Adobe is moving to account-based licensing instead of serial-based licensing. This means that moving forward your access as CalArts Faculty or Staff to Adobe products will be through the Creative Cloud Desktop application and an Adobe account.
The good news is CAIT has created this account for you, and it's your CalArts email address!
Kivuto used to provide a Work At Home companion subscription for Adobe for $10/per-year. Since Adobe now offers a Named User License that allows faculty and staff to activate the software on up to 2 machines, including personal devices, the WAH license through Kivuto is no longer offered by Adobe.
The following steps are only for Faculty and Staff.
Launch the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application
If you're using a computer managed by CalArts IT, check your installed applications, the Creative Cloud desktop app may already be installed. If you don't see it, let us know.
All CalArts IT-supported computers will have a Property of CALARTS sticker on it.
If you're using a non-IT supported device (no Property of CALARTS sticker), feel free to download and install the Creative Cloud desktop app here.
Signing into the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app
Upon launching the Creative Cloud for desktop app, the icon will either be on the top-right menu bar (on a Mac) or the on the taskbar, inside of the system tray (on a Windows PC). Both pictured below.
If you click on it, you will be brought to an Adobe Sign in page.
Whether you've ever created an account or not, choose Continue with Google and enter your CalArts email address and password in the subsequent browser windows.
Next, choose one of the following options:
If your sign-in is successful, you'll see something similar to the image above.
If you're ever prompted by Adobe to enter a password, your Adobe ID password is the same as your CalArts email password.
Click here to continue the installation process.
Using the Adobe Creative Cloud for desktop app
The Creative Cloud for desktop app allows you to quickly install, launch, and update your desktop apps stored in Creative Cloud.
Depending on whether or not, you've previously had one of our Adobe Packages installed on your computer, you'll either have options to install new applications or update the existing versions of your current applications.
Using Photoshop as an example:
Once installed, you will be able to access your downloaded application through your Applications folder/list or also through the Creative Cloud for desktop app.
For more information on more features of the Adobe Creative Cloud for desktop app, click here.
If you see the notice above, check to make sure you entered your CalArts email address and password correctly in the Google login screen. If you've entered your CalArts email address and password correctly and you still receive this error, let us know here.