that can be easily uncompressed.

These free assets are available to use in any commercial project. They are not to be redistributed or resold. 


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