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Adobe Capture CC 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 CC Libraries to share and use in your favorite Adobe desktop or mobile apps.


About Adobe Capture CC

How can I get Adobe Capture CC?

Adobe Capture CC for iOS and Android phones is available as a free download through the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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.

Visit the Adobe Capture CC page on the iTunes App Store or Google Play for the most up-to-date system requirements.

Do I need Creative Cloud account to use Adobe Capture CC?

You need either a free or paid Creative Cloud membership. If you are not already a member, you can sign up for a free Creative Cloud membership. If you are using a Google Chromebook, create an Adobe ID if you don't have one and then login.

What devices work with Adobe Capture CC?

iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, Android phones, Android tablets, and Chromebooks.

Where can I find more information on Adobe Capture CC?

You can learn more about Capture on these web pages:

Where do I go for help and support for Adobe Capture CC?

Using Adobe Capture CC

What are assets?

Assets are the building blocks of your creative projects in the Creative Cloud. Capture lets you create six different types of assets: colors, patterns, shapes, materials, type, and brushes.

Assets are available in the Libraries panel in the compatible Adobe CC 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.

How do i use Common Camera

All you need is a supported device and an image to capture and create.

  1. Open the Adobe Capture CC app.
  2. If the Camera does not automatically launch, tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera. 
  3. Use the Module slider at the bottom of the screen to select the asset type. 
  4. Use two fingers to zoom and pan or tap the screen if you want to freeze the image.
  5. Tap the icons at the top of the screen to set options, apply effects and/or photo adjustments.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 RollLightroom Catalog, Adobe Stock, or Creative Cloud
  8. Press the shutter to go to the next step. 

 

How do I turn off the Camera-centric experience?

  1.   Launch the Adobe Capture CC app.
  2.   Tap the gear icon in the upper left corner of the Gallery screen, and choose Preferences from the menu.
  3.   Toggle the setting for Camera-centric to off. 

 

How do I apply Adjustments and Effects?

Capture contains two sets of filters for developing your assets.

Photo adjustments such as hue, saturation, and exposure help you more accurately capture the asset you 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 top 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.

What are Patterns?

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 Photoshop or Illustrator to refine or use as fills.

How do I create a pattern?

All you need is your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone and an image to capture and create patterns.

  1. Open the Adobe Capture app. 

  2. If the Camera does not automatically launch, tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or the image icon to choose an existing image from your Camera RollLightroom Catalog, Adobe Stock, or Creative Cloud.

  3. Use the Module slider at the bottom of the screen to select Patterns.

  4. Tap the icons at the top of the screen to choose pattern type, raster or vector, apply effects and photo adjustments by selecting one or more of the options.

  5. Press the shutter to go to the next step.

  6. Use the cropping option in the Edit panel to refine your captured pattern.

  7. Tap Save (->) on the upper right corner.

How to use patterns?

Patterns can be used in Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe Photoshop CC. You can find your patterns in the “Libraries” panel, under the library you saved to in Capture.

What are colors?

Use the universe as a paint box. Point your lens around you and let Capture’s color harmonizing engine find compatible palettes in your surroundings. Save your swatches for immediate use in almost every application. Further customize and share your palettes on Adobe Color.

How do I create, edit, or delete a color theme?

All you need is your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone and an image to capture and create color themes.

Creating color themes

  1. Open the Adobe Capture CC app.

  2. If the Camera does not automatically launch, tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or the image icon to choose an existing image from your Camera RollLightroom Catalog, Adobe Stock, or Creative Cloud.

  3. Use the Module slider at the bottom of the screen to select Colors.

  4. The app automatically determines and shows five harmonized colors from the scene.

  5. Tap the filter icon at the top of the image to make photo adjustments for more accurate capture.

  6. Tap the screen to freeze the image and drag the pointers to select new colors.

  7. Press the shutter to go to the next step.

  8. Select the color mode in the lower right corner. Edit the color themes by using Sliders, Color Wheel, or edit directly at the source image.

  9. Tap Save (->) on the upper right corner. 

Editing color themes

  1. Tap ... to reveal the Color theme menu.

  2. Tap Edit to open the color theme in the editable color wheel or modify the RGB values.

Deleting color themes

  1. Tap ... to reveal the menu.

  2. Tap Delete from the more options menu.

How do I use colors?

Colors can be used in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, After Effects CC, Dreamweaver CC, Muse CC, Animate CC, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, and Comp CC.

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.

ملاحظة:

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/

What are Shapes?

From hand-drawn shapes to high contrast photos, you can turn any image into a clean vector shape. Use the refining tools to remove clutter, clean backgrounds, or smooth lines. Send shapes directly to Photoshop and Illustrator, or find them in the Libraries panel in any supported app.

How do I create, edit, or delete a shape?

All you need is your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, or any existing image to capture and create shapes.

Creating shapes

  1. Open the Adobe Capture CC app.

  2. If the Camera does not automatically launch, tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or the image icon to choose an existing image from your Camera RollLightroom Catalog, Adobe Stock, or Creative Cloud.

  3. Use the Module slider at the bottom of the screen to select Shapes.

  4. The app displays the dominant trace lines. Use the slider to adjust the shape to obtain the optimum results.

  5. Tap the icons at the top of the screen to invert, apply auto-clean, apply effects and/or photo adjustments by selecting one or more of the options.

