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Laptop Program: Adobe Creative Cloud
Updated: 23 March 2018 10:17 AM
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Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of desktop applications and cloud services that connect with mobile applications for iOS.

This year, OCAD U Students get access to even more tools from Adobe Creative Cloud, not just in the form of Adobe’s great desktop applications, but Adobe’s Creative Cloud services and Creative Sync with Adobe’s many mobile applications for iOS and Andrroid. Why does this matter?

  • Use Adobe Capture to create your own colour palettes, brushes and shapes that synchronize and show up in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Save up to 20GB of layered Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign files onto Adobe Creative Cloud and browse these via a link and share with peers
  • Work on videos in Adobe Premiere Clip on your iOS or Android mobile device, sync to the Adobe Creative Cloud, and open your project in Adobe Premiere.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Applications*

  • Acrobat XI Pro
  • Photoshop CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • AfterEffects CC
  • Animate CC
  • Fireworks CC
  • Fuse CC
  • Experience Design CC
  • Audition CC
  • Speedgrade CC
  • Prelude CC
  • Encore CC
  • Bridge CC
  • Media Encoder CC
  • Lightroom CC
  • Muse CC
  • Edge Reflow
  • Edge Code
  • Device and PC Sync

Adobe Creative Cloud Services

  • 20 GB File Syncing and Storage
  • Collaboration
  • Sync Settings
  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Creative Sync (mobile-desktop workflows)
  • Creative Cloud Market
  • Adobe Color CC (web/mobile/desktop)
  • Access to and integration with mobile apps (mobile-desktop workflows)
  • Lightroom Photos (web)
  • Typekit Fonts
  • Behance/ Adobe Portfolio
  • Extract (Dreamweaver, web browser)
  • Story Plus
  • PhoneGap Build
  • Device Preview
  • Adobe Sign
  • InDesign Publish Online
  • Adobe XD Share Online
  • Adobe Portfolio

Adobe CC Mobile Apps:

  • Adobe Capture
  • Adobe Illustrator Draw
  • Adobe Photoshop Sketch
  • Adobe Comp
  • Adobe Premiere Clip
  • Lightroom Mobile
  • Photoshop Fix
  • Photoshop Mix
  • Adobe Voice
  • Adobe Slate (mobile and web)
  • Adobe Post
  • Adobe Preview
  • Aviary

*The following Creative Cloud services are not included: Behance Prosite, Digital Publishing Suite (single edition)


  • All currently enrolled students in the Laptop Program have access to Adobe Creative Cloud 
  • All students eligible to enrol at OCAD U can access Adobe Creative Cloud (applications only, no services) on institutional desktop computers
  • All currently employed faculty can access Adobe Creative Cloud via institutional laptops or via Kivuto for a fee
  • Administrative Staff by request
  • Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants whose primary role is as a student are not eligible


  • Students and Faculty can access Creative Cloud via:
    • Kivuto
      • This activates an Adobe ID and provides a year subscription to the service. However, upon expiration, the subscription must be renewed. If you are no longer a student, you will need to subscribe directly with Adobe to continue your subscription.
    • Laptop Program (Imaging)
      • This enables the desktop applications on your computer using a serial number, and will function until the software is updated to a new major version, or the serial number expires.
    • Institutional Laptops and Desktops
  • Adobe Creative Cloud is available as an annual subscription while you are an eligible student or employee. When your subscription runs out, you need to transfer your assets to a personally held Adobe ID. This document reviews the process of moving from an Adobe ID to Federated ID (the opposite):