Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Signing up for Creative Cloud, part of Up and Running with Adobe Creative Cloud.
- Signing up for Adobe's Creative Cloud service is actually pretty simple. All you have to is go to the Adobe website which is now integrated completely with the Creative Cloud platform. So just go to Adobe.com in your web browser. And you'll be taken to a page that looks something like this. Now the homepage is going to change and evolve over time, but most of the time you're going to be able to find a big blue button somewhere on the homepage here that says "Choose a plan". If you don't see this button here you cav scroll down to the bottom and chances are one of these links down here will be able to take you to the right place.
Basically if you're just looking to get information or sign up for Creative Cloud, click this button or one of the links below and it should take you to this page here. So on this page this is the sign up page for Adobe's Creative Cloud. And you can see here that they have plans for individuals, for businesses, students and teachers and schools and universities. So in the individual section you actually have several different kinds of subscriptions that you can choose from. The first of which is the Photography plan. If you're a photographer, this one really in my opinion is a no-brainer.
This is $9.99 a month and you get access to Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, and access to create a cloud storage and applications. So, for $9.99 a month, I think that's pretty good. You can also choose an annual plan where you're paid monthly or an annual plan where you prepay for an entire year. So if you want to be out a lot of money up front, and not have to worry about it throughout the year, you can choose this one. Or if you'd rather just have small amounts taken out monthly, you can do so as well. Now the other individual plans include a Single Application license which means you just want access to one single Creative Desktop App like Photoshop or Illustrator.
Along with that you'll get access to the portfolio website platform on Behance, the premium fonts of typekit and 20 gigabytes of cloud storage. Now at the time of this recording, Adobe is currently running a sale on the single application license. So that is $15.99 a month. But the regular price is $19.99 per month. So that means for $20 a month, you get access to one single application and also the portfolio, the premium fonts, and the 20 gigabytes of cloud storage. Now if that one application that you want access to happens to be Photoshop, I would actually recommend getting the Photography plan instead.
Because that's going to save you $10 and give you access to Lightroom as well. The individual All Apps plans are probably the most popular. So the All Apps plan includes a $39.99 a month, while it's on sale, plan. Normally $49.99. And a $69.98 a month plan, normally $79.98 plan. Now what are the differences between these two? The first one here gives you access to all of the applications in the Creative Cloud platform.
This is basically like purchasing the master collection from the previous versions of Adobe's Creative Suite. So you get access to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier, After Affects, the whole bunch of apps that Adobe produces. You have access to all of those with this subscription right here. The other plan gives you access not only to all of the apps, but it also give you access to Adobe Stock Assets. So Adobe purchased Fotolia a couple of years ago. And now they have integrated it into their systems.
And it's called Adobe Stock. So with this plan which is an extra $30, $40 a month, usually, you're going to get access to all of those and get 10 stock images per month with the ability to roll over up to 120 images. So if you use Stock Assets a lot, this is actually a pretty good deal right here. Because you're going to get access to those stock images. Every single month you're going to be able to roll them over so that you can accumulate up to 120 of them. And you can have all of those available in your Creative Cloud platform as well. Now if you're a business user, you have two options here.
The introductory price here, if you're a currently a CS3 through CS6 owner is you can get onboard here for $49.99 per month per license. Or a Single App license for $19.99 a month per app per license. Also, the standard pricing. So if you are not a current CS3 through CS6 customer, you will pay $69.99 per month per license. Or for a Single App, $29.99 per month per app per license. Now in addition to that you also have Students and Teachers.
Which includes a Photography plan again at $9.99. Or a All Apps Special Offer which currently is at $15.99. Regularly $19.99. And it tells you here when the offer actually ends. So it ends at the end of November 2015. Schools and Universities can also purchase licenses. So you can do a Per Named-user License or a Per Device License. In most of these cases you can select a plan directly from the website. But if you're going to go with a Per Device License, you will actually have to call in and order your Device License plans that way.
No matter which one of these you choose, it's fairly easy to get started. So for instance if I go back here to the All Apps plan and just choose "Buy Now", that's going to take me to this section where you're going to set up an Adobe ID. If you don't know what an Adobe ID is, it's basically the way that Adobe identifies you when you sign in to use its apps and services. It's also how they identify you based on your purchases. If you've purchased things from Adobe before, chances are you may already have an Adobe ID. If you do, you can click "Sign In" down at this little link down at the bottom.
Once you click "Sign In", that's going to take you where you can put in all of your information and sign in to Adobe's services. If you have not created an Adobe ID, you can back here. Fill out your name, your email address, and a password. And then you can click "Sign Up". Once you click "Sign Up", it's then going to take you over to the screens where you will make your payment. And then be able to select your individual applications that you want to download. From here, I'm just going to click "Sign In". I'm going to sign in using my Adobe ID here.
And once I have my username and password, I'll just click "Sign In". And once I'm all signed in that's going to take me over to this section where it tells me I've already subscribed to this Creative Cloud membership. So I'm just going to go over to my plan details. And once I do that that's going to take me to this, we'll sign in again. And that takes me over to my Adobe ID profile. Now in the next few movies, we're going to be talking about how to manage your Adobe account once you've signed up. So just go ahead and sign up for Creative Cloud if you have not done so already.
If you have already purchased a Creative Cloud account, go ahead and sign in to Adobe.com. And then go on to the next movie so I can continue showing you how to make the most of your Adobe profile.
Learn how to install and update apps; access the free built-in cloud storage; and use Creative Cloud mobile apps, the touch-friendly versions for your phone or tablet. Plus, discover how to work with services like Typekit, Adobe Stock, and Behance. Start watching to get the most out of this powerful creative suite.