Learn how Creative Cloud Libraries help you keep project-specific design elements together so you and your team can access them from your Creative Cloud apps.
Creative Cloud Libraries let you gather design elements for specific projects, clients, or teams for use within any of your Creative Cloud apps. Libraries help ensure you and your team access the same elements for a project throughout its lifecycle – from creating initial imagery in Photoshop and Illustrator to mocking up website interactions in XD, or creating print collateral in InDesign.
You can view and use only the assets relevant to the app you are working in. For example, while you can add Photoshop layer styles to a library, those styles are relevant only to Photoshop.
Click the links below for details on how to create and use libraries in your Creative Cloud apps:
Most mobile apps can use applicable library assets, but can't save assets to a library. In contrast, you can't use library assets in Adobe Capture, but you can save shapes, color themes, brushes, and patterns directly to a library.
For step-by-step information on how to create and use Creative Cloud Libraries, see the style guide.
The Creative Cloud desktop app is a convenient place to manage and organize your assets in a workspace that provides more elbow room than the Libraries panel in applications. You can access your libraries in the Your work tab of the Creative Cloud desktop app.
You can also access and manage your Creative Cloud Libraries in the Your work tab of the Creative Cloud website.
Search for an Adobe Stock image directly from the library in your Creative Cloud app. When you've found an image you like, you can do any of the following:
Drag the watermarked image from the Libraries panel to your creative project and use it as a placeholder.
License it directly in the Library panel using the cart icon.
Add the watermarked image to your library using the plus sign, then license it once you are sure it is the right image.
With the Capture in-app extension in Photoshop, quickly turn images into various design elements, such as color themes, patterns, vector shapes, and gradients. These are automatically saved to your libraries and instantly usable in your current project, or other Adobe applications. To learn more, see Use the Capture in-app extension in Photoshop.
Access assets from your Creative Cloud Libraries and the libraries shared with you within the Spark Post editor on web. Learn more.
You can share libraries with your team using the Creative Cloud website, the Creative Cloud desktop app, or any of your Creative Cloud desktop apps. Your team members need either a free or a paid Creative Cloud membership to use Creative Cloud Libraries. When you share, you can also give them either view or edit permission. For details on sharing, see Collaborate on libraries.
Creative Cloud Libraries help your team to centrally manage and distribute design and brand systems assets at scale.
Start by curating your sticker sheet with set of components and styles that constitute design and brand system in an XD cloud document; when ready to share those reusable assets with your broader team, you can publish your sticker sheet cloud document as a library and invite your teams, with the right set of permissions.
Once your team accept the library invitations, they can reuse assets from that library and be in sync with any future library updates. To learn more, see Work with Creative Cloud Libraries in XD
Learn how you can browse and save publicly available libraries in the Creative Cloud desktop app and later use them for your brand and creative projects.
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.
Your assets are stored locally on your device and synchronized with Creative Cloud.
The maximum number of collaborators is 1000 regardless of whether they have view or edit capabilities. If the library is public, it can have unlimited followers.
The maximum file size for a single library element is 1 GB.
You can learn more about Creative Cloud Libraries with these resources:
Video tutorials where Creative Cloud Libraries are demonstrated in mobile apps: