Installing Adobe Creative Cloud Applications

  • Please complete the Adobe License Request form first, to be assigned an Adobe software license. The Adobe license grants you fully-licensed functionality and access to the Adobe Suite as per the school agreement with Adobe.
    The form is available in your Oaklife account.
  • After submitting the form, you will receive a generic email from, explaining access to Adobe Creative Cloud has been granted. See below screenshot of email received from Adobe.
  • Please click on the blue “Get Started” link – this will redirect you to the Adobe Logon page. Type your school email address and select the “continue” button. The school login page will appear – type your school username and password.
  • You will be transferred back to the Adobe website. A list of Creative Cloud applications will appear – click on the download link underneath the required application (For example; Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc).
  • In order to download the chosen application, you will need to fill out the following details (Skill Level, Student and Myself Only). We have attached a screenshot below. Select “Continue” when ready.
  • Open the downloaded file from your computer – you may require Administrative Privileges to proceed with the install. *This is your computer username and password.
  • The installation of your chosen application may take 15 – 30 minutes depending on your internet speed. The program will automatically open once installed.
  • The Creative Cloud Desktop Application will install in the background on your device. We will use this tool to install any additional Adobe applications from this point forward.
  • To access the Adobe Desktop Application, use the Start Menu (Windows) to search for the program. You can use the Spotlight Search or the Finder Window (Mac).
  • If you have any issues with the installation, please contact the ICT Services Helpdesk using the following email address: