Creative Cloud Libraries, powered by Adobe CreativeSync technology, makes your favorite assets available to you anywhere. Create images, colors, text styles, and more in several Creative Cloud desktop applications and mobile apps, and then easily access them across other desktop and mobile apps for a seamless creative workflow.

For an overview, watch Get started with Creative Cloud Libraries.


What you can do with Libraries

What you can do with Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries

Capture

Creative Cloud Libraries provide a mechanism to capture design assets from a variety of apps, and is not limited to desktop applications only. You can capture inspiration, whenever it strikes, using the family of Creative Cloud mobile apps or even download assets from Adobe Stock or the Creative Cloud Market.

Reuse and create

Reuse and create designs and artwork by using objects from Creative Cloud Libraries.

Manage

You can organize design assets into multiple Creative Cloud Libraries. These may be based on projects, types of assets, or even your personal favorites that you reuse to create your signature style.


Support for Libraries in Creative Cloud applications

Mobile apps

App

Support for saving assets to Libraries

Support for using assets from Libraries

Resource offering more information

Capture CC

Vector shapes, color themes, brushes, patterns, and looks

N/A

Adobe Capture CC FAQ

Photoshop Fix

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Adobe Photoshop Fix FAQ

Illustrator Draw

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Images and shapes

Adobe Illustrator Draw FAQ

Photoshop Sketch

N/A

Brushes

Adobe Photoshop Sketch FAQ

Illustrator Line

N/A

Color and graphics

Adobe Illustrator Line CC FAQ

Capture CC

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Adobe Capture CC FAQ

Comp CC

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Adobe Comp CC FAQ

Premiere Clip

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Adobe Premiere Clip FAQ

Photoshop Mix

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Adobe Photoshop Mix FAQ

Creative Cloud mobile app

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Creative Cloud | Common Questions

Desktop and browser applications

App or service

Support for saving assets to Libraries

Support for using assets from Libraries

Resource offering more information

Desktop applications

Photoshop

Creative Cloud Libraries in Photoshop

Illustrator

Creative Cloud Libraries in Illustrator

InDesign

Creative Cloud Libraries in InDesign

Premiere Pro

Creative Cloud Libraries in Premiere Pro

After Effects

Creative Cloud Libraries in After Effects

Dreamweaver

Creative Cloud Libraries in Dreamweaver

Adobe Muse

Creative Cloud Libraries in Adobe Muse

Adobe Animate CC

Creative Cloud Libraries in Animate CC

Creative Cloud Market (through the Creative Cloud desktop app)

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Creative Cloud Market

Browser

Creative Cloud Assets

View & manage (rename, delete) only

Creative Cloud Assets | Store and share content

Overview: Work with Creative Cloud Libraries

Add to library

Creative Cloud Libraries provide a mechanism to capture design assets from a variety of apps, and is not limited to desktop applications. You can capture inspiration, whenever it strikes, using the family of Creative Cloud mobile apps or even download assets from Adobe Stock or the Creative Cloud Market.

Mobile

You can add assets to your library using a growing family of Adobe mobile apps. Consult the learning resources for your mobile app to understand how.

Creative Cloud Market

Discover and add assets to Libraries from Creative Cloud Market. Use the Creative Cloud desktop app to browse and add assets from Creative Cloud Market. You can also add assets to a library using Creative mobile apps.

If you're using Creative Cloud for enterprise with managed services, see:

Desktop

Add assets to Creative Cloud Libraries on your computer using a Creative Cloud desktop application. Drag assets to the Libraries panel in the desktop application. You can also view and browse through the libraries on the Creative Cloud Assets page.

See the learning resources for your Creative Cloud desktop application for more information on using Libraries with it.


Reuse and create

Desktop

In a desktop application supporting Libraries, open the Libraries panel (Windows > Libraries) and drag objects to the canvas.

Browser

Browse and manage your libraries on the Creative Cloud Assets page. See Browse, sync, and manage assets.

Mobile apps

Select an object from the Library to place it in your project using mobile apps.


Share and collaborate

Desktop 

Open the Libraries panel (Windows > Libraries) in a desktop application that supports Creative Cloud Libraries. Now, from the panel flyout menu, choose Share Link or Collaborate.

While adding collaborators to a library, you can choose whether you want to give them Edit-level permissions (edit, rename, move, and delete contents) or View-level permissions (only view the contents of the library and comment on them).

You can also create followable libraries. Anyone who has the URL of such a library can follow it. Whenever you update the contents of the library, followers automatically get the updates across all supported Creative Cloud apps.

Browser

In the Creative Cloud Assets left pane, click Libraries. Now, from the library folder menu, choose Send Link or Collaborate.

While adding collaborators to a library, you can choose whether you want to give them Edit-level permissions (edit, rename, move, and delete contents) or View-level permissions (only view the contents of the library and comment on them).

You can also create followable libraries. Anyone who has the URL of such a library can follow it. Whenever you update the contents of the library, followers automatically get the updates across all supported Creative Cloud apps.

Mobile

Mobile applications such as Creative Cloud mobile, Capture, and others allow you to share and collaborate on Creative Cloud Libraries and specific library assets.


Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud Libraries

Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud Libraries

Adobe Stock is deeply integrated with Creative Cloud Libraries. You can add a watermarked preview of a stock image to any of your libraries directly using the Adobe Stock website. Then, in Creative Cloud apps that support Libraries—Photoshop, lllustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and After Effects—you can drag the watermarked stock image from the Libraries panel to your creative project. When you're satisfied that the stock image is appropriate for your project, you can choose to license the stock image directly from within the Libraries panel.

Creative Cloud apps that support library-linked assets—Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign—take this integration a notch deeper. When you license the stock image, all linked instances of the stock image in your open documents are automatically updated to the licensed, high-resolution stock image without the watermark.

For more information, see Using Adobe Stock.

FAQ

How many items can I add to a library?

A library can contain up to 1000 assets.

Is there a limit to the number of libraries I can create?

No, there are no limits to the number of Libraries you can create. 

Are all assets stored in Libraries usable by all supported apps?

While you're working in an app, you can view and use Libraries content relevant to that particular. For example, while you can add layer styles to a library, those styles are only relevant to Photoshop.

What type of color information is supported?

Libraries support color data for a single swatch or color themes. Libraries only support process colors. Spot colors are not supported and are added as process colors to Libraries.

Can I reuse any asset stored in Libraries across Creative Cloud desktop applications?

Most assets are reusable between the desktop applications. Photoshop layer styles are a notable exception; they are currently reusable only in Photoshop.

If you use an InDesign text style asset in Illustrator or Photoshop, those applications will attempt to map the properties of the asset with the properties for text styles available in the host application. Any properties not found in the host application are ignored.

Where are the assets stored?

Your assets are stored locally on your device and synchronized with Creative Cloud.

Can I share a library with others?

Do I need a Creative Cloud membership?

You'll need either a free or a paid Creative Cloud membership to use Creative Cloud Libraries.

Where can I learn more about Creative Cloud Libraries?

You can learn more about Libraries with these resources:

Video tutorials

Video tutorials where Creative Cloud Libraries are demonstrated in mobile apps

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