How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC
Okay. What is adobe stock? All it is is stock imagery that you get to use for your projects. Okay. So there are professional photographs that you get to use commercially. They cost about $20 a month. It's a subscription service. Okay. You can sign up at bring your own laptop.com slash stock and that will give you 10 free images to get started. Now there are competitors. There's ice stock and shutter stock in the main ones. But to be honest they're all very similar. You find images that are on Istock are also on adobe stock and shutter stock. There are some exclusivity deals but most of them are all the same now. The main perk for adobe stock is I'll show you here. So when I'm in here I'm going to search for furniture. Okay. So I need them for my project and I'm going to pick an image and there's one that I want and it is this one over here. Now when I hover above this little kind of download cloud thing, I have the option of just downloading it to my computer and that's fine. But if yo...
u use the library's it adds a special kind of feature and functionality. So down here I'm gonna add it to my my new furniture that I've made. You might add a library there and what you'll notice if I jump back into in design, you can see I've got my CC libraries open. I'm switched to my new furniture and there's my image. Okay, so I'm gonna drag this one in and drag it out now to start with, it is watermarked. Okay. So I haven't paid for yet because I haven't got the client to say yes. I like it yet. Or I haven't decided if I like it yet. So you get to start with a reason behind res image. Okay to start your design work. Um except it's got the big, ugly watermark in it. So say you get it how you want. We're going to do just a tiny bit of work to show you the magic of it. Okay. So I like it here, give it no Phil and I'm going to give it actually going to give it a feel of black and no stroke lower the opacity a bit. Gonna grab both of these. Okay, It's like both of these and I'm going to push them all the way to the back. Okay. So I've worked through this and I've liked it and the client signed it off. You can see some other images here. What's really nice about adobe stock is um, if I click on the image, okay, you can see in the corner of the little icon here, can you see this like little licensed image from adobe stock? This is where the magic happens. You can do it from over here as well. You can right click it and say License image and because I'm paying my money and I get 10 free a month. I know that I've got, if I jump back into adobe stock, you can see at the top you've got seven left for this month. Okay. You can pay more to get more. But what I can do, let's click on this like on here. Hold tight. I'm going to use one of my seven licenses. I'm going to click OK. And what's really nice is Watch, Watch Watch, You can see it sinking over here and you can see the watermarks gone and now it's a high res version. So it's just super handy if you are working with images. It's really even better when you're using say Photoshop. Okay. You can use these images, do a lot of kind of manipulation to them, adjust them, bend them, do lots of cool stuff and license them and then you don't have to try and redo it later on. Cool, so now I have the image, I get to use it on any of my projects now because I am legally allowed to use it commercially and that my friends is adobe stock tying it into CC libraries