From the Beginner designer to Intermediate one – Part 3

Last week, we had talked about the little tips for Adobe Capture CC brushes tool, this week I will discuss the rest three tools: shapes, type, and patterns.


The purpose of shapes would transform an image into vectors and use them in Photoshop, Illustrator, and In Design. The way to create new shapes is similar to other tools, click on “+,” and take a picture of the object or your doodles, you could erase the part that you don’t like and draw directly on the screen of the mobile device to make changes. After saving to the library, you can open it and try different colours, effects or gradients to your doodles directly; you will be amazed by what you can do with your imagination.


The Type tool is helping users to get fonts from Typekit based on a text image. The users can record all the fonts and learn what the name of the fonts from this tool. Also, the user could create unique fonts by patterns which are funny. However, please keep in mind that you may not find out these kind of fonts in your
Adobe suite library. Although at the edit panel, users can change the size, setting the font style, try different leading or track numbers and all kinds of different compositions between the letters.


The Patterns tool allow users to transform any textures, original objectives or images into patterns. And there are five beautiful types of models inside your setting panel. After adjusting and editing, you can have your patterns with the same colour theme and patterns base on your original objectives. And the patterns can only be used in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Till now, the primary function of the most useful tool from The Adobe Capture CC have been introduced. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and I will answer the questions on my following blogs.

Wacom Inkling

The Wacom Inkling is a unique new technology that is designed to allow users to draw their designs on whatever surface they like, and be able to upload it to a computer and use it digitally afterwards. All you have to do is clip the sensor on an edge of your page, turn it and the pen on, and you’re away. Your finished sketches¬†can be uploaded into many different programs including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Autodesk, Sketchbook Pro and Sketchbook Designer. It also comes with its own software with many features, one being the ability to separate the sketch into layers as if it were drawn on the computer to begin with.

Sketch done using the Wacom Inkling.

Sketch done using the Wacom Inkling.


Example of when the sensor is bumped.

I think this is a really good idea for those who don’t like sketching on a tablet and would rather use good old fashioned paper. I have been reading some reviews however on user experience for the Inkling, and have found some flaws. One being that if the clip on sensor is moved, ever so slightly, that it will throw the whole drawing off. It will no longer line up. It also seems to lack the sensitivity to capture small details. Others say that it is much better at doing sketch based drawing rather than designs with high detail. There are also comments on the software being not very user friendly and complicated.

It seems like it is a very promising idea, but needs some work before it will truly replace tablets or just sketching and scanning. With the way technology is booming right now, i’m sure Wacom, or another company, will vastly improve on this idea in the near future.