Ohio University

Adobe Creative Cloud

Subscription access to popular Adobe titles like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Audition, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, and many other desktop and mobile applications.

How to Access

Free personal access through July 6, 2020

Note: The version available below is meant for use on personally owned devices only. If you install this version on a university-owned device, you may receive an error.

  1. Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your full @ohio.edu email address to sign in.
  2. If prompted, select Company or School Account.
  3. From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.
  4. For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps.

Self-guided learning opportunities

For Higher Education students to continue developing skills, Adobe offers free “Daily Creative Challenges”. These are guided projects where participants receive creative prompts and connect with pros, mentors, and other students for feedback and support. Click on the app name to learn more: 

Additionally, for inspiration and over-the-shoulder learning, watch pros share their creative process on Adobe Live daily

For faculty seeking to engage students during campus closures, Adobe has curated resources to help them discover inspiring projects, best practices, and new ideas so they can continue to drive valuable learning in virtual environments. Learn more about Adobe’s distance learning resources

Faculty/Staff Individual Licenses

These licenses are tied to a specific OHIO ID and allow for installation on up to two computers, one of which can be personally-owned. To order, contact the IT Service Desk with the following information:

  • Software Title
  • Operating System
  • Quantity
  • OHIO ID of each individual who needs a license
  • Departmental account number for billing

Once we have processed your order, the IT Service Desk will email you a download link. 

Device-Based Licenses for Labs and Shared Workstations

These licenses are tied to a single, Active Directory-joined computer that can be used by multiple individuals, including students. To order, contact the IT Service Desk with the following information:

  • Software Title
  • Operating System
  • Quantity
  • Active Directory (AD) computer name of each device
  • Departmental account number for billing

Once we have processed your order, the installer will be available from the licensed computer's Software Center. 

Features

  • Graphic design
  • Multimedia production
  • Cloud-delivered applications and updates

Platform

  • Windows
  • Mac OS

Eligibility

Temporary eligibility to facilitate online instruction

Adobe is temporarily making Creative Cloud available at no charge to OHIO students and faculty for personal device use through May 31, 2020. 

Normal eligibility

  • Faculty and Staff: Exclusive use by a single individual on one university-owned computer and one personally-owned computer or shared use on a single university-owned computer. 
  • Students: Available in some labs and on some university-owned, shared workstations. For personal access, visit Adobe's Creative Cloud student sales page.

Cost

  • Temporary access: Free for use on personally owned student and faculty devices through May 31, 2020.
  • Normal access: $200 per year per license