Downloading Creative Cloud–helpful info/Vimeo Link

Since I have purchased Adobe Creative Cloud, I thought I would do a tutorial on how to download the program, and get it running.  Also, I put some helpful information in here that  I learned from calling customer service.

First, you must go to www.adobe.com and at the top grey bar hit Products, and then Adobe Creative Cloud.  In the lighter grey bar, go to Membership Plans, and then click on the tab that says Education.

The first choice is the one I chose, for $19.99/month.  It is a contract so that means you are tied into paying the $19.99  every month for one year.  Then you have the opportunity to cancel when your subscription ends, but if you try to cancel before the end, you pay a fee.   If you want to only pay month to month and to cancel whenever you want, it is $74.99 a month.

The plan is for one year, and it says in the disclaimer that they reserve the right to check your educational status, and change the price accordingly.  I am graduating in the spring, so I wondered whether they would start charging me more for the remainder of my contract.  I called the customer service center and they told me that they wouldn’t increase my rate.

To buy it, you have to create a profile and then in the education segment you have to put in Pitt as the school, and then your Pitt email.  They don’t actually send a confirmation email to your Pitt account, but they need it anyway.  It starts downloading immediately, and you get something that looks like this when it’s done.creative cloud

  This is where you download the apps by hitting install.  They do take some time to come in and you can’t download anything if you have one app running.  It also frequently updates the apps that you already have.  (I’ve had the program for four days now and it has updated twice).  You don’t have to have an internet connection to work with the programs.  It actually puts an icon on your desktop, so you don’t have to open the Creative Cloud downloader every time you want to open an app.

Also, the link to my Vimeo Video in Progress: https://vimeo.com/74583602

–JK

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