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Adobe Capture Workflow, Tips & Tricks + Creative Cloud Library Assets

October 23, 2019

hey guys what’s going on this is Derek
and today’s lesson I’m gonna show you how you can use adobe capture on your
phone to create some really amazing artwork and together assets for all of
your graphic designs it’s a super cool tutorial I actually pulled it from my
graphic design bootcamp part two and I’ve got a special promo happening right
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phone in the field and create some amazing content all right
let’s go ahead and dive in so as part of your subscription to the Adobe Creative
Cloud you get a handful of mobile apps that work with your smartphone as well
the one I want to show you right now is called Adobe capture and it’s an amazing
tool that you can use to capture all kinds of digital assets from fonts
patterns brush styles materials a material would be like like maybe the
color of this wood desk I have here but wrapped around a 3d object so you can
apply different materials to 3d objects vector tracing and all kinds of cool
stuff so I want to show you real quick how you could use that to not only speed
up your workflow but to add another level of creativity to all of your
design projects so I’m gonna do first is go ahead and open up my phone and jump
into the Adobe capture app now when you first log in you’re gonna have to sign
in with your Adobe ID so use your email and your password and then you’ll land
on a quick tutorial and just take a second to look at all of them because
they might be different than what I’m able to show you now because they’ll
update it all the time but take a look at what’s possible so when we jump in
here we can create shapes we can create type colors materials patterns brushes
all kinds of really amazing things so what I want to do real quick just to
show you the power of this tool and how it works with the Adobe library so all
of your assets sync between all of your devices and all the programs so I’m
going to jump into shapes real quick and let’s say I was working on
maybe a lower design for somebody or just wanted to add some extra textural
elements to my designs so on the bottom I can use either the photo button where
I can choose to load it from my camera roll which is any photos on my device or
the Creative Cloud which think of Creative Cloud that is like as far as
this option here it’s kind of like Dropbox so you can sync I think is up to
20 gigs of assets between all of your devices basically the exact same kind of
a services Dropbox we’ve got Lightroom stock so if you want
to buy daily stock images or file so I could load files from my phone or again
the camera roll I could take pictures from my phone or I can just click right
here on the camera button and now I can see a vectorized version of my desk and
all kinds of cool things and now if I scrub the slider here it adjusts how
full that is so that’s a it’s my printer and my storage area from my hard drives
and cables and stuff here’s my beats headphones on the desk here so I can
scrub this and get different will you see what it’s doing here ton of fun I’m
gonna take a picture real quick and then now what I can do is I can refine this a
little bit further and it’s got a lot of different options so down here I can
take the eraser tool and let’s say I don’t want to include this extra area I
can just use my finger and erase away the extra vector data that I don’t want
to bring in and deal with later okay so I can do that I can scrub right here to
change my eraser size if I want to get into really small areas and clean things
up more precisely and then I can also crop this to different sizes I can
smooth things out so smoothing on or smoothing off clicked in here on the
bottom to change those options so I was thinking about it here we’re going to
turn that back off all right and then when you’re done all you have to do is
hit save so I’ll click Save on the top right and
now I can give this a name and I can tell it what library to save
so when you’re working with your Creative Cloud libraries you can create
a whole bunch of different folders essentially to save all of your artwork
so the way I usually work is it’s based on each client or each project so
depending my clients name I’ll make a library just for them where I’ll save
all their color swatches all their fonts all of their graphic elements and any
photos that I’ve purchased for the product that way they’re always in one
spot so I’m going to hit save real quick alright so I’ve got a new shape I can
work with I’m gonna jump in here to type and right now I don’t have any font so
I’m going to do is turn on my camera so it sees my desk here and I’ve got this
brochure book on my desk I’m just gonna hold it over here and it’s gonna
automatically find the fonts so it’s found the fonts that I have available to
work with and I can zoom in here or I can choose which one I want to work with
so I’m gonna click on the word design and hit the little check box and now
what its gonna do is sync up with the Adobe Typekit to find any fonts that are
close and now you might not find the exact match but you’ll find a bunch that
are in the same font family whether it’s a serif or sans serif and it’ll get you
close so you can find something that’ll work perfectly so we can see the
original image up above and I can see that this first selection is pretty
pretty close you can see the letters on the on the original photo there they’re
squished a little bit they’re a little narrower than this first design option
so maybe I’ll scroll through a little bit and see if there’s anything else
that fits a little bit better and you know what that works good enough
for my purpose right now so what I’ll do is I’ll just go ahead and hit save and
it’s it automatically gives it the name character style one I can rename that to
be whatever I want it to be but I’ll hit save that’s gonna save it to my bootcamp
part-2 library that I’ve created for this course I’ll stamp over to the
colors so same kind of deal let’s see what could we here do this alright so
I’ve got my cool skis back he resumed in a little bit and borrow from these
things and it’s thinking about it let me take a picture there we go and now it’s
got all the swatches that sampled from those skis back there
I can go through and I can edit all of these settings if I want to I can change
how the colors are sampled as well as going back to the original image I can
actually drag these color swatches on to specific areas if I want to add a
different color to the mix so let’s just focus on the skis right here because I
don’t want to mix in that wall color because it doesn’t really work well
together there we go all right and I’ll go ahead and I’ll
save those as an option I’ll hit save color theme 1 sounds good we’ll hit save
and that will save to my bootcamp part 2 library now you’ll notice down below
publish to color Adobe comm so you can actually publish all these color themes
too if we jump on the website real quick let me just jump in here all right so
here’s Adobe color another really cool tool tool that you can use to create
color profiles and color swatches for your projects so if I have it turned on
when I save this it’ll actually publish this to my Adobe color profile as well
on the web browser that then can be shared with other friends or other
designers or just to let everybody else see what you’re working on if you want
so I’m gonna go ahead and hit save and then let’s jump over to materials so
there’s a lot of other really cool apps I’m going to run out of time in this
video to show you but when you get a chance check out adobe dimension CC if
we come over here to your the Creative Cloud the Adobe Creative Cloud the app
on your computer and come up here to apps and we’ll scroll down towards the
bottom it’s a newer app called dimension CC and it’s a 3d rendering application
it’s super cool and it’s really easy to use and they give you a really intuitive
tutorial when you first log in so what I can do is I can open up my phone here
again and go into materials and I can take a picture in this case it was a
picture of my desk and it just has tap to freeze so I’ll go ahead and hit my
picture button to freeze that as my material and I can come through and I
can change all kinds of settings I can crop my image
and I can preview what it’s going to look like so that material was created
from my desk which is amazing so what I’m gonna do is actually down here on
the bottom you can change what kind of a 3d object it’s rendering it to if you
want to see it as different options very cool yeah there it is on a shopping bag
so when I’m all done with it and I’ve got it right where I want I’ll just hit
save and we’ll save it to bootcamp part two and now I’m going to jump over to
patterns all right so this one’s really cool too patterns are a super easy way
to add more depth to your designs so let’s say you have a flat backdrop or a
background you just put some simple text on front of it for an ad or something by
adding a little bit of a textural element behind it whether it’s a texture
in this case a pattern it can add a lot to your designs and go a long ways to
just add a just push it a little bit further just in subtle ways let me show
you what I mean so same deal I’m gonna turn on my camera here and I’m pointing
it on my desk and so you can see in the in the middle you see the image that
it’s sampling from and as I move it the pattern changes so let me get let’s do
this alright so now there’s my signature in the pattern really cool pattern that
it’s pulling up here I could play with this all day alright just take the
picture Derek there we go so I’ve got a picture of my desktop right there and
that’s what it’s creating the pattern with so I’ll go ahead and save that
