Downloading & Installing Adobe Creative Cloud

Downloads take time please be patient

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

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The cloud provides you all the installation files but the actual software will run from your computer.  While you have the ability to store your files in the cloud you will need the software loaded on the local computer to make updates to those files.

The Creative Cloud service comes with a manager application which helps you to download new software products, keep existing products up to date, and see your files on the cloud service.  Simply find the application you want to install and press the install button.  

Downloads take time please be patient

Download software will show you a percentage completeThe download process will automatically start. Be sure that you are connected to a reliable internet source and we recommend that you use a wired connection when possible although it is not required.

A percentage download will show for the application you are downloading.  If you are downloading multiple applications you will see a separate indicator next to each application.

These files can be very large and take anywhere from just a few minutes to significant blocks of time depending on your connection speed.

Adobe will detect your system settings and download the appropriate software for you computer, so there is need to worry about a PC vs Mac version.  After the software has been downloaded and installed you can being using it immediately. Adobe CC will require you to sign in using your Adobe ID for the first time and periodically may ask for it after that point.

Run the manager at any time to keep your applications updated with the latest fixes from Adobe.

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 Opens in new window and Adobe TV Opens in new window for free. Check there periodically for updated tutorials and new feature presentations.