AMAZING New Photoshop Feature Adobe Hid From You! – Capture in Libraries


Did you know that Adobe released a powerful
new feature inside of Photoshop 2020 and almost no one noticed?
Even today at the time of this recording, it is still not even mentioned in the Adobe
page for Photoshop 2020 updates, and I think it’s one of the best and most powerful new
features. In this video, I’m going to show you how you
can create patterns, vector graphics, color themes, and gradients inside of Photoshop
using Adobe Capture. Hi, I’m Jesus Ramirez from the
Photoshop Training Channel. Adobe Capture is a powerful standalone mobile application that’s made its way into
Photoshop 2020 without almost anyone noticing it. I found out about it last minute at the Adobe MAX conference where I was a speaker and where
Adobe released a new version of Photoshop. A designer friend of mine, who you might know,
Kladi from print my soul told me about it. She is part of the Capture pre-release team,
and even though I am part of the Photoshop release team, I still didn’t know so thanks
to Kladi for letting me know. Unfortunately, it was already too late for
me to update my Photoshop 2020 video, but I did have time to update my session. So if
you attended a conference, you saw me talk about it there, if not, no worries, this is
what this video is all about. Let me show you how that tool works.
You can follow along with any images that you like, but this is the document that I’m
going to use. It contains three layers. This photo of a woman running, a hand drawn graphic,
and a white background. To reveal this new feature in Photoshop, go into the libraries
panel. If you don’t have that open, you can go into Window in Library. Then click on this
plus icon to reveal that add content Options. Then select Create from Image. This window
will come up, and this is Adobe Capture inside of Photoshop.
Adobe Capture the mobile app allows you to create assets from the photos in your phone
or photos that you take with your camera, and this version inside of Photoshop allows
you to do the same with photos in your computer or layers in your Photoshop document. Notice
how it’s already trying to create a pattern from our photo. Patterns is selected by default.
And we have a preview window here in the center. And to the right we have the controls. On
top we have the pattern shape. So I can click on any one of these pattern shaped presets
to determine how my pattern will look. Once I find one that I like, I can adjust the image
Options including scale, which makes the image larger, or rotation, which rotates the image.
And then from here, you can click and drag to offset the photo.
One Option that I skipped over was the color mode. You can click on color and also select
gray scale. In this case I prefer the colors mode, I think that the pattern looks much
better in color. But you do have the Option of creating a black and white pattern if you
like. When you’re done creating your pattern, all you need to do is click on Save to libraries
and that immediately will save to the library you currently have active.
In this case, I have a brand new library that I called, Capture Tutorial, but you can add
this to any of your libraries. I’m going to click on Save to CC libraries. And you’ll
see the pattern appear there. Let me close this for now and show you how this asset works.
All I need to do is click and drag that asset into my Layers panel. And now I have that
pattern I can double click on the pattern thumbnail to bring up the pattern fill Options,
and I can make adjustments for example, I can change the scale, I could change it down
to 25%. Press OK, and I can work with this as my pattern
for my design. And this works just like any other layer, I can adjust the opacity, and
of course, use a blending mode to blend it with the layers below. Also keep in mind that
you can use this pattern in Adobe Illustrator. You can find it in the libraries panel there.
Next I’m going to disable these layers and we’re going to work with this hand drawn image
to make it into a vector shape. Once again, I’m going to go into the plus icon and I’m
going to click Create from Image. Photoshop will, of course, bring up the capture
window. And notice that immediately creates this really cool pattern, I actually like
it a lot. So maybe I’ll save it just to have another pattern.
But anyway, go into the shapes tab, and from here, you’ll see that Photoshop turned all
the pixels in this layer either white or black. The white pixels will become transparent,
and the black pixels will become part of the vector shape. And you can use the detail slider
to adjust the threshold. So we can have fewer pixels that are black or more pixels that
are black. It’s up to you. In this case, I think that a detail of about
66 works great. You’ll notice that there’s some spots here that don’t necessarily look
too good, but you can erase them by clicking on the eraser button and then brushing over
them. If you need to resize the brush, you can click
and drag the slider to the right to make it larger, or click and drag this over to the
left to make it smaller. One thing I will point out is that if you’re painting and you
accidentally make a mistake, unfortunately, you cannot undo. So keep that in mind.
There’s a few more Options that you need to know about. First, you can invert the graphic.
