How to get Envato Elements free?

We explain how to download files from Envato for free

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I have been using Envato Elements for years, both as a free and paid user. During this time, I found all the possible shortcuts you can take to get Envato Elements free legally.

Keep reading if you’d like to learn more about how to download Envato Elements for free.

What are Envato Elements free files?

Envato Elements free files

Envato Elements free files is a collection of 12 hand-picked files, including videos, fonts, templates, presentations, and more. Each month, Envato Elements selects 12 new files that you can download totally free of charge. All you need to do is create a free account.

Although you may use these free files as if you had a paying subscription, there are two key differences:

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

Of the two, having no indemnity is the bigger deal. Firstly, you get zero protection for using these assets, so if you get sued, all monetary obligations are solely on you. Secondly, if you’re freelancing, most companies or agencies you work for require you to license assets with indemnity. That’s because they don’t want to be held responsible if anything goes wrong.

What should you do?

If you need more assets and/or if you want indemnity on the assets you download, the next logical step is to get the Envato Elements subscription. Currently, the best Envato offers include the following:

  • Annual discount (57% off): Pay $16.50 a month instead of $39.00 a month when you subscribe yearly. Get 57% off »
  • Photutorial discount (70% off): Loyal Photutorial readers get a 70% discount on the first month of the Envato Elements subscription, paying just $11.70. Get 70% off »
  • Student discount (30% off): Student discount is available for eligible students. You can also combine it with the annual discount to reduce the monthly price to $11.50 a month, the lowest possible subscription fee. Get 30% off »

What about the free trial?

Envato Elements used to offer a free trial, which got canceled in March 2023.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a free version of Envato?

Yes, you can download 12 free files from Envato Elements each month.

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.


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