Downloading & Installing Adobe Creative Cloud

Downloads take time please be patient

After you have successfuly activated your Creative Cloud license you can start the process of linking your campus login to Adobe Creative Cloud and  downloading your applications.  Adobe CC allows you full access to their products and you only need to download the applications you want to use.  


STEP 1) Download and install Adobe Creative Cloud

  1. Using a web browser, go to Adobe's Creative Cloud download pageOpens in new window .
  2. If the application is already installed, launch the application from your programs (sign out of any current sessions). If not, then allow your browser to open the application installer, then click the 'Sign In' link toward the bottom of the page.  
  3. Enter your CSUF email address in to the 'Email address' field, and click on 'Sign In.sign up screen
  4. Click on 'Company or school account'

select account type


5. On the Microsoft sign in page appears, enter your CSUF email ( and Portal password, and then click on 'Next'.

Microsoft Sign in screen

6. You will be prompted to sign on to CSUF single sign on page with your campus login

Student Authentication Login Page


7. Follow the on screen instructions to download and install Creative Cloud

progress screen

8. When prompted, please remember to click 'Company or school account' when signing in with your campus account you may then install and update applications as desired







Limitations, Restrictions, and Training

Adobe allows you to download applications on no more than two separate computers.  You will need to be signed in to use them. CSUF provides redemption codes for faculty, staff, and students but does not cover community members or auxillary program members.

Training on Adobe products can be found from LinkedIn LearningOpens in new window and Adobe TVOpens in new window for free. Check there periodically for updated tutorials and new feature presentations.