We independently review everything we recommend. When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. Learn more ›

How to Get Envato Elements Free?

Matic Broz profile picture By Matic Broz Updated August 15, 2022
How to get Envato Elements for free thumbnail

There are two legitimate methods to get Envato Elements for free. There are also illegal ways, but we recommend you not use them because you will get sued. We’ve seen it happen.

We recommend you employ these two options:

1. Free trial

The best way to get Envato Elements free is with the 7-day free trial, which is available with the Individual plan, which otherwise costs $16.50–$39.00/month. The free trial gives you unlimited access to the entire Envato Elements collection of 6.2 million photos, 3.1 million videos, and other creative assets.

How to get Envato Elements free trial?

If you’re a new Envato customer, you can get the free trial in these 5 easy steps:

  1. Go to elements.envato.com/pricing.
  2. Click the “Start 7-day free trial” button.
  3. Sign in or create a new account.
  4. Enter your payment information (you won’t be charged until the end of the trial).
  5. Click the “Complete order” button.

Will you get charged?

No, you won’t be charged until the free trial ends. So you have 7 days to decide if you want to subscribe or cancel the trial after it expires. There are also no hidden tricks or fees, so you don’t have to worry about when you cancel the trial–you may do it on the last day.

Envato Elements free trial payment
Proof that you pay nothing for 7 days with the free trial

What if you decide to subscribe?

The cheapest way to continue your subscription is with the yearly subscription plan, which costs 57% less than the monthly ($16.50 vs. $39.00 per month). This means getting the yearly plan is cheaper even if you use it for just 5 months.

Envato Elements yearly vs monthly
Yearly vs. monthly plans

You must choose which one you want at the free trial checkout, even if you cancel the trial.

What can you do with the free trial?

A free trial is equivalent to a paying subscription—you may download an unlimited number of creative assets from the entire collection. You also get full rights with the Envato Elements License, meaning you may use the downloads also for commercial purposes.

2. Free downloads

Envato Elements creates a collection of 12 files every month, containing videos, images, and other creative assets. You may use and download these assets for free if you create a free account first. To clarify, you need a free account and not a free trial.

Envato Elements free downloads collection
An example of free downloads collection

However, these creative assets are slightly different from those you get from the free trial in two key aspects:

  1. You may use each file in only one project.
  2. You get zero indemnity (legal liability).

Frequently asked questions

Is there a free version of Envato?

Yes, you can get a 7-day free version of Envato. During this period, you get unlimited access to the entire collection of creative assets. If you don’t cancel the trial, you pay a monthly ($39.00) or yearly ($198.00) fee.

How do I get free files from Envato?

Envato offers free files via the free trial or by creating an account and downloading files from the collection of 12 monthly free files. You may use both of these for commercial purposes and on social media.

How do I download all Envato elements?

You may not use a scraper (a bot) to automate downloading Envato assets. You may download and license each asset manually, but you’re not allowed to scrape the collection.

What’s next?

Based on our experience, we recommend you start with the free trial and select the yearly plan at the checkout. This way, you’ll get the most out of your money if you decide not to cancel, as the yearly plan is 57% cheaper.

There are several other unlimited downloads options similar to Envato, but none of them has a free trial, except one. Canva is our go-to all-in-one graphic design solution that even has a 30-day free trial, 110 million photos, and many videos.

About your guide

Matic Broz profile image
Matic Broz

Matic Broz is a photographer, graphic designer, and stock photographer. For over ten years he's been helping photographers improve their photos and graphic designers find the best images for their designs. His work has been featured by Lifewire, Skylum, and PetaPixel. In his free time, he enjoys photography, hiking, and petting random dogs. Read more

Information provided on Photutorial is for educational purposes only. Your situation is unique and the products and services we review may not be right for your circumstances. We do not offer financial advice, nor do we recommend or advise individuals to buy or sell particular stocks or services. Performance information may have changed since the time of publication. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Photutorial adheres to strict editorial integrity standards. To the best of our knowledge, all content is accurate as of the date posted, though offers contained herein may no longer be available. The opinions expressed are the author’s alone and have not been provided, approved, or otherwise endorsed by our partners.

Get 40 free images with Adobe StockGet free