As you work with Adobe Spark, you may want to sync your designs across the different platforms you use with Adobe Spark. Spark allows you to sync them between your desktop and mobile devices. What are the things you need to lookout for? Author Richard Harrington demonstrates how to sync your designs in Adobe Spark.
- As you work with Spark you might notice that the accounts are going to stay in sync provided that a couple of things happen. This means that the designs that you make on your desktop computer will show up on your laptop computer, will be available on your phone or tablet. And this is really beneficial, but there are a couple of gotchas you need to look out for. First up, when you are logged in make sure that you actually are using an account. You'll want to get logged in and check the status of your account, and if needed, go under Settings here.
This is where you can decide what happens with your content. For example, do you want to be able to look through certain types of information, like search Adobe Stock or search Flickr. Do you want your material shared on the Spark pages, et cetera. Let's close that. And again, as you see here, I am logged in, which is great. Now what I need to check is if I am properly logged in on my other devices. So let's go ahead and we'll take a look over at the tablet.
And as you can see here, I am logged in. I'll exit this one design, and I'm seeing only two designs. Well, that's because I'm using Spark Post here and I only have two designs in my library right now. If I go in here and I go to Templates and I just pick a design really quick and say Remix. Let's just put that back into our library and you'll see that it's added. Now you might notice that data is being transferred.
If we go back onto the computer here and we take a look, the two designs should show up. Let's just hit refresh on the page. And you'll see that the design does indeed show up. Now if this is not happening you'll need to tap the Settings icon on your tablet and take a look at the option here for syncing projects. You have control to decide if you want to sync only over Wi-Fi, which will require a Wi-Fi connection, or if you have a cellular data connection if you turn that off then projects will stay in sync.
Let's close this, for example, and I'll come back to the computer, and we'll edit this new project very quickly, this Untitled project. Let's give it a name, Experiment. And I'm gonna come over here and try the option for Resize. We'll go to Instagram. Make a small tweak in the design, deleting away the basketball.
And just try swapping out the color palette here. I like that. And we'll go back here to our gallery. And the post is saved. Now you'll notice back on the tablet that that change has not yet synchronized. Now let's go ahead and toggle back to the Templates and back. Now what you should notice is that things do update. Now you might find that you need to go back into the Templates and back to the Projects to force that update, or if necessary, you can quit an app and relaunch it.
But as long as you have a data connection you should see that the projects do update. What I sometimes notice is that if I change the shape of something that the thumbnails might not draw correctly initially, so sometimes it takes checking that the settings are enabled for refreshing content. And then depending upon the speed of your connection you might need to just toggle between Templates and Projects or quit and relaunch the app to make sure that everything is in sync.
If I switch to another Spark app here, in this case, let's go into the Options, you'll notice another type of sync came up. In this case, the project that I was working on had an update to the brand or the template. Because I changed the branding it gives me the ability to decide to close the project, so I don't actually change the branding within this saved version, or keep editing and it will take on the new brand. And it updates.
When we go back here to the home account and we take a look at working with our content, we can go all the way back to the beginning. You'll see that content is loaded. What's important though is if you have multiple accounts, make sure you check which account you are logged in with and that things are properly set up. In this case here, I see that I need to do a quick refresh, so I'll go back here to my Projects, and now it shows me additional content. In this case, here's a project that's on the iPad, but this one hasn't downloaded yet.
Like before, I could choose Sync projects and make sure I tell it what to happen. Do I want to use cloud syncing or not? With an option like video, sometimes it will give you the choice, 'cause the files can get a bit large. And do you want to only use Wi-Fi? With things that are only graphics you might not care about using your cellular data, but you're putting together a very large video with lots of other video clips and animations tucked in, well that can get pretty big. So make sure you pay attention to how those settings are configured, so you're not using excessive data.
In any case, once the settings are how I want I can go ahead and actually check things out here. When I tap on this project it's gonna either open it up into Safari, so I can watch it or use the browser, or we have the ability here to force this to download. So let's tell it to Show all projects, there we go. And now you see other content that's been created, even if you've used multiple accounts.
In this case I've logged in with multiple accounts and it shows me a video made with a different Creative Cloud account. So as you can see, there are a handful of settings and paying attention to which Creative Cloud ID you're using, especially if you have multiple ones for different projects or jobs, is a very good idea. Also, make sure you're mindful of those synchronization settings to control how your data is used, whether it uses Wi-Fi, or in the case of the mobile apps, if it's gonna consume cellular data.
- Accessing Adobe Spark
- Uploading content
- Using free content from Adobe Stock
- Adding brand assets
- Creating graphics with Spark Post
- Creating webpages with Spark Page
- Creating videos with Spark Video
- Managing content in Spark