Introduction to Adobe’s CC Libraries in Illustrator and InDesign 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 Illustrator and InDesign. With this information, you’ll be able to streamline your work as a freelance or as a member of a larger team. We’ll break down 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 Adobe Illustrator and InDesign 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 3D items, character styles, patterns, and videos

  • 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 video is for intermediate level users with some experience in basic layout in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

This step-by-step video will show you how to leverage the power of the Creative Cloud Libraries panel in Adobe’s Illustrator and InDesign. With this information, you’ll be able to streamline your work as a freelance or as a member of a larger team.

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.

 

Supporting material

View source code at GitHub.

About this video

Author(s)
Jennifer Harder
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6092-0
Online ISBN
978-1-4842-6092-0
Total duration
1 hr 4 min
Publisher
Apress
Copyright information
© Jennifer Harder 2020

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Video Transcript

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Introduction to Adobe’s CC Libraries in Illustrator and InDesign, importing and exporting assets for your design projects. Welcome to my video on the topic, Introduction to Adobe’s CC Libraries in Illustrator and InDesign. My name is Jennifer Harder. I’m a book and video author for Apress and an instructor at a local college in Vancouver, BC.

In this video, we will look at the Adobe 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 opened.

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 apps, Illustrator and InDesign. Like Photoshop, these applications appear to be the most integrated and easiest to use.

I will demonstrate projects which involve a poster or a background page or a newsletter 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 objects and layers from my own computer, and later in another video, those accessed via Adobe Stock.

As a side note, if you haven’t already, please make sure to check out my video, Introduction to Adobe’s CC Libraries and Photoshop, as it will give you a good introduction to what is the Creative Cloud Library’s panel and on how to work with the CC library’s panel in Photoshop, as well as in the upcoming desktop apps we will be discussing. This will be useful for you when you work on your computer by yourself or online with others.