Inside Photoshop

Share assets between apps easily with Creative Cloud Libraries

Inside Photoshop

by Amy Palermo

One of the problems designers often faced in the past is that content wasn’t always easily accessible between apps. For example, you probably work on client projects using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign interchangeably. So it makes good sense that you should be able to access the same logo, colors, photos, and text styles quickly from any of these apps. Well, now you can. Creative Cloud Libraries makes your creative assets available to you—and anyone on your team who has a Creative Cloud account—in both the Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps.

Put it in the library

To access the Libraries panel from Photoshop, choose Window > Library. As you can see in Figure A, the panel separates assets by type, making them easy to filter through when you need to work quickly. These are the asset types that you can add to the Creative Cloud Libraries:

  • Colors. Sample colors and create color themes to keep your design work consistent.
  • Text Styles. Save formatted text styles (including font face, size, kerning, and more) and eliminate the need to reformat specialized type every time you need to use it.
  • Layer Styles: Capture and store combinations of different layer styles (such as drop shadows, bevels, strokes, and fills) and[…]

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