Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use Shape CC, part of Creating a Poster with Adobe Mobile Apps.
- When you first launch Capture, you're going to sign in, and then you're going to see a screen like this with the four asset types at the top of the screen. Immediately above that, I have a drop-down so that you can choose which of your libraries you want to add the assets to. There's a plus on the top right hand side if you wanted to create a new library at this point. I've already got the library that I'm after selected here, so I'm going to tap "Cancel" like so, and anytime you can long hold on the plus at the bottom of the screen to get this kind of menu.
And I'm going to tap "Shapes" just here and it'll hand me over to this kind of module, if you like, and I see that I got a view of some of the rubbish that is on my desk just here. I'm going to move in this hastily scribbled kitty cartoon just there and if I put that in place and just move that around then I can set the camera up like so, and now I've got this slider at the bottom right that allows me to kind of threshold this and capture more or less of that.
And you can see that by turning that up and down that's exactly what it's doing. I can tap on the screen to toggle between "Shape Preview" and the "Live Preview" through the camera like so. Just go back to that. Sometimes useful to have it in this particular view. You get a much cleaner idea of what you're picking up. Just there. I can toggle between a light and a dark background using this small rounded square just immediately above the green button there. If you see if I tap this, now it's capturing exactly the opposite, and tap it again.
It's back to the way it was. Immediately above that, I've got a camera switch which allows me to switch between the forward-facing and back-facing camera. I'm not looking at my best today, so I'm going to spare you that particular view. And immediately above that, I've got access to other assets that I can bring in. And we'll be using those in the next three movies. So once I've got this kind of the way I want it to be, so I'm just going to position that a little bit more see if we can catch a bit of different light there, bring that down a touch, like so.
I can hit the green button on the right hand side, and then this takes me through to a refinement screen. It's set to remove from shape by default, so if I just brush my finger across the bottom of the screen like so, you can see how I can easy brush that stuff out. And I'm just going to brush around here. Made a little bit of a mistake just there as I was brushing out these small parts, but I can fix that in a minute. Just brush across the top there. I'm just going to tap "Keep In Shape" and then just brush back across the kitty there like so.
And that's perfect. That's just great. And now I can tap "Next" and this will trace that and create me the smooth curves there, like so. I can pinch and zoom to come in on that. Once I'm happy, I can tap "Next" and then all I need to do is name this and save it to my library. Let me just back up from here. So I'm going to tap "Capture" on the top left, "Refine" at the top left, "Capture" again at the top left to go back to the camera view just here. And I'm going to tap on the right hand side to go to those assets.
If you go to "Creative Cloud" in the middle, you can go to the exercise files for this course. Or of course, you could also use any of your own assets to do this. There are a few shapes in here you can use to practice on. So for example, I'm going to use this bamboo shape just here. Tap to open that file, and then just dial this up and down. And then capture just a few shapes in there. Just for practice. Once you're done practicing, we can move onto the next movie where we'll actually work on our tiger.
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 02/05/2016. What changed?
A: We added two new movies, "Drawing gestures" and "Grids and guides," to address interface changes to Comp CC.