Adobe Creative Cloud - Apps Installation Guide


This article is for staff and faculty.

Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app is easy to install on your university or personal computer, available for PC or Mac. Note: Only two licenses (office, personal) can be simultaneously logged into the app.

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Who has access to Adobe Creative Cloud Suite?

SVSU staff and faculty have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite through their login credentials. The Enterprise license for Adobe includes a full suite of over 20 applications for graphic design, video editing, web development, and Acrobat DC for editing PDFs.

Access Adobe Apps by your Role at SVSU

Faculty and Staff

  • Creative Cloud Desktop Apps
    • Office
    • Labs 
    • Home
  • Adobe Express Premium
    • Office
    • Labs
    • Home

Registered Students

  • Creative Cloud Desktop Apps
    • Labs
    • Student Employee Work Stations (upon request) 
  • Adobe Express Premium
    • Labs
    • Home

FAQs and How-to Instructions

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How do I install Adobe Creative Cloud on a University-owned: Windows Computer

How do I install Adobe Creative Cloud on a University-owned Mac?

How do I install Adobe Creative Cloud on my personal computer?

Before You Install Creative Cloud. Check your system requirements on your computer to install the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app or the related Adobe apps.

  1. Open our browser, we recommend Google Chrome, Firefox, or Edge and go to
  2. On the main page, click "Sign In" link (upper-right corner). main page click Open Creative Cloud
  3. On the Adobe Sign-in window, you will need to enter your SVSU login credentials, follow the steps below:
    • Enter your SVSU email address then click the "Continue" button.
    • Click "Company or School Account"
    • You may be prompted to authenticate your account using Multi-factor Authentication.
  4. On the main page, click "Open Creative Cloud", (see example image below). click Open Creative Cloud

  5. Once logged in under Suggested, look for DESKTOP Creative Cloud, and click Download.
    adobe website - Adobe CC - Download

  6. The installation file will download to your computer.

  7. Double click the installation file Creative_Cloud_Set-Up, depending on your computer; you will see a different file extension: 

    • Windows: ends with .exe
    • Mac: ends with .dmg  (after installation, you can find a desktop shortcut).

How to Sign in to Adobe Creative Cloud

  1. Open the Adobe Creative Cloud icon on your desktop or Start menu (Windows), or from Applications (Mac).
  2. You will need to sign in to install the available Adobe apps.
  3. On the Adobe ID Sign In the window, follow these steps:
    1. Type in your SVSU email address
    2. Click "Company or School Account"
    3. You are prompted to authenticate your account using MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication.

How to Install Specific Adobe Applications

  1. In the left navigation, you will see all the Apps available for installation. 
  2. Click All Apps, or click the category in the left menu (i.e., Photo, Graphic Design, Video, etc.) to find a specific app.
  3. You can choose the app you want by clicking Install, you will see a progress bar.
  4. When installation has finished you will receive a notification and see the application in the list Installed Apps.
  5. You can Open your app from inside Adobe Creative Cloud or open it as a single application from your Windows or Mac computer.

An image: Adobe Creative Cloud Interface with call outs

Adobe App categories

You can install specific Adobe apps on your university or personal computer (Windows and Mac) some of the common categories (left menu) most users use are below, when you click on a category you will see the related apps with the feature.  As a reminder you can only be logged into 2 devices at a time, you will need to log out of one of devices

  • Photo
  • Firefly and Generative AI
  • Graphic Design
  • Video
  • Illustration
  • Acrobat and PDF

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