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Adobe gives away free design assets

Scalable icon set by Yoon J Kim

Scalable icon set by Yoon J Kim

Adobe's long been in the business of design software, but in June it took its first steps into the world of hardware (opens in new tab) as part of Creative Cloud 2014 (opens in new tab). And today it's expanded its operations further, entering the content creation business for the first time with the Creative Cloud Market - a collection of "high-quality, curated assets for creatives by creatives".

Geometric pattern by Claudio Guglieri

Geometric pattern by Claudio Guglieri

The royalty-free assets include vector graphics, icons, patterns, UI Kits, for-placement images, branding layouts, wireframes, charts, vector shapes, repeatable patterns, backgrounds and brushes and more.

All free to subscribers to the Creative Cloud (except for those on the cut-price Photography Plan), they've been commissioned by what Adobe calls "some of the most talented and experienced Creatives on Behance".

Detailed vector tree silhouette by Neubau Berlin

Detailed vector tree silhouette by Neubau Berlin

Right now you can only access the assets via the desktop app, but iOS and browser-based versions are "in the works", Adobe says. You'll be able to download up to 500 unique assets each month.

Check out what the Creative Cloud Market looks like and how to use it in the video below.

Will you be using the Creative Cloud Market? Let us know in the comments below!

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.