Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video View Creative Cloud files on the web, part of Learning the Adobe Creative Cloud.
- [Instructor] One of the great features of Creative Cloud files is that you can view them via a web browser or mobile device. This is a great feature if you just need to quickly reference a project remotely or even when you're on the go. Let's take a closer look at how to view your Creative Cloud files on the web. I'm working here at my computer and let's assume that you're borrowing someone's machine or you're at an off-site office or at a client's location and for whatever reason you needed to reference one of your projects.
As long as you saved it in your Creative Cloud files folder, this is really easy to do. What I'm going to do is I'm going to open up my web browser, and all you have to do is go to assets.adobe.com. When I hit return it's going to ask me to sign in because it needs to authenticate me. This is easy enough, we remember our Adobe ID and password. When I click sign in it's going to sign in to my Creative Cloud account.
Sure enough, right here, we're looking at our files and we can see that within there is our Leaf & Mortar project. I'll go ahead and open that folder and we wanted to reference the LM_brochure, the pdf that we had distributed. I'm just going to go ahead and click on that. Now the pdf format is basically this pdf was set up so that the spreads were going to be displayed the way that they're going to appear in the final project. You can see here that we only have two pages down here and clicking on these up and down arrows will go from one spread to another.
Now because of the size of these we're really not seeing much of a difference. If we go back and we look at say the LM_magazine which is an InDesign document this document is set up as individual pages. In this particular project we have a total of 12 pages and we can navigate to a page that we wanted to reference. We can certainly zoom in on it, pretty large. You'll see that we can still see how this document is made up.
We'll go ahead and zoom out on this. You can also view it in full screen if you click this icon here. That will show you the document in full screen where you can scroll to see the individual pages. If you want to get out of that we'll just click on the full screen button again to exit that view. Illustrator files are very similar. Because we have art boards in Illustrator each individual art board is going to essentially be displayed as a page. That make the process really easy because we can once again use the navigation down here to view the different pages or art boards within that document.
Keep in mind that no matter where you are with an internet connection at hand you can easily reference a project anytime and anywhere.
Chad explains how to sign up for Creative Cloud and install programs and updates. He shows how to upload, download, and manage files in the cloud, and reviews the sharing and collaboration workflow. Then he demonstrates how to store and share reusable assets in CC Libraries and explores some additional, lesser-known services, such as Typekit, Adobe Stock, and Adobe Capture. Finally, Chad shows how to use the Creative Cloud and other Adobe mobile apps to take your work anywhere your creativity leads.
- Signing up for Creative Cloud
- Installing Creative Cloud on Mac and Windows
- Installing CC apps
- Working with files
- Creating and sharing CC libraries
- Identifying and saving colors, fonts, and shapes with Adobe Capture
- Creating patterns and brushes with Adobe Capture
- Using the Adobe mobile apps