Welcome to Creative Cloud! To get started, simply download your first app from the Adobe website. The Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app—which you’ll use to manage future downloads—will be installed at the same time.
Go to the Creative Cloud apps catalog. Find an app that you want to download, such as Photoshop.
Click Download to install the app you want. If you are not signed in, you will be asked to sign in with your Adobe ID and password. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Your app will begin to download.
At the same time, the Creative Cloud desktop app appears, and it manages the rest of the installation process. Check your download progress in the status bar next to the app’s name.Note:
Depending on your network’s speed, it could take some time to download your app.
To launch your new app, find the application’s icon in the Apps panel and click Open.
You can also launch your new app the same way you normally launch any app on your computer. Your new app is installed in the same location where your applications are normally installed, such as the Program Files folder (Windows) or the Applications folder (Mac OS).Tip:
Having trouble with your first download? See Creative Cloud download and installation troubleshooting.
Once you’ve downloaded your first app, you can use the Creative Cloud desktop app to easily browse, install, launch, and manage any Creative Cloud app or service.
Click the Creative Cloud icon, located in the taskbar (Windows) or Apple menu bar (Mac OS), to open the Creative Cloud desktop app. If it’s not already selected, click the Apps tab at the top of the window.Tip:
If you don’t see the Creative Cloud icon, you may have quit the application. You can relaunch it:
- Windows: Choose Start > Programs > Adobe Creative Cloud.
- Mac OS: Choose Go > Applications > Adobe Creative Cloud > Adobe Creative Cloud.
To download the Creative Cloud desktop app manually, visit the Creative Cloud desktop app page.
You can download previous versions of Creative Cloud apps, such as CS6. For most apps, you can have multiple versions of the same app installed on your computer at the same time, if you choose.
Scroll to the app you want to download and click the Install menu. Choose an available version to install.Note:
By default, when you install a new Creative Cloud 2015 app it will remove the previous versions of the app on your computer. If you want to keep your previous versions installed, click Advanced Options and deselect the Remove old versions checkbox in the update confirmation dialog box.
Previous product versions do not overwrite existing versions. You can have two versions of the same app running simultaneously on your computer, except for Acrobat XI (Windows) and Acrobat DC. Installation of these Acrobat versions will uninstall other versions of Acrobat. For more information, see Download Acrobat products.
The Creative Cloud desktop app indicates when there are updates available for your installed apps. You can check for updates manually by following the steps below.