Adobe CS Design Premium

A suite of applications for creating and editing text and graphics files for the Web
Operating System: 
Licensed for: 
VPN/On-Campus Only
Brown-paid Faculty
License Managed: 
Windows 7
Uninstall any earlier versions of this software prior to installing the new version.
KeyAccess must be installed prior to running the installer.
Be sure to close all applications and verify that your operating system meets the system requirements.
Additional Notes: 
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional is NOT part of this installer. It is a separate download.
  • It is strongly recommended that you uninstall any earlier versions of Adobe Creative Suites prior to installing Adobe CS5.5 Design Premium.
  • Due to the size of the CS5.5 installer, this software should be downloaded and installed on campus with a wired connection

Only install Adobe updates from this web page as they become available.

  1. WARNING: If you own your own copy of Creative Suite 5.5, DO NOT apply these updaters; obtain them directly from Adobe. These are designed specifically for the version of Creative Suite available from this page. They will turn your copy into a "keyed" version.
  2. Unzip the file into a location on your computer, (right-click, and Extract All).
  3. Go to this folder and double-click on "AdobePatchInstaller.exe" and follow the prompts.

Guidelines for Purchasing Academic versions of Adobe Creative Cloud Software

University Licenses
Creative Cloud for education may be purchased using one of the options below:

  1. Small workgroups and departments may purchase a named user license (currently at $34.99/month) that includes 100GB of storage. If the entire Creative Suite is not needed, a single application may be purchased. Call 800-443-8158 for single-app options.
  2. Adobe Creative Cloud for classrooms and labs may be purchased per device (currently at $299.88/year), and is billed annually. Software can be purchased for a minimum of 5 devices.) If the entire suite is not needed, a single application can be purchased. Call Amanda Holm at 800-443-8158 for Creative Cloud options for classrooms and labs.

Get additional information about Adobe Creative Cloud for education here:

Personal Licenses
Students and teachers may buy a personal copy of Photoshop (currently at $9.99/month for an annual plan or $119.88 pre-paid) if affiliated with Brown University. The complete Creative Cloud suite of software is also available to students and teachers. Order your personal copies here:

Due to Adobe licensing constraints, personal copies of Adobe software may not be used in the execution of University business and cannot be installed on Brown University owned computers.