pattern alright we’ll save it to bootcamp part 2 and then last we’re
gonna jump over into brushes so same deal what I’m gonna do is turn on my
camera and we’re just gonna take a picture of my keyboard because it’s
right here in front of me so click on that and it uses that to define my brush
now what I can do is drag my guides drag the photo crop it wherever I want you
can see up above what it’s doing to the brush and I can even tap on here to kind
of see what my brush is gonna look like okay once we get that where I want it
I’ll go ahead and jump over into styles and I can do some different default
settings with my Styles as well for my brush whether it’s coming into
illustrator or maybe want to do like a scatter sketch brush and in Photoshop so
I’ll click on that guy right there we’ll jump into presets and I can change my
size by default my minimum size the direction that goes by default or I can
set it to none so it scatters everywhere I’ve got my spacing set bump that
scattering a little bit will go on both accidents so it turns all right that’s
pretty cool let’s see what that looks like so now I can do this and make a
really cool brush out of a picture of my keyboard on my desk that’s amazing
I’m coming here and I can refine this again by adjusting the contrast of the
original photo so I can kind of clean things up if I want to when it’s all
said and done I’ll hit say this is brush one sent me into the bootcamp and I will
hit save all right so that’s Adobe capture on your smart device now here’s
where the fun really begins so what we’re gonna do is I’m going to jump into
let’s just jump into Photoshop real quick I should have had this open but
what we’re gonna do is take a look at how this syncs to your library
immediately almost immediately so I’m gonna create a new document I’m gonna go
pretty fast here because I don’t want this tutorial to get really long but
what I want you to do is just see what’s possible and play with it and check it
out so I’m gonna jump into the bootcamp part 2 library in Photoshop so if you
don’t see that I’m just gonna reset my settings real quick I’m going to come
back up here to essentials and then I’m going to reset essentials and I
workspace so that way you kind of see the same thing I have I’m gonna pull up
my bootcamp part 2 library and you can see I’ve got my color themes going on
here so if I wanted to I could quickly use those colors from my skis and fill
the background with that nice and red color and then maybe let’s jump into my
brush and I’m gonna make a new layer at the letter B to get my brush tool and in
theory let’s see if this works how I wanted to I need to change the color so
let’s just ample that gray color again for my skis I’ve got my brush turned on
I’m in a new layer and now I’m just gonna paint over the top and that’s kind
of cool I’m gonna change the blend mode a little bit I’m gonna change it to
multiply and then maybe scrub that opacity down a little bit just so it’s
more subtle that’s cool and then where was that okay
there’s my beats headphone so I’m going to drag that right in this is that
vector that we captured that’s kind of cool I’m just gonna scrub down the
opacity a little bit a little bit more I don’t know we’re just playing
so this isn’t supposed to be a professional design this is to show you
how you could use the tools to make something cool so if you were building
some kind of cool background or something to build an ad over the top
this is a great way to do it now let’s throw some text on here so we’ll grab my
default character style hit the letter T to get my type tool I’m going to change
the color to white I’ll click in here and we’re gonna call this Adobe Captur
how’s that so now it’s using that same font that we captured from this brochure
book which is awesome so that is how you can quickly use adobe capture to sample
no I was gonna say one more thing materials alright so we’re gonna jump
into Adobe dimension real quick real quick tangent let me create a new
document when you jump in here it’ll take you through how to use this so I’m
just gonna assume that you’ve gone through that tutorial when you check it
out but what I can do by default it’ll show you these starter assets so I can
throw anything in here we’ll just throw this cube in here real quick okay and
then up at the top where it says starter assets I can twirl this down to show my
libraries and that’s where those materials that I sampled will show up so
I can take this material from my desk and drop it right on that cube and now
it’s gonna apply that material to this 3d object don’t forget to check out
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1 Comment

  • Reply Paul Gowin October 9, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Awesome, focused information. You provide enough detail for me to immediately get started. Now, I can create additional options for me to grow in my work! Thanks, Derrick!

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