Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Install Creative Cloud desktop on Mac, part of Learning the Adobe Creative Cloud.
- [Chad] In this video I'd like to show you how to install the Creative Cloud desktop application on your computer. The Creative Cloud desktop application is like the brains of the operation if you will, and it's how you install all of the individual Creative Cloud applications that you'll be using, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc. In this video I'm gonna show you how to do this if you're a Mac user since the process differs slightly between the two platforms. So I'm starting here with my web browser open and I'm using Google Chrome in this example, but you can use whichever browser you wish.
And I've navigated to the Adobe website at www.adobe.com. And I'm gonna click the Sign In link in the upper right-hand corner of my screen since I need to authenticate myself in order to get access to the applications. Now once again we're gonna have to enter our Adobe I.D. and password. So I'm gonna go ahead and type that in now and then I'll click the Sign In button. Now once you're here you're gonna notice that you're gonna be greeted with your customized webpage.
And you can see my name is displayed up here in the upper left-hand corner, and you'll notice that if you scroll down a little bit more, over here you have your Creative Cloud apps. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna click on the Desktop Downloads link, and that's gonna take me to a webpage where I can download the individual applications. Now although we can grab the individual apps from here you are at some point gonna have to install the Creative Cloud desktop application.
So whenever I have to install the Adobe applications on a new machine I always begin by downloading the Creative Cloud desktop application first. So I'm gonna go ahead and click the download link for the Creative Cloud desktop application. Now this typically gets downloaded to your downloads folder and in the case of Google Chrome you can see that the installer is displayed right down here at the bottom of my browser window. But if you can't find it the downloads folder is probably where the installer is gonna be.
So I'm gonna go ahead and click on this to launch the Creative Cloud installer. And then it's gonna display a window where I can simply double-click to initiate the installer. So I'm gonna go ahead and double-click on this and we'll go ahead and say that it's O.K. to run that, and then I have to authenticate myself to the computer. And that will, in turn, initiate the installer. So I'm just gonna close these things for now and you'll notice that in a few seconds the installer is finished and now the Creative Cloud application is once again asking me to authenticate myself which my Adobe I.D. and password.
So I'm gonna go ahead and do that one more time and then I'll go ahead and enter my password and then I'll click the Sign In button. Once I do that the Creative Cloud application is gonna launch and I'm gonna have access to all of the applications and services that you have access to under your Creative Cloud plan. Now, I'm gonna click out of here for a second because unlike the Windows platform where the Creative Cloud desktop application is accessed down here in the lower right-hand corner of your task bar, on the Mac platform you're gonna notice that in your menu bar you're gonna have this button right here that if you click on that, that will open up your Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application.
So throughout this course you're going to be instructed to open up that Creative Cloud desktop application and when you do on the Mac platform you're gonna do so right up here in your menu bar. And that's pretty much all there is to installing the Creative Cloud desktop application on your computer. Now that you've completed this process you can install the individual Creative Cloud applications and take advantage of some powerful Creative Cloud services as well.
Chad explains how to sign up for Creative Cloud and install programs and updates. He shows how to upload, download, and manage files in the cloud, and reviews the sharing and collaboration workflow. Then he demonstrates how to store and share reusable assets in CC Libraries and explores some additional, lesser-known services, such as Typekit, Adobe Stock, and Adobe Capture. Finally, Chad shows how to use the Creative Cloud and other Adobe mobile apps to take your work anywhere your creativity leads.
- Signing up for Creative Cloud
- Installing Creative Cloud on Mac and Windows
- Installing CC apps
- Working with files
- Creating and sharing CC libraries
- Identifying and saving colors, fonts, and shapes with Adobe Capture
- Creating patterns and brushes with Adobe Capture
- Using the Adobe mobile apps