Using Creative Cloud Libraries

Using Creative Cloud Libraries

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Do you use Libraries in InDesign? Ever forgotten to bring them along on a flash-drive as you planned to work on another computer? There are much smarter libraries available to you these days.

They are Creative Cloud Libraries and are not just for InDesign, as most of Adobe’s apps include Libraries, desktop and mobile apps alike, and they are shared. Creative Cloud Libraries are stored not locally, but online in the Creative Cloud and integration between Adobe apps has never been more efficient.

An example: A Stock Photo from Adobe Stock is searched for and licensed from the Library in Photoshop CC 2017.

This image is placed in InDesign CC 2017, a headline is added and text formatted with a Paragraph Style also included. The headline is saved in the Library, so is the Paragraph Style.

In Illustrator CC 2017 the same image is added from the Library, as are the headline and some new text -both formatted using the included Paragraph Style from the Library. Matching colours are then created and saved in the Library.

Back in InDesign the colours are now available in the Library and used to colourise the headline.

Now, that’s what we call integration!

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