Download and install a Creative Cloud trial

Learn how to download, install, and launch trial versions of Creative Cloud apps.

Download your first trial app

Welcome to Creative Cloud! To get started, simply download your first trial app from the Adobe website.

The Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app—which you’ll use to manage future app downloads—installs at the same time.

  1. Navigate to the Creative Cloud apps catalog. Find an app that you want to download, and then select Free trial.

    Note: Depending on the plan you select, your download experience may vary.

    Start free trial

  2. Choose your trial option, and select  Continue.

    Select trial requirement

      Want to try Creative Cloud for teams? You can start a free Creative Cloud for teams trial for yourself and up to nine other team members. Learn more.

  3. Select your plan, and then select Continue. For example, Creative Cloud All Apps plan or Photography plan.

    Select a plan

  4. Select a subscription, and select Continue.

    Select a subscription

    Note: Your trial period is free. You can cancel online anytime, with no fee, during the trial period.

  5. Enter your email address, and select Continue. 

    Enter your email address

    Note: You are prompted to sign in first. If you don't have an Adobe account, select  Sign up and then follow the instructions. Once you sign in, continue with the next step.

  6. Enter your payment information, and then select Agree and subscribe to start your free trial.

    Enter your payment details

  7. Select Get Started to download the app. 

    Select get started

    Note: Depending on your plan, you might see the option to download your app. Select Download, to start downloading the app.

  8. Your app begins to download. At the same time, the Creative Cloud desktop app is displayed, and it manages the rest of the installation.

    Having trouble with your first download?


The free trial is available for seven days. During the trial period, you can cancel without any fee. You will be charged once the trial ends and your subscription starts. Learn how to cancel your Creative Cloud membership.

Download more trial apps

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.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the Creative Cloud icon  in your Windows taskbar or macOS menu bar).

  2. The All Apps section displays apps that you can install under Apps to try. Find the app you want to install.

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  3. Select Try. Your app begins to install. 

    Your new app gets installed in the same location as your other applications, such as the Program Files folder (Windows) or the Applications folder (macOS).


    Depending on your network’s speed, it could take some time to download your app.

  4. To launch the app, select the More actions icon  and select Open from the drop-down list.

  5. To convert your trial to a full membership at any time, see Convert a trial to a paid Creative Cloud membership.

    You see a Buy Now button next to the app's name in the Creative Cloud desktop app. To purchase a Creative Cloud membership, select Buy Now and follow the onscreen instructions.

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