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Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

PittIT provided Creative Cloud access

Photoshop and Illustrator are licensed software managed by Adobe accounts. Both software titles are included in the Creative Cloud software bundle.

When needed for coursework, Adobe Creative Cloud for Pitt students is available at no cost for use in the Virtual Computing Lab or to download from Adobe.

Adobe software for Pitt faculty are available through Software Downloads. Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are made available at no cost to members of the faculty when used on a personal computer.

Creative Cloud licenses can be purchased by departments, relevant for most Pitt staff or other Pitt users who install the programs on university-owned computers.

Your Adobe account also gives you access to Photoshop and Illustrator Apps for iPad.

Instruction and Support at HSLS

Do you need help with an Illustrator project, or general questions about Illustrator? Contact Arlie Chipps at for consultations or information about Adobe Illustrator for academic and research purposes. You may also visit the Technology Help Desk, on the upper floor of Falk Library, to set up an appointment during weekday hours.

HSLS regularly offers workshops on Adobe image editing software:

Software Access at HSLS

Select laptops and Surface Pros have Creative Cloud software installed. Laptops and Surface Pros can be borrowed for four hours from the Technology Help Desk with valid Pitt ID.

Photoshop Elements 14 is installed on Falk Library's upper floor computers. Photoshop Elements is a stand-alone, pared down version of Photoshop, which has much of the same functionality when used in expert mode.