Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use Color CC, part of Creating a Poster with Adobe Mobile Apps.
- In this movie, we're going to look at using colors inside of Capture. I'm continuing on from the previous chapter where I had got all of the shapes I wanted for my poster, and I could tap Colors from the choice of four different things at the top of the screen, but here I'm going to long press on the plus and choose Colors from there, mainly because I like (laughing) that little thing, it's really cute. And you see that again, it's using a camera here and giving you a view of some of the stuff that is on my desk.
And I could tap the screen to actually freeze that view and then mottle these colors like so. It might help you to understand the workflow that this is actually replacing. It's quite common to take a picture of something that inspires you, I used to get sunsets, so many variations of sunsets. Quite often I'd take a picture of that and think I'm going to use that in a particular project. So I take the picture, I would email the picture across to myself, then I'd open it in Photoshop, then I'd use the Eyedropper Tool to pick the colors that I wanted to use from the image, each time creating a new Swatch.
Then I'd have to switch to the Swatches manager and then just remove all of the Swatches in my panel that I wasn't going to use and then save that out to an ASE, distribute that to people in various different ways, either by email or other kinds of services to do that. And then they'd have to download that and load that into Photoshop, and it's impossible to say how long that process would take, but it was a lot less than instant, which is what of course you get with Creative Cloud Libraries. As soon as I save a theme here, it gets pushed up to Creative Cloud and then delivered to wherever it needs to be from there.
I'm going to use a photographic input here, just for the purpose of this demonstration. I'm going to tap up to the right hand corner there and I'm going to use Camera Roll because the tiger image that I used for the shapes is just here. I'm going to use that and just show you a couple of things about using photos. On the right hand side there's a small smiley face just there and if I tap on that, then I've got a range of different themes, different interpretations, I can use. So if I went for Colorful, which I think it is at the moment it would do that.
And if I went for Bright, you can see it mottles that and the variation changes there. If I go for Muted, you can see that it's doing exactly that. If I went for Deep, and so on. So I've got a few different variations I can use in that. And you'll see another one in a couple of movies' time as well. For now, I want to mottle this myself, so I'm just going to tap on these colors now and kind of bring them to where I want them to be. I want the sort of orangey of orange-ness, just there. Making up words now as I go along too, also.
A slightly different darker color from there, I want something from over here, that kind of works really well. It's doing a very good job, actually, this theme, to be fair. I think it's pretty smart. So I'm just going for a sort of more yellowish color there. And this one, I don't need any pure white, I want something that's kind of off-white. Once I've got that, I can tap the button on the right hand side. All that remains here for me to do is to name this. So if I just remove that there and call this Tiger. Make sure that it's going to the right library, which it is.
I'm not worried about sharing this one, so I'm not going to make it discoverable on color.adobe.com and I'm going to tap Color Theme and there we are, done. So in the next movie, we're going to use one of our Creative Cloud files to get some colors for our poster.
- Drawing and defining the basics shapes in Capture CC
- Developing a color palette with Capture CC
- Creating brushes to paint with Capture CC
- Laying out the poster in Comp CC
- Fine-tuning the poster in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop