When using InDesign, I can't link to files I create in Fresco.
On the creative cloud there are two areas:
1. Synced files
2. Cloud Documents
InDesign cannot see the second "Cloud Documents". I can transfer the files over but it adds a few steps, which is really annoying given that they're side-by-side in the same place. I want to draw in Fresco and/or Photoshop then let InDesign just update the link. (Similar to when you just update a file in photoshop, Indesign just updates.)
Any advice here?
The Cloud documents created by Photoshop desktop and iPad, and also Fresco are not currently useable in InDesign. They're in a new format (not PSD). They are PSDC files. They are specially optimized for moving the features of those applications between desktop and mobile apps efficiently. You would save them as PSD files to be placed into InDesign.
It's very analagous to Camera Raw files. Camera Raw files also cannot be placed in InDesign without first saving them as PSD files.
Like, cmon, Adobe, this is essential. Pls finally start with the basics, make them work and then you can continue developing multiple useless drawing apps and other bells and whistles. Like how many different clouds can one want – cloud documents, cc documents, libraries etc and none of them actually work.
Six months ago some of those formats didn't even exist.
Well, it may not be essential, but atleast confusing!
It's all about the matter of corrections. A client likes the illustration I made in Fresco, opened in PhotoShop to get it imported to InDesign (conversion .psdc to .psd and moving from Dcoument Cloud to something InDesign can import). But the client wants the illustration blue instead of red. So I have to get back to Fresco make the thing blue and do the whole conversion again to get it in InDesign. It's a lot of overhead, guys!
And yes essential is probably a big word in this case, 30 years ago is was still working with Rotring pens on paper...
I would agree, though. It's not about the file format, it's about the connectivity. I should be able to draw on my iPad in Fresco and have the file update through the cloud in the InDesign app.
I feel like that will be a 2.0 feature (or at least I hope it will be).
Esentially Adobe is selling you a yearly subscription to their software suite + the cloud connectivity service between said softwares... and then one of the main softwares in the package simply does not recognize a file format that Adobe itself has created. It doesn't make me feel very confident on the company, it feels like they are patching things on the fly and costumers can only wonder wether or not maybe someday they will have the obvious funcionality they expect from said services.
Hi @daniel.werneck , InDesign’s placed files have to be on the local network and I don’t think that is going to change anytime soon—imagine the difficulties trying to export or output pagelayouts with gigabytes worth of placed assets from remote servers.
The PSDC format is required for the mobile version of Photoshop because mobile OSs don’t have the equivalent of the desktop’s Finders or Explorers for cloud file sync’ing—the cloud server acts as storage for the mobile device.
I use most of the time ProCreate on the iPad and export the drawing as PSD to DropBox. In InDesign I import the PSD from my synced DropBox directory. Works quite good...
InDesign requires all placed assets to be in your local network—the link address can’t be a URL.
If you save your InDesign files and assets inside of your local Creative Cloud Files folder, the files will automatically sync into your Adobe web server’s Synced files directory, and also sync to the CFF folder on another computer associated with your CC account. You can the place the local versions of the sync’d files
If you need to collabrate, you can invite other CC users to share any folder in your Creative Cloud Files folder, and in that case the files will also sync to those user’s CCF folders.
As others have noted the web server’s Cloud Documents folder is for Photoshop PSDC files, and would only be useful if you need to edit Photshop files on a mobile device.