  6. Press the shutter to go to the next step.

  7. Edit the shape by using the Edit tab options such as crop, refine, or smooth.

  8. Tap Save (->) on the upper right corner.

  9. Click name and save your pattern to a CC Library. 

Editing shapes

Tap the shape to edit it.

Deleting shapes

  1. Tap a shape to open it. 

  2. Tap Delete from the more options menu.

    The shape is deleted from all your devices and Creative Cloud.

To learn more about shapes, see this tutorial.

What are Brushes?

Brushes

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.

How do I create, edit, or delete a custom brush?

All you need is your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, or any existing image to capture and create brushes.

Creating brushes

  1. Open the Adobe Capture CC app.

  2. If the Camera does not automatically launch, tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or the image icon to choose an existing image from your Camera RollLightroom Catalog, Adobe Stock, or Creative Cloud.

  3. Use the Module slider at the bottom of the screen to select Brushes.

  4. Tap the icons at the top of the screen to remove a specific color from the selection, make photo adjustments, and/or apply effects.

  5. Press the shutter to go to the next step.

  6. Edit the brush by using the Edit tab options such as crop, styles, presets, or refine.

  7. Tap Save (->) on the upper right corner. 

  8. Name and Save your pattern to a CC Library.

Editing brushes

Tap a brush to edit it.

Deleting brushes

  1. Tap a brush to open it.

  2. Tap Delete from the more options menu.

To learn more about brushes, see this tutorial.

How do I use the brush tool?

Brushes can be used in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Animate CC, 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 CC and Animate CC can only use Illustrator CC style brushes. Photoshop CC can only use Photoshop CC 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.

What are Types?

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.

How do I create a Type?

All you need is your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, or any existing image to capture and create shapes.

Create character styles from text images in a few clicks.

  1. Open the Adobe Capture app.

  2. If the Camera does not automatically launch, tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or the image icon to choose an existing image from your Camera RollLightroom Catalog, Adobe Stock, or Creative Cloud.

  3. Use the Module slider at the bottom of the screen to select Type.

  4. Align your text in the bounding box.

  5. Press the shutter to freeze the image and tap to choose a type selection. Press the shutter again to go to next step.

  6. Select one of the found results and edit the style options in the Edit if desired.

  7. Tap Save (->) on the upper right corner.

  8. Name and Save your pattern to a CC Library.

How to use Type?

Type can be used in InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Comp CC, and Adobe XD.

To use type in a desktop application, open in 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.

 

ملاحظة:

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.

What are materials?

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.

How do I create a 3D material?

3D materials of Capture can be directly used in Adobe Dimension. All you need is an image.

  1. Open the Adobe Capture app.

  2. If the Camera does not automatically launch, tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or the image icon to choose an existing image from your Camera RollLightroom Catalog, Adobe Stock, or Creative Cloud.

  3. Use the Module slider at the bottom of the screen to select Materials.

  4. Tap the icons at the top of the screen to remove or change the sample shape, apply effects and/or photo adjustments by selecting one or more of the options.

  5. Press the shutter to go to the next step.

  6. Edit the brush by using the Edit tab options such as refine or crop.

  7. Tap Save (->) on the upper right corner. 

  8. Name and Save your pattern to a CC Library.

How to use materials?

Materials can be used in Dimension CC.

Open in the “Libraries” panel and look for your material in the library you saved to in Capture. Drag the material onto the model you wish to style.

 

How do I save my Capture assets?

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 which Library 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…. 

How do I delete my Capture assets?

  1. Select the asset you wish to delete.

  2. Tap the ... menu.

  3. Tap Delete from the more options menu to permanently delete your asset from your device and Creative Cloud.

    ملاحظة:

    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. Manually delete these themes through your account on color.adobe.com.

How do I manage my Capture assets?

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.

How do I sync my assets to the Creative Cloud to use in my other apps?

When you save an asset in Capture, you place them into a Creative Cloud Library. These libraries sync automatically when your device is connected to wifi, which makes your assets appear in compatible Adobe desktop and mobile apps in the CC Library panel.

How do I use my Capture assets in my desktop or mobile apps?

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 CC 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 CC 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.

How do I use assets created with Capture in other apps?

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. From other supported apps, simply access your Creative Cloud Libraries, pick the one you saved your asset in, and select your asset.

For the list of Adobe apps that support Capture assets, see Support for Capture assets in other Adobe apps.

How can I edit the assets I made in Capture?

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.

How do I change the OS access settings?

You can control the Adobe Capture CC OS access settings, such as for Camera or Gallery access, in the Settings application on your Chromebook, mobile device, or tablet.

How do I access feedback and support in Capture?

Get support and share feedback about Adobe Capture with the product team.

  1. Launch Adobe Capture CC. 

  2. Tap your profile icon in the top left corner.

  3. Tap Send Feedback.

How do I change application access settings?

You can control the Adobe Capture CC OS access settings, such as for Camera or Gallery access, in the Settings application on your Chromebook, mobile device, or tablet.

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 CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, After Effects CC, Dreamweaver CC, Muse CC, Animate CC, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, and Comp CC
Shapes Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, After Effects CC, Animate CC, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, and Comp CC
Brushes Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Animate CC, and Photoshop Sketch
Type InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, and Adobe XD
3D Materials  Dimension CC
Patterns Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC

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