Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

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Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is available on PSU-owned, Windows 7, Windows 10 and Mac OS 10.6.8 or newer faculty/staff computers. The Adobe Creative Cloud is comprised of over 20 individual applications and when installed as a single unit takes up a large portion of your computer's hard drive. Therefore, we are making the applications available as individual downloads. Installation MUST be done while you are on and connected to the PSU network.

In order to conserve space on your computer, you should only install the applications you need. System requirements are provided where possible to assist you in this process. We recommend that you check to see if your computer has the appropriate hardware (disk space, memory graphics card) BEFORE attempting to download the application. If you have questions, please contact the Help Desk.

Please note that the PSU license for Adobe Creative Cloud is not available for installation on faculty/staff personal computers or on student-owned computers due to licensing restrictions. However, the full Adobe Suite is available on a subscription basis with an educational discount from our On the Hub software vendor.

Installation Instructions can be found towards the bottom of this page.

The following applications are the six most likely to be used by PSU faculty/staff. "How-to-Use" training and documentation is readily available on campus.

Applications What is it used for System Requirements
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Fill, edit, sign, and share PDFs documents on any device System Requirements
Adobe Acrobat XI Pro Create, protect, sign, collaborate on, and print PDF documents System Requirements
Adobe Photoshop CC Edit and composite images, use 3D tools, edit video, and perform advanced image analysis System Requirements
Adobe Illustrator CC Create vector-based graphics for print, web, video, and mobile System Requirements
Adobe InDesign CC Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing System Requirements
Adobe Dreamweaver CC Design, and maintain standards-based websites and applications System Requirements

These additional applications are also part of the PSU Adobe Creative Cloud Site license, they are specialty applications which are used infrequently or by design professionals only. Please be selective about choosing to install these packages as 'How-to-use" training and support for using these products is greatly limited.

Applications What is it used for System Requirements
Adobe Flash Professional CC Create rich interactive content across varied platforms and devices System Requirements
Adobe Flash Builder Premium Edition Build exceptional applications for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry using a single codebase System Requirements
Adobe Fireworks Rapidly prototype websites and applications, and optimize web graphics System Requirements
Adobe Premiere Pro CC Edit video with high-performance, tools System Requirements
Adobe Bridge CC Browse, organize, and search your photos and design files in one central place System Requirements
Adobe After Effects CC Create industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects System Requirements
Adobe Audition CC Create, edit, and enhance audio for broadcast, video, and film System Requirements
Adobe SpeedGrade CC Manipulate light and color in video footage System Requirements
Adobe Prelude CC Streamline the import and logging of video, from virtually any video format System Requirements
Adobe Extension Manager CC Install and manage extensions for many creative apps that are part of Creative Cloud System Requirements
Adobe InCopy CC Use with InDesign for writing and editing solution System Requirements
Adobe Media Encoder CC Automate the process of encoding video and audio to virtually any video or device format System Requirements
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Use organization, editing, and output-creation tools for digital photography System Requirements
Adobe Muse CC Design and publish HTML websites without writing code System Requirements

Window 10

Click on the Start menu icon

  • Click on All Apps icon
  • Scroll through the alphabet until M
  • Click on Microsoft System Center to expand, shown below in Fig. 1
  • Click on Software Center. The Software Center window will open
  • Pick and choose which applications you want, A la carte. Multiple applications can be selected, shown in Fig. 2 below
  • Click the Install button.

Fig. 1 Click Software Center

Fig 2. Select the Adobe application(s)to download and install

Windows 7

Click on the Start menu, and in the search field at the bottom of the Start menu, type in: Software Center

  • Click on Software Center. The Software Center window will open
  • Pick and choose which applications you want, A la carte. Multiple applications can be selected, shown above in Fig. 2.
  • Click the Install button

Note that each application can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to install.


 Mac OS 10.6.8 or newer

Click on Spotlight and search for Self Service, as shown below

  • Please note that Self Service requires OSX 10.7 or higher.

Search for Self Service


Select the Self Service app from the search results


Click the Install button on the Adobe Creative Cloud Launcher from the grid in the Self Service App as shown below. This image shows Reinstall because it has already been installed on this computer. 

Once the launcher is installed, double click on the Adobe Creative Cloud to run the launcher.



Sign in to Adobe CC using your myPlymouth username ( as an email address. This will send you to the myPlymouth login screen.

So the Adobe CC Launcher can update your computer, sign in to allow changes

Please be patient as the Adobe applications are downloaded and installed. The download and install process may take 20 minutes to an hour to complete the bar shows completed, your Adobe programs are  and will be available from your list of applications in Finder.



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