Access, organize, and share creative assets for use in your Adobe desktop and mobile apps.

Creative Cloud library assets are synced between desktop and laptop computers.

As you move between computers and devices, your shared library items are automatically synced to your Creative Cloud account, ready to use anywhere, even if you're offline. Keep track of frequently used brand identity assets, icons, video clips, brushes, and color themes across your Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps.

Add assets created in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Muse, or Animate. You can also add assets created in Adobe mobile apps or downloaded from Adobe Stock or Creative Cloud Market.

Learn more about what you can do with CC Libraries.

Creative Cloud Libraries sync assets between apps and allow collaboration with coworkers.

Add assets to CC Libraries

To add assets to a Creative Cloud Library in your desktop app, go to Window > Libraries or Window > CC Libraries to open the Libraries panel.

Add assets to CC Libraries by clicking Window > Libraries or Window > CC Libraries to open the Libraries panel.

You can use the Libraries menu to create a new library and name it, or simply add assets to the default, My Library.

Click plus (+) in the Libraries panel to add graphics, text styles, colors, and effects from your document. You can also add graphic assets such as shapes and photos by dragging them directly from your project into the Libraries panel. 

Asset thumbnails are organized by category, so they’re easy to locate. Double-click an asset’s title to rename it.

Now that the asset is saved to a library, it’s easy to drag and drop it to other projects.

Learn more about adding assets from Adobe desktop apps.

Graphics, character and paragraph styles, and text fill colors from a business card are added to the CC Library.

Add assets from Adobe Stock and mobile apps

You can access Adobe Stock directly from Adobe desktop applications.

In the Libraries panel, type a term in the search field and filter by asset type. When you find the right asset, drag it directly from the search results field to your document. This saves a copy of the watermarked asset to your current library. You can also download the watermarked version of the asset directly to your Libraries for use in any Adobe desktop application.

If you don't find anything you like in the Libraries panel, click See More Results On The Web to browse the Adobe Stock website. Pick an asset and click Save Preview to Computer. You can also click the pop-up menu to save the preview to one of your libraries.

Images from an Adobe Stock search are dragged directly to the Libraries panel. More results are available on the web.

To get rid of the watermark, mouse over the asset thumbnail in your library and click the License & Save to button. 

See how Adobe Stock and CC Libraries are integrated.

You can easily add assets to your libraries from Adobe’s growing family of mobile apps and services. Assets are automatically converted to the right formats for use in your desktop or mobile apps.

See which apps save assets directly to CC Libraries.

Reuse assets from CC Libraries

Once assets are saved to CC Libraries, reuse them in your designs — in the same file, another project, or another app — without worrying that you’ll grab the wrong versions.

To add a graphic asset to your project, drag it directly from the library onto your Illustrator artboard, Photoshop canvas, InDesign layout, Premiere Pro or Animate timeline, or web page layout in Dreamweaver or Muse.

To apply layer styles, colors, and text styles, select an object in your project and click the thumbnail of the desired library asset.

Learn more about how to reuse assets saved in CC Libraries.

Colors, graphics, and character styles are dragged from the Libraries panel to the Adobe document.

Keep graphics up to date with linked assets

When using library assets that may be modified, use linked assets for peace of mind.  When an original asset is modified, all project files using the linked asset will be updated to the latest version. Assets dragged from the Libraries panel are linked assets by default.

To edit an asset independently from the original in your Library — unlinked — press Alt (Windows) or Option (macOS) while dragging it from the Libraries panel.

Learn how linked assets work.

Linked assets provide the convenience of updating all instances of the asset to the latest version.

Go ahead and give Creative Cloud Libraries a try. No matter where you design your projects, your favorite assets are always accessible and ready to use in your Creative Cloud connected desktop and mobile apps.

Creative Cloud Libraries are even more powerful when you're collaborating with other team members.

Learn how to share assets using Creative Cloud Libraries.


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