Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharing libraries, part of Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: Design.
- [Instructor] Another benefit of using libraries to store assets is that those assets are also available in applications like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. In addition, if you have Creative Cloud installed on more than one computer, like at home and at work for example, and you're using the same Adobe ID to sign in to those applications, then your libraries will be available in all of those locations. But what if you want to share your libraries with other people? Well, there are two different ways that we can do that. Using the Library's panel flyout menu, I can choose Collaborate or Share Link.
But before I select either one of those, I want to choose the View on Website. When I select that option, Photoshop will launch a browser and it will show me my different libraries in that browser. Right now I'm seeing the currently selected library that I had in Photoshop, but I can use the chevron to go and look at all of my different libraries. Now I can share or collaborate here by using Collaborate or Send Link, but let's do it in Photoshop. I'm going to return back to Photoshop and then I'll use the flyout menu and I'll choose Collaborate.
It will take me back to the web browser. I just want to make sure that you know how to do it from Photoshop. And it will ask me who I want to invite as collaborators. I'll enter in their email address and then add a custom message if I want to. I can choose whether or not the person that I'm inviting can edit or only view the library, and then I'll choose Invite. When I select Invite, the person that receives it will see an updates and request banner at the top of the Creative Cloud for desktop app.
As soon as they accept the invitation, they'll be able to use that library and it will appear in their Libraries panel. I'll go ahead and close this and then refresh my browser, and we can see that the invitation has been accepted. If I ever want to remove a collaborator I can use the Share menu here, choose Collaborate again, and then click on the X and choose to remove the access. It's important to note that as the creator of the library, I'm the only one that can actually delete the library by choosing Actions, and then Permanently Delete.
Alright, returning back to Photoshop. This time I'll select Share Link from the flyout menu. It'll take me back to the browser and display the Send Link option. I need to make my link public, so I'll click on the icon. It will create a link for me that I can share with other people, and I have two options for this Send Link. I can allow someone to continuously follow the library. They'll have view-only access, but they'll always have access to the latest version if I make changes to my library.
Or I can choose Allow Save, in which case any user with a link can save a copy of my library and then they can edit it, but the drawback is that they won't receive any updates if I update my library. Alright, let's return back to Photoshop one more time. I just want to point out that if you create a library, the assets are copied to the cloud, but they're also copied locally. The local copy is available if you go offline, and then any changes that you make to the library while you are offline will be synchronized once you go back online.
So that's how easy it is to share your libraries, either through collaboration or a public link.
Photoshop CC boasts tools and features for making tonal and color adjustments, applying effects and treatments to type and graphics, and distorting, filtering, and layering elements—all while maintaining the highest-quality output. In this course, Julieanne demonstrates how to efficiently perform common design tasks, including editing images, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. Along the way, she shares the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and helps you master features such as layers, filters, blending modes, typography, custom brushes, vector masks, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.
- Working with Smart Objects
- Linked vs. embedded Smart Objects
- Creative transformations and warping
- Essential filters for designers
- Emulating traditional drawing techniques
- Working with shape and fill layers
- Pen tool basics
- Applying layer effects and styles
- Type essentials
- Creative brush techniques
- Working with libraries and artboards
- Exporting files and sharing images