Hey everyone. I'm Howard Pinsky, Senior XD Evangelist at Adobe. Since XD is nicely integrated into the Adobe ecosystem, many designers are taking advantage of Creative Cloud libraries to not only store assets they created in other applications but to also keep everything nicely in sync. Let's take a look.
For this first example, I'm in the Illustrator with a vector design that I'd like to use in XD. And, while I could copy and paste it directly in I want to make sure I can always hop back to edit it at any point. With the objects I want I want selected, I'll drag them into one of my Creative Cloud libraries where it immediately starts sinking. Switching over to XD, I'll open up my library either under the file menu or with the command or control + shift + L shortcut, and there is the design we just added from Illustrator. I can now integrate this with in my XD projects and you'll notice that there's a green link icon at the top left. This lets me know that is linked to a source file. So, now at any point in the future I can right-click on the asset in my library and choose edit to be taken back to Illustrator.
I can now jump in and make any changes to my design and when it's all set, saving it will sink it back to the cloud and update all instances within XD. The same workflow applies to photoshop. You may find yourself wanting to include a composition within your web or mobile projects. Once it's ready to be used from Photoshop, You're able to drag all necessary layers into your library to make it available from within XD. We can then drag it directly onto a shape to mask. mask it. Just like with Illustrator files, you can hop back into Photoshop at any point to make the changes that you need and when it's saved it'll sink back to the cloud and update in XD.
And that's how you can sync your designs from applications like Illustrator and Photoshop to Adobe XD and keep everything up to date. For more XD tips and tricks, definitely check out my other videos. I'll see you soon.