Create or convert files to cloud documents

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, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

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. 

 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

Convert an existing file to a cloud document

You can easily save an existing Adobe XD, Photoshop, or 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, or XD 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.

     In Photoshop and Illustrator, 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, or XD 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

    In the Files tab, select Your files

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

    Upload your files to convert them

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

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

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

    Convert to cloud document

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

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 Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD.

View converted cloud documents

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