Creative Cloud Libraries make your assets available to you anywhere. Create images, colors, color themes, brushes, shapes, and more in Photoshop, Illustrator, and mobile apps such as Adobe Capture CC, and then easily access them across other desktop and mobile apps for a seamless creative workflow.
Animate CC (formerly Flash Professional CC) comes integrated with CC Libraries. CC Libraries help you keep track of all your design assets. When you create graphic assets and save them to Libraries, they are available for use in your Animate documents. Design assets are automatically synced, and can be shared with anyone with a Creative Cloud account. As your creative team works across Adobe desktop and mobile apps, your shared library assets are always up to date and ready to use anywhere.This pre-release drop supports options to import from libraries and reuse graphics. Asset types supported in Animate are:
- Colors and Color Themes
- Vector Brushes
To learn more, see Creative Cloud Libraries.
You can use the graphics and design assets created using Adobe mobile apps such as Adobe Capture CC in your Animate document by using the new CC Library panel. You can save and share the colors, color themes, shapes, and brushes that you and other collaborators create through CC libraries so that you can use them in any other Adobe app that supports CC Libraries, such as Animate.
Adobe Capture CC is an Adobe mobile application that allows you to:
- Create custom brushes from photos you capture on your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices and start using them right away in Adobe Animate. To use the brushes that you have captured using the Brush app, you must store them in your CC library.
- Capture shapes with your iPhone, iPad or Android devices and turn them into vectors you can use in your designs. Save them to Creative Cloud Libraries for quick access in Adobe apps and share your Libraries with your creative team.
- Capture color combinations whenever inspiration strikes using your iPhone, iPad or Android devices. Your color themes are automatically saved to Creative Cloud Libraries for access in desktop and mobile apps, or to share with your team.
For more information about creating vectors, brushes, shapes, and colors for using them in Animate CC, see Adobe Capture CC
Creative Cloud Library panel in Animate CC lists all the creative assets that you have stored in your libraries along with the assets that others have shared with you.
- Click Window > CC Libraries to launch the CC Libraries panel. You can see all the assets that you have saved in your CC library.
- You can do the following:
- Drag-and-drop an asset from library to stage.
- Click on a color theme to apply the theme to an object on stage.
- Click on a vector brush in your library to use it on stage.
Your creative cloud assets are synced to a directory on your desktop. For example, on Windows, the location can be C:\Users\<username>\Creative Cloud Files
You can create a new library to store your creative assets online. A library can store up to 1000 assets and there is no limit to the number of libraries that you can create. The assets you store in the library are locally stored, but synchronized with Creative Cloud.
You can collaborate with other users and share a folder or library from your Creative Cloud account with specified Creative Cloud users. All invited users can then work co-operatively with the assets in the shared folder or library. Collaborators can view, edit, rename, move, or delete contents of the shared folder or library. To know more about collaborating using CC Libraries, see Collaborate on libraries.
To share public links to files and folders with others (share assets with read-only access), see Share files and folders.
For more information about libraries in Creative Cloud, see Creative Cloud libraries.
Using Creative Cloud libraries in Adobe Animate CC
Using the Search Adobe Stock option in the CC Library panel, you can search for images in Adobe Stock, preview an image in your library, buy the image, and then add it to the document. The images that you add to the stage can then be animated.
Using the options in the context menu, you can do the following tasks on a stock image:
- Buy the selected image
- Find similar images on the Web
- Use the image in your Animate document by adding it to stage
- Share the link to the image
- Make a duplicate copy of the image
- Copy or Move the image to a folder in your CC library
- Rename the image
- Delete the image from library