I signed up for the free month trial (with 10 stock image downloads), but when I try to download the images are watermarked. I intend to purchase the upgraded package tomorrow when my free trial ends, but need to get those 10 free images first. Help!
You haven't licensed any assets, you are most likely downloading the preview version of the file. Previews will have the watermark.
So what steps do I need to take in order to download the licensed copy?
Go to the Adobe Stock website, search for an image and click the license button in the thumbnail of the image you want to license. Download will usually start automatically.