Welcome to Photoshop! Whether you purchased a Complete, a Photography, or a Single-App plan, the process is the same. Simply download Photoshop from the adobe.com website and install it on your desktop.
If you have a free trial membership to Creative Cloud, see Download and install a Creative Cloud trial.
Don’t have a Creative Cloud membership or trial yet? See Get started with Creative Cloud.
Your app begins to download.
At the same time, the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app appears, and it will manage the rest of the installation process. Check your download progress in the status bar next to the app’s name.
Depending on your network’s speed, it could take some time to download your app.
To launch your new app, find the Photoshop icon in the Apps panel and click Open.
You can also launch Photoshop as you normally launch any app on your computer. Photoshop is installed in the same location where your applications are normally installed, such as the Program Files folder (Windows) or the Applications folder (macOS).
Having trouble with your first download? See Troubleshoot Creative Cloud download and installation issues.