Adobe Creative Cloud Software

Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe CC) brings together all the latest versions of Adobe professional software applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat DC, and Illustrator, among others.

Where Can I Find the Software


Adobe CC software is installed on all computer lab and classroom workstations.

Those students that enroll in an eligible Art, Music, or Mass Communication course will be able to install the software on a Personal/Unmanaged machine.

Student Employees

The Adobe CC software is available to Student Employees. A supervisor will need to contact the Service Desk with the node name of the student employee workstation for installation.

Faculty and Staff

Adobe CC is available for Faculty and Staff that require it. Faculty and staff have special installation instructions:

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to uninstall all Apps before updating?


​What apps are included in this package?

Photoshop, Acrobat DC, & Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Dreamweaver, Animate, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and InCopy.. Also included, but not available in labs are Lightoom, XD, Dimension, and Fuse.

What about the apps that are not included?

Apps like Encore will remain licensed under your personal purchases.

What if I'm having issues logging in?

Be sure that you are not using your email alias to login. You will need to use your username.

What if I can't log into the Desktop App?

Please follow the Force Sign Out instructions on how to logout of trail accounts and log into SHSU account.

Is there a limit on the number of computers that I can install?

Limit of number of computers: Yes; 5 total installs, 2 concurrent uses/logins

Will I be able to access this once I graduate, separate or retire from the university?

Once you no longer have an active affiliation with the university that qualifies for an entitlement, you will need to use a personal account to purchase services/access from Adobe.

I am a student that is enrolled in an eligible course. Do I retain my Adobe CC access for my personal machine once the course ends?

No. This access is removed at the conclusion of the eligible course. Be sure that you save any work you wish to keep to your SHSU OneDrive or other preferred storage space.