Free Summer Video Overlays For Your Video Projects

May is just around the corner, the sun is shining longer every day, and we are all looking forward to even sunnier days! Summer is the time for fun – don’t spend too much time searching for some summer video overlays. We found some awesome ones beforehand for you!

We’ve recently shown you how to implement your overlays through many blend modes in our Definitive Guide Through Image Overlay Blend Modes. Now, we prepared 5 great  summer video overlays that will look amazing on your images and videos this summer of 2018! As a bonus, we included two overlays that we think will be of great help to you in the upcoming season. Get ready to download 7 Free Video Overlays!

feautred Image Rose Bokeh Particles

More Tips On How To Use Our Summer Video Overlays

In this article we will also give you tips on which blend modes to choose when using these overlays. Make sure you’ve read our previous blog article in case you are unfamiliar with these terms! 🙂 Also, ll of the images used to showcase these overlays are taken for FREE from Visit their website for thousands of free images!

girl beach looking away pretty

Bokeh Loops Video Overlay

There is one type of overlay that never goes out of fashion – other than light flares, of course. This type of overlay is popular because it can be used with almost anything, and it is also easily created. You can make your own using just your camera, granted it has a good lens. It is bokeh – the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.


swimming shark overlay bokeh
In this GIF, we used the Bokeh overlay in Add blend mode!

Bokeh can be used in any blend mode –

couple sunset overlay blend mode
Another pretty Bokeh overlay, for a download link, scroll down!
white rose colorful mask blend mode
Mask Blend Mode – We just created a mask using an overlay!

Particles Video Overlay

An editor can’t imagine editing a video with a summer vibe without particle overlays! There are so many free overlays available out there, but we’ve chosen two that were the most to our liking. Particles can be simple white, or shiny, or even black – though, you can make any of them black using Difference Blend Mode!

sunset birds particles white overla
Dodge Blend Mode + White Particles = Success!
woman pool particles light blend mode
Bring your images to life with a subtle particles overlay – using Screen Blend Mode.

Bonus Two Video Overlays: Optical Flare & A Colorful Dream

Other than providing you with just the most popular overlays, we took some artistic freedom and brought to you two different overlays. First, take a look at this flare – take a sunset picture, stick this flare over it, and it will get a whole new dimension! Look at our example:
A simple optical flare with Add blend mode – you can also make it bigger and make it even more stunning!

If you are feeling wild – and you should, it’s almost summer – we recommend this overlay, that works the best when used in the Overlay blend mode. It is fun & colorful – just like summer should be!

girl palm tree melancholy looking colorful overlay
Take this crazy overlay and your vacation photos will get on a whole new level!

Here is the download link for all of these beautiful overlays! We packed them all in 1 file, so you will get all of these overlays with just one click. Simply cut and use whichever one you like – they are all yours! You can also loop most of them – for more loop videos, check out Free Background Video Loops section!

Quince Media brought you yet another free video overlay pack – check out our other one, Free Blood & Horror Video Overlays that we posted on Friday the 13th. If you liked these overlays, you might want to stay and look around our Blog Section for a while, we have a lot of nice and interesting free stuff!

Have a bright and colorful day!

Djordje Komljenovic

Author Bio

Djordje Komljenovic is a professional 3d animation and motion graphics designer for over past 20 years. He is owner and creative director at Quince Creative agency. Previously, he was working-force of a few of major television stations in here Serbia - hired as motion graphics producer.

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