Adobe Creative Cloud

For the first time this year we have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The license for this covers all college machines and there is a ‘work at home’ license for staff.  This means that you can have it installed on your own PC or laptop. The license does not cover students having a copy on their own devices. There are student rates available from Adobe at between £10 and £16 per month but they buy this direct from Adobe.  If you need a copy for your own computer then please put a request on the helpdesk. However, please be patient – the licensing process for ‘work at home’ is quite complicated and we are just learning which hoops we have to jump through.

We will be installing the software in most creative and digital teaching rooms, along with some upgraded computers to make sure that the packages run well. In the first instance the rooms have been nominated by your Program Managers. If you need access to one of the packages, and it isn’t available already, then put a request on the helpdesk. This is only just rolling out at the moment so please wait until the start of term before making a request when it should all be in place. There will also be some copies available on machines in the learning centres.

A word of warning; these are very resource hungry packages. Installing all of them could well use up most of the hard drive on your computer. We think that a complete installation will take in excess of 100Gb. Consider carefully which applications you need before making a request. The same goes for your home PC – older computers will probably struggle with some apps.

The complete list of applications available includes:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash Professional (now called Adobe Animate)
  • Adobe Fireworks CS6
  • Adobe Muse
  • Adobe Scout
  • Adobe Gaming SDK
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe SpeedGrade
  • Adobe Prelude
  • Adobe Prelude Live Logger
  • Adobe Encore
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Flash Builder Premium