Adobe Creative Cloud

On the Chico State campus, we use both person-based licenses and device-based licenses. Device-based licenses are associated with the computer itself and is on most lab computers. Signing into the computer will give you access to every Adobe app installed on that device. Person-based licenses are assigned to your Chico credentials allowing you to use Adobe Creative Cloud on your personal devices.

To gain access to Adobe Creative Cloud, follow these steps:

Step 1: Request License

To get access to the full Creative Cloud suite, you can submit a request to IT Support Services: 

Step 2: Wait for a Response from ITSS

Step 3: Install Adobe Creative Cloud

If you are on a campus-managed device, you will need to find Adobe Creative Cloud in an Application Catalog.  Instructions for both Windows and Mac are here:

If you are installing on your own personal device, you can find help for installing Adobe Creative Cloud here:

Step 4: Log into Adobe

You can log into using your credentials to get access to Adobe Creative Cloud. You can find out how to do that here:

Adobe Creative Cloud Overview

Adobe Creative Cloud is a group of applications used for design, productivity, and development. Adobe CC is available on Windows and Mac desktops, as well as some mobile devices.

Popular Adobe Creative Cloud applications include:

  • Photoshop CC: Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, and more.
  • Stock: A collection of stock photographs
  • Illustrator: Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.
  • InDesign: Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.
  • XD: Design, prototype, and share user experiences.
  • Lightroom: Edit, organize, store, and share photos from anywhere.
  • Premiere (Pro/Rush): Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.
  • After Effects: Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.
  • Bridge: Centralized desktop access for all your files and assets.
  • Acrobat DC: View, edit, and annotate PDFs from anywhere.
  • Dreamweaver: Design and develop modern, responsive websites.
  • Audition: Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.
  • InCopy: Make text edits and layout modifications without impacting designs.
  • Prelude: Metadata ingest, logging, and rough cuts.

All Chico Faculty, Staff, and Students have been given access to Adobe Shared Device Access. Adobe Shared Device Access is a program that lets users create a variety of visual content, including animations, posters, and social media posts without needing the full Creative Cloud license. 

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