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  1. Adobe Aero User Guide
  2. Introduction
    1. What is Adobe Aero
    2. Adobe Aero mobile (iOS) system requirements
    3. What is Augmented Reality
    4. Common AR terminologies
    5. Adobe Aero | Common questions
    6. Get started with the user interface
    7. In-app learning resources in Adobe Aero
    8. Using mobile gestures in Adobe Aero
    9. Key 3D modeling concepts
    10. What's new in Adobe Aero
  3. Aero desktop
    1. What's new in Adobe Aero
    2. Adobe Aero desktop | Common questions
    3. Workspace Basics
    4. Keyboard shortcuts
    5. Import assets into Aero
    6. Adobe Aero desktop system requirements
    7. Supported file formats
    8. Work with cloud documents
  4. Aero Player (Beta) on Android
    1. Discover Augmented Reality content in Aero Player (Beta)
    2. Adobe Aero (Beta) on Android | Common questions
    3. Adobe Aero (Beta) on Android System requirements
  5. Make your digital assets ready for AR
    1. Asset sources for Aero
    2. Prepare Photoshop assets for Aero
    3. Prepare Illustrator assets for Aero
    4. Prepare Dimension assets for Aero
    5. Optimizing Assets for AR
  6. Import AR-ready assets
    1. Import assets into Aero
    2. Import Mixamo assets into Aero
    3. Supported file formats
    4. Import FBX files into Aero
  7. Design AR experiences
    1. Add audio to digital assets in Adobe Aero
    2. Scan a space and set a surface anchor
    3. Place digital assets and edit the scene
    4. Add interactivity to digital assets
    5. Set an Image Anchor
    6. Add animated assets in Adobe Aero
    7. Create animations using Directable characters
  8. Export and share
    1. Share your AR creations
    2. Viewing Aero Experiences FAQ
    3. Collaborate with others on Adobe Aero documents
    4. View AR creations
  9. Cloud documents and storage
    1. Work with cloud documents
    2. Upgrade storage for Adobe Aero
  10. Examples, ideas, and inspirations
    1. Design an AR experience using starter assets

Learn about the app interface of the Home screen, Edit mode, Preview mode, and the toolbar in Adobe Aero.

Sign in

  1. On your iPad or iPhone, tap the Aero app icon.

  2. Sign in with your Adobe, Apple, Facebook, or Google ID.

  3. Once you've signed in, provide access to your device camera. 


When you launch Adobe Aero, the Home screen gives you quick access to create a project, access online Help tutorials, access cloud documents, and more.

A. Your work B. Learn C. Discover D. Create new E. Import and open F. Settings G. Sync documents

  • Your Work: access all your Aero documents.
  • Learn: learn how to use Aero with online tutorials. 
  • Create new: create an AR experience.
  • Import and open: import .real files into Aero.
  • Settings: view storage information, access online help articles, or sign out of your account.
  • Sync documents: indicator to show synchronization of your cloud documents

To learn more about managing Aero Cloud Documents, see Work with cloud documents.

Edit mode

In the Edit mode, you can add and lay out content in your scene and add interactivity to each scene object.

  • Home: navigate to existing AR experiences, Help content, and connect to the Aero community. 
  • Share: share your AR experience as a video, link, or file.
  • Multi-select: enter the multi-select mode to select more than one object.
  • Settings: reset the anchor or change the anchor type to image anchor.
  • Import: bring in assets in the scene by using the starter assets or importing from Creative Cloud, files, or camera roll.

Aero Toolbar


When an object is selected in Edit mode, a Toolbar appears in the lower part of the screen. The Toolbar lets you move,  rotate, scale, duplicate, rename, group, delete or replace an asset. You can also add interactivity to the asset and change the placement of layers in a layered file. 

To learn more about moving, rotating, scaling and grouping objects, see Place and Edit Scene Content.

Preview mode

After you finish editing, you can preview, record, and share your experiences with others in the Preview mode.

To learn more about recording, and sharing a video, see Capture an image, video, and share a link.

What's next?

We've helped you understand the interface of Adobe Aero. You can now go ahead and create your first AR experience by importing assets into Adobe Aero

Have a question or an idea?

If you have a question to ask or an idea to share, come and participate in Adobe Aero Community. We would love to hear from you. 

Don’t forget to showcase your work on Behance and seek inspiration from others' work as well.

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