Create consistent experiences with Creative Cloud Libraries.
Creative Cloud Libraries makes the core design assets for your brand or personal projects available to you anywhere. Easily collect, organize, use, and share these assets across projects, devices, Creative Cloud apps, and teams to produce consistent experiences.
Using Creative Cloud Libraries lets you do the following:
• Collect design assets from various Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps, capturing inspiration whenever it strikes or downloading ready-to-use assets from Adobe Stock.
• Organize design assets into multiple Creative Cloud Libraries by brand, project, asset type, or just your favorites. Manage them from wherever you are working, even offline in your Creative Cloud desktop apps.
• Use and share CC Libraries with active collaborators or passive stakeholders so that the mostup-to-date shared design assets inform all designs across formats and channels.
By saving, storing, and updating your assets, Creative Cloud Libraries gives you the latest versions of your images, vectors, color swatches, type styles, and more, right at your fingertips — giving you back time to focus on strategy and creativity.
We’ll walk you through how to create, add to, and share a library below.
1. Create a library.
To create a new Creative Cloud library in your desktop app, or to add assets to an existing library, go to Window > Libraries or Window > CC Libraries to open the Libraries panel. In the Libraries menu you can create and name a new library, find an existing library, or simply add assets to the default My Library.
2. Add assets to your library.
Drag and drop one or multiple graphic files from your local machine (Finder / Explorer) into a specific library in the CC Libraries panel. You can also drag and drop graphic assets directly from an open Creative Cloud document into the CC Libraries panel. Supported graphic file types include AI, PNG, BMP, PSD, SVG, GIF, JPG, TIF, and PDF.
Another way to add assets of other file types is to use the Add Content button in the Libraries panel. Open a document in a Creative Cloud app and choose the content that you want to add as a library asset and click the Add Content button. The contextually aware menu will prompt you for the library asset type (Colors, Color Themes, Paragraph Styles, Character Styles, and Graphics) based on the content you selected. Choose all applicable asset types and click Add.
Asset thumbnails are organized by category, so they’re easy to locate. Double-click an asset’s title to rename it. Once the asset is saved to a library, it’s easy to drag and drop it to other documents.
3. Share and collaborate on your library.
Choose Collaborate to share libraries that contain private design assets, for example, campaign or product design assets that should not be released to the public yet. Collaborate also gives the option for recipients to add or modify assets in a library.
Open the Libraries Options menu and choose Collaborate. In the browser window that opens, enter email addresses separated by commas and click Invite. Your collaborators will receive an email invitation to use the private library.
Once you’ve added collaborators, choose which actions they can take by designating permissions.
• Select Can Edit to let collaborators view, edit, add, and delete assets from a library, as well as invite other collaborators.
• Select Can View to let collaborators view and use read-only versions of the library assets.
All collaborators can see updates made to the library.
Alternatively, choose Share Link if you do not expect your recipients to add or modify assets in the library. Open the Library Options menu and click Share Link to create a public link that lets anyone with the link download a copy of your library. Once a recipient downloads the copy, that person will be able to edit the contents independently of your original.
By enabling the collection, management, usage, sharing, and updating of core design assets across CC desktop and mobile apps, Creative Cloud Libraries gives creatives the power to produce more consistent experiences with less effort.
Now try it out.
If you haven’t yet, follow the steps above and create a CC library and add a few assets. Add the assets you use nearly every day — for example, your corporate brand colors, logos, and fonts. Once you create the library, share it with your teammates and ask them to start using it too — and then watch the collaboration become seamless.