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

1)  Download now for macOS and Windows.
2) Create motion graphics and visual effects.
3) After your 7-day free trial ends, your Creative Cloud membership will continue, unless cancelled before free trial ends.

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.

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 and file sharing features.

Frequently asked questions about your free trial.

Can I download After Effects for free?

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.

Do students get a discount if they decide to purchase after the free trial?

Yes, students and teachers are eligible for a big discount on 20+ Creative Cloud apps — 65% off. Learn more

What can Adobe After Effects be used for?

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

Will this free After Effects work on macOS and Windows?

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

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

How long does the free trial last?

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.

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

Can I download a trial version of After Effects CS6?

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

What can you do with Creative Cloud?

Cut video

Cut video quickly and efficiently for everything from social media to an 8K theatrical release.

Motion graphics software

Get from first concept to finished motion graphic faster with tools that work at the speed of your imagination. 

Capture video

No matter what video capture device you’re using, it’s easy to create stunning film, video and web content with Adobe desktop and mobile apps. 

Video editing software

Create compelling content with motion graphics and compositing techniques. Export your finished video for social media or 4K film releases. 

Try After Effects.

7-day free trial, then €24.59/mo