The Best Paper Effects For Video You Should Be Using

Have you been looking for some amazing paper effects for your next video project? Perhaps you’ve been wanting to add a cool ransom note effect using cut out letters, or maybe even a transition using money like in some of those popular music videos? Well, look no further because CinePacks has a collection of video paper effects that will be sure to get those creative juice flowing.

We all know visual effects are crucial to the video-making process. They are able to transport the viewer to a different world, without even knowing it. Visual effects can range from something massive as creating an entire army in a blockbuster film to a simple ripped paper transition. Despite the size or use of the visual effects, they’re all created with the visual style of the video kept in mind.

When it comes to virtual paper effects for video, no matter how small they may seem, form just as crucial a role. Through these effects, the visual style, the thematic point, and production cost reduction can all be affected. Below are some of the best paper effects you can use to enhance your videos.

Money Video Effects

Although this may seem like an obscure area within the world of paper effects, the benefits of using money paper effects are almost endless.

You can use this effect as a transition between two scenes, or as an overlay. This will further highlight a message you want to convey to the viewer through the symbolism of money.

For example, you can emphasize certain points with effects like ripping and burning money and it can help you set the scene. Not only can you use money paper effects to convey something impactful but with the use of different currencies, you can place the viewer within the video.

The benefits of the use of virtual effects in films and videos are countless. One of these benefits is the saving of production costs. Although the creation of virtual effects is not free, it is much cheaper than recreating the effects physically - which would also consume a lot of valuable time.

There are many different ways in which money can be used to create visual effects. These include folding a note across the screen, fanning bills to create a sense of wealth, ripping through the center of a note to reveal a scene, and much more.

These types of money effects are excellent for videos where you want to place emphasis on money, wealth, and opulence.

Check out this Money FX pack


Ripped Paper Effects

The ripped paper effects reflect a more creative aspect of what you can achieve with paper effects. By creating different shapes, you are able to use the torn paper to create a sort of animation style. The torn paper video effect forms as a virtual effects playground for any creator.

Not only can this type of effect be useful as a title card, but through clever transitions and paper overlays, you can create an effective title sequence as well.

The wonderful aspect of this effect is that the torn paper can help you to add to the atmospheric or aesthetic style that you are going for. You can do this by introducing transitions with crumpling or tearing paper effects. You can also use these to reveal certain portions of the scene.

Through the creative use of ripped paper overlays, you can capture the aesthetic style of your video. By doing this, you will be able to visually capture a style that is unique to your video as well as communicate the relevant information or feelings to the viewers.

There are many different types of torn paper video effects. Each of which may communicate a different message to your audience. For example, using a ripped paper overlay with newspaper-like print will convey a different feeling than one with notebook paper. This is because notebook paper could give a younger, more fun, lighthearted atmosphere, while a newspaper is more serious.

Check out our Paper Rip FX for a versatile collection of ripped paper effects


Letters And Text Effects

The quirky, scrapbook, ransom letters using magazine cut-outs are a style most people are familiar with. They've become popularized in many films and TV shows, but they do have their origins in real ransom notes done through the use of somber-looking letters cut out of a newspaper or magazine. 

The style has evolved to make use of bright quirky colors and randomly sized letters to give it a unique and quite playful aesthetic.

By making use of this specific paper effect, you can turn something that is often found physically on a set into a virtual effect for your video. This makes it exciting for the video creator, as you can communicate the visual style through transitions, title cards, or title sequences.

Using ransom-note letters, or magazine cut out letters, you can easily communicate messages to your audience. Typography is a very versatile tool. So, these types of letter effects can add more substance and meaning to your video.

This Letter FX Pack contains over 243 high quality animated letters and 64 animated symbols and numbers


Creating Different Textures With Video Effects

This aspect of paper effects is much more vague and open-ended as the different paper textures often provide a foundation. You can then layer this foundation with other effects to add a sense of playfulness to your video. Such as the creation of animations with the torn paper effects as well as paper sound effects to match the animations.

Additionally, the different textured paper effects can create depth in the video by layering the effects for transitions. This is further accompanied by the paper sounds to create an intriguing experience for the viewer. Additionally, by using different colored and textured paper effects, you can enhance the color palette of the video.

This creates a visual unity within the video so that it appears like a neatly packaged present to the viewer.

This effect can also create a visually creative and intriguing style through animated paper frames. It is a unique and creative way to present a scene to the viewer, especially when creating music videos.

This Paper FX 2 effect pack offers a variety of paper effects to add texture to your videos


Paper Effects For Video In A Nutshell

Paper effects are a creative and fun way to capture the visual style of the video as well as communicate the message effectively to the viewer.

No matter what type of videos you create, from travel vlogs to short films, you can use paper effects to expand on your creativity and make your videos flow. They could be the key to tying together the aesthetic voice of your video.

To help start your search for these effects, check out our CinePacks paper effects packages. We have everything you need to get busy with adding quality paper effects to your videos.