Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editor. It is an essential tool for designers, web developers, graphic artists, photographers, and creative professionals. It is used for image editing, retouching, creating image compositions, website mockups, and adding effects.

Once you have downloaded and installed the Sitecore Connect™ for Creative Cloud™ package, the Sitecore Content Hub extension is available. For more information about download and installation, please see Download, installation and authentication.

To enable the extension:

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Click on the Window menu.
  3. Select Extensions, and then Sitecore Content Hub:

    photoshop sitecore conten hub extension: photoshop_window_menu_extensions_sitecore.png

  4. After the Sitecore Content Hub™ modal opens, enter your Content Hub URL and click on Login.

  5. A new login window opens in your default browser. If you are not already logged in to your Sitecore Content Hub™ instance, log in now:

    sitecore photoshop login: photoshop_sitecore_login.png

    Note

    If you are already logged into your Sitecore Content Hub™ instance, you are taken directly to the Authorization page (see below).

  6. After you have logged in, grant Content Hub access by clicking on Grant:

    authorization page: silicon_connector.png

  7. The authorization completes and you get this message:

    authorization process complete: authorization_process_complete.png

  8. Back to Adobe Photoshop, the Sitecore Content Hub modal opens on the Assets tab:

    photoshop open with sitecore content hub modal: photoshop_sitecore_modal.png

The Sitecore Content Hub modal has four tabs:

Assets tab

The ASSETS tab shows the approved assets in Sitecore DAM™. The tab includes the following functions:

  • Full-text search
  • Asset type and asset media facet search (please note that the facets are visible only if there is data)
  • Page count
  • Number of assets displayed per page
  • Date created and Date modified sorting with a reverse sort direction option

    photoshop sitecore modal showing assets tab: photoshop_sitecore_modal_assets_tab.png

In the ASSETS tab, you will find the following icons on each asset thumbnail:

  • place icon in sitecore illustrator: illustrator_sitecore_place_icon.png Places the asset in your Photoshop document.
  • illustrator sitecore check-in icon : illustrator_sitecore_checkin_icon.png Checks out the asset to Photoshop (the asset will open in a new Photoshop document).
  • illustrator sitecore check-in icon: illustrator_check_in_icon.png Checks in the previously checked out asset back into Content Hub.
  • illustrator sitecore discard icon: illustrator_sitecore_discard_checkout.png Discards the asset checkout.

You can also see a preview of any asset by clicking on it. The preview will open in a new window:

photoshop sitecore asset tab asset preview: photoshop_sitecore_modal_assets_tab_asset_preview.png

Jobs tab

A job is a single space for teams and departments to collaborate over specific content independently. For more information on Jobs, please see Jobs.

The JOBS tab shows all the jobs that the logged-in user is assigned to:

illustrator sitecore modal jobs tab: photoshop_sitecore_modal_jobsl_tab.png

From the JOBS tab, you can:

  • Use assets included in a job in a Photoshop document.
  • Check out the assets:

    illustrator jobs tab showing assets: photoshop_sitecore_modal_review_jobs_tab.png

    Note

    You cannot open or complete a job from this tab.

Pending Approval tab

The PENDING APPROVAL tab shows the assets that are:

  • Created but not submitted for approval yet: these assets have a NEW label.
  • Submitted for approval: these assets have an IN REVIEW label.

    pending approval tabs on sitecore modal in photoshop: photoshop_sitecore_modal_pending_approval_tab.png

In the PENDING APPROVAL tab, you will find the following icons on each asset thumbnail:

  • place icon in sitecore illustrator: illustrator_sitecore_place_icon.png Places the asset in your Photoshop document.
  • illustrator sitecore check-in icon : illustrator_sitecore_checkin_icon.png Checks out the asset to Photoshop (the asset will open in a new Photoshop document).
  • illustrator sitecore check-in icon: illustrator_check_in_icon.png Checks in the previously checked out asset back into Content Hub.
  • illustrator sitecore discard icon: illustrator_sitecore_discard_checkout.png Discards the asset checkout.
  • submit for approval icon: submit_for_approval_icon.png Submits the asset for approval (if you do not see this icon, the asset is already submitted for approval).

