Get a free trial of After Effects.

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

7 days free

Try for free

Get a free trial of After Effects.

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

7 days free

Try for free


Trial includes the full version of After Effects


You won’t be charged until after your 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 free 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.

Will this free After Effects 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 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 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.

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 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



What can you do with Creative Cloud?

Cut video

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

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Motion graphics software

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

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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.

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Video editing software

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

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