Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is a subscription-based software service that allows users access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services.

The Creative Cloud suite (all-applications) includes the following applications:

  • Acrobat Pro
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Animate
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InCopy
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro

The Creative Cloud named user license also includes 200 million “standard” Adobe Stock images.
And more! For a complete list visit Adobe.

Acrobat Pro DC is also available as a single application.

Note: For other Adobe individual titles, please contact CDWG.

How to Get Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Faculty, Staff, or UW-Owned Lab Computers

  • Named Used Licenses are available for purchase for faculty and staff
  • Shared Device Licenses are available for purchase for lab computers
  • Purchase requires a valid UW budget number and authorization from a budget approver.
  • No Procurement cards or direct sales to individuals are available.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is available through an annual subscription, with the license period running from July 1 through June 30.
  • UW-IT cannot prorate or refund the cost of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite license subscription
  • UW-IT will automatically bill for the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite license in the next license cycle.
Order Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

License Details

  • Named User Licenses are assigned to an individual. Creative Cloud applications may be installed on multiple devices, but can only be used on one device at a time by the named user.
  • An individual license can not be assigned to a shared UW NetID.
  • Shared Device Licenses  are available for a lab or other shared computer environment and can be installed only on a single device, for use by any user on that device.
  • UW-IT Software Licensing Team will work with you on setting up your Shared Device Licenses
  • Once purchased, you will be automatically billed for Adobe Creative Cloud Suite on an annual basis unless you opt out of the renewal before the opt-out deadline. For more information about the opt-out deadline or to submit an opt-out request form, visit:

Additional Information

Adobe Creative Suite FAQs

  • You can install your applications on multiple computers
  • You can remain signed in to the apps on up to 2 computers
  • You can use your app on only one computer at a time

  • Yes

  • No

  • The license can be transferred to another user at your request

  • Yes. Your shared device license product profile administrator should use the Adobe License Utility tool to remove the license from the existing device first. You may then use the license on a new device.

  • You can view a complete list on Adobe’s website:

  • A user with an existing Adobe named user license purchased via UW IT should use the “Enterprise ID (Company or School)” option to sign-in to Adobe on the device with Adobe Shared Device License.
  • If you do not have an Adobe “named user” license purchased via UW IT, you must sign in with “Adobe ID”. A free Adobe ID is issued by Adobe and is not related to the University of Washington. It is your personal account. Do NOT use UW NetID and/or UW email address to create your personal Adobe ID.  You can create an Adobe ID here:

  • This is a known issue. Adobe recommends using Lightroom Classic as a workaround.

Quick Facts

Available for

  • Faculty
  • Staff


PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Web Browser


Named User License: $175 annually
Shared Device License: $250 annually


  • Graphic Design
  • Productivity
  • Video Editing

Documentation and Support