Using Creative Cloud Libraries and Adobe Animate

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About Creative Cloud Libraries

Creative Cloud Libraries make your assets available to you anywhere. Create images, colors, color themes, brushes, shapes, and more in Photoshop, Illustrator, and mobile apps such as Adobe Capture, and then easily access them across other desktop and mobile apps for a seamless creative workflow.

Animate comes integrated with Libraries. Creative Cloud Libraries help you keep track of all your design assets. When you create graphic assets and save them to Libraries, they are available for use in your Animate documents. Design assets are automatically synced, and can be shared with anyone with a Creative Cloud account. As your creative team works across Adobe desktop and mobile apps, your shared library assets are always up to date and ready to use anywhere.This pre-release drop supports options to import from libraries and reuse graphics. Asset types supported in Animate are:

  • Colors and Color Themes
  • Brushes
  • Graphics
  • Vector Brushes

To learn more, see Creative Cloud Libraries.

Use colors, brushes, and shapes created using mobile apps in your Animate document

You can use the graphics and design assets created using Adobe mobile apps such as Adobe Capture in your Animate document by using the new Creative Cloud Library panel. You can save and share the colors, color themes, shapes, and brushes that you and other collaborators create through Creative Cloud libraries so that you can use them in any other Adobe app that supports Creative Cloud Libraries, such as Animate. 

Adobe Capture is an Adobe mobile application that allows you to:

  • Create custom brushes from photos you capture on your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices and start using them right away in Adobe Animate. To use the brushes that you have captured using the Brush app, you must store them in your Creative Cloud library. 
  • Capture shapes with your iPhone, iPad or Android devices and turn them into vectors you can use in your designs. Save them to Creative Cloud Libraries for quick access in Adobe apps and share your Libraries with your creative team.
  • Capture color combinations whenever inspiration strikes using your iPhone, iPad or Android devices. Your color themes are automatically saved to Creative Cloud Libraries for access in desktop and mobile apps, or to share with your team. 

For more information about creating vectors, brushes, shapes, and colors for using them in Animate, see Adobe Capture

Using Creative Cloud Libraries

Creative Cloud Library panel in Animate lists all the creative assets that you have stored in your libraries along with the assets that others have shared with you.  

The following illustration describes the Library panel in detail.

Creative Cloud library

A. Creative Cloud Library folder B. Show items as icons C. Show items as a list D. Search Adobe Stock for images E. Creative Cloud Library content panel F. Add color G. Sync Creative Cloud Libraries H. Delete an item in library 

To use Creative Cloud libraries

  1. Click Window > CC Libraries to launch the Creative Cloud Libraries panel. You can see all the assets that you have saved in your Creative Cloud library. 
  2. You can do the following:
  • Drag-and-drop an asset from library to stage.
  • Click on a color theme to apply the theme to an object on stage.
  • Click on a vector brush in your library to use it on stage.
Modifying assets in your CC Library and using them on an Animate document

Location of Creative Cloud Library assets on your desktop

Your creative cloud assets are synced to a directory on your desktop. For example, on Windows, the location can be C:\Users\<username>\Creative Cloud Files.

Create a new Creative Cloud Library

You can create a new library to store your creative assets online. A library can store up to 1000 assets and there is no limit to the number of libraries that you can create. The assets you store in the library are locally stored, but synchronized with Creative Cloud.

Sharing your library and assets

You can collaborate with other users and share a folder or library from your Creative Cloud account with specified Creative Cloud users. All invited users can then work co-operatively with the assets in the shared folder or library. Collaborators can view, edit, rename, move, or delete contents of the shared folder or library. To know more about collaborating using Creative Cloud Libraries, see Collaborate on libraries.

To share public links to files and folders with others (share assets with read-only access), see Share files and folders.

For more information about libraries in Creative Cloud, see Creative Cloud libraries.

Using Creative Cloud libraries in Adobe Animate

About Adobe Stock

For detailed instructions on how to use Adobe Stock, refer to the Adobe Stock help page at https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/help/using-adobe-stock.html.   Note: Adobe Stock is available only in following countries right now: US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Cyprus.   For more details, see https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/faq.html

Using Adobe Stock in Animate

Using the Search Adobe Stock option in the CC Library panel, you can search for images in Adobe Stock, preview an image in your library, buy the image, and then add it to the document. The images that you add to the stage can then be animated.

Searching and importing images from Adobe Stock

  1. Click Windows > CC Libraries. The CC Library panel appears.

    Searching Adobe Stock for images

  2. In the Search Adobe Stock box, type your search keyword and press Enter. The search results appear in the content pane of the Library panel.

  3. Hover your cursor on the image that you want to use in your Animate document. The following options appear:

    • Buy and Save to My Library: To buy the image. You can also right-click the image and select Buy Image.
    • Save Preview to My Library: Saves a watermarked preview image to your CC Library.

  4. Using the options in the context menu, you can do the following tasks on a stock image:

    • Buy the selected image
    • Find similar images on the Web
    • Use the image in your Animate document by adding it to stage
    • Share the link to the image
    • Make a duplicate copy of the image
    • Copy or Move the image to a folder in your CC library
    • Rename the image
    • Delete the image from library

Using Adobe Stock assets in Animate

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