The Adobe Capture CC mobile app lets you turn color themes, vector-based shapes, unique Looks, and custom brushes into a production-ready asset, all from a single photo. By combining all of the features and tools of Adobe Color CC, Shape CC, Hue CC, and Brush CC into a single app for iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, and Android phones, you get our most powerful capture app to date.


General information

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 currently 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’re not already a member, you can sign up for a free Creative Cloud membership.

Does Capture CC support styluses?

Yes. When using the iPad Pro, Capture supports Apple Pencil.

Where can I find more information on Adobe Capture CC?

To know more about Adobe Capture CC, visit the Adobe Capture CC product page.

You can learn more about Capture here:

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

  • Access the in-app tutorials:
    1. Log in to Capture.
    2. Tap the Capture icon at the upper left corner.
    3. Tap View Tutorials.
  • Submit feedback and questions from within the app:
    1. Log in to Capture.
    2. Tap the Capture icon at the upper left corner.
    3. Tap Give Us Feedback.

Using Adobe Capture CC

How do I create a pattern?

  1. Open the Adobe Capture app.

  2. Tap Patterns.

  3. Tap the + icon at the bottom of the screen.

  4. Select a filter by tapping on the preset options.

  5. Tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or choose an existing image from your Camera Roll, Gallery, or Creative Cloud.

  6. Use the cropping option to refine and edit your captured pattern.

  7. Tap Next to preview your pattern.

  8. Tap Next again to Name and Save your pattern to a CC Library.

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.

Create color themes

  1. Open the Adobe Capture app.

  2. Tap the + icon at the bottom of the screen.

    The app automatically determines and shows five colors from the scene. You can drag the pointers to select the colors too.

  3. Tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or choose an existing image from your Camera Roll, Gallery, or Creative Cloud.

  4. Tap the theme name to change it to a user-friendly name.

  5. To save the theme in a library of your choice, tap Move To.

  6. Tap the checkmark on the top right corner to save the color theme.

Edit color themes

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

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

Delete color themes

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

  2. Tap Delete from the more options menu.

To learn more about color themes, see this tutorial.

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.

Create shapes

  1. Open the Adobe Capture CC app.

  2. Tap Shapes.

  3. Tap the + icon at the bottom of the screen.

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

  5. Tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or choose an existing image from your Camera Roll, Gallery, or Creative Cloud.

  6. Tap Keep in Shape or Remove from Shape to refine the trace by tapping the green trace lines.

  7. Tap next (->) on the top right corner.

  8. Tap the default name to change it to a user-friendly name.

  9. To save the shape in a library of your choice, tap Move To.

  10. Tap the check mark on the top right corner to save the shape.

Edit shapes

Tap the shape to edit it.

Delete shapes

  1. Tap a shape to open it. 

  2. Tap Delete from the more options menu.

    The shape will be deleted from all your devices and Creative Cloud.

To learn more about shapes, see this tutorial.

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

Create brushes

  1. Open the Adobe Capture CC app.

  2. Tap Brushes.

  3. Tap the + icon at the bottom of the screen.

  4. Tap the camera icon to take a picture using the camera, or choose an existing image from your Camera Roll, Gallery, or Creative Cloud.

  5. Follow the instructions to crop the image and choose a style for the brush.

  6. Tap the default name to change it to a user-friendly name.

  7. To save the brush in a library of your choice, tap Move To.

  8. Tap the check mark on the top right corner to save the shape.

Edit brushes

Tap a brush to edit it.

Delete 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 create, edit, or delete a Look?

Create Looks

Adobe Capture CC captures the color and light in a scene or image and uses it to create a Look. You can capture inspiring Looks live from the camera or from an existing image in your camera roll or Creative Cloud account.

  1. Open the Adobe Capture app.

  2. Tap the + icon at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Choose either Camera, Camera Roll, or Creative Cloud.

    Adobe Capture displays the color and light information from the source image.

  4. In the next screen, tap a color bubble to shift the midtone, or use the color bubble that Adobe Capture has selected for you.

  5. Adjust the intensity of the Look using the slider.

  6. When you are satisfied with the results of your Look, tap the arrow mark at the top right corner.

  7. Enter a name for the Look and tap the check mark at the top right corner to save.

Edit and delete Looks

You can edit an existing Look at any time by tapping on its thumbnail in your library.

You can make two types of adjustments to your Look:

  • First, you can select a color bubble to shift the midtones toward that color. 
  • If desired, you can move the intensity slider right or left to increase or decrease the impact of the resulting Look.

To learn more about looks, see this tutorial.

How do I manage my Capture assets?

Your assets are saved automatically in your Creative Cloud Libraries. You can choose an existing library to save individual assets to, or create a new library in the My Library menu.

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.

How do I find assets created with Adobe Color CC, Shape CC, Brush CC, and Hue CC in Capture CC?

All of the assets that you created using these apps and saved to your Creative Cloud Libraries can be accessed within Capture.. When you open Capture and tap Colors, Brushes, Shapes, or Looks, the corresponding assets stored in your library are displayed on the screen. You can tap the required assets to begin editing them in Capture.

By default, Capture displays assets stored in My Library. If you want to change the library, tap My Library and then tap the required library.

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

Now that you’ve built your arsenal of color themes, vector-based shapes, custom brushes, and Looks, you can start using them in final artwork in a desktop app or explore concepts further in other mobile apps. All you need to do is make sure 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 do I access feedback and support in Capture?

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

  1. Launch Adobe Capture.
  2. Tap the Capture icon.    
  3. Tap Give Us Feedback.

How do I change app settings?

On the home screen of your device, tap the hamburger icon and choose Settings.

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, Flash Professional CC, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, and Comp CC
Shapes Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, After Effects CC, Flash Professional CC, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, and Comp CC
Brushes Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Flash Professional CC, and Photoshop Sketch
Looks Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and Premiere Clip
Patterns Photoshop CC

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