Access your assets anywhere

Creative Cloud Assets provides a place for you to store, collaborate, and manage your Creative Cloud content.

Creative Cloud Assets is integrated into your creative workflow at home, from the office, or on the go by allowing you to access and reuse your desktop-synced files, mobile creations, Creative Cloud Libraries, and royalty-free assets from CC Market (see Figure 1). From your browser, you can also extract and reuse CSS information about colors, gradients, fonts, text and more from your Photoshop files.

Creative Cloud assets
Figure 1. Browse and manage Creative Cloud content with Creative Cloud Assets

Getting to Creative Cloud Assets

You can launch the Creative Cloud Assets site by pointing your browser at https://assets.adobe.com. You can also access it through convenient links in your desktop tools or your Adobe profile on the web.

Access from Creative Cloud folders

Right click on a file or folder in the Creative Cloud Files folder on your desktop and select Creative Cloud > View on Website (see Figure 2).

Select Creative Cloud, View on website
Figure 2. View files and folders on the web by selecting View on website from the Creative Cloud files folder.

Access from Creative Cloud desktop

Select View on Web from the Assets > Files section of the Creative Cloud desktop app (see Figure 3).

View on Web from the Creative Cloud desktop app
Figure 3. View files and folders on the web by selecting View on Web from the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Access from Photoshop and Illustrator

Select the flyout menu from the Libraries panel in Photoshop or Illustrator to view the library assets on the web (see Figure 4).

Access from Photoshop and Illustrator
Figure 4. Select to view library assets online from Photoshop or Illustrator

Access from the web

Sign in to adobe.com with your Adobe ID and select Files under the Assets section of the profile section on the left or from the profile menu on the other pages (see Figure 5).

Access from the web
Figure 5. Access Creative Cloud Assets online from the adobe.com home page.

Creative Cloud Assets experience

When you access Creative Cloud on the web, the My Assets section contains category filters for you to browse your desktop, mobile, library, and recent assets on the left side of the screen.

These category filters make it easy to organize and find your content synced to your Creative Cloud account (see Figure 6). Click on a category filter to see the specific asset types that are synced to your account.

Category filters for searching content
Figure 6. Category filters for searching content

Files

The Files filter in the My Assets section of Creative Cloud Assets defaults to show a listing of all of your files synced from your computer using the Creative Cloud desktop application.

The Files category includes filters that enable you to expand or narrow your view of the files synced to your account, such as all of your files, shared folders, or archived files (see Figure 7).

Creative Cloud Assets interface
Figure 7. The Creative Cloud Assets interface defaults to show all synced files and folders

Synchronize and share files and folders

You can organize files by creating folders in the web interface or from the Creative Cloud Files folder on your desktop. Once you have synchronized your work, you can work with other reviewers or members of your team in different ways.

Check out the Sync and share your files with collaborators video tutorial (see Video 1) for a detailed demonstration of using these features. Note that the Creative Cloud Assets user interface shown in the video has changed, but the workflows for using the share and collaboration options remain the same.

Video 1. 00:25 Preview a file and its layers; 1:03 Public file-sharing and reviewing options; 3:36 Private folder-sharing and versioning options

Preview

Creative Cloud Assets enables you preview the layers of Photoshop and Illustrator files, scroll through a multi-page file (see Video 1) as well as preview video playback directly in the browser (see Figure 8).

Preview videos directly in a browser
Figure 8. Preview videos directly in a browser

Extract

Creative Cloud Assets also lets you extract and reuse CSS information about colors, gradients, fonts, text and more from your Photoshop files, right in the browser without launching Photoshop (see Video 2).

Video 2. Introduction to Extract in Creative Cloud Assets, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver

Mobile Creations

You can sync the creations you make with mobile apps such as Adobe Illustrator Draw, Adobe Illustrator Line, Adobe Photoshop Mix, and Adobe Photoshop Sketch to your Creative Cloud account and view your creations in the Creative Cloud Assets interface. Check out the mobile app tutorials for more details on how to use these apps.

To view and manage your mobile creations:

  1. Click the Mobile Creations filter on the left side of the screen to see all of the mobile designs you have synced to your Creative Cloud account (see Figure 9). You can also click on the filters to view your creations from each of the mobile apps.
Preview the mobile creations synced to your Creative Cloud account
Figure 9. Preview the mobile creations synced to your Creative Cloud account

  1. Click on one of the image thumbnails to view a larger preview along with details about the date it was created and modified as well as the app that was used to create it (see Figure 10).
View the file-level details for the mobile app creations
Figure 10. View the file-level details for the mobile app creations

  1. Select the options from the Actions drop down to rename, delete, or export the asset. When you rename or delete the asset, the change propagates back to the appropriate mobile apps (see Figure 11).
Select options from the Actions menu
Figure 11. Select options from the Actions menu to rename, delete, or export the asset

Libraries

Creative Cloud Libraries allow you to manage, access, and reuse creative assets, such as colors, color themes, brushes, text styles, images, and vector images from Photoshop or Illustrator or from Creative Cloud mobile apps such as Adobe Color, Adobe Shape, and Adobe Brush and then easily access them on your desktop and other mobile apps for a seamless creative workflow (see Figure 12).

Browse Creative Cloud Libraries
Figure 12. Browse Creative Cloud Libraries

Click on the thumbnail for a library to browse its contents. The detail page shows a thumbnail preview of all of the assets synced to that library (see Figure 13).

View thumbnail previews of library assets
Figure 13. View thumbnail previews of library assets

The summary section on the left shows a total number of library assets included in the library as well as sub totals for the specific types of assets. Click one of the filters to view a specific content type. The preview thumbnails provide general information such as the name of the file, program used to create it, and its size (see Figure 14).

View of the graphic assets for a selected library
Figure 14. View of the graphic assets for a selected library

Select the View drop down in the upper right to sort library assets by date or name in ascending or descending order. You can also select Delete from the Actions drop down to delete a library (see Figure 15).

Select to sort library assets or delete the library from your collection
Figure 15. Select to sort library assets or delete the library from your collection

Creative Cloud Libraries enable you to gather, organize, and reuse creative assets from desktop apps like Photoshop and Illustrator, and several Adobe mobile apps, so you can focus on doing creative work (see Video 3).

Video 3. Work with Creative Cloud Libraries

Activity

The Activity tab in the top header of the Creative Cloud Assets online interface provides access to additional resources to get you started with some of the Creative Cloud products and services (see Figure 16).

Access resources to get started with other Creative Cloud products and services
Figure 16. Access resources to get started with other Creative Cloud products and services

Select the Settings filter on the left to view the amount of storage space still available on your Creative Cloud account and access additional resources for learning, help, and support (see Figure 17).

View storage settings and access help, learn, and support resources
Figure 17. View storage settings and access help, learn, and support resources

Where to go from here

To learn how to use the products that create assets you can view and manage in Creative Cloud Assets, be sure to check out the hundreds of Creative Cloud tutorials that are available for free.

 

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10/06/2014
Maile Valentine