Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video What are CC Libraries?, part of Adobe CC Libraries for Designers.
- [Narrator] Before we actually get started using Creative Cloud Libraries, I think it's pretty important for you to understand exactly what a Library actually is because it may not be apparent on the surface exactly what these things are and what they do. So exactly, what is a Library? Well, in short, a Library is a way to manage your digital assets. It's almost like a repository or a storage unit, if you will, for various things that you might be using throughout your creative workflow. This includes things like images, text, and color themes, all of which can be saved to these centralized repositories which can be individually named and created based on the projects that you're using.
Once you have those objects stored inside of your Creative Cloud Library, that Library can then make sure all of those assets sync across all of your devices and including your mobile devices as well on all of your most favorite apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and even new apps like Muse and Adobe XD. These are also going to be available not only on the desktop but also on your mobile devices. So when you're using applications like Adobe Capture or Adobe Photoshop Sketch, you will have access to the Library assets that you have created and saved in each individual Library.
That's the power of Creative Cloud Libraries. They are what you've created across all of the devices that you use to create it with. Finally, you can also collaborate with your Libraries as well. Simply by knowing someone's email address, you can instantly share a Library's worth of information with them. This includes images, text snippets, text styles, color themes. You name it, you can save it in a Library and you can share it with your coworkers, colleagues, or even your clients. It makes it super-easy to share digital assets like never before.
At the end of the day, what is a Library? Well, a Library is whatever you want it to be. It's a project folder, essentially, that you load up with whatever it is you think needs to be in there, and then you can use that across multiple devices, multiple apps, and sharing it with multiple people.
- Creating a CC Library on desktop and mobile devices
- Sharing CC Libraries with others
- Using Adobe Stock with CC Libraries
- Using CC Libraries in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign