Adobe Capture gives you the power to create production-ready color themes, patterns, vector-based shapes, 3D materials, type, and custom brushes—all from a single photo. Whether you are on the go or at work in the studio, you can gather inspiration from the world around you into Libraries to share and use in your favorite Adobe desktop or mobile apps.
Adobe Capture is available in English, Norwegian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish.
Assets are the building blocks of your creative projects in the Creative Cloud. Capture lets you create seven different types of assets: colors, patterns, shapes, looks, materials, type, and brushes.
Assets are available in the Libraries panel in the compatible Adobe desktop and mobile apps depending on asset type. For the list of Adobe apps that support Capture assets, see Support for Capture assets in other Adobe apps.
All you need is a supported device and an image to capture and create.
- Open the Adobe Capture app.
- If the Camera does not automatically launch, tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera.
- Use the Module slider at the bottom of the screen to select the asset type.
- Use two fingers to zoom, pan, or tap the screen if you want to freeze the image.
- Tap the icons at the top of the screen to set options, apply effects, or to make photo adjustments.
- Tap the X icon at the bottom left of the screen to reset all camera options. Double tap the X icon to exit the camera.
- Tap the other icons at the bottom of the screen to turn on the flashlight, reverse the camera, or choose an existing image from your Camera Roll, Lightroom Catalog, Adobe Stock, or Creative Cloud.
- Press the shutter to go to the next step.
Capture contains two sets of filters for developing your assets.
Photo adjustments such as contrast, saturation, and exposure help you more accurately capture the asset as you see it.
Effects such as pixellate, comic, and posterize give a unique look to the assets you capture.
In the camera, tap the filter icon on the upper-right corner of the phone, or bottom-right corner of the tablet. Adjustments are in the first filmstrip collection, and effects are in the second. Choose the option you wish to apply and use the slider to refine. Multiple filters can be applied to a capture.
Split your world like a prism through your camera to create unique patterns. Capture can generate a variety of kaleidoscopic effects from your images. Blur the edges to create repeating tiles. Save patterns as raster or generate resizable vectors from your picture. Then send your patterns to Photoshop or Illustrator to refine or use as fills, textures, and more.
All you need is your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone and an image to capture and create color themes.
Colors can be used in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Muse, Adobe Animate, Adobe Illustrator Draw, Adobe Photoshop Sketch, and Adobe Comp.
To use colors in a desktop application, find your color theme in the “Libraries” panel, under the library you saved to in Capture.
To use colors in a mobile application, choose the Library tab in the color picker, and then navigate to the library you saved to in Capture.
Themes published on Adobe Color are not deleted when a color theme is deleted in Capture. Manually delete these themes through your account on color.adobe.com/
Gradients are a type of color element that smoothly blends colors. They can be used to create various effects in design work, illustration, video, and photo editing. Every gradient consists of a series of color swatches with stops between them that determine the distance between colors. Gradients can be rendered in a number of ways, such as linear or radial, depending on the desired effect. All gradients created in Adobe Capture are saved as linear. To learn more about how to create and edit gradients, see Adobe Capture Gradients.
All you need is your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, or any existing image to capture and create shapes.
Shapes can be used in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Animate, Illustrator Draw, and Comp.
To use shapes in a desktop application, open in the “Libraries” panel, and look for your shape in the library you saved to in Capture.
To use shapes in a mobile application, choose the “Library” tab in the shape picker, and then navigate to the library you saved to in Capture.
To learn more about shapes, see this tutorial.
The world is your brush, literally. Create high-quality custom brushes direct from photos. Choose your brush style, direction, flow, and behavior. Make texturizing brushes direct from textures, and create ribbon brushes with smooth action. Use them to paint in Animate, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Photoshop Sketch.
All you need is your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, or any existing image to capture and create brushes.
Brushes can be used in Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, and Photoshop Sketch.
To use brushes in a desktop application, open in the “Libraries” panel, and look for your brush in the library you saved to in Capture. Illustrator and Animate can only use Illustrator style brushes. Photoshop can only use Photoshop style brushes.