Checkouts tab

The CHECKOUTS tab shows the assets that you checked out to Photoshop:

checkout tab shown on sitecore modal: photoshop_sitecore_modal_checkout.png

Note

  • Checked out assets are locked in the system so no one can modify them while you are working.
  • Assets will show in this tab only if the file format is supported by Adobe Photoshop: please refer to Adobe Photoshop supported file formats.

To insert an asset from Sitecore Content Hub into an Adobe Photoshop document:

  1. Click on the Place icon: sitecore place asset icon in illustrator: illustrator_sitecore_place_asset_icon.png

  2. The asset will be downloaded and inserted into your Photoshop document:

    place asset into photoshop document using place icon: photoshop_sitecore_modal_place_asset.png

The asset is included in your Adobe Photoshop document as an embedded object:

  • You can use the Photoshop built-in options to manipulate and transform your objects as needed.
  • For more information, please refer to the Adobe Photoshop User Guide.

If your Photoshop document is new, you should save it first.

Note

Saving your Photoshop document first allows you to choose a file name. Otherwise, Content Hub will check it in with the original file name (e.g. untitled-x.psd).

On the Sitecore Content Hub modal:

  1. Click on the menu indesign sitecore menu: indesign_sitecore_asset_check_in_menu.png icon.

  2. Select Check in Active Document:

    check in active document menu option of sitecore modal highlighted: photoshop_sitecore_modal_check_in_active_document.png

  3. If you did not save your document first:

    • Content Hub will ask if you want to save and check in.
    • Click on Confirm:

    : photoshop_sitecore_modal_new_asset_save_warning.png

  4. If your document does not have an earlier checked-in version:

    • Content Hub will ask if you want to upload it as a new asset.
    • Click on Confirm:

    no existing asset upload as a new asset message shown in photoshop: photoshop_sitecore_modal_no_assets_upload_new_asset.png

  5. Your checked-in Adobe Photoshop document now appears as an asset on the Create page of your Content Hub instance:

    • From this page, you can submit your document for review as any asset.
    • For more information about the Create page, please see Upload assets.
    • For more information about the review process, please see Review.
  6. If your document already has an earlier checked-in version, it will be saved as a new version of the existing asset and automatically set as the master version (public link remains the same).

    Note

    The new version of the Adobe Photoshop document is uploaded as a new version, so it does not go through the review process.

To check out an asset from Content Hub to Photoshop:

  1. In the Sitecore Content Hub modal, search for your asset (.psd document).

  2. Click on the checkout illustrator sitecore check-in icon : illustrator_sitecore_checkin_icon.png icon:

    photoshop sitecore modal asset with check out highlighted: photoshop_sitecore_modal_asset_check_out.png

  3. The asset will be downloaded and opened in a new Photoshop document:

    asset downloading into photoshop from adobe: photoshop_sitecore_modal_asset_check_out_downloading.png

  4. You can discard the checkout at any time by clicking on the illustrator sitecore discard icon: illustrator_sitecore_discard_checkout.png icon:

    discard and check-in icons highlighted in adobe Photoshop: photoshop_sitecore_modal_asset_check_out_checkin_discard_highlighted.png

    Note

    The asset is locked in Content Hub so no one can make any changes while you are working.

If you have made changes to a checked out asset:

  • Check it in back into Content Hub by clicking on the check-in illustrator sitecore check-in icon : illustrator_sitecore_checkin_icon.png icon.

  • The asset will be uploaded to Content Hub:

    photoshop checking in document to sitecore dam: photoshop_sitecore_modal_asset_check_in_uploading.png

  • A new version of the asset is created and set as the master version (the public link remains the same):

    versions of the asset showing new check in version from photoshop: photoshop_sitecore_modal_asset_version_check_in.png

  • When the check-in is complete, you can close your Adobe Photoshop document.

    Note

    The new version of the Adobe Photoshop document is uploaded as a new version, so it does not go through the review process.