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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting Files

In This Chapter

  • Integrating Adobe Bridge into your workflow
  • Importing content
  • Moving files from one CC application to another
  • Exporting content from CC apps

Because the Creative Cloud offers such an integrated group of tools, you'll almost always be in the process of cutting, pasting, importing, and exporting content from one application to another.

Content that you might import and export includes images, text, word files, 3D objects, and more. You may find that you need to go through the process of exporting files in order for them to be recognized by other applications. Non-Adobe applications will even recognize your files from the Creative Cloud applications if you save them in the right format. In this chapter, you find out how to get your files in and out of your various applications, starting with a separate application that comes with the Creative Cloud, named Adobe Bridge.

Discovering the Adobe Bridge Application

Adobe Bridge helps you organize and manage your assets, such as pictures, text, and movie and audio files, as well as non-Adobe applications such as Word or Excel files. Adobe Bridge acts like a hub for the Creative Cloud tools; for example, by choosing to open files using the Bridge interface, you can browse directories quickly and see thumbnail previews of files, as shown in Figure 5-1. You can even use the Filter panel to help find files and view metadata to your file, including important information such as keywords ...

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