Learn how to bring in assets created using other Adobe Applications into Adobe XD using Creative Cloud libraries.

Creative Cloud Libraries is a collection of design assets. This service helps you organize, browse, and access creative assets. For more information on how you can use Creative Cloud Libraries for greater efficiency and collaboration, see: 

You can add raster graphics, colors, and text styles from various Adobe apps, and then access them in XD. 

Note:

Adobe XD does not support adding assets to Creative Cloud Libraries, or editing them from within XD. You can only bring assets into XD from Creative Cloud Libraries.

The Creative Cloud Libraries panel

To open the Creative Cloud libraries panel:

  • On Windows: Click the Hamburger menu, and select Open CC Libraries.
  • On Mac: File > Open CC Libraries.
The Creative Cloud Libraries panel
The Creative Cloud Libraries panel

A. Libraries list B. Libraries sync status C. Colors D. Character styles E. Graphics 

Libraries list

A drop-down list containing all the folders or libraries that you have created in Creative Cloud Libraries.

Libraries sync status

The icon that lets you know if your Creative Cloud Libraries are up-to-date.

Colors

Swatches of the colors that you have in your Creative Cloud Libraries.

Character styles

The text styles and fonts that you have in your Creative Cloud Libraries.

Graphics

Raster graphics that you have stored in your Creative Cloud Libraries.

How do I add assets to Creative Cloud Libraries from other Adobe apps such as Photoshop or Illustrator?

  1. Open the application in which you have created your assets.

  2. To add character styles or colors: Select the asset having the color or character style that you want to add to Creative Cloud Libraries. In the Creative Cloud Libraries panel, click the Add Character Style, or Add Color icon.

    To add raster graphics: Select the asset and drag it to the Creative Cloud Libraries panel.

The assets are immediately added to Creative Cloud Libraries. When you open XD, these assets are visible in the CC Libraries panel. You can go ahead and use these assets in your XD projects.

For more information on adding colors or character styles to Creative Cloud Libraries in Photoshop or Illustrator, see:

Add raster images from Creative Cloud Libraries

Drag an image from Creative Libraries to your artboard. By default, the image is added to the artboard as a linked image. This means that any modification made to the asset affects all its linked copies.

To bring graphics from Creative Cloud Libraries as unlinked assets, press Alt/Option while dragging it from the Libraries panel. 

To change a graphic from a linked to an unlinked asset, click the green link icon at the upper left corner of the asset.

Bringing in raster images from Creative Cloud Libraries
Bringing in raster images from Creative Cloud Libraries

Apply a color from Creative Cloud Libraries

Select an object in the active XD document, and then do one of the following:

  • Click a color in a library in the Libraries panel, or right-click the color, and select Apply as Fill.
  • To apply a color stroke (border), right-click a color in the CC Libraries panel, and select Apply as Border.
Adding colors stored in CC Libraries
Adding colors stored in CC Libraries

You can also copy the hex value of the color and use it in your project.

Apply character styles from Creative Cloud Libraries

Select a text object in the artboard. In the Creative Cloud Libraries panel, click a character style. 

Applying character styles stored in CC Libraries
Applying character styles stored in CC Libraries

Note:

If a font from a character style is not present on the local computer, a warning icon is displayed to the right of the character style in Creative Cloud Libraries.

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