UPDATE – Most of these still work to download the original CC 2018 installers, though Adobe has recently taken down some links… You can also now get the CC 2019 Offline Installers or Adobe’s new CC 2023 Direct Download Links!
Last month, Adobe unveiled the all-new CC 2018 Release, which they say is the biggest product launch since Adobe first introduced Creative Cloud over five years ago. And from what we’ve seen, it looks to be true. There are major updates across the entire suite of tools and services, including entirely new CC desktop tools as well as significant new features and performance improvements to existing applications, and even some surprises.
As always, all upgrades to your CC apps are included as part of your Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost. The CC 2018 software is available immediately for worldwide download via the Creative Cloud Desktop App… This means everyone gets either a free upgrade or a free trial – but some folks want or need to access the new tools directly without using Adobe’s download/app manager.
And we have some great news: Adobe has just published a complete set (dozens!) of direct download links for the new CC 2018 release, and you’ll find them in the table below. These links go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change. They give you instant access plus the ability to use your own download manager (DLM) if you have difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and want to get the tools or trials without it… They can also come in handy if you want offline CC 2018 installers to use, store, or back up with (i.e., copy to USB flash drive, burn to DVD media, install on other systems or unconnected machines, etc).
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Most people download the installers or trials by signing up for the free level of Creative Cloud membership and then using the CC Desktop app to select and download any or all of these products, although with the direct links below, no membership is required to access the free trials.
Whether you’re considering just a single-app subscription like Photoshop CC 2018 or getting the complete Creative Cloud, you can always use these free trials to install, run, and activate the new software on your system, without needing to reinstall. All of the CC 2018 tools will install and run together on the same computer(s) alongside any older Adobe versions such as CC 2017, CC 2015, CS6, CS5, CS4, and CS3. These CC trials are fully functional for 7 free days.
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Importantly, all available product languages (except for Hebrew and Arabic) are included in a single multilingual download, and the software will install to the disk location and program language that are set in the Preferences of your CC Desktop app (with reasonable defaults)… So it is possible to install elsewhere on your computer besides C:, as well as with a different language – but you have to indicate that by using the Desktop app. If you need to install additional languages, just run the same installer again after choosing another language in the Preferences.
So without further ado, here are the CC 2018 links!
[UPDATE (Oct. 2022) – These links still work to download most original CC 2018 installers. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest 2023 versions, then see this post.]
Creative Cloud 2018 – Adobe CC 2018 Download Links – ALL Languages
|Adobe CC 2018
|Photoshop CC 2018 (32-bit)||1.3 GB||Download|
|Photoshop CC 2018 (64-bit)||1.6 GB||Download||1.5 GB||Download|
|Lightroom CC 2018||809 MB||Download||876 MB||Download|
|Lightroom Classic CC 2018||1.2 GB||Download||1.2 GB||Download|
|Illustrator CC 2018 (32-bit)||1.9 GB||Download|
|Illustrator CC 2018 (64-bit)||2.0 GB||Download||2.0 GB||Download|
|InDesign CC 2018 (32-bit)||877 MB||Download|
|InDesign CC 2018 (64-bit)||929 MB||Download||883 MB||Download|
|InCopy CC 2018 (32-bit)||864 MB||Download|
|InCopy CC 2018 (64-bit)||914 MB||Download||869 MB||Download|
|Dreamweaver CC 2018 (32bit)||936 MB||Download|
|Dreamweaver CC 2018 (64bit)||982 MB||Download||769 MB||Download|
|Adobe Muse CC 2018||771 MB||Download||707 MB||Download|
|Animate CC 2018 (Flash Pro)||1.5 GB||Download||1.7 GB||Download|
|Dimension CC 2018||1.4 GB||Download||1.3 GB||Download|
|Adobe XD CC 2018||—||**||**||**|
|Character Animator CC 2018||720 MB||Download||794 MB||Download|
|Premiere Pro CC 2018||1.4 GB||Download||1.5 GB||Download|
|After Effects CC 2018||1.7 GB||Download||1.7 GB||Download|
|Audition CC 2018||572 MB||Download||672 MB||Download|
|Prelude CC 2018||731 MB||Download||800 MB||Download|
|Media Encoder CC 2018||1.3 GB||Download||1.3 GB||Download|
|Bridge CC 2018 (32-bit)||822 MB||Download|
|Bridge CC 2018 (64-bit)||954 MB||Download||868 MB||Download|
|SpeedGrade CC 2015||339 MB||Download||360 MB||Download|
|Edge Animate CC 2015||149 MB||Download*||137 MB||Download*|
|Fuse CC 2017||3.8 GB||Download||3.8 GB||Download|
|Adobe Scout CC||18 MB||Download||13 MB||Download|
