Introduction to Adobe’s CC Libraries with Photoshop Importing and Exporting Assets for Your Design Projects

  • Jennifer Harder

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This step-by-step video will show you how to leverage the power of the Creative Cloud Libraries panel in Photoshop. With this information, you’ll be able to streamline your work as a freelance or as a member of a larger team. We’ll focus on Photoshop to break down all the features and tools of the Creative Cloud Libraries panel.

While the Creative Cloud Libraries panel and console have been available in several versions of Adobe, their look and arrangement have changed over time. Adobe beginners or those who have not used the panel will discover how useful it is and save time when working between several Adobe programs to complete complex layout projects.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand what the CC Libraries panel is and how it’s used

  • Export and import assets such as color, brushes, layer styles, and graphics

  • Discover what can and cannot be imported via the CC Libraries panel

Who This Video Is For

Students, graphic designers, and corporate administrators who need to create documents for events.

This step-by-step video will show you how to leverage the power of the Creative Cloud Libraries panel and how it can streamline your work as a freelance or as a member of a larger team. You will look at Photoshop and learn which functions and assets you can import and export.

About The Author

Jennifer Harder

Jennifer Harder has worked in the graphic design industry for over ten years. She has a degree in graphic communications and is currently teaching Acrobat, InDesign, and Dreamweaver courses at Langara College. As a freelancer, Jennifer frequently works with Adobe PDFs to help enhance websites. She enjoys talking about Adobe software and her interests include writing, illustration, and working on her websites.


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Jennifer Harder
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Video Transcript


Introduction to Adobe CC Libraries in Photoshop, working between Adobe desktop apps on your design projects. Welcome to my video on the topic, introduction to Adobe’s CC Libraries in Photoshop. My name is Jennifer Harder. I am a book and video author for Apress and an instructor at a local college in Vancouver, BC.

In this video, I will start with a slideshow of some basic terms explaining what is the Creative Cloud library’s panel and its purpose for when you work on your computer by yourself or with others online. Then, we will look at the Dolby desktop apps that have the library’s panel and access to the assets. Then, I’ll briefly demonstrate how each app can or cannot import and export assets with the CC libraries panel into another Adobe desktop app.

The options of what assets each Adobe app and the Creative Cloud desktop console can access will be evident when each app is open. In each segment, I will go into more detail as I work on part of a project in that specific app. In this video, we will focus on working with the desktop app, Photoshop. To learn more about Adobe CC libraries in Illustrator and InDesign, you can check out my other video on that topic.

I will demonstrate projects which involve a poster or a background page or a newsletter page with text. Projects will include the use of assets of colors, color themes, gradients, brushes, text, character styles, paragraph styles, layer styles and graphics, smart object and layers from my own computer, and, later in another video, those accessed via Adobe Stock.