Adobe Creative Cloud – (2022)

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Effective August 29, 2022, UA Adobe Creative Cloud accounts will include 85% of Adobe Stock content! UA students, faculty and staff can now use Adobe Stock content including images, videos, templates and more!

Join OIT for a kick-off event on theQuad Sept. 12 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. as part of the 2022 Adobe Celebration Week, Sept. 12-16. All week we’ll feature guest presenters and host workshops focused around the Adobe Creative Cloud Tools.

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During the 2022 Adobe Celebration Week, we’ll dive into new Adobe offerings that utilize some of the most exciting trends in emerging technology: interactive design, on-the-go video storytelling, and more. As a reminder, Adobe Creative Cloud is available to all UA students, faculty and staff. This event is designed to spur creativity and encourage the use of Adobe Creative Cloud software across campus. We hope you’ll join us!

See a full list of events taking place on-campus for the 2022 Adobe Celebration Week!

Adobe Creative Cloud – (1)

Adobe Creative Cloud provides apps and services to elevate your content. Adobe offers tools to enhance your photography, create graphics, develop videos, print materials, websites and more! Bonus! With your UA Creative Cloud account, you have access to most Adobe Stock content.

Creative Cloud Web Tools

  • Creative Cloud Express
  • Adobe Fonts
  • Behance
  • Acrobat
  • Portfolio
  • Lightroom

Creative Cloud Desktop Apps

  • Creative Cloud Express – Premium
  • Adobe Stock Access to Approximately 85% of Adobe Stock Content
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Prelude
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Aero
  • Adobe Character Animator
  • Adobe Fresco on the iPad
  • Adobe Illustrator on the iPad
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Adobe Photoshop on the iPad
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic
  • Adobe Premiere Rush
  • Adobe Substance 3D Collection
  • Adobe XD
  • Acrobat Reader mobile
  • Adobe Capture
  • Adobe Comp
  • Adobe Connect
  • Adobe Fill & Sign
  • Adobe Scan
  • Adobe Sign
  • Photoshop Camera

Creative Cloud Mobile Apps

  • Creative Cloud Express
  • Photoshop
  • Photoshop Camera
  • Photoshop Express
  • Photoshop Fix
  • Photoshop Mix
  • Lightroom
  • Premiere Rush
  • Fresco
  • Aero
  • Capture
  • Spark Video
  • Spark Page
  • Behance
  • XD
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Scan
  • Comp
  • Illustrator

Creative Cloud Storage

An Adobe Enterprise ID includes 100GB of cloud storage; however, OIT recommends Box or OneDrivecloud storage which is secure, encrypted and HIPAA compliant.

Creative Cloud at UA

Join the Creative Community

Adobe Creative Cloud is even more fun with colleagues. Join the Adobe Creatives Microsoft Team to connect with other students and faculty who are using Adobe Creative Cloud in their courses. This space offers news, updates and events from Adobe, and it also serves as a space to build community among Adobe users.


No cost to UA faculty, staff or students.



Student Access

No activation necessary. Download Adobe CC apps, login as with your Enterprise ID (crimson email address and myBama password) and start making creative work with Adobe Creative Cloud!

Faculty/Staff Access

UA faculty and staff can activate their accounts to get started. Once your account is activated, download Adobe CC apps and sign in with your Enterprise credentials.

UA faculty and staff have the option of choosing from an Adobe Acrobat account or an Adobe Creative Cloud account. Most faculty and staff require an Adobe Acrobat account. Faculty and staff who have a need to use Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign and other creative tools may use an Adobe Creative Cloud account. Please note that Adobe Creative Cloud does also include Acrobat.

Training & Tutorials

Adobe provides video trainings and tutorials for many of their tools. Visit the links below to get started.

Check out what other schools are doing with Adobe on the Adobe Education Exchange.

UA faculty and staff can receive additional training through the UA LMS LinkedIn Learning portal.

Get Started – Creative Cloud Express

Wondering where to start with Adobe apps? Visit Creative Cloud Express. Creative Cloud Express is a template-driven platform that makes it easier than ever before to create professional and captivating designs.

Creative Cloud Express combines the powers of Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe PDF tools into one application, allowing users to create social media posts, promotional posters, videos and more. Creative Cloud Express has a similar look and functionality as Adobe Spark, but with new assets and editing features.

We’ve created a step-by-step guide for you on how to create a page in Creative Cloud Express. Get started today.

Request a personalized Adobe training from The Office of Information Technology.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is my UA Enterprise email address?

For faculty and staff, your Enterprise email address is your email address. For students, it is your Crimson email address.

What if I already have an Adobe ID?

In order to obtain the UA licensed Adobe software at no charge, you will need to login with an Enterprise Account. Please follow the steps above to set up your account.

What if I already have an Adobe Creative Cloud Apps on my machine?

That’s great, you do not have to download new apps. You will simply need to login with your Enterprise Account to authenticate your applications.

Why do I get the message that I am using a free trial?

Chances are, you might have logged in as a Personal Account rather than with a Company or School account. Log out, and log back in after choosing “Company or School Account”. You will then login with your myBama username and password and be able to use the software under UA’s enterprise license.

How do I migrate content stored online with my personal Adobe ID account to the UA Enterprise account?

Adobe has helpful information on their website for backing up accounts and transferring assets.

Can I use my Adobe login on multiple devices?

Enterprise ID licenses allow for two active installations on two different devices.

Why am I getting a message that I already have an account?

You may have previously created an Adobe ID with your email address.You will need to create a new Adobe Enterprise Account in order to use the version provided to faculty and staff at no cost. Click the button above and follow the steps to get started.

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Why am I getting a message that my username is not valid?

Students should enter their full Crimson email address, faculty and staff should enter their email address. The application will not recognize just usernames, rather complete UA email addresses.

Why must students have an Adobe ID to use Adobe in computer labs?

UA has a shared device license to provide Adobe software in computer labs. An Adobe ID is required to access and use Adobe software. Students can quickly create an Adobe ID on the Adobe website, or they can login with an existing Adobe ID.

I am graduating. Can I keep the content I have created in Adobe?

Yes! We encourage all graduating students to create a personal Adobe account and migrate all work from their UA account to a personal account upon graduation from the University. More information on this process is available on Adobe’s website.

Lab Admins

Lab Administrators may install Adobe on shared machines in a lab or student environment. To be granted access to this procedure, please contact the IT Service Desk.

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Eligibility and Cost

There is no cost for current UA students, faculty or staff to use Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Licensing Information

Enterprise ID licenses allow for two active installations on two different devices. A personally owned devices may be selected as one of the devices.

The Education License allows UA students, faculty and staff to reproduce, archive, modify and display the asset for purposes related to their professional, academic, and course work, including use in marketing and promotional materials, presentations, decorations, and digital productions that benefit the institution, college, or university. Using Stock for personal financial gain via the Education provisioning is not allowed.

Software Information

For faculty and staff, the Enterprise ID is only valid while you are employed at UA. If you are no longer a faculty or staff member at UA, your account will not be active. For students, the Enterprise ID is only valid while you are currently enrolled in a course.

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Is Adobe free with edu email? ›

No, Adobe Creative Cloud is not free for college students — but we do offer a seven-day free trial. It provides free access to over 20 apps, including Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro, plus 100GB of cloud storage.

How do I get Adobe Creative Cloud as a student? ›

The easiest way to get Adobe's student pricing is to go to Adobe's Student Pricing page and make the purchase with your student email address. Adobe states on its terms and conditions: “If you provide a school-issued email address during purchase you are instantly verified”.

Do Uni students get Adobe for free? ›

Adobe Creative Cloud apps are now free to access with your Unikey during the campus closure. Available on any device, find out more information on how to access these online apps.

How do I get the student and teacher discount on Adobe Creative Cloud? ›

How do I get a student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud? The easiest way to get a student discount of over 60% on Adobe Creative Cloud is to visit the Creative Cloud Plans and Pricing page. Provide a school-issued email address during purchase so you can be instantly verified.

How Do I Get Creative Cloud for free? ›

Adobe offers you a free Creative Cloud membership, which comes with a host of benefits. Even if you have not subscribed to a Creative Cloud plan, you can take advantage of the free Creative Cloud membership.

How can I get Adobe for free in school? ›

To qualify for free home Adobe CC access, students need to be from a school or college that is an Adobe education customer. It's worth noting it's not the most straightforward of processes and therefore might not happen immediately.

Does Adobe verify teacher status? ›

When teachers start to set up a classroom account, Adobe will verify that the teacher is a verified teacher in the United States. Adobe uses a third-party verification system, SheerID, to validate that the person signing up is a teacher.

Does Adobe student expire? ›

Access to free software, including Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft 365, expires on the last day of the semester in which you are registered. However, if you check your account and find that you still have access past your graduation date, prepare for it to close without notice.

Do college students get Photoshop free? ›

Photoshop is included in the Creative Cloud All Apps plan for students at US$19.99/mo for your first year.

Is Adobe free for teachers? ›

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How does Adobe verify you are a teacher? ›

Use a school-issued email address

If you provide a school-issued email address during purchase, you are instantly verified. (A school email address may include . edu, . k12, or other email domains sponsored by educational institutions.)

How do I qualify for Adobe teacher discount? ›

Proof of eligibility may include: Dated copy of a letter of intent to homeschool. Current membership ID to a homeschool association (for example, the Home School Legal Defense Association)
Types of proof of enrollment include:
  1. School ID card.
  2. Report card.
  3. Transcript.
  4. Tuition bill or statement.

How can I use Adobe without paying? ›

Here is a list of free software you can download from Adobe:
  1. Creative Suite 2 (Mac)
  2. Acrobat 3D 1.0 for Windows (Win)
  3. Acrobat Standard 7.0 (Mac/Win)
  4. Acrobat Pro 8.0 (Mac/Win)
  5. Audition 3.0 (Win)
  6. GoLive CS2 (Mac/Win)
  7. Illustrator CS2 (Mac/Win)
  8. InCopy CS2 (Mac/Win)

Do I have to pay for Adobe Creative Cloud? ›

At the end of your offer term, your subscription will be automatically billed at the standard subscription rate, currently at US$29.99/month (plus applicable taxes), unless you elect to change or cancel your subscription. This pricing is valid for purchases of an annual plan, which requires a 12-month contract.

What happens if I stop paying Adobe? ›

Without a paid plan, you will revert to the free level of Creative Cloud. If you ever need full access to the CC desktop apps again in the future, you can resubscribe, even if just for a month. For more details, see Adobe's Cancellation FAQ.

How does Adobe verify Im a student? ›

If you have received a graduation notification email before the account expiry date, click Verify your education status here in the notification mail. In the Verification screen (automated verification), update your education information and click submit.

Can I use school email for Adobe? ›

Choose between personal and Company or School account

If you have both, a personal (Adobe ID) and a Company or School account (Enterprise ID or Federated ID) associated with the same email address, you see the account-chooser screen. You are asked to choose the account you want to use.

Do college students get Photoshop free? ›

Photoshop is included in the Creative Cloud All Apps plan for students at US$19.99/mo for your first year.

Is Adobe Illustrator free for students? ›

Is Illustrator free for students? Students can try Illustrator with a free 7-day trial of the Creative Cloud All Apps plan. It comes with over 20 apps, including Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom, and Premiere Pro, plus 100GB of cloud storage.

Is Adobe free for teachers? ›

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