Download and install a Creative Cloud trial

   Get all Creative Cloud apps and services with the Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

Learn about the benefits of the Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

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

How to download your first trial app

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

  1. Go to the Creative Cloud apps catalog. Find the app you want to download (such as Photoshop), and then select Free trial.

    Start a trial
    You can also download the free trial of all Creative Cloud apps by selecting Start Free Trial in the Get 20+ Creative Cloud apps and more banner.

  2. Choose a preferred plan, and then select Continue.

    Select your plan
    You can also include a 7-day free trial of Adobe Stock by selecting the checkbox in Pick a subscription.

  3. Enter your email address, and then select Continue. 

    Enter email address and select continue
    If you are a new member, you are prompted to enter a password for your account. Enter your password, and then select Continue.

  4. Select your preferred payment method.

    Select your preferred payment method
    You can select your credit or debit card or Paypal to make the payment.

  5. Enter your payment information, and then select Agree and subscribe.

    Select Agree and subscribe
    The required details include your card number, expiration date in MMYY format, first and last name, zip code, and country/region.


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

  6. Select Get Started to begin the download.

    The Creative Cloud desktop installs at the same time and manages the app installation. Once installed, your app opens automatically.


    If you get an error code while downloading or installing your app, you can search our troubleshooting page to find the correct solution.

How to download and install more trial apps

Once you download 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   icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

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

    The All apps tab showing all Creative Cloud apps that are available for free trial or purchase.
    You can start a free trial or buy any Creative Cloud app.

      If you are using an account provided by your school or company, you can request Adobe products or services that you don't already have access to.

  3. Select Try. Your app begins to install.

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


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