How To Get Adobe After Effects On Macbook

Adobe After Effects is a robust software for video editing and creating visual effects, highly popular among professionals and enthusiasts alike. If you have a MacBook and want to use Adobe After Effects, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps of downloading, installing, and getting started with Adobe After Effects on your MacBook.

Step 1: Checking Your MacBook’s Compatibility

Before you download Adobe After Effects, it’s essential to ensure that your MacBook meets the software’s system requirements. Adobe After Effects requires macOS versions 10.13 (High Sierra) or later. You also need at least 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended) and 6GB of available hard-disk space for installation.

Step 2: Purchase or Try Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a paid software, but Adobe offers a 7-day free trial for new users. You can purchase the software or start your free trial by visiting Adobe’s official website at:

Step 3: Download Adobe After Effects

Once you’ve decided to purchase or try the software, you’ll need to download it. To do this:

  • Visit the Adobe After Effects product page.
  • Click on the ‘Free Trial’ or ‘Buy Now’ button, depending on what you’ve decided.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in or create your Adobe account and complete the transaction.
  • Once the transaction is complete, you can download the Adobe After Effects installation file.

Step 4: Install Adobe After Effects

After downloading the installation file, you can install Adobe After Effects on your MacBook. Here’s how:

<li>Locate the downloaded Adobe After Effects file in your 'Downloads' folder and double-click it to start the installation.</li>

<li>When the installer window appears, sign in with your Adobe account.</li>

<li>Select the destination for the installation or leave it as the default location and click 'Install'.</li>

<li>Wait for the installation to complete.</li>

Once the installation is complete, Adobe After Effects should be ready to use on your MacBook.

Step 5: Open and Get Started with Adobe After Effects

Now that you’ve installed Adobe After Effects, you can launch it by searching for ‘Adobe After Effects’ in the Spotlight (Command + Space) and clicking on the app.

From there, you can start a new project and begin exploring the software’s powerful features. Take advantage of Adobe’s Resources and Tutorials to help you get started.


Getting Adobe After Effects on your MacBook is a straightforward process. Make sure you meet the system requirements, download the installation file from the official Adobe website, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. Once you’ve done that, you can start creating stunning visual effects and professional videos right on your MacBook.