6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 16, 2016 4:50 AM by LD7777

    Shape created in PS doesn't appear in library in Draw

    LD7777

      I used the custom shape tool in Photoshop to draw a star. I saved it to my library. But it doesn't turn up in my shape library in Draw on my iPad. I chose the "shape" option rather than the "pixels" option to ensure it was a vector graphic; I also tried the "path" option. I know that my library is syncing because a few colors that I saved at the same time are appearing in Draw.

       

      I am new to libraries and a bit rusty at Photoshop, so I'm hoping for some guidance here. Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Shape created in PS doesn't appear in library in Draw
          Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

          Hi LD,

           

          I don't usually send people to another link to answer a question but I think in this case, simply because it ended up being a longer conversation about the same topic, it might be helpful to you: Shapes, CC Library and Capture CC

           

          Give it a look and let me know if it answers the question for you.

           

          Sue.

          • 2. Re: Shape created in PS doesn't appear in library in Draw
            LD7777 Level 1

            Thanks, Sue, for this link, which was interesting to read but didn't totally answer my question (unless the answer is "no"). Let me recast: how can I use Photoshop to create a shape that can be saved to my library and then used in Adobe Draw? I know that the ideal would be to use Illustrator, but I don't need this feature very often. Thanks.

            • 3. Re: Shape created in PS doesn't appear in library in Draw
              Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

              LD,

               

              And, that's why I don't usually post links as answers.

               

              But, unfortunately, the answer is no. The Shapes library you see in Draw is Capture's library. The confusion arises because it's possible to save both Capture CC assets AND other content to the Libraries panel in Photoshop CC... but only Capture content can be used in Draw.

               

              The only way to use the shape you created in Photoshop CC, in Draw, is to bring it into an Image Layer. To do that, drag it into the Creative Cloud Files folder on your desktop and you'll be able to access it from the Image Layer menu. The problem is... it won't be an editable file.

               

              Does that help?

               

              Sue.

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              • 4. Re: Shape created in PS doesn't appear in library in Draw
                LD7777 Level 1

                Well, yes, and (obviously) no. It's always better to have a crystal-clear answer, but based on the other inquiries on the sidebar, it seems I'm not alone in being baffled about this setup. As I understand it, Capture (which I will get when I can afford a new phone with greater capacity) will let me create some somewhat organic shapes by transforming things I photograph into vectors, but it will not let us DRAW simple geometric shapes, of which there are way too few in the Draw library. Add me to the list of people hoping that eventually Libraries will pass through all of the apps, both desktop and mobile.

                • 5. Re: Shape created in PS doesn't appear in library in Draw
                  Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                  LD.

                   

                  I completely understand. The Libraries panel is a "container" for many different types of assets and it's really not clear which assets from it can be used in which apps.

                   

                  If I'm not mistaken, there's some work being done with regard to making things a little more consistent (with both Libraries and Creative Cloud Files).

                   

                  And, yes, I'll definitely forward your comments to the product team(s).

                   

                  Sue.

                  • 6. Re: Shape created in PS doesn't appear in library in Draw
                    LD7777 Level 1

                    Thanks. And stay tuned for my inquiry about color shifts between Draw and PhotoShop. . . .