Adobe Creative Cloud

Sharing with Send Link Enhanced in Creative Cloud 2015

The 2015 release of Creative Cloud became available recently. In case you haven’t noticed yet, in addition to files and folders that you could share in earlier releases of Creative Cloud, you can now share copies of libraries, the assets in them, and mobile creations.

Sharing copies of any of these types of assets is easy. You simply create a public link that you can send out to recipients directly from from the Creative Cloud Assets page. Public sharing of copies of your assets ensures that you retain complete control over your content. Recipients get read-only access to your assets, which means they cannot upload, update, or delete them. The shared assets are accessed using a unique adobe.ly short URL that can be sent via email or copied/pasted. At any time, you can choose to turn the URL off to revoke access.

A Creative Cloud prompt informs that sharing will create a read-only public link for the library.

A Creative Cloud prompt informs that sharing will create a read-only
public link for the library.

Let’s see how you can share libraries through a public link:

  1. Log in to the Creative Cloud Assets page.
  2. Once logged in, in the left pane, click Libraries.
  3. Expand the context menu for the library that you want to share. Click Send Link.
  4. Click Create Public Link.
  5. If you want recipients to be able to be able to save the library to their own Creative Cloud Assets account, click Advanced Options and then select Allow Downloads.
  6. Enter the comma-separated list of recipients and click Send Link.
  7. Creative Cloud sends out the public link and recipients receive email invitations to view the asset.

You can also share individual library assets and mobile creations in much the same way. For example, here’s how you share an Adobe Stock image added as an asset to a Creative Cloud library:
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Collaboration in Creative Cloud

Sharing assets is one of the simplest ways to collaborate using Creative Cloud. If you want colleagues and friends to contribute to your creative project without limitations, you can add them as collaborators to folders and libraries. See this Help article to understand how.

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View an asset shared with you

You can also save shared assets to your Creative Cloud account. If the sender has shared a library or mobile creation, you can save the complete library or mobile creation to your own account. If a library asset is shared, you can save it to one of your own libraries.

Useful resources

We’ve published a number of resources to help you get going with sharing and collaboration options in Creative Cloud. For starters, check out these links:

 
What use cases do you find most appropriate for the different Creative Cloud collaboration options? Post a comment and  share them with us.

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  • By Michael W. Perry - 11:54 AM on June 25, 2015  

    A great move, but there’s something still lacking in Creative Cloud’s sharing, something so obvious that it’s easily missed. We can share everything easily and conveniently but one item we use all the time—text snippets.

    Place works fine for longer blocks of text into desktop apps such as InDesign. But what if we’re laying out something in Adobe Comp, maybe an advertising campaign whose exact wording has been vetted all the way up to the CEO? That’s not something we want to be typing by hand on a touch screen. One small mistake could be a disaster. And creating a string of documents, each with one of those snippets could be a pain, particularly if they need to be synched and kept up to date.

    It’d also be helpful if there were ways to organize these snippets into projects and, within those projects, into documents. Inside those documents, copying them could be a simple tap. Over time, the feature could be given team features, so those snippets could be reviewed and checked off before become part of layouts. That’d save time and trouble. Since it’s just text, building this snippet cloud synching into apps such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator shouldn’t be hard. The same might be true of the mobile apps. Being able to coordinate and revise those snippets would save time and trouble. Change a slogan in one place, and it would update everywhere much like pictures do.

    Something to think about anyway.

  • By Gregory Middleton - 3:17 PM on June 27, 2015  

    You know what would be great? If Adobe bought Train Simple (since Lynda.com isn’t an option) so I wouldn’t have to pay an additional fee to really learn how to use the software.