|CC Desktop App (v. 126.96.36.1993)||313 MB||Download*||270 MB||Download*|
|CC Desktop App (v. 188.8.131.523)||266 MB||Download*|
|CC Desktop App (v. 184.108.40.2061)||252 MB||Download*|
|CC Desktop App (v. 220.127.116.114)||326 MB||Download*||263 MB||Download*|
|Other Tools Included in Creative Cloud 2018|
|Acrobat Pro DC 2018 (32bit)||785 MB||Download*||692 MB||Download*|
|Adobe Camera Raw 12.2.1||460 MB||Download||465 MB||Download|
|Flash Builder 4.7 Prem. (32bit)||1.0 GB||Download|
|Flash Builder 4.7 Prem. (64bit)||1.0 GB||Download||1.1 GB||Download|
|Fireworks CS6||438 MB||Download*||627 MB||Download*|
|Encore CS6 (readme)||1.1 GB||Download*||1.6 GB||Download*|
|ExtendScript Toolkit CC||94 MB||Download||96 MB||Download|
|Adobe Gaming SDK 1.4||296 MB||Download||315 MB||Download|
|Touch App Plugins||4 MB||Download||8 MB||Download|
|Creative Cloud Packager||356 MB||Download*||162 MB||Download*|
* = To access these installers, please first follow the download instructions here.
CC subscribers can also download & use CC 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020,
See the CC System Requirements for complete platform information.
** = Adobe XD (Experience Design) is not available as a direct download for this
[ What do these different applications do? Check out the Creative Cloud Contents Guide. ]
These are links to brand new builds of the programs, not in-place updates – so they require nothing else to fully install on either Windows or Mac. All of these downloads will install alongside any previous releases on your machine, so you do not have to uninstall prior versions of Creative Cloud (CC) or Creative Suite (CS) – although you can if you want to. Some users prefer to keep prior revision(s) around as they come up to speed with the new features, and there are customers who have multiple versions of CC (and older) installed on a single computer.
Finally, it’s important to know that the system requirements for Mac have changed… The CC 2018 release now requires macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) through 10.14 (Mojave). On macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and above, only the CC 2019 release (or higher) will install due to Apple dropping support for older apps with 32-bit components. If you’re not yet running any of those Mac operating systems, you can use the older CC 2017 apps instead. For Windows, there are no major changes to the specs or requirements from CC 2017; Windows 7 and higher still work fine.
The only caveat so far against upgrading is for DVA users who rely on Dolby Digital audio encoding or decoding by the CC tools. For further information, see this help page. If you’re on an older operating system or still need that functionality, then by all means you can still keep the CC 2017 versions available on your machine as described above.
Important note: The version above – CC 2018 – is the last release of Creative Cloud to fully support macOS v. 10.11 “El Capitan.”
See the CC System Requirements for complete platform information. And if you’re unsure whether you need the 64-bit or 32-bit version on Windows, then see this Microsoft page for how to determine which type of system you have.
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1,578 thoughts on “Adobe CC 2018 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2018 Release”
please, how do i install photoshop 2018 on my laptop
here is the error message it’s showing to me:
“Your browser or operating system is no longer supported. You may need to install the latest updates to your operating system. Learn more”
Try this: Extract the files, turn off your Internet connection / disconnect the Wi-Fi, and then try to install the software again.
That usually works.
If still no luck, then see this Adobe help page:
Update your operating system to work with Adobe apps
Is there a way to update to the latest CC 2018 version (I think is 20.0.6) without installing CC 2019?
Hi Sandra, good question. These direct download links are largely the original base “2018.0” versions from the initial release… There are no further updates available as standalone installers, because Adobe never provided them.
You could try updating the software from the “Help” menu to get the last CC 2018 version, which may work but is not using a direct download link.
Outside of that, moving to CC 2019 is the only other option.
After I downloaded the app, I can’t install it.
There I saw this message: “There seems to be a problem with the download file.”
Not sure – is there more to the message, or an exit code or error code given?
Sorry, we’d need more details in order to help. Or you could try redownloading using a different browser, another computer, or faster Internet connection.
Bonjour, moi lorsque je lance Animate CC 2018, le logiciel crash instantanément.. que faire ? J’ai besoin de cette version.
Sorry, not sure – never heard that one before… Did you receive any error(s) or other messages?
how can i install free adobe animate?
dónde puedo obtener el archivo que reemplazas para lograr alargar la versión de prueba?
