Start an illustration on the go with Adobe Capture CC and Illustrator Draw on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, and then finish it on your desktop with Adobe Illustrator CC.

Create a shape in Capture CC

Create a shape in Capture CC

Add the shape to a new Illustrator Draw project

Open Illustrator Draw on your device, tap a Project, tap the Shapes menu, then tap Change Library to navigate to the library where you saved your shape in Step 1. Select the eye vector drawing you captured in Capture CC. Position the shape using the Touch Slide tool and tap a tool on the left and choose a color. Then, double-tap to stamp the shape onto a layer and fill it with the selected color. 

Check the Illustrator Draw tutorial for more information.

Note:

The Touch Slide tool is only available for the iPad.

Add the shape to a new Illustrator Draw project

Use drawing tools to illustrate the eye

Tap the Layers icon and add a Draw Layer. You can refine parts of the image—add background, color foreground, add strokes—using separate layers so you do not affect the work on another layer.

Use the eraser and the tapered line brush in Illustrator Draw, to start illustrating the eye. The stamped shape is useful as a guideline, and you can keep some of the bits and pieces produced when you traced the original photo in Capture CC. 

Use drawing tools to illustrate

Add depth using layers

Add layers to add some color to the illustration background and give it a bit more dimension. For example, add one layer to add some color to the eye. Then, add another layer to add the shading.

Add depth using layers

Send to Illustrator CC

In Illustrator Draw, tap the Share icon and then select Send to Illustrator CC where you can refine the drawing.

If you’re simultaneously signed into Illustrator Draw and Illustrator using the same Creative Cloud account, while on the same network, Capture sends the file and opens it in Illustrator on your desktop. Creative Cloud displays a sent successfully message when the sync completes.

Send to Illustrator CC

Refine the drawing in Illustrator CC

Each stroke made in Illustrator Draw is now a vector shape in Illustrator. Use the tools available in Illustrator CC to complete your design. 

Refine the drawing in Illustrator CC

Launch Capture CC, tap Shapes, then the + icon and capture a photo of an eye with the Shapes module in Adobe Capture CC using your device. Use the slider to adjust the amount of detail captured in your shape, and then click on the Capture button to trace the photo and create a clean vector version.

Tap Next to name your shape, choose the appropriate Creative Cloud Library and tap Save Shape. The new shape is saved to the selected Creative Cloud Library. Check out the Capture CC tutorial for more information.

Note:

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

Merge all shapes to create a smooth image

Select each color and merge all shapes of each color to keep things tidy. Here's the final the result.

With Adobe mobile apps you can begin a drawing wherever you're inspired, instead of having to sit in front of your computer.

Merge all shapes to create a smooth image
06/16/2015

Contributor: Brian Yap

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