Follow the steps below to get up and running with your After Effects software.

1 - Download and install

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Click Download After Effects below to begin downloading After Effects. Follow the onscreen instructions to sign-in and install. (Don’t worry if you start on the free trial page. You’ll download your subscription version once you sign in.)

Help with your membership

Forgot your Adobe ID or password?

Your Adobe ID is the email address you used when you first started a trial or purchased an Adobe app or membership. Find solutions to common Adobe ID and sign-in issues.

Why do I have to sign in to use After Effects?

You need to sign in periodically for licensing validation -- every 30 days for monthly members and every 99 days for annual members. Sign-in is also required when you download or update After Effects. For more information, see Sign in and sign out to activate or deactivate Creative Cloud apps.

Can I install After Effects on another computer?

You can install After Effects and other Creative Cloud apps on up to two computers. If you want to install it on a third computer, you need to deactivate it on one of your previous machines. Learn more about activating and deactivating Creative Cloud apps.

How can I get my invoice?

You can print an invoice form your account on Adobe.com. For details, see Print a payment receipt or invoice.