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is there link without malware?
There’s no malware. These are the original product installers, the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers – and are guaranteed genuine, 100% safe and virus-free.
hi, is there any/another link for adobe XD ?
Yes. While Adobe XD (Experience Design) is not available as a direct download for this release (CC 2018), you can get a standalone installer for the latest 2023 version of XD.
I have downloaded Illustrator 2017 & 2018 for Mac and found them both 32-bit despite being listed as 64-bit. Neither will install as a result.
Sorry – because of major changes Apple made in macOS version 10.15, the installation of any Creative Cloud apps older than CC 2019 is not supported on Catalina and newer versions… This is because some components of older Adobe software was created using 32-bit architecture and do not work on 64-bit-only operating systems.
For more information, please see this Adobe help page with further details:
Why Don’t My Adobe Apps Work in macOS Catalina 10.15?
This means that the CC 2018 apps listed in this page are not compatible with Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey or Ventura. So we would suggest going with the newer CC 2019 or 2023 releases instead, as either of those should work for you:
Adobe CC 2019 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2019 Release
How to Get the New Adobe Creative Cloud 2023 Direct Download Links
Hi, I once downloaded this in the past and it worked just fine with my Adobe account, but now I tried it again and it puts me on a trial and says I don’t have a license for it… Did they change something? I connect it to my account and it doesn’t recognize that I have a license. I have the photography plan with Photoshop included; I can only download the 2019 version without asking me for anything.
No, nothing has changed to our knowledge. You could try deactivating and reactivating the software by following the instructions here, and see if that helps:
How to Activate, Deactivate, or Reactivate Your Creative Cloud Apps
Hola es excelente econtrar tu web, ayudas a diseñadores en quiebra. resulta que descargue illustrator y cuando me pide la cuenta que le doy a siguiente para poner la contraseña no hace nada.. podrias ayudarme
Yes, you can select which plan you want here:
THANK YOU for posting and sharing these download links.
I am a paying Cloud customer who is running Mac OS El Capitan and cannot upgrade my system. Not sure why, but Adobe wouldn’t give these installers to me.
These were a lifesaver! Otherwise I would have to cancel my subscription.
Wonderful – glad to hear it, and thanks for letting us know!
You’re looking for an Adobe patch or crack peddled from the dark corners of the Internet? Sorry, but that’s a dangerous idea and you won’t find one here – because besides being illegal, you have no clue what it could do and how badly it can mess up your system (and steal your personal data & privacy):
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Heya! How do I install adobe animate 2018? I’m a bit confused.
Sure, it shouldn’t be too complicated. Does this help?
— On Windows: Just unzip the downloaded file into a new folder (on your Desktop is the default), and then run the “Setup.exe” executable file within that folder to begin the installation. Feel free to remove that folder once the installation has completed.
— On macOS: Just double-click on the downloaded .dmg file to mount it on your computer and start the installation process.
What do I have to do after downloading the file? I’m a layman in this matter.
Which file or app? Please see our previous comment, right above yours.
Pak, untuk Photoshop CC 2018 ini apakah berjalan dengan baik di MacOS High Sierra?
Officially, Creative Cloud 2018 supports macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS version 10.12 (Sierra), and Mac OS X version 10.11 (El Capitan).
Terimakasih, saya berhasil install PS & AI CC 2018 di MacOS High Sierra dan program berjalan dengan sangat baik. Tapi, untuk Lr CC 2018 (Bukan LrC) sesudah di install tidak bisa import foto. Apakah ada konfigurasi tambahan untuk Adobe Lr CC 2018 di MacOS High Sierra?
Check Adobe’s official system requirements:
Heya! How do you install Animate CC 2018? I’m not too sure on what to do but I really need it, thanks!
Please see our previous reply above.
This is not a cc 2018 version of Photoshop. This is a 2019 release.
No. The links given above are indeed for the Photoshop CC 2018 release, which individually is version 19.0 of the Photoshop application itself.
That’s why you see a “19” in the installer filename for that tool. So it can be confusing.
If you want CC 2019, then all of the newer Creative Cloud 2019 direct download links can be found here:
Now Available! Adobe CC 2019 Standalone Installers for Windows/macOS
Thx , Que veut dire ça en Français ? ” Thank you, because I wanted the cc 2018 version of all adobe apps. THANKS !! “
Can I install all CC 2018 apps or will this cause problems with my Animate CC 2018 installation?
You can install all Adobe apps of any release and it will not affect any other apps or any other release. Everything is installed and uninstalled independently.