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Welcome and thanks for joining ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud group on GeoNet! To get started we invite you to first review the group features on the overview page and familiarize yourself with the group info, admins and GeoNet 101 information in the left column.


As you explore the group, you’ll also find tools to connect and collaborate so we encourage you to use them to share files, create blogs, ask/answer questions and read the latest blogs posts and join discussions.


Next, we’d like to get to know you, so we invite you to post a comment below to say “hello" and introduce yourself and share what features you use in the 1.0 release. We are also very interested to hear from you what workflows and features you’d like us to add in future releases.


We’re excited to connect and collaborate with you and we look forward to seeing your contributions.

We are very excited to announce the initial release of ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud!

 With ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, design and communication professionals have access to data-driven maps right inside Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Quickly find street, political, and physical features, man-made and natural event layers, satellite images, and many more maps. Download your selection directly into Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop as editable vector layer or high-resolution images. Customize your maps so they standout with your branding, your company’s color palette, or your unique cartographic style.

The ArcGIS and Adobe integration opens GIS up to an expanding group of design- and communications-focused users, who can now make direct use of spatial information. Cartographers can have the best of both worlds, too, since they can now work in Adobe and ArcGIS simultaneously.

What you can expect in ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud 1.0 release supports the following features:

  • Define map extents geographically or by using your Adobe application’s preferences. 
  • Preview and load geographic content from your ArcGIS Online organization directly into Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
  • Access community-contributed content from the Living Atlas of the World.
  • Maintain editable vector artwork layers with descriptive names inside of Illustrator.
  • Produce maps with your design and branding using the familiar Adobe tools.
  • Adding shapefiles
  • Support for Map Projections
  • Support of web map labels to Adobe Illustrator text
  • Custom DPI output of images
  • Scale bar added to map on sync
  • Smart map styling

How to get your copy of ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud


ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud will be available this May via the Adobe Add-ons Marketplace to both Mac and PC users for Adobe Photoshop version 16.1 and newer and Adobe Illustrator version 19.2 and newer.

User’s with an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription can download and use the full version of the ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud app at no additional cost with any ArcGIS Online Level 2 account. For most Beta 2 users, ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud will automatically update and will be available to you immediately upon release. If you’re a current Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber but you don’t have an ArcGIS Online subscription, you can sign up for a free trial.

For additional information about ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, please refer to the following resources: