Learn how artworks in Adobe Fresco are automatically saved and accessed across devices in online and offline modes.

In Adobe Fresco, all your artworks live in the cloud. You can access your cloud documents from the Home screen. Your cloud documents are stored with full fidelity. Convenience and quality - you get them both with cloud documents. 

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Cloud documents option in Adobe Fresco Home screen

Cloud documents also enable you to work seamlessly between Adobe Fresco and Photoshop. Start an artwork in Adobe Fresco and continue working on it in Photoshop, and vice versa. 

To learn more, see Adobe Fresco and Photoshop.

Why cloud documents?

Access your files across device

Access artworks across devices
Save your artworks as cloud documents and access them across devices in online and offline modes. It's in the cloud wherever you work. 


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Keep your files current
Autosave ensures your artworks stay up-to-date. You can pick up where you left off from anywhere by restoring from the cloud.


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Locate past versions
View and open any version of your cloud documents. Autosave keeps past versions ready at hand.


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Work offline 
Any changes you make while offline are automatically synced back to the cloud once a connection is established.


Work on an artwork both online and offline

You can start a new drawing or painting in Adobe Fresco wherever inspiration strikes. If you are connected to the Internet, your artwork will automatically be saved as a cloud document. 

If you cannot connect to the Internet, for example, while traveling or flying, your artwork is synced to the cloud when your device comes back online. If you want to edit an existing artwork while on the go, you can make it available offline.

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Make an artwork available offline

To make an artwork available offline, tap the ellipsis () on the thumbnail image of the artwork, and tap Make available offline. When you make an artwork offline, the cloud icon of the artwork changes to 

This guarantees that an artwork will always be available offline until you change the file state.

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Make an artwork online-only

The artwork is stored only in the cloud. You can choose to download it if you want to access it quickly later.

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Sync an artwork with the cloud

Your artwork is continuously synchronized with the cloud. You can access the latest version of the artwork from other surfaces using the same Adobe account.

A gray circle with the continuous sign  may appear on an artwork you are working offline. You can continue working–the changes will sync back when your device comes back online.

To rename, export, duplicate, and delete an artwork, tap the ellipsis () on the thumbnail image and find the options.

Manage version history

You can retain multiple versions of an artwork from a history of saves as you worked. Version history is enabled by default and you don't need to turn on anything. 

To view version history of your cloud documents, sign in to Adobe Assets Web using your Adobe account. Adobe Assets Web includes but are not limited to the PSDCs which are the cloud documents from Adobe Fresco, and Photoshop on iPad, and Photoshop on desktop.

To view the version history for an artwork, go to FilesCloud documents, and select the PSDC file. Click Timeline  to display all the saved versions of the artwork. If you want a version to be permanent, just click on the bookmark icon and give it a nice name. The bookmarked version is added under Marked versions.

Note that you cannot manage version history from within the Adobe Fresco app on iPad or Windows.

 

Difference between cloud documents and other Creative Cloud files

Your Creative Cloud plan includes different types of cloud storage. To know more about the benefits of each type of cloud storage, see About Cloud documents.

Adobe Fresco makes it easy for you to access your color themes and swatches from Creative Cloud Libraries, which appear automatically in the color panel. For more information, see Access Creative Cloud libraries in Fresco.

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