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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.

Accessing Adobe Software

The Adobe Creative Cloud suite is free for all UW-W students, faculty and staff. You can see step-by-step instructions on installing Adobe software right here:

Faculty and Staff

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.


Students will continue to 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; login using their UW-W Net-ID and password or login using their personal Adobe account (if they have one). There are no home rights for students at this time with the exception of Spark and accessing cloud storage.

Adobe Enterprise ID Sign In

You can now login to your favorite Adobe Creative Cloud programs using your UW-W Net-ID and password. For additional information, please check out the Adobe Enterprise ID sign in FAQ:

Adobe Virtual Apps

We heard your feedback and now the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite has become part of UW-W's Virtual App library! Virtual Apps allow you to access academic software from anywhere without having to download an entire virtual desktop. To get started, check out our Virtual Apps page:

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