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Adobe CS6 Trial Downloads: Direct Links (no Manager or Assistant)

[UPDATE (June 2014) – These still work to download the CS6 trials. We also now have Adobe's all-new CC 2014 Direct Download Links!]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

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Here we’ve put together a complete set of Adobe CS6 direct download links for all the new products (Windows and Mac OS), for instant easy access and the ability to use your own download manager or download assistant if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and need to get the trials without it…

Whether you’re considering buying a full version or will be upgrading from a prior CS release, or even if you’re getting a volume license or joining the Creative Cloud, you can always use these free trials to install, run, and activate the CS6 software on your system, without needing to reinstall.

Where available, we’ve also linked the free CS6 Extra Content downloads (aka Additional or Functional Content).  Direct links for both the Adobe Muse 30-day trial plus the completely FREE, full Adobe Edge Animate 1.5 are offered as well.

Download New Adobe CC 2014 Free Trials (Direct Links)

Below is a table for CS6 trials in major languages. These links go to the auth­entic and original CS6 files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, and will not change. For Windows, each program consists of up to two files, an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work when the .7z file is also fully downloaded and resides in the same location. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program.

The supported Language Sets vary by product. The Western Euro­pean languages can include French/Français, German/Deutsch, Dutch/Nederlands, Italian/Italiano, Spanish/Español, Portuguese/Português, Danish/Dansk, Finnish/Suomi, Swedish/Svenska & Norwegian/Norsk. To see which product supports which languages, visit the main Adobe trials page and then click on the selection menu for whichever product(s) you’d like to try – it will tell you which languages are currently available.

Related: Which option is right for you? Compare Adobe CS6 vs. Creative Cloud

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Note: Very Important Instructions

More Direct Download Links
CC 2014
Acrobat XI
Captivate 8
Lightroom 5
Elements 12

You need to have a free Adobe account and be logged into it to use the links below, as Adobe sets a session cookie on your browser that allows you to access the direct download links. Otherwise, you will receive an “access denied” or “resume your download” message prevent­ing the connection. So please follow these instructions carefully or the links will not work!

  1. Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any surfing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
  2. Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links in the table below – this is critical!
  3. If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself.
  4. Now close any windows that popped up and cancel any downloads that started.
  5. OK! Now you’re logged in at Adobe with the trials cookie set, so you can instantly download any of the software below. Just make sure you have enough disk space.
  6. Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu – and save all files to the same place.
  7. Then follow the product installation instructions here.

Creative Suite 6 – Adobe CS6 Download Links

Adobe CS6
Direct Downloads
EnglishWestern EuropeEnglishEurope
Photoshop CS61.1 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
Illustrator CS61.8 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
Dreamweaver CS6272 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Fireworks CS6438 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
InDesign CS6879 MBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
InCopy CS6638 MBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
Flash Professional CS61.1 GBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Flash Builder 4.71.0 GBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Premiere Pro CS61.1 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
After Effects CS6997 MBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
Audition CS6223 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Prelude CS6488 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
SpeedGrade CS695 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Adobe Muse32 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Adobe Edge Animate143 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Acrobat X Pro465 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Adobe Camera Raw 8.6151 MBFile 1 File 1 File 1File 1
Creative Suites
CS6 Master Collection6.2 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
CS6 Design & Web Prem4.5 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
CS6 Design Standard3.7 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1
CS6 Production Prem5.8 GBFile 1File 2File 1File 2File 1File 1

Related: Do you believe any of these? The 10 Most Common Myths About Creative Cloud

All of these trials are supported on Mac OS X or Windows (32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64), with the exception of After Effects CS6, Premiere Pro CS6, and SpeedGrade CS6 which are 64-bit only. For more, see the complete set of system requirements for Creative Suite 6.

If you need or want the newer Acrobat XI (released Oct. 2012) instead of Acrobat X which comes bundled in the CS6 suites, then see our Acrobat XI Direct Download Links.

Note there is no separate trial download for Photoshop CS6 “Standard” – the trial is always the Extended version (having all Photoshop features including 3D and motion-based content), and then you decide which version you’d like to keep at time of product purchase.

You do not need to uninstall previous versions of Creative Suite; some users prefer to keep the older, familiar version(s) around as they come up to speed with the new product’s features, and some folks have CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS6 all on one computer.

We suggest using a browser other than Internet Explorer to download the files above. They can be quite large and IE has been known to drop the extension (like “.exe”) from the Windows filename. If this happens and you can’t open a file, then just rename it to add back the extension. But generally, using Firefox or Chrome will work better – and if you have any issues getting the downloads to work with one browser, then try another.

*** Note: If you have any problems getting the files to download or install, be sure to read the earlier comments on this page – as most questions have already been asked and answered below!

Adobe CS6 Extra Content

This is Extra Content (also called Functional Content) that Adobe bundles with some CS6 applications. It is technically optional and not required to run the main products, but will improve your experience if you can take the time to download and add it to your installation.

What’s included in this free additional content are typically media assets, templates, tutorials, documentation, fonts, footage, sample files and projects, and so on. If you own a suite, you can download the bundle for that plus whichever applications are in it.

  • InDesign CS6 Extra Content (130 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • Illustrator CS6 Extra Content (112 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • Premiere Pro / Encore CS6 Extra Content (733 MB)
              Windows:  File 1   File 2      Mac:  File 1
  • After Effects CS6 Extra Content
              AE content will be migrated to the After Effects Exchange.
  • Adobe Audition Content Download Extras
              This contains thousands of royalty-free audio sound effects and music loop files.

