Managing Your Assets: Adding and Removing from Shared Creative Cloud Libraries

Creative Cloud Libraries empower collaboration by allowing you to share design assets with colleagues and teams. As your project evolves, you might need to add or remove assets from the shared library. This article explores the impact of these actions on collaborators and the overall workflow.

Adding an Asset

Impact on Collaborators:

  • The added asset becomes immediately visible to all collaborators with access to the library.
  • Collaborators with "Can edit" permission can modify or use the newly added asset in their projects.
  • Collaborators with "Can view" permission can only see the asset but cannot make any changes.

Impact on Workflow:

  • Adding relevant assets enriches the library and expands creative possibilities for collaborators.
  • Ensure proper communication about new additions, especially if they impact existing workflows or require specific considerations.

Removing an Asset

Impact on Collaborators:

  • The removed asset disappears from the library and becomes inaccessible to all collaborators.
  • Any previous copies or references to the removed asset within collaborators' projects might become broken.

Impact on Workflow:

  • Removing assets can streamline the library and eliminate irrelevant or outdated content.
  • Communicate the removal beforehand to avoid confusion and disruption to collaborators who might be using the asset.
  • Consider archiving removed assets if they might be needed in the future.

Additional Considerations

  • Only library owners can add or remove assets.
  • Version history might still retain previous versions of removed assets.
  • Exercise caution when removing assets used in ongoing projects to avoid unintended consequences.

By understanding the implications of adding or removing assets, you can effectively manage your Creative Cloud Libraries and maintain a well-organized and efficient collaborative environment. Remember to communicate changes clearly, consider the impact on collaborators, and archive important assets whenever necessary.

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