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Subscription Overview

Creative Cloud for Enterprise brings together everything needed to empower students, faculty, and staff to create and manage content across mobile, desktop and the web — in a secure way. The Creative Cloud subscription provides the UNC-Chapel Hill community access to the full range of creative desktop apps for digital imaging, design, web and video, plus online services that include 20GB of storage for all students, faculty and staff with a valid Onyen. Best of all, the latest updates, new features, apps and services are available as soon as they’re released. By installing the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, you agree that you will not store any sensitive data in the Adobe cloud-based storage.

Who is eligible for Adobe Creative Cloud?

Students and instructional faculty and staff can use the service at no cost. For non-instructional faculty and staff, the cost is only $25 a year.

Students: Place an order for Adobe CC via the Software Distribution site. Faculty and staff: Click the link below to submit a request for access to Adobe CC. Note: if you already have been issued a Creative Cloud license and want to install it on a new or second computer, please follow the re-installation instructions.


Student Order

Students: Place a no-cost order at the link above.


Faculty/Instructional Staff Request

Faculty may request access to Adobe Creative Cloud for instructional use. Staff may request a license for instructional use.



Departmental Orders

All non-instructional employees: Follow the link above for ordering information through ConnectCarolina.



Continue your Adobe CC experience. Transfer data before graduating.

Installation Instructions

The Adobe CC software is available to the UNC-Chapel Hill community through an Adobe Enterprise subscription model. To begin the installation process, you need to uninstall all old Adobe products from your computer. To uninstall the Adobe software, visit the article: Use the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool to solve installation problems.

If you need further assistance removing Adobe CC, please contact the ITS Service Desk using one of the contact methods listed below. If you do not have any Adobe CC products, you may skip the uninstall process and continue with a clean installation. Effective the evening of July 22nd, all users logging into, Adobe Creative Cloud or Adobe Sign will need to use Duo for 2-step verification.

if you are experiencing login issues or “Trial Expiration” errors follow this link to download the Limited Access Repair Tool available for both Windows and Mac systems.

Adobe Training

UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff have several avenues in which to receive training on Adobe products and services. Adobe has many great online tutorials for the various Creative Cloud products. The University also offers free access to LinkedIn Learning, an online training platform that has many specific Creative Cloud product lessons. Finally, the iTunes App Store provides mobile tutorial apps for the creative mind on the go.

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Adobe Learn

Learn directly from Adobe with online tutorials.

UNC Workshops

The UNC Libraries’ Media & Design Center provide support for digital media projects using Adobe software. Check out the link above for topics and dates.

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LinkedIn Learning

Search for Adobe CC specific tutorial videos at LinkedIn Learning.

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iTunes App Store

Leverage your mobile device to learn Adobe CC skills on the go.

