Easy? Try hard to miss! InDesign CC 2017 offers four different ways to access and search Adobe Stock.

Adobe Stock is a service that gives you access to 6o million (and counting) high-quality, curated, royalty-free photos, videos, illustrations, vector graphics, 3D assets, and templates for all your InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, and Photoshop CC projects. Assets can be added to CC Libraries and accessed from your desktop and mobile devices.

You can search through graphics on the Adobe Stock webpage and then add chosen assets to your desktop or CC Library.  You can also right-click on a stock image in your search results to do a visual search for similar images with Adobe Stock Visual Search—powered by machine learning via Adobe Sensei.

Here are the options to access the Adobe Stock search feature from within InDesign CC:

  1. Search Adobe Stock directly from your CC Libraries, as seen in the image above. Enter a search term in the search field and select Adobe Stock from the dropdown menu. Results are displayed in the library window. They can be filtered and either downloaded as a preview or licensed and saved. Drag and drop search results from your CC Library panel right into your projects.
  2. Quickly find Adobe Stock assets by typing a search term directly into the InDesign search field, located on the right side of the application bar. This will open the Adobe Stock webpage and display search results.
  3. The application bar that appears at the top of the Control panel provides access to the Adobe Stock webpage as well. Click the Search Adobe Stock icon and the website opens to reveal a search field.
  4. The Adobe Stock webpage can also be accessed by selecting File>Search Adobe Stock. The website opens to reveal a search field.

Adobe Stock assets can be purchased as needed, one at a time, or you can purchase a multi-asset subscription. A number of subscription packages are available. See the Adobe Stock webpage for more information.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.