To use brushes in Photoshop Sketch, long press the brush you want to replace, then navigate back to your brush collections, and choose the library you saved to in Capture. Photoshop Sketch can use all brush styles.
To learn more about brushes, see this tutorial.
Snap a photo of a font that inspires you. Capture uses Adobe Sensei to analyze the shapes of your text to suggest similar typefaces that can be saved as character styles. Once you save a type in Capture, it is automatically activated in Adobe Fonts. Fonts are available immediately via the type tools in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, or XD.
All you need is your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, or any existing image to capture and create shapes.
Type can be used in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Comp, and Adobe XD.
To use type in a desktop application, open the "Libraries" panel, and look for your type in the library you saved to in Capture. Click the cloud icon to activate that font in the current app. Select the text you wish to change in your design. Click the type in the Library panel to apply the typeface.
To use type in mobile apps, choose the font menu, and navigate to the library you saved to in Capture. Tap cloud icon to sync the font with the current application, then tap typeface you wish to use. A new text box will appear for you to add your text.
Fonts activated on Adobe Fonts are not deactivated when a type is deleted in Capture. Manually deactivate these fonts through your account on fonts.adobe.com.
Texture surrounds you, and Capture lets you select the best to work with. Use your phone as a texture generator to create high-quality PBR materials with a few clicks. Instantly preview your captures by mapping materials directly onto a variety of rendered shapes. 3D materials from Capture can be directly used in Adobe Dimension, or exported in MDL file format for other uses.
Looks can be applied to images or video in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects. Open the “Libraries” panel, and select the library you saved to in Capture. For video footage, drag the look onto the clip you wish to color grade. In Adobe Photoshop, double click the look to apply it as a Color Lookup adjustment layer on top of the layer you currently have selected.
Your assets are saved automatically in your Creative Cloud Libraries. The Library you are currently working in and saving to is visible at the top of the screen in the Gallery view. To change the Library that you are working in, tap the Library name to reveal the My Library menu. You can choose an existing library to save individual assets to, or create a new library.
Move assets between libraries by tapping the … menu next to any asset in the Gallery view and choosing Move To….
Within Capture, you can edit your assets by tapping on the pencil icon or remixing your source image into a new asset by tapping the remix icon when looking at the details of your asset. You can also bring the asset directly into a compatible desktop or mobile app to further modify.
Tap Delete from the more options menu to permanently delete your asset from your device and Creative Cloud.
Fonts activated on Adobe Fonts will not be deleted. Manually deactivate these fonts through your account on fonts.adobe.com.
Themes published on Adobe Color will not be deleted when a color theme is deleted in Capture. Manually delete these themes through your account on color.adobe.com.
Duplicate assets by selecting the asset, tapping the … menu and choosing Duplicate or rename assets by choosing Rename.
You can manage your libraries, including sharing a library with another person, by logging in to your Creative Cloud account on a browser and selecting My Assets > Libraries.
Share your assets by choosing the share icon in the lower left of the screen when viewing your asset. Assets can be shared as a thumbnail image or a Creative Cloud link. You can also export your asset as an image or to a variety of usable formats, depending on asset type.
Now that you have built your arsenal of color themes, vector-based shapes, and custom brushes, you can start using them in final artwork in a desktop app or explore concepts further in other mobile apps. Ensure that you save your assets to a Creative Cloud Library in Capture.
In desktop apps, choose the library you saved your assets to in the Libraries panel. Just click and drag the assets that you wish to use onto your artboard or canvas.
You can find compatible Capture assets in the Brushes menu for Photoshop Sketch and the Shapes menu for Illustrator Draw. In mobile apps, Color palettes are accessible in the Library tab in the color picker menu, and type styles are under the Type menu in the Library tab.
For the list of Adobe apps that support Capture assets, see Support for Capture assets in other Adobe apps.
The Capture asset type determines the mobile and desktop app you can use the asset in. The following table summarizes the apps in which Capture assets can be used:
|Capture asset||Adobe apps|
|Color themes||Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Muse, Animate, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, and Comp|
|Shapes||Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Animate, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, and Comp|
|Brushes||Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, and Photoshop Sketch|
|Type||InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Adobe XD|
|Looks||Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop|