Simply put, Adobe Creative Cloud is an ongoing membership that gives you access to Adobe's Creative Suite products. That means, than rather having to pay for the suite up front and getting a shrink-wrapped copy, you'll get full access any time anywhere for a simple and affordable monthly fee.

Why is Adobe Creative Cloud Cool?

Creative Cloud makes owning the Adobe Creative Suite easier and more flexible than ever:

-Lower up-front costs: Rather than paying a large sum up front, you can subscribe to Creative Cloud on a monthly or yearly basis. Plans start as low as $19.99 a month and you choose the plan that's most affordable for you!

-Freedom to choose which programs to install: Creative Cloud enables you to install each application individually whenever it works best for you. Mix and match and install whatever you want.

-Automatic updates: Stay on the leading edge of Adobe technology with the latest products, services, features, and workflows as soon as they are available. No more waiting months or years for the latest and greatest innovations.

-Access to both Mac or Windows: If you have a Mac at home and a PC at work, you can install your applications on both as long as they are not running at the same time. See the Adobe product license agreements page for more information.

-Exclusive access to new features: Adobe Creative Cloud gives you access to online services that are not available through the desktop products alone, like administrative tools for centralized license purchase and management, workgroup features for greater collaboration, increased storage capacity (100GB), and expert services.

-Cloud storage: You'll get 20GB of cloud storage space on www.creativecloud.com and file syncing to be able to access your work on any device.

What's Included in Adobe Creative Cloud?

Get every CS6 tool* and more — the apps you rely on every day, along with new ones like Adobe Muse™ and Edge Tools & Services. A free library of training videos makes it easy to get started. Print, video, web, or mobile: Everything you need to create anything is included in your membership.

* Adobe InDesign Server CS6 and InCopy® CS6 are not included in Creative Cloud.  

Do I have to be connected to the internet to use it?
No. With Creative Cloud membership, you can select your favorite products, or try new ones, and install them directly on your desktop. The Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign®, as well as other creative desktop tools like Adobe Muse, Lightroom, and Adobe Edge Tools & Services, will continue to be installed on your computer, taking advantage of all the performance you get from your desktop or laptop system.

However, you will need to be online when you install and license your software, and at least once every 30 days thereafter. The software will alert you when you need to connect to the Internet for a license status check.

How Much Does it Cost?

Adobe Creative Cloud is available as an annual or month-to-month membership for individuals or teams/companies. Plans start at $19.99 a month with several different plan options to choose from.


For a complete price breakdown, visit the Creative Cloud Plans Page.

Creative Cloud Plans

Can I Still Get Boxed Versions?

We have a couple of boxed versions available, but once these last copies are gone, you'll only be able to get Creative Suite through Creative Cloud.