In this case, I don’t need to do that, I like this much better. And I could also smooth
on save, which I definitely want to do because I don’t want these jagged edges on my vector
graphic. Then I’ll click on Save to CC libraries to
save my brand new vector graphic and you can see that appearing in my libraries panel.
I’m gonna close this for now, and I’m gonna show you how this works. I’m going to disable
the line art layer, and I’m just going to click-and-drag my vector graphic onto the layers panel, and I can scale it accordingly. And it looks like my background layer does not have opacity at 100%, so let me increase that. There it is, 100% opacity, and this looks much, much better. And just as a side note, if you would like to edit this vector graphic, you will need
to open it up in Illustrator. So go to the libraries panel in illustrator and drag it
onto your working document to edit it. I’m gonna enable the photo once again and I’m
gonna show you the two other features inside of Capture.
I’ll click on the plus icon and select Create from image. And let’s look at color themes.
Color themes creates a color palette using a harmonizing engine to find compatible palettes
in the photo. And you can use the color mood drop down to select different types of moods.
For example, I have colorful selected, you’ll notice that all the colors are colorful, but
I can select dark and that will select the dark colors in the image. You could also rearrange
the colors by simply clicking on one and dragging it over to any position.
You can select the color by clicking on one of these swatches here on the right. When
you select the point, you’ll notice that it will light up both on the point here over
the image and on the actual swatches. So you can select them any way that you want
and then click and drag to select a different color of course. I’m gonna save it to the
CC libraries and I’m gonna come back to that in a moment.
Next, I’m gonna click on gradients and this tab allows you to create a gradient based
on the colors in the image. By default, your gradient will have three stops, three points,
and you can click and drag them anywhere that you want to create your gradient.
You can use the slider to reduce the gradients. So you can go down to as few as two stops,
or you can have as many as 15 stops, the choice is up to you. I’ll bring it back down to two
stops and I’ll select the green on the tree and round on the brakes.
Once you have a gradient, you can of course click on Save to CC libraries to save the
gradient asset into the currently selected library.
I’m going to close this for now, and I’m just gonna show you how the last two work. The
color themes are really easy to use, all you need to do is click on one of the colors and
notice that it automatically becomes the foreground color.
And of course, you can click on any other color swatch to select it. And with the gradients,
you can create a gradient fill layer, so I can double click on it and it clips a fill
layer to the layer below. If you wanted to apply this gradient as a
gradient map, what you need to do is double click on the gradient once it’s on the Layers
panel, then click on the gradient to bring up the Gradient Editor, and from here, you
will notice the name Capture Gradient One, you can give it whatever name you want. In
this case, I’ll leave it at default and I’ll click on nil.
That will appear in my gradients preset, there it is, and I can Press OK. I can close out
of this and I can delete this gradient fill layer. And if I wanted to apply this gradient
as a gradient map, and I can do so by going in The New Adjustment Layer icon and selecting
gradient map. And from the drop down, you’ll find your most
recently created gradient way at the bottom. And when you click on it, Photoshop will apply
it as a gradient map. Next, let me show you what happens when you
have no layer selected. To deselect the layer, all you need to do is click on the empty space
in the Layers Panel, like here away in the bottom.
And you go into the libraries panel and you click on that add button and you click on
Create from Image. The window will come up but there will be no image selected.
You can drag any image from your computer onto this box to open it up in the Create
from Image window, or you can click on select the file or you can click on this plus icon.
So I’m gonna click on the plus icon and select this image that I have here, and click on
open. And I can actually open multiple images at the same time.
So I’m going to click on open and select this image as well, and bring that up into this
window. So now you could create assets from these images and I could load more images
if I need to. And like I said, this is one of my favorite
new features in Photoshop 2020, I would love to know what you think. Do you use a mobile
application? Do you like it better inside of Photoshop?
I think it works much better inside of Photoshop. So let me know down in
the comments below what you think. Also, another quick shout out to
Kladi from PrintMySoul for letting me know about this new feature. You can find Kladi
on Instagram @iamkladi You can find me
@JRfromPTC. And if this is your first time at the
Photoshop Training Channel, of course, click on that
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I’ll talk to you again in the next video.

