How to access Adobe Stock

Adobe Stock is a vast library of high-quality stock photos, graphics, videos, and vectors that can be used to enhance your creative projects. It’s a valuable resource for designers, photographers, marketers, and anyone who needs access to royalty-free images and assets.

Sign Up for Adobe Stock

The first step to accessing Adobe Stock is to create an Adobe ID if you don’t already have one. You can do this on the Adobe Stock website or directly within any Adobe Creative Cloud app. Once you have an Adobe ID, you can sign up for an Adobe Stock subscription or purchase credits individually.

Two Primary Access Methods

There are two primary methods for accessing Adobe Stock:

  1. Adobe Stock Website: You can access Adobe Stock directly through the website by visiting
  2. Within Creative Cloud Apps: Adobe Stock is integrated into most Adobe Creative Cloud apps, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro. To access the library within an app, look for the Adobe Stock icon or menu option.

Exploring and Searching Stock Assets

Once you’re logged in to Adobe Stock, you can start exploring and searching for the assets you need. The library is organized into categories and collections, and you can use keywords, filters, and advanced search options to narrow down your results.

Placing Assets into Your Projects

To add an asset to your project, simply click the “Add to your project” button or drag and drop the asset into your working document. The asset will be downloaded and integrated into your project, ready to be used as part of your design or creative work.

Licencing and Usage

All Adobe Stock assets are royalty-free, which means you can use them for commercial purposes without paying additional fees. However, it’s important to carefully review the usage rights and licensing information for each asset, as there may be restrictions on how you can use the asset.

Additional Access Options

In addition to the primary methods mentioned above, you can also access Adobe Stock from the Creative Cloud Libraries panel in compatible apps. Additionally, you can access your purchased assets and download them for offline use.