Aug 16, 2016

How to Create Patterns in Adobe Capture

How to Create Patterns in Adobe Capture

In today’s episode, you will learn how to use your smartphone to turn regular photos into repeatable Patterns in Photoshop!

Download and Log in to Adobe Capture

Start by downloading Adobe Capture in the App Store – it is available for all mobile devices and Tablets for free.

Be sure to login using the same Adobe CC account you are using on your desktop computer. Once you are logged in, everything you create in Adobe Capture will be available on the cloud and accessible by all Adobe CC apps.

Adobe Capture is designed to create shapes, Patterns, Colors, Brushes and Looks. In this example, we show you how to capture Patterns.

How to Capture Patterns

To capture a Pattern in Adobe Capture, simply click on the ‘Patterns” icon at the top of your screen, then click the + icon on the bottom.

Once the capture screen is open, use your camera to capture a pattern. You will see a preview of the pattern in the middle of the Screen. You can change scripts by clicking on the shape icons on the bottom of the screen. When you see something you like, click on the purple capture button on the bottom of your screen.

After capturing the Pattern, you can edit the crop and rotation on the next Screen, once you are satisfied with the pattern, click Next on the top of the screen. You will be able to zoom in and out of a preview. Click ‘Next’ again to name and share the pattern.

How to Save and Share Patterns

The last step in Adobe Capture is to name the pattern and assign it to a Library. You can create a new Library or use an existing one.

Click ‘Save Pattern’ on the bottom of the screen. This will add the pattern to your Library and make it available in the Adobe Capture App.

To share the pattern, click on it from the ‘Patterns’ Menu. Click on the ‘Export’ button to send it to Facebook, Twitter, Email or get a share link.

You can share this pattern publicly, and anyone will be able to download and use it! You can also use this screen to add the pattern to a new Library.

How to Use Patterns in Photoshop for Desktop

To use a pattern you created in Adobe Capture in Photoshop for Desktop go to ‘Window-Libraries’. In the ‘Library’ Panel, chose the library that contains the pattern you created.

Click on the Pattern to create a ‘Pattern Fill Layer’ and choose the Scale. To make the Pattern invisible in areas of the image, paint black on the Layer Mask. In this example we use the Texture to create a Background behind a person.

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    Howard Winn

    Please cut your out of date hair! I still think you and your site are the best.

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      I love the hair, just not the man bun on the top of your head 🙂 Thanks for the info on the app!!

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    Marilynn B.

    Omigosh, this is so much fun! It’s the middle of the night and I’m running around my house taking pictures of lights & reflections. I’m out of my mind. Must. Go. To. Sleep….

    P.S. Thanks, Aaron, for this and all your other tutorials.

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    Real excited about this for new textures and looking forward to creating brushes.

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    very cool…..I can see the pattern in Photoshop library but its telling me not supported by Photoshop so I can’t us the pattern.

    Help please!

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    Hi Aaron. Love your vids. Please can you do a session on how to create a logo. I am new to photoshop and haven’t got a clue where to start. Thanks heaps.

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    Mike Senior

    Another great tutorial from Phlearn. They are simply the best. Thanks AAron

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    Kristi Ganzel

    excellent app….can you do a video on the other parts…IE brushes especially?

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    Just a thought this very helpful, how about a tutorial on setting up a portfolio in a Adobe or the WEB in Lightroom?

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    Thanks for the great video! Just a quick question… when I go into photoshop to look at my pattern in my library it won’t let me click on it and says it is unsupported? Would there be any specific reason for this… I know I need to update photoshop… do you think that would be the reason?