Adobe Stock features galore…

The recent update to Creative Cloud, announced at Adobe MAX, rolls out several exciting Adobe Stock-related features. You can now find the right stock assets faster and right when you need them in your creative workflow. While creating a document in Photoshop or Illustrator, you can even download a rich template from Adobe Stock and build on it to complete your project.

We’ve published a bunch of resources to make it easier for you to use these new features. Let’s walk you through them.

Overcome the blank canvas syndrome

Now, while creating a document in Photoshop or Illustrator, instead of beginning with a blank canvas, you can choose from a wide variety of templates from Adobe Stock. Templates include assets and illustrations that you can build on. Think of these templates as creative kits designed to be starting points for projects. You’ll benefit from them regardless of whether you’re getting familiar with Photoshop or Illustrator or looking for a suitable layout as an experienced creative while designing for the social web, print, and more.

You can also browse and open templates from the Adobe Stock website.

Adobe Stock website: Open a template in Photoshop or Illustrator

Adobe Stock website: Open a template in Photoshop or Illustrator

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Use new types of assets

Adobe Stock earlier supported photos, videos, illustrations, and vector graphics. We’ve added 3D assets to the mix. And, yes, templates.

3D assets available in Adobe Stock include Models, Lights, and Materials. The new assets are designed to work with Project Felix, an exciting new Adobe app announced at Adobe MAX. Felix is designed to take the awe out of compositing 3D and 2D assets into photo-realistic images. It’s made for graphic designers, not 3D experts, and does not involve steep learning curves or complex workflows.

  • Models represent real-life 3D objects. Model assets in Adobe Stock are curated, such that it is easy for you to customize them. Any application, including Photoshop, that can import .obj files can load these models. However, if loaded in an environment that does not support Material Design Lite (MDL) 1.3 or later, they may look different from their rendered previews on the Adobe Stock website.
  • Lights add real-world lighting and reflection effects to scenes. Any application, including Photoshop, that supports Image-Based Lights (IBL) can use Light assets from Adobe Stock.
  • Materials mimic textures such as metals and wood. Use them to bring different surfaces to life. Materials from Adobe Stock require a rendering engine that supports MDL 1.3 or later.

Quickly find the right stock image

The visual search functionality on the Adobe Stock website lets you quickly find stock images similar to another image. You can even find images similar to another stock image.

Find stock images similar to another stock image

Find stock images similar to another stock image

While working in Photoshop or Illustrator, you can find stock assets similar to a Creative Cloud library element.

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Download lower-sized images from the Premium collection

The Adobe Stock Premium collection contains thousands of hand-picked images from the portfolios of some of the world’s top photographers. They have the same file types and resolutions as other Adobe Stock images, but have been selected for exceptional content, style and production quality.

You can now license images from the Premium collection in a smaller size for half of their price. For example, you can license a premium image priced at $499.99 with dimensions of 6000 px x 4000 px for $249.99 with dimensions of 1688 px x 1125 px.

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More resources

Adobe Stock is deeply integrated with several Creative Cloud apps, even beyond Photoshop and Illustrator. You can explore, preview, and license assets from within these Creative Cloud apps or using the Adobe Stock website. See these resources to learn more:

Here’s to your turbocharged creativity powered by Adobe Stock!