You stopped here because you wish to know what is Adobe Capture and how to use it? 

In this blog post, we are going to focus on this amazing free app from Adobe called: Capture.

So, know that Adobe Capture is available to download on iOs and Android!

Let’s dive right into what is Adobe Capture?


So, with the Adobe Capture app, you can create amazing color palettes, patterns, vector shapes, 3D materials, and more, right into your phone!!

If you are an Adobe Creative Cloud member you will be able to save all of the assets you created to your cloud library and start using them in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fresco.

Here is how Adobe Present their App:

“Adobe Capture gives you the power to create production-ready color themes, patterns, vector-based shapes, 3D materials, type, and custom brushes—all from a single photo. Whether you are on the go or at work in the studio, you can gather inspiration from the world around you into Libraries to share and use in your favorite Adobe desktop or mobile apps.

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So, sounds obvious but first, you will have to download the app! 

Then, you need either a free or paid Creative Cloud membership. If you are not already a member, you can sign up for a free Creative Cloud membership.

Once this is done, you’re in!

So, now let’s look at everything you can do with the app and how to use it.

Ps: You can find the deeper explanation directly on the Adobe site.



Texture surrounds you, and Capture lets you select the best to work with. Use your phone as a texture generator to create high-quality PBR materials with a few clicks.

AKA: 3D elements that can only be used in Adobe Dimension.


So, Capture uses Adobe Sensei to analyze the shapes of your text to suggest similar typefaces that can be saved as character styles.

Once you save a type in Capture, it is automatically activated in Adobe Fonts. Fonts are available immediately via the type tools in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, or XD.

To use is, simply to take the picture of the type you are interested in knowing with your phone directly into the app.


From hand-drawn shapes to high contrast photos, you can turn any image into a clean vector shape.

You can use the refining tools to remove clutter, clean backgrounds, or smooth lines.

So, when you are done, send those shapes directly to Photoshop and Illustrator, or find them in your Cloud Library.


The one is probably my favorite.

So, point your lens around you and let Capture’s color harmonizing engine find compatible palettes in your surroundings.

Save your swatches for immediate use in almost every application. Further, customize, and share your palettes on Adobe Color.


The one is interesting and I don’t use it quite enough.

With Looks, you can Capture light and color from all around you, or your imported images, and use that to generate cohesive color profiles for your images and video in Adobe applications.


Create unique patterns!

Capture can generate various kaleidoscopic effects from your images. Blur the edges to create repeating tiles.

Save patterns as raster or generate resizable vectors from your picture.

Then send your patterns to Photoshop or Illustrator to refine or use as fills, textures, and more.


You are able to create high-quality custom brushes direct from photos.

Choose your brush style, direction, flow, and behavior.

Make texturizing brushes direct from textures, and create ribbon brushes with a smooth action.

Use them to paint in Animate, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Fresco.

Thank you so much for reading about what is Adobe Capture and how to use it? 

Before you leave, you might be interested in reading about the tools and software I use as a Graphic Designer.

See you back here soon

Justine Lamer

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