Adobe XD and Creative Cloud - an overview
An overview of how you can use the Creative Cloud ecosystem to work with Adobe XD.
XD works seamlessly with Creative Cloud to help you save time and get the job done.
You can bring in your work from Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign or reuse assets from Creative Cloud Libraries.
Assets added to Creative Cloud libraries from XD can be used across other Creative Cloud applications. Similarly, you can use assets from other Creative Cloud applications in XD. Assets include raster or vector graphics, colors, components, character styles, and so on.
Creative Cloud libraries help you achieve consistency across your projects by updating any changes to linked assets across project files.
You can put your XD documents into Creative Cloud Files to access from other computers or from your mobile device. Or else, you can manage all of the shared prototypes that you’ve created from an XD document.
Reuse creative assets in XD
Creative Cloud Libraries provide a mechanism to share design assets between various apps - for example, Photoshop or Illustrator.
Saving design assets created in Photoshop or Illustrator to Libraries allows you to access them in XD and add them to your artboards.
In XD, open the Creative Cloud Libraries window, and single click a character style, or a color to apply it to a selected object. To add a raster graphic to your artboard as a linked graphic, drag it from the Libraries window.
For more information on bringing in assets using Creative Cloud Libraries, see Creative Cloud Libraries in Adobe XD.
Currently, XD supports bringing in images (both raster and vector), colors, and character styles from Creative Cloud Libraries.
Using Creative Cloud Files with XD
You can also use the Creative Cloud ecosystem to store and manage your prototypes. For example, if you save a prototype in your Creative Cloud Files folder on your desktop, it is automatically available on the Cloud. The prototype can then be accessed from your mobile device (using the Adobe XD mobile app).
Share and collaborate
Prototypes that you share for review are also stored in the cloud. When you share a prototype with users for review, XD stores the prototype on the cloud, and sends you a link that you can share with stakeholders.
Stakeholders get to review your project and annotate it with their feedback - allowing for quick turnover in design, and transparent communication between designer and stakeholders.
For more information on the sharing workflow, see Share designs and prototypes.