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


The Adobe Creative Cloud license is only available to active UMBC employees (access will no longer be available upon leaving UMBC employment). The Adobe Creative Cloud is downloaded directly from Adobe's website. Regarding Adobe apps on mobile devices: Although this page is meant for Adobe desktop apps, there is a limited selection of Adobe apps and features available for mobile devices (like desktop apps, mobile apps require your UMBC email address to license). Please go here to see what mobile apps are available and read the Adobe mobile apps FAQ for more information.


To access Adobe Creative Cloud apps, please do the following:

  1. Download and install the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Sign in to the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  3. Choose the apps you want to install.

To avoid install issues, please sign in exactly as explained in the instructions above. Please refer to the Fixes for Adobe Creative Cloud issues guide if you experience license and install issues.