How To Get Photoshop (Or Any Other Adobe App) For Free

Here’s a guide I rewrote so it would be more understandable and up-to-date:

Step 1: Download & install Creative Cloud (must have Adobe Account) (MAKE SURE YOU OPT NOT TO INSTALL AGS and TURN OFF AUTO UPDATES)

Step 2: Download your choice of GenP (this guide is using a modded verson of GenP 3.0) and CCStopper

Step 3: Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Windows Firewall, find the path of Adobe Desktop Services (Usually - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\ADS\Adobe Desktop Service.exe) and create both inbound and outbound programs rules to block the connection, name this something memorable.

Step 4: Open Creative Cloud and download (Try, Start Trial, Install) your desired programs.

Step 5: Repeat step 3, but this time block Adobe Genuine Services instead (Usually - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\AdobeGenuineClient\AGSService.exe)

Step 6: Extract & open GenP, click “Search Files”, and click the pill icon, wait until this is done to close GenP)

Step 7: Extract & open CCStopper, once opened type in the corresponding number for “Stop Processes”, once that is complete type in the corresponding number for “Internet Patches”, then finally run the “Credit Card Patch”.

Once this is complete you now have access to any Adobe program for free!

Credits to: reddit & nulled


GenP: https://www.mediafir…
Creative Cloud: https://creativeclou…=creative-cloud



anyone tested it ?? does this work ??


can you updates after doing the patch?

Hi, first thank you
Second: anyone already tested it?

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This worked for me other than Acrobat and Lightroom. Lightroom and Acrobat detect this somehow after a few days even blocking via firewall.


Hi @Black_Devil
Thank you for your attention and answer.
So if I will use Photoshop you say that this method works, that is it?

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Nah, doesn’t work for me. Apps still ask you to sign in. And after signing in, if you select free trial, you get the payment screen. If you don’t select free trial, the app will quit.

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You’re gonna want to use this version of GenP for it to work properly.
GenP 3.1.9

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Hi @EWrighter
First, thank you very much for you answer and tip.
You said in your first comment that this method doesn’t work and than you wrote that (it seams to me) with Genp 3.1.9 will work.
Please could you explain to us? It will work with this version of GENP? Did you test it? Worked for you?
Thank you very much for you attention and help in advance.

My case is simple: I would like to use the new Photoshop that has AI function in it, and as I’m in a learning process the 7 days trial it doesn’t works for me since is too short time.

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Yes, this is working for me for the last 4 months without any issues with PS, AI, PR, AE and XD

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Yeah, after following all of the other steps in this guide, instead of using GenP 3.0, use the one I linked to you. It patches the Adobe Apps so you won’t need to renew or get locked out.

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Is there anything similar for Mac OS?

I used “restore install buttons” from Utilities>GenP 3.0 for install buttons on CC

Then I opened GenP 3.1.9 and select the path of CC and click on search the programs and click on patch

Obviusly i blocked on firewall

It is a recommend :slightly_smiling_face:

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@BlueHacker Is This GenP virus free ? is it safe to use this method on the company’s laptops

Because It’s showing 2 detections in VirusTotal.


Hi guys.
Special thanks to:
@Black_Devil, @EWrighter and also to @skrillenox
Thank you all for attention answer and help.

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Please Create a YouTube tutorial

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No virus issues for me.


@EWrighter , did you saw screenshot which I’ve attached

They are False-positive alerts, exclude them via your AV if that’s disturbing, and better to get knowledge on False-positive and negative alerts for a better experience, because not every red alert is a virus, and lastly, many AV programs are made to disturb such things without any sense, avoid using trusting them unless you learn such things on the subject!

Have a nice day! :slight_smile:


Thanks, for your satisfying answer @SaM

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