#CreativeFriday – Searching Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud Libraries

If you are using Creative Cloud Libraries, you are probably wondering how you would have survived without them! If you are not or just getting started, then there are a couple of things to look for, specifically around finding your content, as well as using Adobe Stock.

Here is a screen shot of a typical library in use in Photoshop (but could be any of our desktop applications).

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In total there are over 300 items in this list, which could take a while to find the item you need. Also, you may content in other libraries. To search the library that you are currently in, click on the drop down icon and choose ‘Current Library’. If in the example below, a search term left will be run across all content, within all Libraries.

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You can see below, if the word ‘abstract’ is used as a search term, then only those items that contain the search term in the name are included in the results.

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In this panel, you can also search the Adobe Stock library. This works the same as searching in a Library. Just in this case ‘Adobe Stock’ needs to be selected in the drop down, then the search term is used to find the content across our rich 50million high quality images.

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So you can see, it’s super easy to find existing content which you may have in a private or shared library, but also across Libraries that you are sharing. Then, to add additional content to your composites or designs, Adobe Stock is just a search work away. The Adobe Stock in this way is immensely powerful, unlike traditional Stock libraries where you need to head to a Browser, look, find, download, edit, license and manually replace. Adobe Stock is always there where and when you need it.

Why not get your 10 free images by heading to Stock.adobe.com, and have a go yourself. If you want to use the Stock imagery, then head to my other tutorial, which covers this in much more detail.

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