Creative Cloud Libraries let you gather design elements for specific projects, clients, or teams for use within any of your Creative Cloud apps. Libraries help ensure you and your team access the same elements for a project throughout its lifecycle – from creating initial imagery in Photoshop and Illustrator to mocking up website interactions in XD, or creating print collateral in InDesign.
You can view and use only the assets relevant to the app you are working in. For example, while you can add Photoshop layer styles to a library, those styles are relevant only to Photoshop.
Click the links below for details on how to create and use libraries in your Creative Cloud apps:
Most mobile apps can use applicable library assets, but can't save assets to a library. In contrast, you can't use library assets in Adobe Capture, but you can save shapes, color themes, brushes, and patterns directly to a library.
The Creative Cloud desktop app is a convenient place to manage and organize your assets in a workspace that provides more elbow room than the Libraries panel in applications. You can access your libraries in the Your work tab of the Creative Cloud desktop app.
You can also access and manage your Creative Cloud Libraries in the Your work tab of the Creative Cloud website.
Search for an Adobe Stock image directly from the library in your Creative Cloud app. When you've found an image you like, you can do any of the following:
Drag the watermarked image from the Libraries panel to your creative project and use it as a placeholder.
License it directly in the Library panel using the cart icon.
Add the watermarked image to your library using the plus sign, then license it once you are sure it is the right image.
With the Capture in-app extension in Photoshop, quickly turn images into various design elements, such as color themes, patterns, vector shapes, and gradients. These are automatically saved to your libraries and instantly usable in your current project, or other Adobe applications. To learn more, see Use the Capture in-app extension in Photoshop.
Access assets from your Creative Cloud Libraries and the libraries shared with you within the Spark Post editor on web. To learn more, see How Do I Place Images From My Creative Cloud Libraries?
The Creative Cloud add-on for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint lets you access your libraries within Word and PowerPoint. Incorporate your design assets into your presentations, reports, brochures, and other collaterals. For details, see Adobe Creative Cloud Add-in for Word and PowerPoint.
Create automatic workflows called zaps by connecting your Creative Cloud Libraries with Google Sheets, Slack, or any of the other 1,500+ apps available on Zapier. For details, see Creative Cloud Libraries for Zapier.
Adobe Creative Cloud for Gmail lets you share links to content stored in Creative Cloud Files, Libraries, and Mobile Creations directly in your Gmail messages.
You can share libraries with your team using the Creative Cloud website, the Creative Cloud desktop app, or any of your Creative Cloud desktop apps. Your team members need either a free or a paid Creative Cloud membership to use Creative Cloud Libraries. When you share, you can also give them either view or edit permission. For details on sharing, see Collaborate on libraries.
Creative Cloud Libraries help your team to centrally manage and distribute design and brand systems assets at scale.
Start by curating your sticker sheet with set of components and styles that constitute design and brand system in an XD cloud document; when ready to share those reusable assets with your broader team, you can publish your sticker sheet cloud document as a library and invite your teams, with the right set of permissions.
Once your team accept the library invitations, they can reuse assets from that library and be in sync with any future library updates. To learn more, see Work with Creative Cloud Libraries in XD
Learn how you can browse and save publicly available libraries in the Creative Cloud desktop app and later use them for your brand and creative projects.