Products & Services

Adobe Spark:
Create presentations, social media graphics, and videos
Adobe Premiere Clip:
Create amazing videos right on your iPhone or iPad
Adobe Lightroom:
Edit, organize, and share images anywhere, anytime on your mobile device
Adobe Photoshop Mix:
Powerful, easy-to-use tools that let you combine/cut out images for edits
Adobe Photoshop Sketch:
Natural drawing tools and custom brushes
Adobe Acrobat Reader:
View PDF documents from anywhere
Adobe Illustrator Draw:
Create free-form vector designs on your iPad or iPhone
Adobe Illustrator Line:
A precision drawing tool for creating perfectly straight lines, geometric shapes, and more
Adobe Comp CC:
Create layouts on your iPad at the touch of a finger
Adobe Brush CC:
Create custom brushes from photos you capture on your iPhone and iPad
Adobe Shape CC:
Captures shapes with your iPhone or iPad, turning them into vectors you can use in designs
Adobe Hue:
Capture naturally occurring color/light from your surroundings and turn them into filters/effects
Adobe Color CC:
Captures color combinations whereever you are and saves to CC library
Adobe Preview CC:
Preview your designs directly from Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop:
Create composite images, use 3D tools, edit video and perform advanced image analysis
Adobe Illustrator:
Create vector-based graphics for print, web, video, and mobile
Adobe InDesign:
Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing
Adobe Bridge:
Browse, organize, and search your photos and design files in one central place
Adobe InCopy:
Collaborate in editorial workflows with this solution that tightly integrates with InDesign
Adobe Acrobat Pro:
Create, protect, sign, collaborate on, and print PDF documents
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom:
Organize, edit, and publish digital photographs
Adobe Dreamweaver:
Design, develop and maintain standards-based websites and applications
Adobe Flash Professional:
Create rich interactive content across varied platforms and devices
Adobe Flash Builder Premium:
Build applications for iOS, Android, and Blackberry using a single code base
Adobe Fireworks:
Rapidly prototype websites and applications and optimize web graphics
Adobe Muse:
Design and publish HTML websites without writing code
Adobe Edge Animate:
Create interactive and animated web content with HTML5
Adobe Edge Inspect:
Preview and inspect web designs and content on mobile devices
Adobe Edge Reflow (Preview):
Design responsive CSS layouts for all screen sizes
Adobe Edge Web Fonts:
Access a library of free web fonts to use in your websites
Adobe Scout:
Test and optimize content for Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR
Adobe Gaming SDK:
Create and monetize games across devices
Adobe Premiere Pro:
Edit video with high-performance, industry-leading software
Adobe After Effects:
Create industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects
Adobe Audition:
Create, edit, and enhance audio for broadcast, video, and film.
Adobe SpeedGrade:
Manipulate light and color in video footage
Adobe Prelude:
Streamline the import and logging of video, from any video format
Adobe Prelude Live Logger:
Start the production process by logging video on your iPad while shooting footage
Adobe Encore:
Author DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and web DVDs
Adobe Media Encoder:
Automate the process of encoding video and audio to virtually any video or device format
Adobe XD:
Design, prototype and share user experiences
Cloud Storage:
Get 20 GB per seat of cloud storage for file sharing, collaboration, and syncing
Behance ProSite:
Find inspiration, showcase work, receive feedback, and manage your personal portfolio site
Display your professional, creative portfolio online
Typekit Desktop Fonts:
Over 700 desktop fonts from the growing Typekit library
Adobe Stock:
Access and use all our core stock assets – more than 230 million photos, illustrations and vectors.
Adobe Story Plus:
Organize video productions with collaborative screenwriting, reporting, and scheduling tools


A: Yes, for all UNC-Chapel Hill students and instructional faculty/staff as well as all University-owned instructional lab systems.

A limited number of no-cost Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are available for instructional faculty and instructional staff. Requests will be approved for individuals whose work for the University includes one of the following activities:

  • Supporting student use of Adobe Creative Cloud in for-credit courses.
  • Using Adobe Creative Cloud to develop instructional materials for for-credit courses.
  • Supporting labs in which Adobe Creative Cloud is installed: library labs, makerspaces, and departmental computer labs.
A: See the “Who is eligible” section, and then follow the link that applies to you.
A: Yes, you can install it on up to two systems. Just be aware that if you disable cloud storage synchronization, the data files created on each system will not be automatically updated on all systems; they will only be stored locally.
A: If your status changes, simply email with your new status so we can update your membership. If you went from being a student to a non-instructional faculty/staff member, you will need to have your department order Adobe CC for you to continue using it.
A: You can still get Adobe CC through your department via ConnectCarolina/BuyCarolina for $25 per year.
A: Certainly! Please email with the Onyens of both the leaving and arriving staff member so we can update and create the necessary accounts. The license will be good for the remainder of the annual Adobe license term and will be automatically billed and renewed at the end of November.
A: First and foremost, make sure to back up all of your Adobe CC data files locally. Once your Onyen is deactivated, you will no longer be able to log into the Adobe CC applications with your University email address. If you would like to continue using Adobe CC after your departure, Adobe has several options available for purchase.

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