Using Creative Cloud Libraries
Since XD is nicely integrated into the Adobe ecosystem, many designers are taking advantage of Creative Cloud libraries to not only store assets that you created in other applications, but to also quickly edit them and keep everything in sync.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS VIDEO
Adding assets to your library from Illustrator
Accessing your Creative Cloud Libraries from Adobe XD
Adding assets to your library from Photoshop
Editing your assets back in their source application
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Hey, everyone – I’m Howard Pinsky – Senior XD Evangelist at Adobe. Since XD is nicely integrated into the Adobe ecosystem, many designers are taking advantage of Creative Cloud libraries to not only store assets that you created in other applications, but to also quickly edit them and keep everything in sync. Let’s take a look.
For this first example, I’m in Illustrator with a vector design that I’d like to use in XD, and while I could copy and paste it directly in, I want to make sure that I can always hop back to edit it at any point.
With the objects I want selected, I’ll drag them directly into one of my Creative Cloud libraries where it’ll immediately start syncing.
Switching over to XD, I’ll open up my library, either under the file menu or with the Command/CTRL + Shift + L shortcut, and there is the design we just added from Illustrator. I can now integrate this within my designs and prototypes, and you’ll notice that there’s a green link icon at the top left. This lets me know that it’s linked to a source file, so at any point in the future I can right-click on the asset in the library and choose edit to be taken back to Illustrator.
I can now jump in to make any changes to this design, and when it’s all set, saving it will sync it back to the cloud and update all instances within XD.
The same workflow also applies to Photoshop. You may find yourself wanting to include a photo composition within your web or mobile projects. Once it’s ready to be used from Photoshop, you’re able to drag all necessary layers into your library to make it available from within XD, where you can then drag it directly onto a shape to mask it.
Just like with Illustrator files, you can hop back into Photoshop at any point to make the changes you need, and when the file is saved, it’ll sync back to the cloud and update within XD.
And that's how you can sync your designs from Illustrator or Photoshop to Adobe XD and keep everything up to date. For more XD tips and tricks, be sure to check out my other videos. Take care.