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Adobe CC 2018 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2018 Release

Download the New 2018 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud Now! (Try or Buy)

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 are 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 trials by signing up for the free level of CC membership and using the Creative Cloud 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.

More Direct Download Links
CC 2017
CC 2015
CS6
Acrobat DC 2019
Captivate 2019
Lightroom 6/CC
Elements 2019

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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!

Creative Cloud 2018 – Adobe CC 2018 Download Links – ALL Languages

Adobe CC 2018
Direct Downloads
WindowsMac OS
SizeInstallerSizeInstaller
* = To access these installers, please first follow the download instructions here.

CC subscribers can also download & use CC 2017, CC 2015.5, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC 2013 and/or CS6.

See the CC System Requirements for complete platform information.

** = Currently, the Adobe XD CC (Experience Design) app cannot be installed standalone from a direct download. To request an industry-standard, offline XD installer from Adobe, please vote and comment here.

Photoshop CC 2018 (32-bit)1.3 GBDownload  
Photoshop CC 2018 (64-bit)1.6 GBDownload1.5 GBDownload
Lightroom CC 2018809 MBDownload876 MBDownload
Lightroom Classic CC 20181.2 GBDownload1.2 GBDownload
Illustrator CC 2018 (32-bit)1.9 GBDownload  
Illustrator CC 2018 (64-bit)2.0 GBDownload2.0 GBDownload
InDesign CC 2018 (32-bit)877 MBDownload  
InDesign CC 2018 (64-bit)929 MBDownload883 MBDownload
InCopy CC 2018 (32-bit)864 MBDownload  
InCopy CC 2018 (64-bit)914 MBDownload869 MBDownload
Dreamweaver CC 2018 (32bit)741 MBDownload  
Dreamweaver CC 2018 (64bit)784 MBDownload769 MBDownload
Adobe Muse CC 2018771 MBDownload707 MBDownload
Animate CC 2018 (Flash Pro)1.5 GBDownload1.7 GBDownload
Dimension CC 20181.4 GBDownload1.3 GBDownload
Adobe XD CC 2018******
Character Animator CC 2018720 MBDownload794 MBDownload
Premiere Pro CC 20181.4 GBDownload1.5 GBDownload
After Effects CC 20181.7 GBDownload1.7 GBDownload
Audition CC 2018572 MBDownload672 MBDownload
Prelude CC 2018731 MBDownload800 MBDownload
Media Encoder CC 20181.3 GBDownload1.3 GBDownload
Bridge CC 2018 (32-bit)822 MBDownload  
Bridge CC 2018 (64-bit)954 MBDownload868 MBDownload
SpeedGrade CC 2015339 MBDownload360 MBDownload
Edge Animate CC 2015149 MBDownload*137 MBDownload*
Fuse CC (Beta)3.8 GBDownload3.8 GBDownload
Adobe Scout CC18 MBDownload13 MBDownload
CC Desktop App (v. 4.7.0.400)316 MBDownload*255 MBDownload*
Other Tools Included in Creative Cloud 2018
Acrobat Pro DC 2018 (32bit)785 MBDownload*692 MBDownload*
Adobe Camera Raw 11.0374 MBDownload377 MBDownload
Flash Builder 4.7 Prem. (32bit)1.0 GBDownload  
Flash Builder 4.7 Prem. (64bit)1.0 GBDownload1.1 GBDownload
Fireworks CS6438 MBDownload*627 MBDownload*
Encore CS6 (readme)1.1 GBDownload*1.6 GBDownload*
ExtendScript Toolkit CC94 MBDownload96 MBDownload
Adobe Gaming SDK 1.4296 MBDownload315 MBDownload
Touch App Plugins4 MBDownload8 MBDownload
Creative Cloud Packager356 MBDownload*162 MBDownload*

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[ 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 X 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher. If you’re not running that yet, then you can get a free upgrade from Apple to the latest version of macOS 10.13 (High Sierra). Or instead you can continue to use the older CC 2017 applications. 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.

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.

What’s New in Adobe CC 2018? [Video]


See Also

Get New CC 2018 Direct Download Links: All Free Trials

Education Customers: Get a Discount of Up to 70% on New Adobe CC

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

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  1. Sam

    It is ridiculous that the offline installers won’t work if you don’t have an active internet connection! What is the point of having them if you have to be connected in order for the installer to work?

    Try it yourself, pull the plug and try any of the installers, it will fail and tell you that adobe servers could not be reached!

    Is that a joke from Adobe’s side?

  2. gus

    can’t download animate. help?

    • Sorry, can’t say why. No one else has reported any issues. Could you please share more details about the problem you’re having? Do you receive any error or message? If so, what is the exact text of that? Often googling that will turn up a solution.

  3. Sam

    @ProDesignTools

    well, what if I am installing the products in an isolated environment, a closed network where internet is not an option?

    • Yes, it is possible to install Creative Cloud applications on computers that are never connected to the Internet (in other words, with complete offline installation and operation) – but this is only available for Enterprise customers (e.g., government or military or business) via what’s called a “Serialized deployment“:

      Serial Number Licenses include offline activation files that allow the installation to operate in offline environments.

      However, even with the standard Creative Cloud subscriptions (meaning for Individuals or Students or Teams, rather than Enterprises), you can use the direct links here to download standalone installers and then use them offline virtually all of the time, except for occasional online checks to reverify your current paid subscription status.

      Once installed and signed in, you should be able have that computer fully offline for up to 99 days + one month, for annual subscriptions:

      CC Internet Connectivity, Offline Grace Period, and Reminders

      If such checks never happened, then obviously someone could sign up for their first month of Creative Cloud, then disconnect their computer, cancel their plan, and never pay again… So that wouldn’t really make sense.

      Hope that helps.

  4. Kate

    Downloaded but Crack folder did not download. i followed step-by-step according to video more than once, and it is missing.

  5. kiikeep

    Acrobat DC windows link not working

    • All the links here work fine – but as mentioned in the footer to the table above, some of the (asterisked) direct downloads require following these download instructions first in order to work… Acrobat DC is one of those apps.

      It’s needed by Adobe’s servers in order to set up the download session, otherwise you will get an access or permissions denied message.

  6. Afia

    Is this the cracked version of adobe photoshop ?

  7. 123

    How can i update Bridge 8.0 to version 8.1?

  8. kiikeep
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  10. Anonymous

    photoshop cc 2018 downloaded but after installation, is missing the 140.dll file.

  11. Matt H.

    I can’t uninstall the whole adobe 2018 program, now that i updated to 2019 – please help… i go to try a normal uninstall, and it does all the process but the program is still there.

  12. Sameer kushmi
  13. Muhd

    Hi. Sorry. Don’t really understand what this is about. Is this for a one-time installation without the need to pay? Full version.

  14. issaad

    i downloaded it and now i have a problem with dll files – so please, what should i do

    • Sorry, can’t say why… Could you please share more details about the problem you’re having? Do you receive any error or message? If so, what is the exact text of that? Often googling that will turn up a solution.

  15. Anonymous
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  17. Bozidar

    Please, can you tell me how i can buy photoshop. I tried to buy on Adobe’s site, but i could not; i got a message that i cannot buy from my country. I am from Serbia.

  18. nica

    thank you for this, most of the tools are working except when I tried downloading acrobat it says I have no permission to download it… I hope you can fix it! thank you!

    • Hey Nica, all the links here work fine – but as mentioned in the footer to the table above, some of the (asterisked) direct downloads require the additional step of following these download instructions first in order to work… Acrobat DC is one of those apps.

      It’s needed by Adobe’s servers in order to set up the download session, otherwise you will get an access or permissions denied message. Hope that helps!

  19. Jenny

    Hey, is there any way to get the Lightroom Classic 7.5 download.exe ?
    Don’t want to install 8.0.
    Thank you so much :-)

  20. Jenny

    Can you give me a hint where I can get it probably? Thanks a lot!

  21. yechi

    i downloaded indesign from here… how do i get the middle eastern version? it’s not showing up in my cc account?
    thank you

  22. i5151

    These downloads are the oldest version of CC 2018. Is there a download address for the latest version of CC 2018?

  23. Denis

    I tried to download the Photoshop 2018 Version.
    However, it ends with the latest 2019 version :(

    • Hey Denis, not sure how or why that could happen… It sounds like maybe you did not get the direct links from above. They definitely download the CC 2018 release, and not the CC 2019 release. The CC 2019 version is not even available yet via standalone installer. So it sounds like you probably wound up installing via the Creative Cloud Desktop app instead, perhaps inadvertently.

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