How to Download and Install Adobe Creative Cloud (Mac)


This article walks students, faculty, and staff through downloading and installing Adobe Creative Cloud on their personal Mac Computer.



Students may purchase the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite for $20/year from Campus Software. This subscription is nonrecurring and students must purchase it again once their year-subscription has expired. The Creative Cloud includes Acrobat, InDesign, Audition, Photoshop, Premier, and more. 

Faculty and staff are offered the Adobe Creative Cloud free throughout their employment duration at CSULB. Purchasing a subscription for Creative Cloud through Campus Software is not necessary to activate and install their Creative Cloud license.

How to Download and Install Adobe Creative Cloud

1. Visit and download Creative Cloud.

2. Open the installation file in your downloads folder and allow Creative Cloud to install on your device.

3. Once installation is complete, launch the Adobe Creative Cloud application from your applications folder.

Adobe Creative Cloud Application Logo

4. Click the avatar icon in the top right corner of the Creative Cloud window. Click Sign In.

5. Enter your CSULB email address and continue.

6. Select ‘Company or School Account’ if given the option below

Select Company or School Account

7. Enter your CSULB password and multi-factor authentication.

8. After logging in successfully, you can choose which Adobe applications you want to install. 


For issues regarding Adobe Creative Cloud on a department issued device, please reach out to your department's IT group. Please visit the Adobe Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions pertaining to the campus Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

For more information about available software, please visit the Campus Software website



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