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Create or convert files to cloud documents

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  2. Introduction to Creative Cloud
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  5. Creative services
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  6. Collaboration and storage services
    1. What are cloud documents
    2. Cloud documents | Common questions
    3. Create or convert files to cloud documents
    4. Set up cloud documents to use offline
    5. Revert to an earlier version of a cloud document
    6. Share your work for commenting
    7. Why can't I see my cloud documents offline?
    8. Creative Cloud Libraries
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    10. Collaboration FAQ
    11. Sync your files using cloud storage
    12. Find how much cloud storage you have
    13. Set sync options
    14. Discontinuation of Creative Cloud Synced files
    15. Download Synced files content
  7. Creative Cloud mobile apps
    1. Common questions | Mobile apps
    2. Adobe Creative Cloud for mobile
  8. Enterprise and teams
    1. Enterprise Learn & Support
    2. Teams Learn and Support
    3. Quick start guide for team members

Learn how to create or convert files to cloud documents.

Create a new cloud document

You can create new cloud documents in Adobe Fresco, Adobe Aero, Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.

Adobe XD | Adobe Fresco | Adobe Aero

Cloud documents are the native file format for Adobe XD, Adobe Fresco, and Adobe Aero—all files in these apps are saved as cloud documents. 

Note:

In Adobe XD, documents can also be saved as local documents. (To save as a non-cloud document, select File > Save As Local Document.)

Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign

Convert an existing file to a cloud document

You can easily save an existing Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, or Adobe Illustrator file as a cloud document from the respective Creative Cloud app. You can also convert single or multiple Photoshop, Illustrator, or XD files to cloud documents from the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Convert Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, or InDesign files to cloud documents

  1. Open the file in your Creative Cloud app. 

  2. Select File > Save As.

  3. Save your document as a cloud document. The dialog box you see depends on your app and how you saved your previous document.

    Note:

    In Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign if you selected Don't show again earlier, you see a different dialog box. 

    Your document doesn't overwrite the existing file. It is saved as a cloud document and gets a new extension.

Convert multiple files to cloud documents

You can convert multiple Photoshop, Illustrator, XD or InDesign files to cloud documents from the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the   icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. In the Files tab, select Your files.

    The Your files tab in Creative cloud app showing the files uploaded to Creative cloud.
    Your files on Creative Cloud display.

  3. Select the Create new icon , and then select Upload.

    The expanded menu showing options to create a folder, upload a file, and launch one of your Creative cloud apps.
    You can also create a new folder or launch one of the available Creative Cloud apps.

    Tip:

    You can also drag and drop the files to convert them to cloud documents.

  4. Select the Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, or InDesign files to be converted to cloud documents, and then select Open.

    The window to select and upload a file from your device to your Creative cloud storage.
    The file upload process starts successfully.

  5. Select Continue to convert the files into cloud documents.

    The Convert file to cloud document window asking for confirmation to convert file and upload the file to Creative cloud.
    The file conversion starts.

Note:

You can select the Cloud activity cloud_activity_icon.pngicon on the upper right to check the progress of conversion.

Once converted, you can view and edit the converted cloud documents from the Creative Cloud desktop app as well as in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD, and Adobe InDesign.

The Your files tab in Creative cloud app showing the files uploaded to Creative cloud.
The file is uploaded to Creative Cloud successfully.

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