See Also

New Adobe CC 2014 Direct Download Links: All Free Trials

Did these links work for you? Hope they helped out; please let us know with a comment below…  Do you have any questions about CS6 or CC? Just ask us and we’ll get you answers fast!

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  1. Clarisa

    Hi!…I need your help. I was trying to download the trial for Photoshop CS6 for my class, and I followed all the steps that you have listed at the top, but is asking me for a serial number…where should I look for it?

    • Greetings Clarisa, you never need a serial number or license key for the free trial… Generally, with Adobe trials you can run the software for 30-60 days for free.

      When you install and start the program, it should say at some point, “Try: I want to try Adobe Photoshop CS6 for a limited time.” Just select that option to begin your free trial.

  2. jacci suzlee

    sir…i have downloaded a full version of Adobe Photoshop CS6 but i don’t have license key, please provide me a valid license key.

  3. anonymous

    I’m trying to download CS6 for trial use from your links, but it is telling me server access denied. Could you please help me out? I prefer to avoid the trial versions of CC.

    • These original CS6 direct download links all continue to work fine. But importantly, you have to make sure you are carefully following the essential download instructions (required by Adobe) given in the article above.

      Once you do, you should be good. But if you don’t, then you will get the message that you mentioned.

      If you have any difficulties, try a different web browser, computer, or Internet connection.

      If you’re still stuck, check out this list of download tips that we put together.

  4. Justine

    I don’t think your links work! I tried on both my mac and pc– the links lead me to an “Access Denied” page. Could you update the links please?

  5. cosbyy

    The link is not working :(

  6. Suzanne

    THANK YOU so much for these links! Could NOT figure out how to put in my CS6 license key when the trials didn’t exist on the Adobe website… until I came across this page. Many thanks!

  7. Anonymous

    i am trying to download flash cs6 but its saying that its not a win32 application, can u plz help me

  8. sheila

    my trial voucher ends Sep 6th. When I signed up for the course, I had no idea that it was so comprehensive. Since I have the files, will I be able to continue the lessons after sep 6 and for the 30 days that I have the trial files? A month or so ago I was having trouble accessing the course and I just have not gotten back to it.

    Thank you

  9. Joni

    I downloaded a trial version of Photoshop CS6, and it did not start automatically. Now I am unable to open it.

    • Hey Joni, can you provide more details? We’d be happy to try to help, but need more information like what happened, were you actually able to install it, the exact message(s) you got, did you try redownloading, or uninstalling/reinstalling, etc. Thanks.

  10. Anonymous

    I downloaded with Firefox and it said the download completed. I double-clicked the .exe file and this came up…”Photoshop_13_LS16.exe” is an executable file. Executable files may contain viruses or other malicious code that could harm your computer. Use caution when opening this file. Are you sure you want to launch “Photoshop_13_LS16.exe”?

    I clicked “ok”
    then another window popped up and I clicked “RUN”
    then I chose a folder location and clicked “NEXT”
    then it said there was a problem extracting the files and to download it again.

  11. Laura

    When I try to open the photoshop files it says it’s not a supported file type or has been damaged. I made sure to save both files into the same folder, and have tried downloading twice with no luck. What’s the problem? I believe I have followed the above instructions as well.

  12. rajan kumar singh

    please correct your links.
    the links are not responding, and damaged file, and not found.

    • Hello rajan, the links here all work fine – we test them regularly and there’s no problem.

      However, it’s essential that you carefully follow the download directions given in the article above (and required by Adobe) – otherwise they won’t work.

      If you still have any issues, please try a different web browser, another computer, or a better/faster Internet connection – while still following those instructions.

      Finally, here’s a list of download tips to check out if you get stuck.

  13. Sarah

    Are those listed under “Creative Suite 6 – Adobe CS6 Download Links” all trial downloads? Even the creative suites? Or are they full cracked versions? Also, how do I install when there are 2 files (File 1 & File 2)?? Please help. Thanks

  14. nero

    I tried downloading part 2 for the cs6 download but the download won’t load up for some reason? I followed all the steps listed too

  15. Brad

    Can you tell me how to download just the CS6 extended version. Every time I click on CS6 it goes to CC. All I want for now is CS6.Thanks

  16. Anonymous

    I’m using explorer and downloaded the files, but when I try to run them, I get an error message that says:

    ‘This version of the file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running. Check your computer’s system information to see if you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the software and contact the software publisher.’

    I’m running Windows 7, 64 bit OS, so can I get a 64-bit version of the program??

  17. nero


    Sorry for the trouble – i got it working, thanks for the help!

  18. Iveta Zorubaite


    I tried to download the CS6 master trial and it indicates that it’s started, but freezes in download progress after about 30 seconds and very tiny progress.


    • Hi Iveta, not sure why – certainly the CS6 direct links here are all correct and work fine… You might want to try a different browser and/or Internet connection.

      Also, make sure you’re not blocking or filtering anything with your browser(s) – like cookies, downloads, or any sites or URLs – or running blocking utilities like Ghostery, AdBlock, or Disconnect.

      Read the step-by-step download instructions above again, and take it from the top.

  19. Iveta Zorubaite

    I did multiple times, on 2 additional different WiFi networks. So I’m not sure why it just freezes. I allowed cookies from all sites and have turned my pop-up blocker off, and don’t have any blocking extensions installed on Safari.

  20. Colleen

    I cannot get the file to open. I have the LS16 file but cannot open the LS16-7z file? It keeps booting me to pick a program to open this with.

  21. Colleen

    I have Photoshop Elements 12. Can I use that for this course?

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