Create an Adobe ID and Password for Access to Creative Cloud (for Parkland Students)

Note: When you create an account, you may opt to sign up for a free 7-day trial to Adobe Creative Cloud. This will allow you free access to Adobe CC from off-campus for the trial period only. If you want to continue to have off-site access once the trial date is up, you will need to pay for that access.  When you sign on to Adobe CC from a Parkland classroom machine (that is licensed for Adobe CC), any account (paid or unpaid) will have access to Adobe Creative CloudIf you do not sign in your Adobe account for 99 days, you are at risk of losing some or all of the data and files stored within it. As such, it is very important that you sign in at least once within each 99 day period (even if you have not paid for off-site access). Please keep this in mind over the summer and/or if you take a hiatus from attending classes that utilize the Adobe Creative Cloud.

If you already have an Adobe Creative Cloud account set up, you may use that account for your Parkland coursework and it is not necessary to set up a separate account for school.

1. Navigate to accounts.adobe.com and select Get an Adobe ID.



2.  The following information is required. Make sure to use a personal email address, NOT your Parkland College email address. Once entered, select Sign up.
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Personal Email Address
  • Password (You create your password on the screen shown)
  • Region
  • Date of Birth

3. You will now be routed to the Adobe site.  To explore the various options, select the menu in the upper right (pictured below) -OR - if you are in a Parkland classroom, open up the installed application that your instructor would like for you to use. If you are on a Mac, you may also select the Creative Cloud icon icon in the upper-right.

web apps services

4. When you open up one of the applications for the first time, it will send a verification email to the personal account that you provided when creating your Adobe ID. Simply go to your email account and look for the message from Adobe.

adobe verify

5. Click on the link within the email message that you received from account-noreply@adobe.com as pictured below.

adobe mail

6. Select the Adobe.com link within the popup that appears and you will now be routed to and signed in to your Adobe account. Go back to the application that you selected in step 3 and you should now be routed into that application or service.

adobe continue

7. Moving forward, navigate to adobe.com to access your account -OR - if you are in a Parkland classroom, open up the installed application that your instructor would like for you to use. If you are on a Mac, you may also select the Creative Cloud icon icon in the upper-right. You will then need to sign in at the login prompt as pictured in step 1.


Tech Service Desk: Contact and Hours

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Keywords:Adobe, acrobat, creative cloud, design, document cloud adobe account   Doc ID:93501
Owner:Katherine N.Group:Parkland College
Created:2019-08-01 13:01 CSTUpdated:2019-10-02 10:49 CST
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