Adobe Creative Cloud: Personal and non-managed Devices

Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise and UC Berkeley: End User Guide

UC Berkeley is migrating access to Adobe creative products from license keys to named users via the Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise.  This will require you to login with your organization credentials, including username and password, to access, download and install Creative Cloud applications. Key benefits of accessing Adobe Creative Cloud include:                                                      

  • Latest and greatest- Get the latest versions of Adobe’s creative desktop apps — including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, and all-new Experience Design CC (Beta).
  • Stay connected- Adobe CreativeSync automatically connects your desktop and mobile apps and cloud services, keeping all your assets up to date and at your fingertips so you can deliver faster.
  • Search efficiency- Jump-start any creative project with access to millions of curated, royalty-free photos, graphics, templates, 3D assets, videos, and our Premium collection—right inside your Creative Cloud apps via Adobe Stock for enterprise. You'll get up to 10x efficiency gains, over working with common stock services.
  • Iterate faster- Spend more time being creative and less time on mundane tasks thanks to productivity features across the entire Creative Cloud for enterprise platform.
  • Personalization for you- View in-app learning content, which over time will provide personalized learning content based on how the application is used.

 The applications are installed and run on your desktop, just like any other desktop application. The first time you download any of the individual creative apps, you automatically download Creative Cloud for your desktop. You use the Creative Cloud desktop app to access, download, and update any of the individual creative applications.

 Note: If you are already accessing the Creative Cloud application via an Adobe ID, you will have the option to login with either your Adobe ID or Federated ID (i.e. organization credentials) once the migration occurs. If you have any content stored under your Adobe ID, you can follow the steps here to migrate this content to your new Enterprise account.

 Getting Started                                                             

Familiarize yourself with the Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise at the links below to get the most use out of your access.

  • User Guide- Get quick answers and step-by-step instructions for downloading and accessing the Creative Cloud.
  • Beginner’s Guide- Learn the basics and start your first project.
  • Tutorials- Find tutorials to help you expand your skills.
  • Migrating Assets- Migrate content from your existing Adobe ID account to your Federated ID (or organization) account with a few easy steps.

For help with troubleshooting please see the Adobe FAQs page. For further assistance please see Support.

Step-by-Step Creative Cloud Desktop Installation Guide




Screenshot Example


If you have Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app installed on your computer today, open the application. If you do not have installed, skip to Step 2.



Click on the Profiles icon.


On the Profile Box, click on Sign Out.


Navigate to



Click on Sign In in the upper right corner. If you are currently signed in, right click the Profile icon (grey silhouette) and click on Sign Out.


On the Adobe ID Sign In window, click Sign In with an Enterprise ID


Type in your UC Berkeley email address (do not use an address with a subdomain e.g., and press the tab or enter key.



If you have a personal Adobe ID account with your organization account, choose to sign in with your Enterprise ID.


Login with your Calnet Username and password, then press LOG IN. 


On the Adobe web site, click on Desktop Apps.


Click on the Download button for Creative Cloud.



If you are taken to a screen asking for your skill level, choose an option that best describes you and press Continue.  



If prompted to save the install file, click Save File in the pop-up window.


Once the file is downloaded, locate and launch the install file. Wait for the installer to download the entire package and install the app.


When installation is complete, the Creative Cloud desktop app should open automatically. If it does not, manually open the Creative Cloud desktop app from your desktop.



If prompted to login, enter your address and wait for a redirection to the UC Berkeley login page. Enter your enterprise email address and password.



Click on the Apps tab to preview the list of products available to you. Choose which products you would like to install, and click on Install for each. If you choose more than one, the apps will install in the order that you selected them. 

Note that you should wait for the apps to install completely. If you are prompted to update your apps, select Yes to ensure you have the latest version of the product license.



Once complete, each installed app will provide an Open button; click on the Open button to launch the apps from the Creative Cloud desktop app OR from the Start menu on the application folder.