Temporary Free Student Licensing Updates
As of September 29, 2020, Adobe's complimentary free student licenses have expired.
What is Adobe at SFU?
Simon Fraser University has signed an agreement with Adobe for the Creative Suite and Acrobat Pro.
- Acrobat Pro is the software that allows for the viewing, creation and editing of PDF documents.
- Creative Suite is a collection of Adobe tools, which includes Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop and several more.
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What are Alternatives to Adobe?
Looking for alternatives to Adobe products? Please see our reccomendations for free or open-source solutions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What's included in the SFU Adobe software agreement?
Acrobat Pro is of course just Acrobat Pro.
Creative Suite is a collection of individual programs (including Acrobat Pro). Our campus agreement provides the main desktop applications, fonts, and some cloud storage. Other cloud services like Portfolio, Behance, and stock are not included and must be procured separately. IT Services is not maintaining licenses for these additional services.
Training is available directly from Adobe. See here.
The best place to get info on the suite components is at Adobe's Site, but we will post a list here for brevity:
Image editing and compositing
Digital photo processing and editing
Vector graphics and illustration
Page design and layout for print and digital publishing
Adobe Premiere Pro
Video production and editing
Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics
Easy 2D and 3D compositing for photo-realistic images
Design and develop modern, responsive websites
Design and publish websites without writing code
Flash Professional is now Adobe Animate CC. Interactive animations for multiple platforms.
Audio recording, mixing, and restoration
Centralize your creative assets
Quickly output video files for virtually any screen
Collaborate with copywriters and editors
Metadata ingest, logging, and rough cuts
Easily create and share impactful visual stories — in minutes
Profile Flash games on web and devices
Film finishing and color grading
Collaborative screenwriting, reporting, and scheduling tools
Easily install and manage extensions
Add script to your creative apps
Create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms