Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Market

Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers now have access to the Creative Cloud Market—a repository of royalty-free assets for use in their creative projects. To access the marketplace, make sure you have the most recent update to Creative Cloud 2014 and navigate to the Assets tab from within the Creative Cloud application.

CC Marketplace Interface

Assets include vector graphics, patterns, brushes, images for placement, icons, and even UI kits. Users are able to download 500 assets a month, in file formats including PSD, JPEG, PNG, and SVG. Search the marketplace for specific assets using keywords and categories. Strangely, you can only get to the category listing once you’ve entered a keyword. Perhaps future iterations of the marketplace will let you browse all vector images, for example. When you’ve found an asset you want to use, click on the download button. The asset is sent to your local Creative Cloud Files folder, which is in turn synced with your Creative Cloud account and is accessible via the web.

CC Marketplace Search

The collection of assets in the Creative Cloud Market isn’t huge, but will no doubt grow as more designers are tapped to contribute. And while it’s convenient to have the assets available via the web, it would be even more convenient to shop for—and directly use—the assets from within the individual Creative Cloud applications. The marketplace is not available to subscribers of the Creative Cloud Photography plan.

Posted on: July 17, 2014

Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for over 25 years. She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She is a regular contributor to InDesign Magazine, tech edited How To Do Everything with Adobe InDesign CS4, and served as leader of the Denver InDesign User Group. After living as a nomad for almost a year, she recently put down roots in El Paso, Texas, where she hikes and bikes every chance she gets. Check out to see all of Erica's upcoming events, tips and tricks, and workbooks.

1 Comment on Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Market

  1. You should let people know that if they’re running a Macintosh with an OS X version earlier than Lion (10.7) or a PC running a system version prior to Windows 7, they will not be able to install the Creative Cloud app and will have to settle for continuing to use Adobe Application Manager as is (i.e., it will not update itself into the CC app). I tried installing it twice on my 8-year-old Mac mini (still running Snow Leopard as its 32-bit CPU will not run Lion) and got nowhere. Same deal with my 7-year-old Vista laptop, and I cannot afford to upgrade the hardware as yet.

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