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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 using Chrome and they don’t work, then try with another browser. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest 2021 versions, then see this post.]

Adobe CC 2018
Direct Downloads
WindowsMac OS
SizeInstallerSizeInstaller
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)936 MBDownload  
Dreamweaver CC 2018 (64bit)982 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 20173.8 GBDownload3.8 GBDownload
Adobe Scout CC18 MBDownload13 MBDownload
CC Desktop App (v. 5.4.2.541)269 MBDownload*216 MBDownload*
CC Desktop App (v. 5.2.1.441)252 MBDownload*  
CC Desktop App (v. 4.9.0.504)326 MBDownload*263 MBDownload*
Other Tools Included in Creative Cloud 2018
Acrobat Pro DC 2018 (32bit)785 MBDownload*692 MBDownload*
Adobe Camera Raw 12.2.1460 MBDownload465 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*
* = 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. I downloaded the Illustrator 2018 zip file, but I can’t extract it as it is password protected and I can’t find the password anywhere here… Kindly help me with this.

    Reply
    • Sorry, not sure what you’re referring to… None of these offline installers have any password at all.

      So there is no password on these direct downloads, and you won’t be asked for one.

  2. Can you log into your CC account with this setup or not? I know you can no longer officially download it using Creative Cloud, so I am wondering if this is an option for me?

    Reply
    • Sorry, you didn’t download that from our site. All of our links go directly to Adobe’s download servers, and there are no such passwords on any of the downloads.

      So, you must have downloaded that from somewhere else.

      If you try again from our site, you’ll see that there are no passwords. All downloads here are 100% genuine and completely authentic.

  3. Hey there, I tried clicking any of the links and none of them are working. I know this is not an issue on my end because I can download things from other sites. Anything I should try?

    Reply
    • Are you using Chrome? Please try another web browser like Firefox, Edge, Opera or Safari. No problems at all downloading with any of those.

      The latest version of Chrome has an issue because our page is https, but Adobe’s download server is not – it’s http only, and there’s nothing we can do about that!

      So with a “mixed content download” here, all you have to do is use a different browser. It’s safe and easily taken care of.

    • Glad you got it working. Chrome deciding to block mixed-content downloads is definitely impacting a lot of users of that browser… Instead, we now use Firefox or Safari for most purposes.

  4. I downloaded the AdobePhotoshop_mul19_x64 file – but while extracting, It says the archive is corrupt.
    Please help.

    Reply
    • Sorry, not sure… Just tested that link and its download above checks out 100% fine for us…

      Nobody else has reported any issues with that, so we’d definitely need more detail in order to help you out.

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

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

      Also, what operating system and version are you on?

      If these suggestions don’t help you, then please post the full & exact text of the error message that you receive. (Or google that, which will often turn up a solution.)

  5. I downloaded the file again and Used 7-zip instead of WinRar… And VOILA!!! It worked this time…!! Can’t thank you enough…!!! :)

    Reply
  6. Hi, I’m trying to download PS 2018 from your website onto an El Capitan iMac but when I click on the installer and the sign-in screen appears, i can’t enter any sign-in details and instead just get the greyed out on entry symbol when I hover my cursor over the fields.

    What am i doing wrong please??

    (i also have a subscription with adobe and use their latest version of PS on my newer mac)

    Reply
  7. Hi, it didn’t work, the thread is quite old so i don’t know if things have changed since then. I’ve tried deleting the files and folders suggested, but i still can’t sign in to complete the installation.. All I’m getting is a greyed out no entry symbol when I hover the cursor over the “enter the email” field and the continue button on the same screen doesn’t work?

    Reply
    • All right then, try the “wipe clean and restart” route instead:

      1. Uninstall all Adobe apps using standard OS procedures.
      2. Download & run the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool, remove all apps.
      3. Reboot your computer (don’t skip this step).
      4. Start again from the top by reinstalling the Creative Cloud tools you want.

      Hope that helps! Sorry for the hassle and please let us know how it goes.

  8. My friend, i am very impressed with this site. And I would like to make a contribution. Do you accept any kind of contribution?

    Reply
    • Gory, thank you for your kind words and generous offer! Our website is free for all visitors, but since you use Adobe products the most helpful thing you can do is bookmark and/or subscribe (see the box in the upper right corner), come back and visit, and spread the word!

    • Are you using Chrome? If so, try another web browser like Firefox, Edge, Opera or Safari. No problems at all downloading with any of those.

      The latest version of Chrome has an issue because our page is https, but Adobe’s download server is not – it’s http only, and there’s nothing we can do about that!

      So with a “mixed content download” here, all you have to do is use a different browser. It’s safe and easily taken care of.

  9. Hello. I downloaded Audition 2018 (windows) and installed it, but it doesn’t work. I can actually open the program, but soon it turns off and I can’t do any work. Is there a solution?

    Reply
  10. Hello Pro Design Tools,

    First, thank you so much, my new fancy laptop was destroyed, so I am back on my old laptop, which still had updated versions of 2018 CC PS, LR and Bridge.

    My issue is, the hard drive was dying, so I did a fresh install of OS X on a new drive… and the versions downloaded from your site aren’t as updated as the version on my old drive.

    I can’t update through Creative Cloud, and dragging the folders over from the old drive only works for Bridge, not PS or LR (error 11 when I try run them). Any ideas how I could update the 2018 versions on my new drive? The main issue is, the version of LR is too old to sync my files from the Adobe Cloud.

    Reply
    • Hey Peter, that’s a great question.

      These direct download links are largely the original base “2018.0” versions… There are no further updates available as standalone installers, as Adobe did not provide them.

      Normally we suggest trying to update the software version the regular way using the Creative Cloud Desktop app. If that’s not possible, then one other option would be to get a free trial for Creative Cloud for Teams, which would allow you to create and download your own complete, fully-updated installer packages for current and previous releases, any version you wish.

      More details here.

  11. please, i downloaded photoshop cc 32-bit for my pc windows 7, but it doesn’t work.

    can you please help me to solve this problem because i really need it???

    Reply
    • Hi Rich, when you say “doesn’t work,” what do you mean exactly? Did you receive any error(s) or other messages?

      If so, what are they exactly – and did you try googling that to find a solution?

      Just tested those links and all the downloads above check out 100% fine for us… You can try redownloading the installer with a different web browser or another computer and/or Internet connection.

      Nobody else has reported any issues, so we’d definitely need more detail in order to help you out.

    • Thanks.
      But the problem i have now is, i download Ps 2018 32-bit for my pc windows 7. But anytime i tried to install, it says it can’t install.

      Same applies to 2019.

      Only PS CS6 supports my pc.

    • 7-Zip isn’t required, but we use it; it’s no problem… Just open the ZIP files any way you like and extract them your destination directory.

      On Windows: Just unzip the downloaded file into a new folder, and then run the “Set-up.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.

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