In this brief guide, we've outlined the pricing model for Adobe's visual effects software, After Effects. So, how much does Adobe After Effects cost? There are a few answers to that question, depending on your needs.
How Much Does After Effects Cost?
Before January 2017, you could purchase Adobe software as a perpetual license, which is a fancy way of saying "buy a copy that never expires". Now, you can only access the latest Adobe software through Creative Cloud, a subscription-based service that is offered as a month-to-month or annual option. It's still possible to buy older versions of After Effects online, but you won't be able to update them, so we don't recommend this approach.
Just like with Photoshop, Illustrator, and various other Adobe programs, you can purchase After Effects as a "Single App" subscription, which is $19.99 per month. This subscription also includes a personal website for your creative portfolio, with 20 GB of cloud storage to manage the digital files.
If you need access to a broader range of tools, we recommend the "All Apps" subscription. This includes every Adobe application (over 20 in total), such as After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and many more. It also includes the personal website and 20 GB of cloud-based storage.