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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. 5.4.5.550) 269 MB Down­load* 216 MB Down­load*
CC Desktop App (v. 5.2.1.441) 252 MB Down­load*    
CC Desktop App (v. 4.9.0.504) 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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    • Good news – the direct download links are back and working again… Adobe installed a SSL certificate on the server last night to improve security, and that caused the links above to be unavailable for a short while.

      However, the direct links are back up now – and they also finally support https.

    • Sure, it shouldn’t be too complicated. Does this help?

      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.

  1. Hi there, I was using the Illustrator CC2018 free trial, but it has ended. I don’t mind purchasing but when I try, it tells me to log into Creative Cloud and purchase the subscription. Is it automatically going to give me CC2018? I only have El Capitan on my Mac, so I don’t think I can get anything higher than 2018. I just don’t want to pay the subscription and it gives me a version I can’t use.

    Please advise, thank you!

    Reply
    • Welcome Quiana, that’s a great question. Once you subscribe, you can continue using CC 2018 with no problem at all… You don’t necessarily have to use the newest releases, if you prefer not to – or if your computer does not support the latest versions, due to their system requirements.

      So, subscribers can keep the software you currently have on your machine and don’t have to uninstall it or use anything different. Adobe won’t ever force you to upgrade.

      (Only versions from CC 2017 and prior may be considered “unauthorized,” but anything from CC 2018 and newer is fine.)

      Just be aware that Adobe will “officially” support only the current release – CC 2021 – and one version back – CC 2020… But as long as you don’t run into any unexpected issues, then that shouldn’t be a problem, and you can continue to use these versions as long as you want.

  2. Hello, thanks for running this site! I am trying to find the updater for Indesign 2018, aka 13.0.1. I have v13.0 installed and cannot locate the 13.0.1 updater anywhere, am I missing something? I greatly appreciate any thoughts, thank you. Brian

    Reply
    • Hey Brian, wish we could help. As you saw, these direct download links are largely the original base “2018.0” versions… There are no further updates available as standalone installers, as Adobe has not provided them.

      However, the Creative Cloud 2021 direct links are now available – and are of course newer versions of the tools.

  3. Hola buenas tarde, quisiera obtener los programas de adobe 2018 permanentemente pero no cuento con el capital para la suscripción, tienen algún instructivo para poder obtenerlos permanentemente?

    Reply
  4. Hey,

    thank you for offering the downloads to older Adobe versions.
    But the website says access denied.

    Cheers,
    Akin

    Reply
    • Sure Akin, glad to help! Most links here still 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…

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

  5. This Photoshop is not installing…
    Photoshop CC 2018 64 bit😭😭
    How to install this, please tell me…?
    Step by step…
    I have Windows 7 64-bit…

    Reply
    • Sure, it shouldn’t be too complicated. Does this help?

      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.

  6. hi, i am trying to install indesign and illustrator but this message appears: “The developer needs to update the app for it to work with this version of macOS. Contact him for more information.”

    so, what i am supposed to do? thank u

    Reply
  7. Hi @ProDesignTools, I have a question.

    I use already CC products well but i want to know “how to install adobe by preferred language?”

    I use Windows in Turkish and adobe cc products installed with Turkish default. But i can’t use this. I want to use English. I added English language somehow but it’s too much extra work for every install.

    How can i install cc products with English or preferred language?

    Reply
    • What we’ve been told is that all available product languages are included in a single multilingual download above, and that 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 Adobe says it is possible to install with a different supported language (or elsewhere on your computer besides the C: drive) – but you have to indicate that by using the Desktop app before running the installer. If you need to install additional languages, then just restart your system and then run the same installer again after choosing another language in those Preferences.

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