Adobe Creative Cloud

The University of Sheffield has a site license for Adobe Creative Cloud (ACC) software, enabling free use of all 20 desktop applications in the Creative Cloud family (including Acrobat DC, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro) on Windows and Mac platforms.


  • Staff and students on any University-owned computer (free) but NOT remotely
  • Staff (not Honorary or Associate staff) on personal computers (free)
  • Students on personal computers (free) if you require Adobe Creative Cloud in your programme of study. (All requests should be directed through your personal tutor or supervisor)
  • Students who require Adobe in your programme of study and your University provided laptop is not powerful enough to run the applications. See Accessing the Software point 4 below.

Accessing the software

The software is accessed in one of four ways:

  1. For staff and students with Managed or YoYo desktops
    • For YoYo computers, creative cloud is free to install from the Software Center.
    • For Managed computers it is either pre-installed as part of the desktop image, or available to install from the Software Center.
    • Please use your FULL University email and network password, when asked to sign in.
  2. For staff using personal or unmanaged desktops, for work purposes
  3. For students using personal devices with the software installed
  4. For students using personal devices without the software installed (via the Remote Desktop Service)
    • The Remote Desktop Service can be used if you have requested and been assigned a licence as above, and your device is not powerful enough to run Adobe CC.

Further Information

Adobe software upgrades