Try After Effects with a 7-day free trial

Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video and web.


Free trial includes the full version of After Effects


You won’t be charged until after your free trial ends

Put your creativity in motion.

Design animation and compositing in one.

Turn any idea you have into a dynamic video - using Adobe After Effects animation and compositing tools in one convenient application. 

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Create outstanding motion graphics.

Combine images, graphics and text to create exciting animations. Add sound sequences with just a few clicks to bring your motion graphics to life.

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Visualise spectacular effects.

Whether title, intro or credits - bring movement into your texts. A wide range of functions lets you combine 2D and 3D elements with ease.

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Edit with professional masking and keying tools.

Easily change the setting of your scene. Masking and keying tools help you to isolate or completely remove moving foreground elements from backgrounds.

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Connect and integrate other apps and files.

Bring your project to the next level by importing files from other Adobe apps like Photoshop and Illustrator. Easily switch between After Effects, Premiere Pro, Character Animator and Animate to create exactly what's your vision.

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Make a big scene bigger.

Create cinematic film titles, intros and transitions. Remove an object from a clip. Start a fire or make it rain. Animate a logo or character. With Adobe After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move.

Here's how to get a 7-day free trial of After Effects.

  1. Click the Start Free Trial button.
  2. Sign in or set up or your Adobe ID and download your free trial.
  3. After your 7-day free trial ends, your Creative Cloud membership will continue, unless cancelled before free trial ends.

What can you do with After Effects?

Use AI-powered rotoscoping.

Make film magic with less time and effort. After Effects rotoscoping tools track your subject’s movement so you speed through your workflow.
Learn about rotoscoping

Create cinemagraphs.

Bring together the best of still and moving images with cinemagraphs — still images with subtle movement that engage and intrigue viewers.
Make your own cinemagraph

Apply amazing video effects.

Add colour, light leaks and glitches. Make it rain or make it snow. There’s no end to the video effects you can use to give your footage just the right feel.
Explore video effects

Frequently asked questions about your free trial.

Yes, you can download a 7-day free trial of After Effects. The free trial is the official, full version of the app — it includes all the features and updates in the latest version of After Effects.

With Adobe After Effects, you can create incredible motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video and the web.

No, this free trial is available only for desktop. Adobe does offer a collection of free mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Learn more

No, After Effects is available only as part of a Creative Cloud membership. You can choose a Single App plan with After Effects only or a plan that includes more apps. We offer Creative Cloud plans for individuals, students and teachers, photographers, institutions and businesses. Learn more

Yes, students and teachers are eligible for a discount of over 33% off Creative Cloud All Apps for the first year. Start by downloading the 7-day free trial, making sure to use your school email address when you sign up. Get more details on Creative Cloud for students.

Yes, this After Effects trial works on both macOS and Windows. See system requirements

Your free trial starts when you check out and it lasts for seven days. The trial will automatically convert to a paid Creative Cloud membership when it’s complete, unless you cancel before then.

No, After Effects is our most up to date version and the only version of After Effects you can download for a free trial.

There’s even more to your Creative Cloud membership.

Step-by-step tutorials.

Browse hundreds of video tutorials for every skill level.
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Easy updates.

New features and updates are included with your membership and they’re always just a click away.

Loads of extras.

Get 100 GB of cloud storage, free mobile apps, file sharing and 500 monthly generative credits for Firefly-powered content creation.

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 7-day free trial, then US$26,44/mo