Did you know that you don’t need an Adobe Stock subscription in order to access a bunch of high-quality stock photos? I had no idea, but I just learned it from Anthony Morganti and thought it would be worth sharing. If you’re an Adobe CC subscriber, that’s all you need to download photos from its stock library, and Anthony will show you how in his latest video.
As I mentioned, you only need the basic CC subscription, and there are no extra fees. Anthony notices that the offer is valid for those with the basic photography plan, to those that subscribe to all of the Adobe apps. However, it may not be available in all countries. I have access to the library though, so if it’s available in Serbia, it should be available anywhere. :)
But back to the stock library. How do you access it? Well, you need to open your Adobe CC app first. In my case, that’s the one I open only when it notifies me there are updates available, and I let it do its thing in the background while I work. So, yeah, no wonder I didn’t know about this perk.
Once you open the app, you can go to Resource Links in the lower left and click on “Stock.” In my case, I get this:
However, there’s also Stock & Marketplace in the upper area of the app. Choose “Free,” from the drop-down menu and search for the type of image that you need. A browser will open with hundreds of pages with free stock photos that you can access and download.
When you hover over an image you like, you’ll see in the lower-left corner that it says “Free.” You can license it by clicking on the “License” button in the lower right corner. The image will be automatically saved in your computer and you can use it in your project. You can also open it through Photoshop’s Libraries.
There are a lot of free photos, and they’re really good! This is perfect for practicing a particular editing technique, especially composites. There are also graphics you can choose from, so they can be useful for any other projects you have in mind.
For me, this was a major discovery and a pleasant surprise. Did you know about this perk?
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