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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
Acrobat DC 2018
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
Windows Mac OS
Size Installer Size Installer
* = 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 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) 741 MB Download    
Dreamweaver CC 2018 (64bit) 784 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 (Beta) 3.8 GB Download 3.8 GB Download
Adobe Scout CC 18 MB Download 13 MB Download
CC Desktop App (v. 316 MB Download* 255 MB Download*
Other Tools Included in Creative Cloud 2018
Acrobat Pro DC 2018 (32bit) 785 MB Download* 692 MB Download*
Adobe Camera Raw 10.5 421 MB Download 367 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*

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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. emo

    Hi guys,
    is there an option to download the latest update for adobe cc 2018 premiere pro??

  2. Simon

    These are not the latest updates, right?

  3. alpha

    hey, please provide the adobe XD cc 12 2018 September update as an offline installer

  4. Professor

    are these products cracked and completely free for life

  5. rfg2

    Adobe Camera Raw 10.5 released~~~

  6. Rick

    The direct links are much appreciated, many thanks.

  7. Massol


    I’m very interested in Adobe Muse 2018. The problem is that this software is not maintained anymore by Adobe recently. Regardless, I would still like to recover it. How to do ? Thank you.

    Best regards.

  8. Dremo

    HI –
    Still the same question??

    Is the above muse download the absolute final release?

  9. Anonymous

    adobe premiere is available to work!!!

  10. Axa

    Hope Adobe releases CC 2019 direct download links as well. If not, the problem gets bigger.

  11. Javier

    Sorry, but i can’t find the password

  12. justin

    so as you said…i will only be able to use lightroom classic CC for about 7 days and can never use it again unless if i pay membership? not being able to export/import/edit etc after the 7 days of trials are over?

  13. dolphin

    It still displays the ‘7-day trial’ thing. Is that normal?
    I followed the instructions I was given to install.

  14. Gregory P.

    What is this, the latest photoshop cc 2018? I have 19.0 installed.


  15. Gregory P.

    Is this direct download link for Photoshop version 19.1.6 on Mac? Mine is 19.0 and has one of the bugs, that if I have a previous Photoshop like PS CC 2015, and double-click on a photoshop file it will open the older version, despite that the file was created by PS CC 2018. Adobe is aware of it. Maybe 19.1.6 solves this issue.

    • Please see our previous reply above for version information.

      Regarding which release of Photoshop will open on your computer when you open or double-click an Photoshop file – that is generally not an issue with the Photoshop application itself, but rather has to do with the file associations (i.e., which program opens for a given file type) that are set for .PSD files on your machine…

      For more details, see how to change file associations on your system.

  16. Gregory P.

    First of all, I am using a mac, and set open within the get info window, it still opens with the old Photoshop. I had senior advisors from Adobe admitting that it was an issue and they are working on a new update. I used 19.0 at that time.

  17. dered

    That’s wrong. I have an offline version

  18. Gregory P.


    After upgrading to High Sierra, Photoshop Open with the latest version was fixed.

  19. Alpha

    Can Anyone Please Provide the Adobe XD CC 12 September Update,
    and also a solution for screen resolution in adobe premiere pro and all other adobe video editing products.

  20. Ahmed Sabra

    is there any mideast version or multi-language which supports right-to-lift writing direction? thanks

  21. I’m trying to upgrade to the new version of InDesign (Mac), as our firewall at work isn’t allowing it for this app – strange I know. Anyway, I’ve used this site before with success, but I can’t find the newer version of Can you help?

    • Hey Neil, all the direct download links above are for the original CC 2018.0 releases that came out last fall. Adobe has not released the offline installers for any updates to these applications (as they did for previous versions like CC 2015).

      However, we continue to stay in contact with the company about providing direct download links for more CC versions now and going forward.

  22. curious

    All right, so correct me if I’m wrong: you can download these apps and use them at your will, even if your Adobe CC subscription has ended (as long as you still have the account) – and of course these apps will not come with the automatic downloads and extra stuff that you’d get on a subscription?

    • No, that’s not accurate nor what is indicated above… These are the full CC 2018 versions but once downloaded and installed, will run only with either an active Creative Cloud subscription or a free 7-day trial. They do come with ongoing upgrades and automatic downloads; it’s just that there are not any version update past CC 2018.0 that’s available via direct links. So the original CC 2018 release above is the only revision offered with offline/standalone installers.

  23. Gito

    Some of Windows zip installers are corrupt. I already download 2 times, still corrupt. Adobe Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere (64bit all).

    • Sorry, not sure why you’re getting that. 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.

      Also, did you re-try with a different web browser, and/or another computer or a stronger Internet connection (wired instead of Wi-Fi)?

  24. The new Creative Cloud 2019 release is out! Here is our review:

    The New Adobe CC 2019 Release Is Here – What You Need to Know

    As of this writing, CC 2019 direct download links are not available yet…

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