Get to know the common workflows available with cloud documents in Photoshop.

Cloud document is Adobe's new cloud-native document file type that is optimized for a seamless online or offline work experience across devices. With cloud documents, you can enjoy the security of knowing that your edits get saved and synced to the cloud all the time.

Read the full article below to learn more about common workflows associated with cloud documents in Photoshop.

Cloud documents in Photoshop

Create a cloud document and save

iPad

Any document you create with Photoshop on mobile is automatically saved as a cloud document by default. Use the Create new option in the app home screen to create a cloud document.

To learn more about creating and explicitly exporting a cloud document to other file formats, see Create, open, and save documents.

Desktop

You can create a document with Photoshop on desktop and save it as a cloud document to work anytime, anywhere, and across devices.

To save a document, go to File > Save as and select an option from the Save on your computer or to cloud documents window that opens. You can always switch between the available save options in the cloud document picker— Save to cloud documents and Save on your computer.

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Select the Don't show again check box if you don't want to see Save on your computer or to cloud documents window again. Photoshop remembers the save behavior from your last session and intuitively presents you with the same experience when you try to save a document again. 

Web

You can access your cloud documents from web (assets.adobe.com) but not create, open, make edits, or save.

Access your cloud documents

iPad

Tap the Cloud documents tab in the app home screen on your iPad.

Under the Cloud documents section, you can:

  • Sort your cloud documents by Date CreatedDate Modified, or Name in ascending or descending orders.
  • You can switch between the list view () and the grid view (). 
  • You can create a folder () to organize your cloud documents.
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Desktop

Click the Cloud documents tab in the app home screen on your desktop.

Under the Cloud documents section, you can:

  • You can enable the check box to select multiple cloud documents simultaneously.
  • Sort your cloud documents by Date Modified, or Name in ascending or descending orders.
  • You can switch between the list view () and the grid view (). 
  • You can create a folder () to organize your cloud documents.
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Web

Open assets.adobe.com. Navigate to Creative Cloud > Files > Your work > Cloud documents.

Under the Cloud documents section, you can:

  • You can enable the check box to select multiple cloud documents simultaneously.
  • Sort your cloud documents by Modified, or Name in ascending or descending orders.
  • You can switch between the list view () and the grid view (). 
  • You can create a folder () to organize your cloud documents.
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View version history of a cloud document

You can view and manage the version history of your Photoshop cloud documents from only from web.

To view the version history, do the following:

1. Go to assets.adobe.com > Files > Cloud documents and browse through your cloud documents.

2. Open a cloud document and click the Timeline () icon.

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3. In the timeline panel that opens, you can find auto-saved versions of your cloud document. Hover over a cloud document version to see more options:

  • Click the three dots () icon and select Name this version to give a name to the selected version. 
  • Click the Mark version () icon to save that version of your cloud document, and easily access your saved cloud document versions under the Marked Versions section at the top of the timeline panel.
  • Click the Mark version icon again to remove a saved cloud document version from the Marked Versions section.

Revert to previous version of a cloud document

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1.  Hover over a cloud document version that is already named and click the three dots () icon.

2.  Select Revert to this version to revert to a previous version. When you open the same cloud document in Photoshop, you can see the reverted version and start working.

Also, you can use Rename this version to change the name of your previously named cloud document version.

Rename, delete, and move

Rename your cloud documents

Once you have accessed your cloud documents from within the Photoshop home screen on your device (desktop or mobile), or on the web (assets.adobe.com), you can rename your cloud documents. 

Tap the three dots () icon visible below a cloud document thumbnail and select Rename. Simply type in a new name for your cloud document to rename it.

Delete your cloud documents

Open the three dots () menu visible below a cloud document thumbnail on your device (desktop or mobile), or on the web (assets.adobe.comand select Delete

The documents you delete from within the app or from the web, get archived and stored under the Deleted section in the app home screen or Creative Cloud > Your work > Deleted.  Tap or click the three dots () menu that appears below a cloud document in the Deleted section and choose to Restore or Permanently Delete your cloud document. You can find the restored cloud documents again under the Cloud documents section.

Delete your cloud documents permanently to clear your cloud storage. To learn more about storage quota, see File storage and quota.

Move and organize your cloud documents

iPad

Under the Cloud documents section in the app home screen, simply drag and place a cloud document to an available folder or create a folder (). You cannot multi-select your cloud documents while on the ipad.

Desktop

Tap the three dots () icon visible below the cloud document thumbnail and select Move To. In the panel that opens, you can select from available folders or use the Add folder () option to create a folder. Tap Move to place your selected cloud documents in a folder or Cancel to exit the move operation.

To move multiple cloud documents simultaneously, you can enable the check box below the Cloud document section to enter multi-select mode.

Web

Hover over a cloud document thumbnail and click the three dots () icon. Select Move To to move your cloud documents. In the Move To panel that opens, you can choose from available folders or use the Add folder () option to create a folder. Click Move Here to place your selected cloud documents in a folder or Cancel to exit the move operation.

To move multiple cloud documents simultaneously, you can enable the check box below the Cloud document section to enter multi-select mode.

Create a duplicate copy of a cloud document

iPad

Tap the three dots () icon visible below a cloud document thumbnail under Cloud documents in the app home screen. Select Duplicate to create a copy of your cloud document.

Desktop

You cannot Duplicate a cloud document while working with Photoshop on desktop.

Web

While you are on the web (assets.adobe.com), go to Creative Cloud > Files > Your work > Cloud documents. Tap the three dots () icon visible below the cloud document thumbnail and select Copy to create a copy of your selected cloud document.

Share a link to your creative work

While you are away from your iPad, desktop, or laptop, you can simply visit assets.adobe.com and login with your Adobe ID to access your creative work. 
On the web (assets.adobe.com), tap the three dots () icon visible below the cloud document thumbnail and select Share to generate a public link. Anyone with the link can view your creative work and post comments.

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