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How to upgrade to Adobe Creative Cloud

totem-creative-cloud-80x80Adobe Creative Cloud is a simple monthly membership gives you the entire collection of the latest applications, tools, and more. Print, Imaging, Web? You can do it all. Plus, Creative Cloud members automatically get access to new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released. And, with cloud storage and the ability to sync to any device, your files are always right where you need them. Creative Cloud is available for individuals or teams.

You can read reviews posted by our customers on the Creative Cloud review page. You can also read my earlier blog post, How Creative Cloud can change the way you work.

All said and done: if you feel that Adobe Creative Cloud offers your business a compelling value proposition, and you already have an existing perpetual licence to Creative Suite, Adobe offers an easy upgrade path. And some special pricing.

Upgrade to Creative Cloud

To avail of the special upgrade price for Creative Cloud, you must have a registered copy of Creative Suite.

  • If you haven’t registered your copy yet, open any CS application and choose Help > Register.

Switch to the Cloud

Switching to the Adobe Creative Cloud is easy. You can do it online, and you should be up an running fairly quickly.

  1. Visit the Switch to the Cloud page and review the current offer.

    Switch to the Cloud, and view the current upgrade pricing

    Switch to the Cloud, and view the current upgrade pricing. This pricing may be subject to change and reflects the offer at the time of writing this blog post.

  2. Sign in with your Adobe ID to see if you qualify for the upgrade. You need sign in with the same Adobe ID that you used to register your existing product.

    Sign in with your AdodeID

    Sign in with your AdodeID

  3. Continue with the on-screen wizard, and complete joining the Creative Cloud.


Downloading Apps

After you’ve joined the Creative Cloud, you can continue over to and sign in with your Adobe ID.


If you’ve upgraded from CS3 or later, you can download the Apps from the Creative Cloud website. See an earlier blog post: How to download my Creative Cloud applications?


If you already have a CS6 Apps installed, you do not need you re-download them. You can convert a trial or a licensed version to a Creative Cloud version.

  1. Deactivate the product by choosing Help > Deactivate in any CS6 app.
  2. Launch the product again.  It will now launch in trial mode.
  3. Click the License this Software button located at the bottom of the screen.

    CS6 Trial screen

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions and Sign in with your Adobe ID.

For more information, see Convert CS6 Trials to Creative Cloud, for detailed instructions and complete screenshots.

Remember to choose Help > Update and download new features that are exclusively for Creative Cloud members.

More help



Creative Cloud for teams

We announced the Creative Cloud for Teams offering at the #CreateNow event. If you missed the  event  live,  not to worry! Now you can catch the keynote on-demand here:


Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud offering makes a compelling value proposition. You can read my initial thoughts when Creative Cloud was announced.

Creative Cloud for teams

Running a successful business is a team effort. Several folks and experts are required to deliver exceptional content to customers. If you’re part of a small work group, or even work with a distributed team of users, this might be the solution you’re looking for. Managing and allocating licenses to team members is at best an administrative nightmare. But not any more!

Membership to Creative Cloud for teams includes everything you get in an individual Creative Cloud membership, plus tools for managing purchases,  increased storage capacity per user, and expert services. Creative Cloud for teams is an offering that provides multiple users access to all of the apps, services, and more.  It also provides services for publishing websites, iPad apps, and more. Every seat also gets 100GB cloud-based storage for effective collaboration.

You can purchase Creative Cloud for teams, and manage it centrally.  Best of all, membership means that all your team members get access to new applications and feature updates as soon as they are released. This also provides a standard platform, where all team members have access to same version and feature, and removing the risk of facing fragmentation and associated incompatibilities.

More information

Join Creative Cloud for teams

Joining is really easy.

  1. Head over to Creative Cloud Plans, click Click Plans for teams and Businesses, and then click Join.
  2. Follow the onscreen wizard.
  3. That’s it!

If you’re part of a larger team or an enterprise,  you can work with an Adobe representative to customize a Creative Cloud solution that meets your needs. Contact us about Creative Cloud for enterprise at 888-649-2990.


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