The Connection Between CC Libraries & Adobe Stock
Creative Cloud Libraries and Adobe Stock are tied to the same ID you use to login to Creative Cloud. This means that anything you save as a preview, or license to a library, travels with you through your account, providing time-saving and organizational benefits.
Adobe Stock is deeply integrated with Creative Cloud Libraries. You can add a watermarked preview of a stock image to any of your libraries directly using the Adobe Stock website. Then, in Creative Cloud apps that support Libraries—Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, XD, Dreamweaver, and Dimension—you can drag the watermarked stock image from the Libraries panel to your creative project.
When you're satisfied that the stock image is appropriate for your project, you can choose to license the stock image directly from within the Libraries Panel of your desktop application.
Creative Cloud apps that support library-linked assets—Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign—take this integration a notch deeper. When you license the stock image, all linked instances of the stock image in your open documents are automatically updated to the licensed, high-resolution stock image without the watermark.
While working in supported desktop app, you can also search for stock assets from within the Libraries panel in the app.
Viewing CC Libraries Online
When you view Libraries through the Stock web site, you will also see what stock content is currently licensed (the blue check mark). You can also license assets in this view, either singly or in bulk. Bulk licensing stock content is unique to the CC Libraries view within Adobe Stock.
This short video shows you how to access CC Libraries on the Adobe Stock website.
Viewing CC Libraries on Adobe.com
The most optimized way to view, add and license assets is to access CC Libraries through the Adobe Stock web site.
While you can also view stock assets in CC Libraries through assets.adobe.com, there is no obvious blue checkmark to indicate licensed content. Also, licensing content in this manner is not as streamlined a process, and still takes you back to stock.adobe.com to complete the licensing. Also, you cannot bulk license content through assets.adobe.com.
How Do I Create a Library on the Adobe Stock Website?
You can create new CC Libraries right within the Adobe Stock website, when you download content.
Note: On the Adobe Stock website, when you save an asset to a Creative Cloud Library, this library becomes the default "save-to" library until you intentionally change to a different library.
How do I Share a Library?
- On the Adobe Stock website, select a CC Library from the Libraries tab, located in the upper right corner of the web site.
- Once the Library opens, tab on the Library options in the upper right corner of the Library view.
- Choose Send Link.
- Copy the link from the dialog box, add a description if needed and click the Save button
Note: Sending a link in this manner is for sharing the Library only, and does not allow for full collaboration beyond viewing and licensing the content. To enable full collaboration, see the article linked below.
Did You Know?
- Effects that you apply to the watermarked stock asset are preserved when you license it later.
- You can start a new visual search (Find Similar) by selecting an image in CC Library.