Adobe Creative Cloud for Home Use

Adobe Creative Cloud for Office and Home Use

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Purpose:  Adobe Creative Cloud User Guide

A benefit of the Adobe campus agreement is that faculty and staff may download two copies of creative cloud, one for your office computer and one for personal use at home. Adobe creative products migrated from license keys to named users via the Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise. This will require you to login with your organization credentials, including username and password, (Example – userID@gulfcoast.edu \ password) to access, download, and install Creative Cloud applications.

The applications are installed on your desktop just like any other desktop application. The first time you download any of the individual creative apps, you automatically download Creative Cloud for your desktop. You use the Creative Cloud desktop app to access, download, and update any of the individual creative applications.

Getting Started                                            

Familiarize yourself with the Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise at the links below to get the most use out of your access.

  • User Guide- Get answers and step-by-step instructions for downloading and accessing the Creative Cloud.
  • Beginner’s Guide- Learn the basics and start your first project.
  • Tutorials- Find tutorials to help you expand your skills.
  • Migrating Assets- Migrate content from your existing Adobe ID account to your Federated ID (or organization) account with a few easy steps.

If you need assistance, please contact Technical Support at x3303

Step-by-Step Creative Cloud Desktop Installation Guide

Directions Screenshot Example
If you have Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app installed on your computer today, open the application. If you do not have installed, skip to Step 2.  
Go to the Settings menu (gear icon) and select Preferences. Image of gear and preferences highlighted
On the General tab, click on Sign Out.  
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Click on the Settings menu (gear icon), click on Quit. Image of gear and quit selected
Step 2: Navigate to https://www.adobe.com  
Click on Sign In in the upper right corner. Image of sign in highlighted
On the Adobe ID Sign In window, click Sign In with an Enterprise ID Image of Click on Sign in with an Enterprise ID
Type in your Gulf Coast State College credentials, including email address, and press the tab or enter key. Image of enter your Enterprise ID with email address
Login with your Enterprise email address and password, then press LOG IN. Image of Login page of myGCSC
On the Adobe web site, click on Desktop Downloads. Image of Desktop Downloads selected
Click on the Download button for Creative Cloud. Image of Download selected
If you are taken to a screen asking for your skill level, choose an option that best describes you and press Continue. Image of Beginner and continue selected
If prompted to save the install file, click Save File in the pop-up window. Image of Save File selected
When installation is complete, the Creative Cloud desktop app should open automatically. If it does not, manually open the Creative Cloud desktop app from your desktop.  
If prompted to login, enter your userID@gulfcoast.edu address and wait for a redirection to the myGCSC portal. Enter your enterprise email address and password.  

Click on the Apps tab to preview the list of products available to you. Choose which products you would like to install, and click on Install for each. If you choose more than one, the apps will install in the order that you selected them.

Note that you should wait for the apps to install completely. If you are prompted to update your apps, select Yes to ensure you have the latest version of the product license.

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Once complete, each installed app will provide an Open button; click on the Open button to launch the apps from the Creative Cloud desktop app OR from the Start menu on the application folder. Image of you can open the apps here or from your start menu or application folder