How can I sync my settings, actions, presets, fonts, etc. between devices? Photoshop 2021

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Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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How can I sync my settings, actions, presets, fonts, etc. between devices?

 

I would think this should automatically happen using Adobe cloud/Creative Cloud, to automatically keep machines synced in real time (or at least upon restart) when signed in under the same account. I can't seem to figure out how to do it, though.

 

The only option I have found would be to manually save each setting individually to a USB stick or Dropbox, then take to my 2nd computer and save them.  This is fine (albeit potentially quite time consuming) as an initial setup, but would this mean that any time I create, add, or adjust a setting I have to go through this manual process, then proceed to delete the old setting?  

 

Is there a way that I able to use Adobe Cloud to do this for all settings, presets, actions, brushes, fonts, etc?  If so, how do I set this up?  I have various items- gradients, overlays... in my Photoshop "library."  But  would I include actions, settings, etc. here, to keep them synced and up to date?  Is it possible?  If no-what other options do with I have?

 

I know I am in the PS forum, but I would like to do the same in Lightroom for my presets and brushes, if possible. 

 

Specs: 

  • Adobe CC 2021
  • Photoshop 2021 (22.1.0),
  • Lightroom Classic 10.1
  • Mac OS, desktop running Catalina 10.15.7
  • MacBook Pro running Big Sur (current)

Plus (if it makes any difference) I use an External SSD for images, Dropbox for Backup and storage of Presets/Actions, plus overlays, backgrounds, etc. (could Dropbox somehow work to keep any of this synced ?)

 

I really feel like there HAS to be a way... 

 

Thanks so much

Nicole

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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Preset Syncing is now available in Photoshop 22.2 released today. You can enable this feature by opening the Preferences > General page and clicking the Preset Syncing checkbox.

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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The presets that will be synced automatically across Desktop devices once you enable it are Brushes, Gradients, Patterns, Shapes, Styles and Swatches. 

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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More information on Preset Syncing can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/sync-presets.html

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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