Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Explore the Capture interface, part of Adobe Mobile Apps For Designers.
- [Voiceover] The first Adobe mobile application we're going to be taking a look at is the Adobe Capture app. When I launch open the Adobe Capture application you'll notice that it gives me this little warning, letting me know that there are new features that have been added to this and it says that we have some exciting new features in the works. Would you like to be notified when these features are available? When Adobe Capture opens something like this, it is basically asking you whether or not you want to join an e-mail list. If you do, you can go ahead and say, "notify me," for now, I'm just going to tap "no thanks." Now, it's going to take me into the Adobe mobile application known as Adobe Capture, where we have several different facets of the application that we have to deal with, and we're going to deal with them individually throughout this particular chapter, but I just want to point out the basic interface of Adobe Capture and how it works.
Along the top here where you see 'My library', that's where you can drop that down and you can see all of the different libraries that you have access to inside of your Creative Cloud account. Now, if you're new to Adobe Creative Cloud, you may not see anything in there besides 'My library', and that's totally okay. You can tap anywhere outside of that to make it go away. Anytime you need to switch libraries, you just tap right there at the top, pick the library you want to switch to by tapping on it, and when you're finished tap, 'Cancel' or tap on the outside of it and it will automatically navigate you to that particular library.
In this case we have the shapes section that we're brought with here first, and the shapes section is basically where you're allowed to capture things, either with your camera or by using things already inside your camera roll. You're going to turn those objects into vector paths that you can easily use inside Adobe Illustrator. We'll talk about that in its own particular movie later on. There also is a new section here which is going to be brand new for most people who haven't used Adobe Capture, but also for the people who have been using Capture for a while. Patterns, this is an all new feature that's being introduced in May of 2016, and I can tell you this is one of the most interesting add-ons they've ever put into Adobe Capture.
When we start talking about it towards the end of this chapter, you'll be amazed at some of the stuff you can do. Colors is where you go to create color themes. Inside of Adobe Capture you can capture things using either photos that you take or photos that are already loaded onto your device. Brushes is where you create brush strokes, custom brush strokes that you can use inside of other Adobe mobile applications and inside Adobe Photoshop as well. The looks section is something we're not going to touch on in this particular course, but this is where you can create looks for various video files that you create.
Now, let's go ahead and take a look at the interface of Adobe Capture because it's mostly very simple. There's only a few buttons that you have in there. You already know where the libraries are. I've just shown you how to navigate across the top to the different areas of Adobe Capture, the only other things you really need to look at are the things in the top left corner, top right corner, and the bottom. Let's start here in the top left. When you press the Adobe Capture icon, that's going to show you your account settings, who you're signed in as, how much of your Creative Cloud storage you're using. You can also go in there and get information about Adobe Capture, reset your tool tips, go in there and give your feedback, and you can also download more Adobe apps.
Tapping outside of that will close that panel. In the top right hand corner you have these three little dots. That allows you to rename the current library you're working on, add collaborators to said library, or even share a link to the library with your fellow co-workers. You can also delete the library from there as well. Tapping outside of that window will automatically close it for you. The last part of the Adobe Capture interface is, of course, the capture button. That's the little plus sign at the bottom. Any time you want to create a shape, a pattern, a color, a brush, or a look, simply tapping on the plus symbol at the bottom of the screen allows you to start that process. I'm going to walk you through creating shapes, patterns, colors, and brushes in this chapter so we're going to get a lot of work with this button so be sure you know where it is.
It's at the very bottom of the screen and it's a different color each time, but it's always the plus symbol. That's really all there is to the interface of the overall Adobe Capture application. It's really great that it's that simplistic, because it makes it easy for you to get from point to point and once you get in here and start to see what it can do I think you're really going to love this application.
- Creating custom patterns, color themes, and brushes with Capture CC
- Vector drawing with Adobe Draw
- Image editing and compositing with Photoshop Mix
- Retouching with Photoshop Fix
- Drawing and painting with Photoshop Sketch
- Creating layouts with Comp CC