Try After Effects with a 7-day free trial

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

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Free trial includes the full version of After Effects

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


Make a big scene bigger.

Create cinematic movie 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 movie 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 awesome video effects.

Add color, 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 big discount on 20+ Creative Cloud apps — 60% off. Learn more

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.
Get started

Easy updates.

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

Loads of extras.

Get 100GB of cloud storage, free mobile apps, and file sharing features.

Try After Effects.

7-day free trial, then US$20.99/mo.