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Browse hundred of video tutorials for every skill level.
Browse hundreds of video tutorials for every skill level.

Free trial FAQ

Will this free After Effects trial work on macOS and Windows?
Yes, this After Effects trial works on both macOS and Windows. See system requirements ›
How long does the free trial last?
Your free trial starts the day you install After Effects and lasts for seven days. 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 you can download for a free trial.
Do students get a t if they decide to purchase after the free trial?
Yes, students and teachers are eligible for a big discount on the entire collection of Creative Cloud apps — 60% off. Learn more ›
Is the free trial a complete version of After Effects?
Yes, it includes all the features and updates in the latest version of After Effects.
Can I download the free trial to my phone?
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 ›
Can I get After Effects without a Creative Cloud membership?
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 ›