VHS Toolkit for After Effects

VHS Toolkit for After Effects – Overview

If you want to add retro style to your footage look no further! This VHS Toolkit template for After Effects contains all you need to take your videos back to the 1980s!

With no complex settings simply drop these effects over your footage and you’ll instantly take it back a few decades!

As well as VHS damage effects such as chromatic aberration, bad tracking and screen warp you can also apply realistic tape functions such as PAUSE, REWIND and FAST FORWARD.

Plus, we’ve included some 80s inspired titles and logo reveals to start your sequence in an authentic, retro style.

If that’s not all we’ve also included a tape insertion and eject template, sound effects and retro 80s backgrounds to provide the ultimate VHS toolkit.


• 15 VHS damage effects
• Realistic VCR tape functions
• 10 retro 80s title and logo animations
• 5 animated backgrounds
• VCR sound effects
• Drag and drop ease
• No plugins required
• After Effects CS6 and above
• Comprehensive user guide

Font Use

The free fonts used are :

Permanent Marker
Alte Haas Grotesk

Not Included

Music and mountain bike footage are for preview purposes only and not included with the project.

Mountain bike footage courtesy of Vimeo (Creative Commons) : by Kona Bikes

Software Requirements

This project requires Adobe After Effects CS6 (and above) to edit.

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Terms of Use

All files remain copyright of Enchanted Studios but are royalty-free for personal and commercial use – please review the Terms of Use before downloading.


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