Using Adobe Software on Film Department Computers

Using Adobe software on the Film and Digital Media department computers, as well as the central campus computer labs, now requires you to log in with an Adobe ID.

An Adobe ID is simply a third party service using an email address as an “account” similar to how you would log in and use Amazon, an Apple ID, Spotify, or any third party service that allows an email address to be an account.

Adobe IDs have no direct relationship to UCSC services other than the possibly of using your UCSC address for the account.

Accounts are managed by Adobe and ITS/UCSC will not be able to assist you in recovering or resetting passwords for your Adobe ID.

Personal email addresses can be used for creating an Adobe ID, however, we encourage students to create an Adobe ID that is associated their UCSC email address. Regardless of what email address you use to create your Adobe ID, please do not use the same password as your CruzID Blue or Gold passwords. When you create your Adobe ID use an unique password for only that account.

If you would like to create an Adobe ID before using film department computers, this can be done here: https://accounts.adobe.com/

To use the Adobe applications on our computers we strongly recommend following the steps below:

Step 1) How to log in:

Open the Creative Cloud Desktop App by clicking on the cloud icon on the top-right of the screen:
Adobe ID login step 1

A new window will open and you can log in with (or create, if necessary) an Adobe ID to be able to use the applications. Please note, the screenshot below has been cropped to fit and the window you see will be larger:
Adobe login step 2
After clicking continue you will be given another field to enter your password. After that press Continue again.

After this you may be presented with this additional window asking if your account is a Personal Account or a Company or School Account. Always choose the “Personal Account” option, or some features in the Adobe suite may not work properly:
Adobe login step 3

Step 2) How to log out:

When you are finished, log out of your Adobe ID account by using the Creative Cloud icon App to help ensure your privacy is protected. We also strongly recommend that you shut down or restart the computer when you are finished to further ensure that all of your accounts have been successfully logged out.

Open the Creative Cloud Desktop App by clicking on the cloud icon on the top-right of the screen:
Adobe logout step 1

Follow these steps next. Please note, the following two screenshots below have been cropped to fit and the window you see will be larger:
Adobe logout step 2

Lastly, on this next dialog click Continue which will confirm that you would like to log out of your Adobe ID:
Adobe logout step 3

To verify that you were logged out, you can also click on the cloud icon again to confirm this.