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Adobe Creative Software and Services

What is the Adobe Creative Cloud?

Creative Cloud is Adobe’s suite of graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services, many of which are the industry standard in their respective fields. These include popular packages such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere Pro.

How to Access Adobe Software


  • Labs and Classrooms - Students have access to Adobe applications in labs and classrooms. In order to use these applications, they will be required to authenticate in one of two ways; log in using their UW-W Net-ID and password or log in using their personal Adobe account (if they have one). For additional information, please check out the Adobe Enterprise ID sign in FAQ:

Faculty and Staff

  • Personal Devices - To install Adobe applications on your personal device, please visit: and install the Creative Cloud Desktop Application. Once installed, log in with your Net-ID and password. You can then install your choice of Adobe applications.

As a part of the Enterprise License Agreement, faculty and staff at UW-Whitewater will receive a named-user license for Adobe applications. Named-user licenses allow for up to two concurrent activations at a time. This means you can have Adobe products installed on your campus-issued device, as well as home devices at the same time. If you reach the two activation threshold, a warning will notify you that have reached your limit, and provide you with an option to logout of one of the other active sessions. Faculty and staff will also receive access to cloud applications as well as 20GB of Adobe cloud storage.