98 Replies to “AMAZING New Photoshop Feature Adobe Hid From You! – Capture in Libraries

  1. As always a great tutorial Jesús, my Wife and I find your tutorials informative helpful and easy to follow. Thank you

  2. 6:43 this feature is god to change color of DEM Digital Elevation Model  maps. Change the colors to grayscale hight map.

  3. As so many times before, top information from the best Photoshop youtube channel! Thanks! (and see you soon, I hope 😉 ).

  4. I have known these features from the app for quite some time. At first I found them fun to play with, but I haven't found a ton of real use cases for my photography. But perhaps you can go into that in a future video?

  5. Wow…First time hearing about all this. Sounds like it would be an easy way to create a signature file or other workart. Thanks!

  6. I do a lot of color grading and often lift colors from one image and put them on another. This tool is amazing and I will be using it a lot. Thanks

  7. Jesús Ramirez thank you for another awesome and helpful tutorial. All the best. Appreciative Ps beginner. Happy Creating!

  8. I am still waiting for the ability to "link all layer masks" with one click. I have been talking about this for years. While working on files with dozens of layers and layer groups, when files get passed around at work, between Designers and Art Directors, round after round, a lot of times people will leave a few layer masks unlinked and when moving, resizing or dragging these layer groups from document to document, layers masks shift if they are not linked. You usually have to open every single layer folder to make sure layer masks are linked. A simple "link all layer masks" on the drop down menu in the layer palette would solve that.

  9. It seems if your top layer is an adjustment layer then this won't work unless you have that layer selected as well. If you try it without selecting anything, you will get that Drop Files Here message here (which won't work either.) So if you want to use this feature with multiple layers (including adjustment layers), you have to select them first.

  10. May i know the exact version of Photoshop where this is implemented? Is it Photoshop CC 2020 v21.0.1? I'm in Canada and Create from Image is not showing up on the pull down menu in Photoshop libraries. It only shows Foreground Color and Graphic but not the Create from Image. I've also synced Adobe Capture from my phone. So somehow, Adobe Capture is not kicking in from within Photoshop CC 2020.

  11. Thank you for sharing this its awesome but sadly I cannot try it out.
    Will not show up in mine. I tried uninstalling and reinstall and still not showing up. Any ideas to a solution?

  12. There use to be something called along the lines of 'unknown little tips', I hope someone can refresh my memory; it was in the Ps CC era so it's not ancient. I hope someone can refresh my memory.

  13. I kept saying WOW and I will def be watching it again to use these tools in my next project! Thank you for posting because I learn so much from your tutorials.

  14. Amazing — Thank you for letting the cat out of the bag, Jesùs! I can already think of many ways that I can use this "secret" new feature!

  15. I'm still Cs 6 version user and after see that new feature… I cannot give any words because the amazing of that new feature!

  16. Thank you for this video. I've never used the Libraries panel, so it was a new thing for me. I have PS2020, but clicking on the Libraries panel brought up an error message "Something went wrong initializing Creative Cloud Libraries". However (and for those who get a similar message) all I had to do was sign out of Adobe (internet access enabled) then sign in again, although I did have to reset my password. I am now able to use the libraries panel without having to have the internet enabled to create similar patterns etc as shown on your video. Thanks again for introducing me to a new aspect of Photoshop that I had previously not used.

  17. Wow! Been hoping for something like this for years! It's great, thank you for showing us because I'd never known about it if you didn't.

  18. Hey guys, I just have two options underneath that plus button, Only Graphic and Foreground Color!
    Can anyone help? and I'm using the PS 21.0.0 version.

  19. Hey Jesus. I think you’re fab and I’m always learning something new in photoshop even though I’ve been using it since the early nineties. Could you do me a solid and find out why the geniuses at Adobe decided to round the corners on the photoshop app in the doc on Mac OS but didn’t do it with the other CC suite Apps? Would appreciate it.

  20. This is seriously cool! I have Capture on my Ipad and love it – this adds a whole new level of fun and creativity! Great tutorial, Jesus!

  21. Thanks for the tip off and the walk through. All of these tools are fun but the color themes is really useful, interesting how they have adapted this to desktop.
    Also, so funny I was just messing with Capture on iPad yesterday to kill time in the waiting room; had not opened it in months.

  22. Awesome tutorial Jesus..as usually! Wonderful Ps Channel in here..and indeed this feature is nowhere mentioned ! Thank you very much for sharing!

  23. Wow, nice features. Too bad updated versions are badly optimized, i'm sticking to CC 2018 since I had terrible sessions with 2019.

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