Here at PhotoShelter, we’re all about speed and efficiency. We want to help you cut steps out of your workflow so you can get your work done quickly and engage your audience when it counts.
That’s why we’re making it easy for your whole creative team to streamline their workflow with the PhotoShelter Adobe Creative Cloud Connector. The latest version of the Connector is compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2019, and we’ve added some new features to make it even faster and more intuitive.
Let’s break down what you can do with this sleek, easy tool.
1. Drag and drop files from PhotoShelter for Brands straight into your Creative Cloud projects
With the PhotoShelter Adobe Creative Cloud Connector, you can drag and drop files from your creative team’s PhotoShelter account straight into InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. That’s right – no need to download assets before you place them. Just drag them from the cloud straight into your working document.
Easily place images into InDesign projects by dragging and dropping or hitting the “place” button. Now, you can even place multiple images at once, or other file types like text and spreadsheets.Plus, just like when you place a file from your desktop, the file is a live link. If someone on your team updates a file in PhotoShelter, you’ll get a notification in the Links panel that the file has been updated.
You can also open InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop documents stored in PhotoShelter to edit them locally.
2. Browse and search PhotoShelter without leaving your project
You can browse and search for files in your PhotoShelter library without ever having to leave your working document.
Browse your collections and galleries to find a photo that works with your design.Or, run a quick search to find exactly what you’re looking for. Test out different options until you’ve found the right fit.
3. Save projects straight to your cloud-based library
You can save your InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop files straight to PhotoShelter.
In Illustrator and Photoshop, you can open files stored in PhotoShelter, make edits, and save your changes back to PhotoShelter by replacing the original, or you can upload the edited version as a new file.
In InDesign, you cannot replace the original file with your edited version, but you can open a file, make edits, and save a new version back to PhotoShelter.Think of the possibilities!
Let’s say you’re the social media manager for a sports team and you need to get a graphic out pronto.
Step 1: Your photographer uses FTP to shoot photos straight into your team’s PhotoShelter account right after a big play.
Step 2: Your graphic designer is working in Photoshop, and they use the Connector to get the latest photos. They can add a score update and text, then save the new version back to PhotoShelter.
Step 3: You download the finished graphic from PhotoShelter (in the size you want) and push it to social media, minutes after the scoreboard changed.
Now, your team can move a photo from the camera to social media in a matter of minutes. Even though you have to combine the work of three different people, you can still engage your fans in real time.
Now that you’re daydreaming about the possibilities, it’s time to try it out! Get ready to combine the speed of digital asset management with everything you love about the Adobe Creative Cloud.
If you would like to license the Adobe Creative Cloud Connector or upgrade to the latest version, contact our Client Services team. Want to try out the Creative Cloud Connector but don’t have a PhotoShelter account? Get started today.