Create incredible motion graphics and visual effects with an After Effects free trial.

Get access to the full version of the latest release of Adobe After Effects CC for a limited time. No credit card required.


Get your own portfolio website, premium fonts, and 20GB of cloud storage.
Get your own portfolio website, premium fonts, and 100GB of cloud storage.
Manage app updated, files, font, and more with the Creative Cloud desktop app.
Manage app updates, files, fonts, and more with the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app.
Browse hundred of video tutorials for every skill level.
Browse hundreds of video tutorials for every skill level.

Questions and answers about the After Effects free trial.

Will this free After Effects trial work on macOS and Windows?
After Effects CC works on both macOS and Windows. The trial version runs on all devices that meet these system requirements.
How long does the free After Effects trial last?
The free trial lasts for seven days. Your free trial membership starts on the day you install After Effects. You can convert your trial to a paid Creative Cloud membership during the trial period or after the trial has expired.
Can I download a trial version of After Effects CS6?
No. After Effects CC is our most up-to-date version and the only version of After Effects that you can download for a free trial.
Do students get a discount after their free trial expires?
Yes. Students and teachers can get a Creative Cloud membership at a significant discount. Learn more ›
Is the free trial a complete version of After Effects?
Yes. With the free trial you’ll get all the features and updates in the latest version of After Effects CC.
Can I download a free version of After Effects to my smartphone?
No. After Effects is available for the desktop only.
Can I get After Effects without a Creative Cloud membership?
No, purchasing After Effects requires a Creative Cloud membership. You can choose a Single App plan with After Effects only or a plan that includes more apps. We offer many Creative Cloud membership plans for individuals, institutions, and businesses. Learn more ›