Adobe CC at ACU

Creative Cloud is now available free to ACU students, faculty and staff


ACU students, faculty and staff now have expanded access to industry-leading creative tools for web, media and design. Our creative community has used Adobe software for years to share powerful messages with a global audience.

Now it’s your turn. And it’s free.

Frequently Asked Questions


Inspired by Creative Cloud

ACU student Ben Todd creates a series of Star Wars illustrations using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Adobe Certifications now in the Learning Studio

Demonstrate your proficiency with Adobe CC software to future employers and clients.
Now available in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.

Contact the Learning Studio for more information at


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Photoshop CC  

Image editing and compositing

Breathe life into your photos with Photoshop’s animation, filters & retouching techniques


Getting Started

Photoshop Boot Camp for Beginners  –  LEARNING STUDIO

Photoshop CC from Novice to Expert  –  ADOBE

Photoshop CC Essential Training  –  LYNDA.COM

Introducing Photoshop: Design  –  LYNDA.COM

Introducing Photoshop: Photography  –  LYNDA.COM

What is Photoshop?

Take the one-minute tour with



Illustrator CC  

Vector graphics and illustration

Promote your cause  with versatile graphics for any media using vector imaging


Getting Started

Illustrator CC from Novice to Expert  –  ADOBE

Illustrator CC Essential Training  –  LYNDA.COM

Illustrator CC Fundamentals  –  LYNDA.COM

Introduction to Graphic Design  –  LYNDA.COM

What is Illustrator?

Take the one-minute tour with


Premiere Pro CC  

Video production and editing

Make your story Hollywood-ready with Premiere Pro editing & color correcting



Getting Started

Premiere Pro for Storytellers  –  LEARNING STUDIO

Premiere Pro CC from Novice to Expert  –  ADOBE

Premiere Pro CC Essential Training  –  LYNDA.COM

Introduction to Video Editing  –  LYNDA.COM

Premiere Pro Guru: Greenscreen and Masks  –  LYNDA.COM

What is Premiere Pro?

Take the one-minute tour with


InDesign CC  

Layout for print and digital publishing

Arrange your graphics & content for stylish iPad apps, business cards, magazines & e-books


Getting Started

InDesign CC from Novice to Expert  –  ADOBE

InDesign CC Essential Training  –  LYNDA.COM

Getting Started with InDesign  –  LYNDA.COM

Introduction to Graphic Design  –  LYNDA.COM

What is InDesign?

Take the one-minute tour with


Other Creative Cloud Software  

Dozens of industry leading desktop and mobile apps


Desktop Software


Acrobat DC – create, edit, and sign PDF documents

After Effects CC – cinematic visual effects and motion graphics

Audition CC – audio recording, mixing and restoration

Bridge CC – centralize your creative assets

Dreamweaver CC – web and mobile design

Edge Animate CC – interactive and animated web content

Lightroom CC – digital photo processing and editing

Muse CC – website design without coding

and other specialty apps

Mobile Apps


Capture CC – production-ready assets anytime, anywhere

Comp CC – design comps using real assets and fonts

Illustrator Draw – vector drawing anywhere

Lightroom for Mobile – edit, organize and share images

Photoshop Fix – photo retouching for everyone

Photoshop Mix – creative mobile image editing

Photoshop Sketch – expressive drawing

Premiere Clip – video editing on the go

Slate – turn any document into a visual story

Voice – animated videos in minutes

Download Instructions

1. Click the button below to go to the Adobe login page.
2. In the email address field, type your ACU email address
3. Hit the Tab key
4. You’ll be directed to the ACU Single Sign-On portal*
5. Log in with your ACU email address and password
(, not
6. Install the Creative Cloud application

*If you’re not automatically redirected and you see two options appear on screen,

click the “Enterprise ID” option to continue.

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Creative Cloud FAQ

Who at ACU has access to Adobe Creative Cloud?

Students taking at least one ACU course per semester, and all ACU faculty and employees have access to Adobe Creative Cloud.

How long does my access last?

You’ll have access to Creative Cloud as long as you’re a registered ACU student or employee.

After my access expires, what happens? Will my saved projects be lost?

You will receive a notification from Adobe saying your access has expired. Your projects will still be saved, but to access or log back in to your account, you’ll need an active Creative Cloud membership.

What programs are offered in Adobe Creative Cloud?

See here for a complete list of programs.

How many licenses do I have with my access?

You have two licenses for each Creative Cloud app, so you can install each program on up to two devices.

I don’t have a lot of space on my computer. Do I need to download all of the programs in Creative Cloud?

No, you do not need to download all of the programs in Creative Cloud. Once you download the Creative Cloud Installer and log in with your Adobe ID, you’ll be able to choose which programs you’d like to install from the Creative Cloud dashboard.

I have older versions of Adobe programs on my computer. Will I lose my saved projects if I download Creative Cloud?

No, downloading Creative Cloud will not erase any of your old versions of Adobe programs. Once you log in to your Adobe Creative Cloud account, you will see all versions of the Adobe programs that you have downloaded on that device, with the option to erase or update as needed.

Adobe CC on Campus

Making in the Library with Adobe

At the Learning Studio, we work to connect everyone on campus with the resources they need to be creative. This week, in partnership with our friends in the Maker Lab, we launched #MakeMerry on Facebook and Twitter. We enjoyed making Christmas cookies, hot chocolate,...

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Making Magic with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

Since the Learning Studio opened in 2011, we’ve enjoyed giving students opportunities to work with professional photographers and equipment. This fall we added Canon 6D full-frame DSLR cameras to our checkout pool, so trained students now have access to pro-level gear...

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Making Movies with Adobe Premiere Pro

Planning on catching up on some Netflix over the break? In 2015, streaming video and audio accounted for 70% of all internet usage in North America (Sandvine). But ACU students aren’t just binging on video; they’re also producing their own films and stories. This...

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Making with Adobe Illustrator

This week we’re partnering with the Maker Lab on #MakeMerry. Many of the projects wrapping up the semester in the library start with tools like Adobe Illustrator CC. Whether you’re designing a logo or poster in the Learning Studio or cutting the outline for a piece of...

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Snacks and Software Today!

  Swing by the Learning Studio today for your chance to #MakeMerry. We’ll be helping students download Adobe Creative Cloud for a little holiday making over the break. We’ll also have holiday snacks at the main desk (while supplies last), so you can kick off...

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