Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

The Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is available to all current Williams faculty and staff employees directly from Adobe. Employees are able to sign in and download Adobe CC apps on both personal and OIT issued computers. Each user is entitled to two activations per account. Software can be installed on additional computers but a third activation will require the deactivation of one of the two initial activations. Use in multi-user lab or classroom environments will not count as part of the two-activation limit.

The suite includes: Acrobat DC (Pro), After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom Classic, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Prelude, and Premiere Pro among others.

NOTE: Adobe Acrobat DC (Pro) , used to edit PDFs, and the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application will be pre-installed on all new computers issued by OIT. To use either simply run the app. If a sign-in box appears click ‘Continue with Google’ or ‘Sign in with an Enterprise ID‘ and enter your Williams email address. You then will be directed to a google sign in page to finish the authentication using your Williams email address and password.

  • Follow these directions if you are installing the Adobe Suite on your own Williams issued computer or personal computer. For computers shared by multiple users please contact OIT at x4090 or [email protected]

    1. Download the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application (CCDA): https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/creative-cloud
    2. To start the installation, navigate to your downloads location and run the installer
    3. Once the CCDA installer starts you will be presented with a sign in box.  Click "Continue with Google" and you will be directed to a google sign in page to finish the authentication using your Williams email address and password.  You can also use the 'Sign in with an Enterprise ID' option is you see it.
    4. You may at one time have had a personal Adobe ID set to your Williams email address. If that is the case you will see the following options. Choose enterprise ID to continue with the Williams license.
    5. The Creative Cloud desktop app will now install. Once successful you can browse, install,uninstall and launch any of the Adobe apps from the CCDA.
    6. To install an app click the app section within the CCDA. Here you will see a list of the available apps. Next to each will be an install, update, or open button depending if you have that app already on your computer.
  • Students, Faculty and Staff can access the entire Adobe suite on lab and classroom computers. To do so follow these directions:

    1. Launch the Adobe app you would like to use. You will be presented with a sign in box.  Click "Continue with Google" and you will be directed to a google sign in page to finish the authentication using your Williams email address and password.  You can also use the 'Sign in with an Enterprise ID' option is you see it.
    2. You may at one time have had a personal Adobe ID set to your Williams email address. If that is the case you will see the following options. Choose enterprise ID to continue with the Williams license.
    3. Once logged in the app should open and fully function.

Students looking for Adobe apps on a personal device can get a discount directly though Adobe. More info: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html

 

If you have any questions or need any help with the Adobe setup please call the help desk (x4090) or enter a ticket at https://ticket.williams.edu/