Adobe CCLibraries Access
Being able to sync elements from an Adobe CC library or build a brand using elements from a library would allow for so much more flexibility in the spark app. As part of a college athletics department, this sort of functionality would let our graphic designers to supply all staff with branded logos, fonts, styles, and colors that could be tied into the automated layouts of spark. I’m sure this extends to almost all brands, especially in regards to fonts and brands with multiple colors, graphics, and styles.
Great News! Spark is now integrated with CC Libraries!
Save time and use your favorite assets by accessing the CC Libraries that you know and love right in the Post web editor! Easily place photos, illustrations, or flattened Creative Cloud documents from your Libraries directly into your Posts.
To access your Libraries, click the + in the Post editor to add a new image. Alternatively, you can click on an image in your canvas to replace it. Select the “Libraries” option in your image picker and you’ll see a list of all your Libraries and those shared with you. Simply open your library and select an image to use in your Post. More info here:
If you need to create CC Libraries of brand assets to share in Spark, please follow this thread: https://adobespark.uservoice.com/forums/908401/suggestions/36250462
If you need to create templates and share those with your team, please follow this thread: https://adobespark.uservoice.com/forums/908401/suggestions/13067364.
If you want to access your CC Libraries in Page & Video, please follow this thread: https://adobespark.uservoice.com/forums/908401/suggestions/40485997
Thanks so much and please reach out with any feedback or questions!
PLEASE ADD LIBRARIES TO SPARK PAGE AND SPARK VIDEO!
This took so long, I've switched jobs. Is there not a dedicated team for Spark? Does this speak to Adobes support of it and how much is sees people using it over other products?
Marschland Media & Arts commented
It would be great if we had access to our CC libraries in Spark, at least when creating new brandings online at the computer but even better when using mobile apps creating posts/videos.
Will the links to the CC library remain after insertion into Spark? So updated assets will ripple through to SparkPages they are used in.
A. to download/move from Spark in bulk IF Spark posts/videos are using up my CC Space. BUT when I check multiple spark posts, there's no option to download them all. I cannot figure out why I'm at 97 gb full with only about 14 GB of files in my cc cloud drive/library/folder thingie.
B. OR It would really help if we could access the spark files FROM cc cloud/drive/folder thingie so I could easily move them to places where I get a lot more storage bang for my buck than at Adobe.
Stop planning, start doing.
@Chloe when will this go live?
Hi Chloe - Missing Feature
3) Save an Adobe Spark Post graphic to a CC Library
Many suggestions here can be resolved with a simple share to CC Libraries from Adobe Spark Post. CC Libraries are now available in PowerPoint and Word as well as many CC Apps (Indesign, illustrator, Photoshop).
To import from CC Libraries would be cool too as Adobe Color swatches are shared with CC Libraries.
Anthony Ramsay commented
Can't wait for this!
I would love to have the ability to share Adobe Capture swatches and other CC files into Spark.
A simple CC tab within spark that allows me to access those files and a copy-paste feature would make my life easier
I second what @Traci Shaw wrote. Being able to access simple brand elements such as colours, logo and type style would allow our Social team to quickly create branded content themselves as opposed to passing through our Creative department.
Brandy Wheeler commented
Since the Adobe CC Library is designed to sync with the other Adobe applications I've been searching for a way to access Adobe Capture shapes and color palettes from the Adobe Spark app. So far, I can't find the right path.
I want to save a shape in Capture and import it into Spark to create a custom social media graphic right from the apps, without having to access my computer. There appears to be some CC integration but I can't see my library from Spark. It would also be useful for integrating custom color palettes made in Capture.
Traci Shaw commented
I work at a nonprofit where we have a small team. I'm the only full time employee on-site who can do graphic design, but we have a number of employees who could use basic editing software to be more efficient in their positions without having to make requests of marketing every time. We'd love to integrate Spark use with multiple team members and share our brand standards with them so we can ensure brand consistency.
