» Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud is Adobe’s suite of creative software, which includes Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere.

Available To:

Chapman faculty and staff on University-owned computers only.

How To Get a Copy

The instructions differ depending on whether you're a student, faculty or staff, and if you're using it on a personally-owned device or a Chapman-owned device. Please be sure you're following the correction procedures below.

+ - For Students on personally-owned devices

Students wishing to use the software on their own personal devices can obtain discounted copies of Adobe products at On The Hub.

+ - For Faculty/Staff on personally-owned devices

Faculty or staff wishing to use the software on their own personal devices can obtain discounted copies of Adobe products at On The Hub.

+ - Chapman University-owned computers

Creative Cloud and downloaded apps are available to all Staff and Faculty, PC or Mac, with a valid/active Chapman University email account.

Go to:  Adobe Creative Cloud Downloads website and use the instructions and screenshots below to guide you through the process:

A Download will prompt on the bottom of the Windows Task bar, click Save.

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After saving file, click on Open Folder

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After clicking on Open Folder, the download folder will prompt you with Creative Cloud Set-Up File.

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Run the Creative Cloud Set-Up File and click Run

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Creative Cloud Installer will prompt you to Sign In or Sign Up.  First time users? Click Sign Up

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Once you click Sign Up, will prompt you to fill in your information, be sure to use your Chapman email address and password

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Click Sign up, you will receive an email to confirm your email address, verify your email

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Proceed to install Adobe, click on Start Installing

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Adobe Creative Cloud will start Installing and you are all set!

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Getting Help Installing

IF you prefer not to follow the instructions above to install yourself, you can contact the IS&T Service Desk by emailing servicedesk@chapman.edu. They will need your name, email address, contact phone number, and computer name.

If you're not sure what your computer name is, follow these instructions:

Mac OS X 10.4 and later:

  • Go to and Launch your System Preferences.
  • Click on the Sharing pane.
  • Your Computer Name is listed at the top of the pane.

Windows 7:

  • Go to and click on the Start Menu
  • Right-click on Computer, and then clicking Properties (the computer icon may be on your desktop)
  • Under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, you can find your computer name, and its full computer name if your computer is on a domain.

+ - Additional Resources

There are many good tutorials, both introductory and in-depth, available on Adobe products on Lynda.com. Chapman University has a site license with full access to all the resources on Lynda.com. It is available for students, faculty and staff and will require you to login using your Chapman userid.

License Type:

Chapman has a site license.

Operating Systems supported:

Windows and Mac

Important Note

Once you leave Chapman University, you must remove ALL Site-licensed software from your personal computers.