Adobe Creative Cloud: LSU Overview

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Adobe Creative Cloud (or "Adobe CC") is a suite of products, services, and tools that together allow for many utilities across all kinds of projects, from creative to administrative.

With Creative Cloud, users can: Create across desktop, mobile, and cloud services; Easily share assets across your apps and teams; Accelerate the design process with Adobe Stock and Adobe Fonts; and Manage the enterprise and work securely.


Getting Started

For determining eligibility to access Adobe CC and the two types of licenses, please see Adobe CC: Frequently Asked Questions.

For learning more about the products offered by Adobe CC, please scroll down to the "Additional Information" section.

Warning about Adobe Cloud Storage:

All users are recommended to use current enterprise storage solutions, i.e. Microsoft OneDrive or Box, for storing any and all content developed through Adobe Creative Cloud. Although Adobe offers a cloud storage service, there are limited to no controls available for data retention or retrieval, so in the event a user becomes ineligible for Adobe licenses, they will immediately lose access to Adobe Cloud Storage, and ITS will not be able to assist the user or the department with data retrieval.


Download & Installation

Eligible employees can download and install Adobe CC (Named User Licenses) on their machines including personal machine. It should be noted that the Named User License can be installed and activated on two devices at any given point for a single user; however, only one device can be used at a time.

NOTE: Students, please review Adobe CC: Frequently Asked Questions on how to gain access to Adobe Named User License.

  • As of Fall 2023, students have become eligible for this type of license. Please see #4 under "Who is eligible for Named User Licenses?" in the Adobe FAQ to learn more.
  • This requires preauthorization to access, i.e. your account must have appropriate permission to download the installation files.

Users with myLSU account can access Adobe CC by logging onto a physical lab PC (Shared Device Licenses) with the Adobe suite installed. It will not be available on VLab.

Make sure you have determined eligibility for the Named User license before attempting to download the file.

Download Adobe Creative Cloud (Named User) - Windows

Download Adobe Creative Cloud (Named User) - Mac


Additional Information

The following services are included in the LSU agreement:

Adobe Photoshop Edit and composite images, use 3D tools, edit video, and perform advanced image analysis.
Adobe Illustrator Create vector-based graphics for print, web, video, and mobile.
Adobe InDesign Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing.
Adobe Bridge Browse, organize, and search your photos and design files in one central place.
Adobe Acrobat Pro Create, protect, sign, collaborate on, and print PDF documents.
Adobe Dreamweaver Design, develop, and maintain standards-based websites and applications.
Adobe Animate Create interactive animations for multiple platforms.
Adobe Premiere Pro Edit video with high-performance, industry-leading editing tools.
Adobe After Effects Create industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects.
Adobe Audition Create, edit, and enhance audio for broadcast, video, and film.
Adobe Prelude Streamline the import and logging of video, from any video format.
Adobe Media Encoder Automate the process of encoding video and audio to virtually any video or device format.


Additional tools exclusive to Creative Cloud also included:

Adobe Aero Design and share interactive experiences in augmented reality.
Adobe Fresco for iPad Pro & Windows* Rediscover the joy of drawing and painting with an app built for Apple Pencil and touch devices.
Substance Create photorealistic 3D textures ready for automation and content velocity.
Adobe XD Design and prototype user experiences for websites, mobile apps, and more.
Adobe Photoshop on iPad Access real Photoshop compositing and retouching tools across devices for more creative power on the go.
Adobe Illustrator on iPad Pro (Private Beta) Create beautiful graphics, design packaging , or draw works of art with the most advanced vector design tool on the iPad Pro.
Adobe Dimension Composite high-quality, photorealistic images with 2D and 3D assets.
Adobe Character Animator Animate your 2D characters in real time.
Adobe InCopy Take advantage of tight integration with InDesign to improve collaboration among designers, editors, and writers.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Edit and organize photos, optimized for desktop.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Edit, organize, and share your photos from anywhere with the cloud-based photo service.
Adobe Fuse (Beta) Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects.
Adobe Spark Create and share impactful visual stories as social graphics, web stories, or animated videos.
Adobe Premiere Rush Capture, edit, and share online videos anywhere.


The following Enterprise tools and services are also included:

Creative Cloud Assets Improve team collaboration with cloud storage and sharing of work-in-progress assets so you can keep the creativity flowing across desktop, mobile, and web.
Creative Cloud Libraries Make your favorite assets available to you and your creative team anywhere, including access through Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Adobe CreativeSync Automatically sync your files, fonts, photos, design assets, settings, metadata, Adobe Stock assets, and more.
Creative Cloud Market Access a collection of high-quality, curated assets that are free to every paid Creative Cloud member.
Extract Work with a tool that reinvents the comp-to-code workflow for web designers and developers.
Device Preview Get precise, in-context, real-time previews of your mobile app and responsive web designs on actual device.
Adobe Fonts Access more than 14,000 fonts from foundry partners within one library for quick browsing , easy use on the web or on your desktop, and endless typographic inspiration.
Behance Showcase and discover creative work.
Adobe Talent Hire a great design team through the world’s largest creative community.
Adobe Portfolio Build and manage your personal portfolio site.
Lightroom for mobile Edit, organize, and share images anywhere, anytime—a powerful companion app to Lightroom for desktop.
Adobe Asset Link Collaborate on assets by connecting your Adobe Experience Manager Assets DAM, design tools in Creative Cloud, and Adobe Stock.
Publish Online Publish any InDesign document online and share across social networks, providing a beautiful HTML experience.
Publish Services Publish an interactive prototype or design spec by creating a private or public link viewable in any browser.
Team Projects Collaborate and work together on shared video sequences and comps in real time smoothly and securely.
PDF Services Work with essential PDF tools to store and share files online, as well as create, combine, export, organize, fill & sign, and send & track documents.
Adobe Sign Electronically sign documents, track requested signatures, get notifications, and more. (Note available to students)


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