1) It seems like if you just allow CCLibrary access when creating the brand, and those brand elements are available in the editor, then that should meet the need without duplication. And it could help to consistently point people to use the brand feature.
2) Logos, colors, *fonts, and other graphic elements. Fonts may potentially be tricky with font licensing, so understand if that's not possible. It would be fantastic to separate out official brand logo variations from additional brand-approved graphic elements.
3) Establish brand admin rights and link CCLibrary to Spark. Select elements from CCLibrary that you would like others to have access to. Be able to give permission to other users for use of the brand. They may also request use. Admins have a full list of the accounts that have access to the brand and the ability to remove access.
The key feature for us would be that it needs to be shareable across different levels of Adobe integration. Regardless if you have a team account, individual account, or are using the free Spark version.
Thanks so much for you input! Your answers are incredibly helpful to help us plan out this feature. I'll be reaching out to some of you directly to learn more about your needs and review some designs!
I can access a shared Creative Cloud folder, but not assets from my CC Libraries - when will this be possible in Spark Post? Would be soooo convenient for my clients! Love that I can use Adobe Fonts, Lightroom photos - this is so close to being fully integrated, just missing the Libraries piece.
Thanks so much for these helpful comments, everyone! These will help guide our next steps.
Want to reiterate the great responses below and emphasize the workflow between production and marketing teams to deliver responsive, creative, *brand-legitimate* marketing to excel in a noisy, competitive environment.
Desktop brand set-up needs access to libraries, absolutely.
Critically, our marketing team need access to our platform of brand assets (images, typefaces, logo variations, color palette, music, other sound recordings, videos, even video transitions) so they can get ahead of the brand legitimacy question quickly and focus on their value: timely, relevant messages.
Now, make this available for several brand profiles per account, so we can service diverse clients.
1. Both, but mostly within editor.
2. Color themes!
3. It'd be great to pick out a color theme in Adobe Color and save it to my library so I can access it in Spark.
1. Both. We use CC Libraries to store our brand colors and logo elements. Our marketing team comes from the mobile world and not the photography world. Their knowledge in other Adobe products is low to none, but they know applications like Canva like the back of their hand. This application is bridging the knowledge gap and allowing our marketing teams to get started producing quality brand aligned work quickly.
2. The ability to use change the color of elements to match colors stored in libraries. The ability to create new libraries should marketing brand need to get developed. This would then allow the production team to see those libraries and use them in their work, unifying the brand across teams.
Also the ability to add and drag out elements from libraries including vector artwork.
Template support as well to create iterations on projects, or to allow production teams to develop themes in Photoshop to share with Spark users.
3. The ideal workflow would be the brand team populating the libraries with swatches or swatch sets and various approved artwork.
Production teams would pull from this in After Effects (could use better Library support also), Premiere, Photoshop and Illustrator (and soon InDesign).
Work created by the production team will be remixed for social media, so sharing of assets via libraries to the Marketing team to use in Spark. Those elements relayed and arranged for social media's various aspect ratios.
That can then be stored as a template for iteration or for campaigns. Those templates are then shared via libraries to the rest of the Marketing team for their use.
Thanks for responding. Hope this helps:
1) I'd love to access libraries both while building our brand (though, that's pretty much finished) and within the editor. Brand building because we have a library set up with our fonts and colors, and it'd be nice to have a faster/easier way to import those. In the editor because we have several design elements in a library that I'd like to be able to incorporate, although the CC storage access generally allows for this as well.
2) All that are applicable. Specifically, brand elements (fonts, colors, etc), but also motion graphics (if applicable for the video aspect of Spark) and graphics.
3) Ideal workflow... probably open Spark after creating the library, importing brand elements straight from the library (i.e., instead of creating individual color swatches, importing the batch from the library), and then designing posts using elements pulled from the library without having to sort them into folders in the CC storage.