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What is Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a suite of Adobe applications including

  • Acrobat Pro
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Dreamweaver
  • Lightroom
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere
  • and more

Even though it is called Creative Cloud, these applications are installed on your computer and not running in the cloud.  Creative Cloud does include some cloud storage for documents and cloud based assets like fonts and templates.

Licensing Information

Carleton licenses Creative Cloud for some users.  Faculty and staff who have a license can install Creative Cloud applications on two computers where they are the primary user.  This includes personally owned computers.

Lab and Classroom Availability

Adobe Creative Cloud is available in some refreshing labs and classrooms.

Installation Instructions

Faculty and Staff

Contact the ITS helpdesk to join Carleton's early adopters program.

  1. If you don't already have one, create an Adobe ID.
  2. If you are upgrading to a new version of Acrobat, please uninstall any previous versions of Adobe Creative Cloud applications.  You do not need to uninstall Adobe Reader.
  3. If the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app is not installed on your computer, please install the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app from the K1000 
    1. If you are installing on your personal computer, download the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app from Adobe
  4. Click on the   next to the clock on your computer (or find the Adobe Creative Cloud application in your Mac Applications folder or Windows Start Menu)
  5. Sign in with your Adobe ID
  6. Click on Apps

  7. Under My Apps and Services, you will see a list of applications that have been assigned to you

  8. Click Install next to the Adobe application you wish to install

    1. Windows users will no longer need to provide their .\admin password to install or update their Adobe products.

    2. If you need to install older versions of Adobe applications

      1. Click on the   next to the clock on our computer (or found in your Mac Applications folder or Windows Start Menu

      2. Click on the three vertical dots on the upper right corner and select Preferences

      3. Click on Creative Cloud

      4. Click on Show Older Apps

      5. Click on the < in the upper left corner to exit the Preferences

      6. Under My Apps and Services, you will see a list of applications that have been assigned to you

      7. Find the Adobe application you wish to install

      8. Click on the v on the Install button and select manage

      9. Click Other Versions
      10. Select the desired version

Lab, Classroom, and Student Stations

Contact the ITS helpdesk to request an installation.

Please uninstall any previous versions of Adobe Creative Cloud applications.  You do not need to uninstall Adobe Reader.