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Document Assets in the Libraries panel is the central location from where you can create, manage, and share colors, character styles, components, and audio assets used in your design projects.
Meet Richard, a design lead responsible for standardizing the creation and usage of design assets in cloud-based systems. He is training himself to manage colors, character styles, components, or audio assets across design systems.
Read on to learn how we can introduce him to Document Assets in XD and help him get started.
Be familiar with these concepts in XD:
To start curating your design styles and components from your Document Assets panel, click Libraries on the toolbar , or press Cmd + Shift + Y (on Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + Y (on Windows), then click Document Assets .
Once you are in the Document Assets panel, follow these steps to add colors, character styles, components, or audio that you want to reuse across your document or publish later as part of your library.
Now that you can view the added assets from the Document Assets, select an object or a group of objects on the artboard, and click on the color or character style to apply it to the selection.
To use one or multiple components in your design, select them in the Document Assets panel and drag them to canvas. Instances of those components will be created on canvas.
Follow these steps to reuse color, character styles, or components:
Once you have added and reused your assets, you can edit them from the Document Assets to make global changes across your document. This provides a streamlined way to modify your color and character styles across the document.
Follow these steps to edit document assets:
To view and reorder assets, switch between theGrid and List view in Document Assets.
You can add, reuse, and edit assets in both views and use Search to search for assets or filter the panel to a specific category.
After you add and reuse assets from the Document Assets, you can also organize and manage assets.
Now that you have created all your reusable colors, character styles, and components in your document assets, learn how to use Creative Cloud Libraries to publish and share your design system assets with the rest of your team.
To learn more about working with Assets, watch this video:
We've got you started on how to work with assets and libraries in XD. Take a step forward and learn how to use Libraries to share your assets, components, and designs systems or migrate your existing XD cloud document to Libraries.