PBS: Install Adobe CC Photoshop from Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) portal

Four PBS faculty members have annual subscriptions using Adobe Creative Cloud VIP. PBS consultant can log into https://adminconsole.adobe.com and access three faculty license accounts set up by the Computer Store. Each faculty member accesses https://adminconsole.adobe.com to manage their own license plan.

Changes to Adobe VIP in 2019 - Adobe is transitioning their device licenses to “shared device licenses”, CC standalone apps are no longer available as a device license (only as a named user license at $110 per named user per year).  The only device license option is the All Apps suite at $200 per license per year.


Adobe CC Photoshop Device License Deployment. Directions are for downloading and installing Adobe CC Photopshop to Macintosh computers. Same general directions for Windows computers.

  1. Log into https://adminconsole.adobe.com.
  2. Select account.
  3. Select Products.
  4. Select How to Deploy Devices button.
  5. Download Creative Cloud Packager (Mac or Windows).
  6. Save CCPLauncher.dmg file to desktop.
  7. Mount CCPLauncher.dmg file and run CCPLauncher.app. Accept MacOS Gatekeeper security alert.
  8. Wait while Creative Cloud Packager initializes (few moments)
  9. Select Create Package (do not select Create License Package), complete the following fields:
    • Package Name = enter account name
    • Select Organization = select appropriate account
    • License Type = Device License
    • Click Creative Cloud Desktop Application
    • Deployment Pool = Photoshop
    • Save to = save installer package to local desktop
  10. Click Next
  11. Applications & Updates window - click Select All (Creative Cloud and Photoshop CC & Updates)
  12. Click Build - downloading will take a few moments.
  13. After download, summary window opens, click Close.


If package was downloaded and created on different computer than licensed user, copy package folder to user’s computer. On user’s computer, open package folder, open build folder, run Installer package. After installation, anyone assigned to that computer can launch app.


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