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Adobe CC 2018 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2018 Release

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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 2021 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 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.

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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

[UPDATE (Oct. 2020) – These links still work to download most original CC 2018 installers. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest 2021 versions, then see this post.]

Adobe CC 2018
Direct Downloads
Windows Mac OS
Size Installer Size Installer
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. 276 MB Down­load* 235 MB Down­load*
CC Desktop App (v. 252 MB Down­load*    
CC Desktop App (v. 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 2021, CC 2020, CC 2019,
CC 2017, CC 2015.5, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC 2013 and/or CS6.

See the CC System Requirements for complete platform information.

** = Adobe XD (Experience Design) is not available as a direct download for this
release. But you can get a standalone installer for the latest version of XD.

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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 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.

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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1,497 thoughts on “Adobe CC 2018 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2018 Release”

  1. Hi,

    Is there any direct link to the whole Master Collection, like to the 2 DVD ISO ?
    Do we really need to download all the apps one-by-one and install them one-by-one ?


    • No.

      Downloading all apps together would be over 25 GB at once… Relatively few folks online could easily or quickly manage that with their existing Internet connections. And of course, not many people would need or use all of the apps.

      If you prefer, you can use the Creative Cloud Desktop app instead to manage your tools with fewer clicks – but of course, using that doesn’t give you direct download links or copies of your own standalone/offline installers to keep… The installers remain only on Adobe’s servers in that case.

  2. Hi,

    first of all, I was able to install InDesign CC 2018, which I need to handle the documents of a customer. Thanks for hosting the download-links. Unfortunately I can not update to the latest 13.1 version. My Adobe Cloud app always tells me it’s up to date. I tried all steps described here:

    …but nothing helped.

    Are there any links to directly download the update? For older versions like cc 2015, I found them on your site, but not for 2018.

    Thanks a lot.

  3. I just downloaded the 64-bit InDesign 2018, because I accidentally deleted mine. This does not work; it says it is 32-bit. The install icon has the circle with the line through it. Do you have the correct 64-bit software? I am running latest version of Catalina.

  4. Thanks for the information. The weird thing is that it was working fine with Catalina and then I received a message yesterday when opening a file that the CC 2018 App was corrupt and needed to be reinstalled. The app still opens and I can use it, but I was concerned about the integrity of the file. It seems to be fine when I am working in it though. I do have CC 2019 and CC 2020 already loaded. I will have to inform my client that I will be using the newer software going forward. Thanks again for your quick response.

    On a side note, I am not happy with Catalina. Ever since installing I have had problems in general with my computer.

  5. I was able to install InDesign CC 2018 and I do have a paid account with Adobe, however, I am unable to locate the updater for CC2018 v13.1.1. I use a system that is compatible with InDesign CC2018 v13.1.1, but not v13.0. Could you please tell me how to locate the updaters for CC2018? Thank you.

  6. Hello, first of all, thanks you so much for providing so much information.

    I have a question on my mind – are all the links Of Direct Download from the official server of Adobe ?

  7. I don’t have a question, but i would like to thank you for answering all of the questions these people had clearly and concisely – for that, thank you!

  8. Hello, i need your help.

    I have downloaded the offline setup files for photoshop and Lightroom, etc.

    But the problem is when i am trying to click on them (WinRar Zip Archive) to copy the file, to move to another location, it’s freezing my system.

    Even a problem in extracting the file.

    Even my laptop is moving the files bigger then 5gb easily

    But the photoshop is only 1.56gb

    I don’t know what’s the reason Of it.

    • Sorry, we don’t know either!

      Perhaps the file got corrupted… so maybe try downloading again, using a different browser or another computer or Internet connection?

      Or try a different unzip tool? We’ve always used 7-Zip (free) with no problem

  9. Hello, I am Mikias Wase and from Ethiopia.
    i interesting about Graphics design and am expert or close to expert in Graphics design.
    Maybe when i get the chance, i can help you or i show you my work.

    AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADOBE setup service.

  10. Hi there, I tried downloading after effects on my MacBook pro but it said “Install needs to be updated. The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information.”

    all I need is after effects and Premiere Pro CC but both need to be updated

  11. hello,
    i tried to install lightroom, but up popped a notice that the license is already given to “zeroone”
    and i couldn’t do it. what should i do?

    • Not sure; we’ve never heard anything like that before… It sounds like your machine may already have a virus or hack on it somehow.

      But nobody else has reported any issues here. The direct download links above go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, 100% safe and virus-free. So there’s definitely no problem or risk with what’s on this page.

  12. hi, i’ve been trying to download after effects but neither the 2018 or 2019 versions are working for me. the download progress bar is constantly on adobe. did i by any chance miss a step or this?

  13. hi. i’m trying to download after effects, but neither 2018-19 are working. the file isn’t downloading and i’ve turned off my ad blockers and everything. is there perhaps another step i should do ???

    • Sorry, not sure why you’re having an issue. We just tried those direct download links above (both for Windows and macOS) and all of them worked perfectly. Nothing has changed on this site since CC 2018 came out, nor on Adobe’s servers either.

      In other words, the download files here like After Effects are still working properly, and tested regularly… And nobody else has reported any problems regarding that.

      So we’d suggest re-trying with a different web browser, and/or another computer or Internet connection (use wired instead of Wi-Fi if you can).

      Also, make sure you’re not blocking or filtering anything with your browser(s) – like cookies, downloads, or any sites or URLs – or running utilities like Ghostery, AdBlock, or Disconnect. Or it could be your firewall, antivirus program (esp. Kaspersky), or other third-party security software. Adobe recommends turning those things off temporarily.

  14. Greetings,

    I just downloaded the adobe fuse 2017 downloader and followed the instructions of using another adobe app installer for the install app, packages, products, and resources to install fuse, but now under catalina it says the installer won’t work and i should contact the developer…

    Bottom line, do you know of way to manually install Fuse on a mac with catalina?

    many thanks,

  15. The chat with Adobe Customer Care was a nightmare! I was not able to get a copy of After effects for Win 7 after 3 days of endless conversations. I needed AE just for a week, so upgrading to Win 10 was way too much. By the way, I am stuck to Win 7 because it works excellent and I do not change something that works and I do not care about updates.
    One refund, and so on. I was astonished that the way described here works and it works legally just by installing and then signing in into my Adobe account.
    Thank you!

    • Sure, glad to help! You’re right – Creative Cloud 2018 was the last release of After Effects and Premiere Pro that still ran/worked on Windows 7… and as of this writing, the CC 2018 direct download links above are still operational.

      However, regarding Windows 7, it’s a very good idea to transition off of that platform anyway, as all support, bug fixes, and security updates have now officially ended:

      Microsoft Windows 7 support ended on January 14, 2020

  16. Hi ! Thank you for the direct links !
    I have a question… I need links for Audition and Premiere Pro on Windows… are they 64-bit versions or not ?
    Where can I find it ?
    Thank you !


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