What is Creative Cloud?

It's a membership that gives you access to all of Adobe’s photography, design, video, and web apps on all your desktop and mobile devices. If you're a student or a teacher, you're eligible for big back-to-school savings.

What is Creative Cloud?

Yes you can have it all.

Creative Cloud gives you all the apps you need for any creative field you want to explore. You can seriously make almost anything. Create and share an animated video in two minutes. Or make a feature film with the same editing tools they're using in Hollywood. Make a website for your band. Or your business. Discover what a creative genius you are.
Photoshop
Indesign
Dreamweaver
Premiere
Lightroom
Illustrator
Muse
After Effects
Photoshop Mix
Capture
Comp
Premiere Clip
 

 

See what students are making.

Students are using Creative Cloud apps to get their ideas out there, get noticed — even get their careers going.
Sarah made a poster.  
Sarah made a poster.
 
 
Sam made a sizzle reel.  
Sam made a sizzle reel.
 
 
Zenzele made an animated GIF  
Zenzele made an animated GIF.
Sarah made a poster.  
Maddy made a t-shirt.
 
 
Nathan made a resume.  
Nathan made a resume.
 
 
Sandra made an app.  
Sandra made an app.
Show the world what you can do.

Show the world what you can do.

Your membership includes new Adobe Portfolio, which makes it easy to create a beautiful custom portfolio website. And Portfolio syncs seamlessly with Behance — the world's largest creative community — so you can get discovered.

Good to know.

Download apps to your desktop
Download apps to your desktop.
All your Creative Cloud desktop apps run from your hard drive, not a web browser. Once the apps are installed, you won't need an Internet connection to use them.
Upgrade at your own pace.
Upgrade at your own pace.
You'll always have access to the latest applications, but you're never forced to upgrade. You can even revert back to older versions of apps if you like. Update when you're ready — it's up to you.
Keep your files as long as you like.
Keep your files as long as you like.
When you sync files to Creative Cloud, you'll always have a local copy of them. Even if you cancel your Creative Cloud membership, your files remain on your local hard drive.
  1. Do I need to be online to access my desktop apps? Do I need to be online to access my desktop apps?

    No, the desktop applications in Creative Cloud, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, are installed directly on your computer, so you don't need an ongoing Internet connection to use them.

    An Internet connection is required the first time you install and license your apps, but you can use the apps in offline mode with a valid software license. The desktop apps will attempt to validate your software licenses every 30 days.

    Annual members can use the apps for up to 99 days in offline mode. Month-to-month members can use the software for up to 30 days in offline mode.

  2. What happens to my files in the cloud if I cancel or downgrade my membership? What happens to my files in the cloud if I cancel or downgrade my membership?

    Your Creative Cloud files are stored on your desktop as well as on the Creative Cloud servers. If you cancel or downgrade your paid membership, you will still have access to all of the files in the Creative Cloud folder on your computer and via the Creative Cloud website.

    Your account will be downgraded to a free membership, which includes 2GB of storage. If you’re using more than 2GB of storage, you will not be able to upload any new files to the cloud until the amount of online space used in your account drops below your allotted amount.

    If you are over your storage limit, you have 90 days to reduce your online usage or you may lose access to some or all of your files saved on the Creative Cloud servers.

  3. As a Creative Cloud member, am I required to install an upgrade to a desktop application when it becomes available? As a Creative Cloud member, am I required to install an upgrade to a desktop application when it becomes available?

    No, you can continue using your current version of the product as long as you have an active membership. You have flexibility on when and if you install a new release.

  4. How do students and teachers purchase Creative Cloud for personal use on their own computers? How do students and teachers purchase Creative Cloud for personal use on their own computers?

    Students and teachers can purchase Creative Cloud at a discounted price. See the Students and Teachers plans page.