Having a good intro in your videos can help you have consistency in your videos and also help in branding of your videos and channel.
If you are thinking of creating a best intro for your YouTube videos, you may have to hire someone to get it done for you. This may cost from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.
There are many ways you can create intros for your YouTube channel without spending a fortune. Here I have listed some of my favourite ways to create intros for completely free.
With the tools mentioned on this article, you’ll be able to create free intros for YouTube even if you don’t have proper video editing skills.
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These free intro makers are completely free, no watermarks and no credit cards required.
Let’s get started.
Creating an intro with canva is as easy as dragging and dropping some elements on the canvas, putting some effects and exporting it for your projects.
Not all elements are free in Canva though. You’ll have to pay for most of the elements on Canva.
But if you are looking for a simple intro for your YouTube channel then it can be the best fit for you. Here’s a simple intro video I made with canva.
To create an intro video for YouTube with canva, visit Canva’s templates for YouTube intros. Select a template, you can change all elements like background video, edit the text and add your logos or text as per your requirement. If you already have a background video for your video (which you can download from a free stock video footage site), you can upload that and use it in your intro as well. Then you can animate your logo or text with the animations available. When the clip is ready, you can export as a mp4 file in full HD for your projects.
Panzoid is a great free intro maker tool for YouTube without watermark. No matter if you are looking for a simple intro for your YouTube channel or want to create a unique professional intro, you can do so with Panzoid for free.
Apart from the intro maker for YouTube, Panzoid is a powerful video editing tool. You can create and find lots of pre built intro, outro and background templates for your video projects in Panzoid.
It may seem a bit tough at a first look but you can get along with it after a few tries. You can create both 2D and 3D intro videos for YouTube with Panzoid.
You can import your own music, logo and choose animation for your intro. Then you can edit the video as per your requirement. Also the best feature of Panzoid is you can export the video upto 4K quality with Panzoid.
Panzoid is not a beginner friendly tool for making intro for YouTube videos. But it has a large community of designers and editors. So you can find lots of guides and tutorials to create videos with Panzoid.
Legend (Android App)
If you are looking for a simple best free intro maker for YouTube on your android phone, then Legend is one of the best YouTube intro makers available.
Legend android app has pre built templates which you can edit and add your own text or logo to create awesome intro videos.
You can just edit the text and create awesome intros within minutes with Legend. There are many presets to choose from which are categorized under Style option. You can change the font and text.
Here’s one created with legend.
It used to be one of my favorite tools to create intro for video projects but the recent update has changed something with the interface. You may be asked to watch a video before you can remove the watermark from your intro.
You can add a background image or video and your logo or text, add animations and create a simple intro for YouTube with quik app.
You can download a background video loop for free from sites like Movietools.
Free Intro Templates:
Another free way to create intros for YouTube is using free templates and editing the template with video editing software.
Most of these templates are available for paid video editing software so you must have a premium video editing software for editing these files. Also I have listed sites with templates for Blender which is a free video editing software.
Apart from free music and stock footage, you’ll find numerous free templates for intros, outros, transitions and titles for popular video editing software. You can check the licensing for these elements here.
The templates are available for free and can be edited with Premiere Pro.
Velosofy is another great resource to find templates to create intro for YouTube videos for free.
You can find templates as per the software you are using to edit videos with Velosofy. Templates are available for After Effects, Sony Vegas, Blender, Avee Player and Cinema 4D software.
Apart from intro templates, you can find free templates for outro, thumbnails, banner, lower thirds and stream overlay.
Each template has a preview video which also shows a tutorial on how you can edit the template with that particular software.
Top Free Intro is an awesome site to find templates for free intro for YouTube.
There are templates available for After Effects, Sony Vegas Pro and Blender for free.
The intro templates are categorized as per the software they can be edited with. Also you can find different categorizations like “Top 10 intros”.
You can check the terms of using these templates here. As per the TOS page, the templates are royalty free which are available for free forever and you can use them in personal as well as commercial use by modifying and adding to the template in a way that makes them uniquely yours.
Other online free intro maker for YouTube
You must have been looking for other free intro makers available online which comes on top of search results on search engines. But let me tell you one thing that not any of those intro makes are free apart from those mentioned above in this post.
Most of such tools have restrictions or watermarks on the final products. But here I have mentioned some of such so-called free intro makers.
Renderforest is an amazing tool for creating animated videos, logos, websites and other branding tools with minimal effect.
It has a tool to create intro videos for YouTube. There are many templates available which you can edit and create your intro. You don’t need a software to create intro and other videos with this tool as it could be done from their dashboard online.
For the free version you’ll get a watermark at the bottom of the video and the export quality is 360p. The paid plan starts from 9.99$/month.
Flixpress is an online tool to create videos online. You can create YouTube intros, promos and ads, animated slideshows, explainers videos easily and fast with Flixpress.
You get automated templates which you can edit as per your requirement to create intro video for your YouTube channel.
The free version allows you to create 360p video and doesn’t provide you the commercial rights.
The paid plan which allows YouTube monetization costs around $9.99/month.
Biteable is an awesome tool for creating short animated videos. There are templates which you can edit online on their platform to create videos for different platforms and for different purposes with Biteable.
It has templates for YouTube intros as well. You can edit the templates and export a watermarked intro with the free license. Also the free version doesn’t allow you to use the intro in commercial projects.
The paid plan starts from $19/month.
These are some of the best free intro makers for YouTube without watermarks.
I hope with these tools you can create awesome intros for your YouTube channel.
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