#CreativeFriday – Creative Cloud Collaboration Tools

To configure the Creative Cloud collaboration tools and set up collaboration on a library with another Creative Cloud member, you will need to create at least one library (you don’t need to have a libray to be a contibutor). Once a Creative Cloud libary is set up (it may or may not have any content yet, and it doesn’t need to to enable the collaboration tools), you can then easily share and configure the collaboration tools feature of CC libraries in a couple of ways.

1. Collaboration – Be able to actively share and collaborate on assets within a library (either from within the desktop apps or from supported mobile apps)

Once the library has been created, the collaboration configuration is enabled from the CC Library fly out menu on the Library panel, then choose Collaborate.

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 23.08.02v2Photoshop CC 2015 is used in this example, but collabroation can be configured from within the other applications (Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere pro etc). The application will open your default web browser and give the opportunity to type in an Adobe ID to send an inviation to your collegue, co-worker or other member(s) of the Creative Cloud.

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The invited user will get an invitation via the Creative Cloud desktop application, and once accepted, the library will be added to their Creative Cloud storage area and will be available from within the desktop apps and any supported mobile applications.

N.B. Using Creative Cloud libraries in Collaboration mode will use the storage allocation of the contributing/invited user.

Anyone can then update and add content, any updates will sync across other users of the library and updated on the web view, as well as inside the mobile apps (where appropriate), as well as the library within the desktop app.

2. Send a link – An ability to give the library to another creative, without any collaboration features.

It might be that you want to give the library to someone else as a stand alone entity (any updates of content that are made to the original library after the contents have been downloaded won’t be synced to this version of the library).

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 23.08.02Once the ‘Share Link’ has been selected, Photoshop (in this case), will direct you to your default web browser, at this point you can email another creative cloud member.

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Once the receiving the download link, the user can download the contents.


The collaboration of library assets is a very handy feature and a great way to create joint ideation of a project, or even just use it to share re-usable content within your team or peer group.

One Response to #CreativeFriday – Creative Cloud Collaboration Tools

  1. Niraj says:

    Excellent article, Richard. Very useful tips indeed. Saves a lot of time and improves collaboration as well. Thanks, Niraj (Founder at grexit.com)