Creative Cloud Mobile Apps Tutorials

Capture color themes with Adobe Capture CC

Learn how to use Adobe Capture CC to capture and create inspiring color themes that can be used right away in other Adobe desktop and mobile apps. (See how, 4 min)

Capture inspiring color themes with Adobe Capture CC on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Then apply the production-ready assets to projects in a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps.

What do I need?

  Adobe Capture CC for iPhone and iPad

   Adobe Capture CC for Android

Step 1 of 4

Capture a color theme

Open Adobe Capture CC and sign-in with your Adobe ID (Get an Adobe ID).

Tap the Colors menu option, then tap the + icon. Point your camera at an object. Interactive color circles will appear. Tap the screen to freeze it so you can move indidvidual color circles to adjust the theme. Tap the Capture button to capture.

Note: The screenshots in this tutorial show Adobe Capture CC on an iPhone. The user interface may vary between iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

Optional: If you want to create a color theme based on an existing image from your device camera, Creative Cloud, or Market, tap the square icon next to the Capture button, then select the asset you want.

Note: If you have setup an Adobe Stock account, Adobe Stock will appear as an additional Capture From option.

Step 2 of 4

Save a color theme

Review the color theme and enter a name for it. Choose the appropriate Creative Cloud Library, then tap Save Color Theme.

Note: You can tap Make Discoverable under the Sharing option to publish color themes to the web service and make it public for others to search and use.

Note: You can also create color themes from the web service. Just open a web browser, navigate to, and sign in with your Adobe ID. Move the dots on the color wheel to create the color theme you want. Then, click Save, name the color theme, and save it to a Creative Cloud Library.

Step 3 of 4  

Use color theme in desktop apps

Use your color themes in desktop apps such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, Dreamweaver CC, Muse CC, and Flash Professional CC. Open your project in the appropriate desktop app and select Window > Libraries (or CC Libraries) to see the Color Themes you have created.

Then, select the part of the project with the color you want to change and pick the new color from a color theme.

Step 4 of 4

Use color theme in mobile apps

Use your color themes in mobile apps such as Comp CC, Illustrator Draw, and Photoshop Sketch. Open your project and tap to select the color option. Tap the Library option, the third menu from the left. Then, scroll to the bottom and select Change Library to select the Library you just created and replace the color of the selected object with a color from your new theme.

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