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Step Into Your AR Creation With Adobe Aero

teacher avatar Annie Liu, Digital Designer ✨

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      Project Overview


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    • 5.

      Prep and Export


    • 6.

      Adobe Aero Basics


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    • 8.

      Add in Motion


    • 9.

      Get Into Frame!


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About This Class

Augmented reality... it's the stuff of sci-fi, so this class must be difficult right? But it's quite the opposite! In this class I’ll be teaching you that it’s fun and easy to create in AR!

This class is all about making it easy to learn AR in Adobe Aero. Appropriate for beginners. You'll be learning how to prepare your work for Adobe Aero, how to use the program, and potential ways to capture it all. 

This class is great for beginners as well as creatives looking to expand and explore a cutting-edge medium! This is a project where you, your creativity and imagination gets to shine! I'll give you a good foundation on how to use Adobe Aero as well as suggestions on how to approach your project but ultimately it's all up to you!

Materials needed:

  • Adobe Photoshop, Fresco or Procreate
  • Ipad or tablet or phone (optional) 
  • Adobe Aero 
  • Someone to help or tripod/stand
  • Your imagination/creativity! 

I'm excited to expand your notion of what's possible and what mediums you can explore in this class!

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Annie Liu

Digital Designer ✨


Hi I’m Annie or LIUCID and for the sake of brevity- the meaning behind LIUCID is two folds. 

Clarity through connection (which is the basis of creativity) Light- keep shining, your spark sparks others.

And I’m all about living, creating and teaching with the above mission statement in mind as well as sparking it in others! 


In order to give you a sense of who I am- listed are my related expertise when comes to the topic of creativity.

2021  Ox Bookmark Activity x Chinese American Museum Lantern Festival 2020 Asian Creative Collective Speaker (on my Creative Journey) 2020 Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund Recipient 2020 Instagram Featured: &l... See full profile

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1. Intro: Ar, according to Wikipedia, is an interactive experience that combines the real-world and computer generated content. In other words, AR enhances our perceptual experiences by overlaying virtual slash digital content over the world as we know it. Or as I'd like to say, let's, let's just call it magic because it's this bridge from the visible to the invisible slash, vice versa. And with magic, I know it's probably going to feel like this medium is really intimidating and adjust plane challenging. Because let's face it, when you think of AR, AR, that's the stuff of the future, right? It's like sci-fi tech things and all of those things. Those things can be hard. But in this class, I'll make sure it's easy and fun. And in this class we'll learn how to prep your artwork for Adobe Aero and the basis of how to use Adobe Aero. And to finally, at the end of this class, you'll have the opportunity to step into your creation in this artist's meets art project. Overall, you'll get to play in a relatively new medium that's still developing. All while realizing it's fun, easy to do. And I'll be your instructor for this course. Hi, I'm Annie or blue Sid. And for the sake of brevity and the meaning behind lucid is twofold. One is clarity through connection and the other is keep shining. Your spark, sparks others. And I'm all about creating under this mission statement While sparking this in others as well. So whether it's illustrations, Jeff's wonky lettering, et cetera, I keep it loose. And in regards to AR, I've actually dabbled in AR a bit. I've created a priority phase filter that got featured on the Instagram gallery of their favorite effects, garnering some million or so Impressions. And I also teach two classes here. So one is a staff pick clumps where you can turn your doodles into a phase filter using Spark AR. And another class is one where we get to create and animate a face filter in procreate five x. So it's a bit of face filter things. And with that said, let's dive right in and let's get lucid. 2. Project Overview: Class and project overview slash material. So here's what we'll need and what to expect from this class. This class will be stepping into our AR creation. Think of it like an artist's meets art type of project where your work and yourself, you all both occupy the same space together. And here's what we'll cover in this class. We'll cover doodling, drawing, sketching, prepping our artwork for Adobe Aero, importing that in setting up our scene in Adobe Aero, and of course, how to capture it all so you can save it as a video or photo to be shared. So in order to make that happen, here are some materials that we'll need. We'll need Procreate slash, Adobe Fresco slash Photoshop, Adobe Aero, of course, and our creativity and imagination. And the someone to help you out to capture or if you're doing this by yourself, a tripod. So with all of our materials and what to expect. In the next section, let's actually get started. 3. Brainstorm: Alright, so since this class is all up to your imagination and creativity, I'll leave it to you to figure out what you'd like to draw. But as a jumping off point, Let's do think about things and, or topics that you like. So what's try to think of some things. And you can follow along at this part. You can grab a piece of paper or you can be like myself and just use an iPad. But whatever you choose, make your list of favorite topics slash interests slash things that you'd like to explore. So I have my themes and let's go ahead and start thinking of some things. So maybe it's a mixture of your favorite food. So I'm just gonna write favorite food. And maybe it's some cute animals. Maybe it's office supplies. Feel free to go as wild as your imagination likes to go. And maybe even I'm going to put nature as my theme. So we have a couple of themes. And keep in mind that these are going to be our guiding points. So if something hits, so if we have an inspiration that comes our way, feel free to just capture that as well. Because as they say, our isn't so much about thinking something up. Rather it's about capturing. So R is about getting something down. And I like to think of this process as recording and capturing. And it's just a little tidbit that I learned from a book called The Artist's Way, but back on track. So we have our list. And in order to make this a bit easier, what we can do is we can start narrowing down our list. So for myself, I think I'll focus on nature. And of course sometimes your themes slash what's in your list will overlap. But I'm going to stick with nature. And from there, Let's get rid of these other themes and let's focus on our one theme for my self is the theme of nature. And what we're gonna do is we're going to dive in a little bit deeper. So let's think about what nature entails. So nature can have clouds. Nature can have grass. And on a similar note, flowers. And we can even go as far as to identifying specific types of flowers. So have that there. And let's think of other things. Maybe rain, thunder. And this could even have rainbow, leaf. What other things? We can have trees. We can go on and on and on. And I'm going to do a little bit more of that. Alright, so once we feel like we're at a good place with our theme, we can go ahead and jump into the next section. And a reminder to that, regardless of what theme you choose, do have fun with it. I remember that at the end of the day, it's ultimately what you'd like to create and share out into the world. So in this step, we've just brainstorm some ideas. In the next section, let's get to drawing. 4. Drawing: Alright, so we have our theme and a general idea of what to draw slash doodle. So let's get to it. In this section, we have the choice of using Procreate, adobe Fresco, or Photoshop. And for myself right now, I have Procreate opened in front of me. And this is a size of 2048 by 2048 pixels, which is a one-by-one ratio, which just means it's a square size. And with that opened, I'm going to actually doodle off of the list I've created earlier and turn those into characters. And let's at least have five elements. But I would encourage you to do more than five and to hold you accountable. You can draw while I'm drawing. But of course, if you're crunched for time, feel free to skip to the next section where we'll begin to export our elements. Alright, so now it's time to draw. Alright, that was a great drawing session. And here's a quick run through of what I drew. And in the next section, Let's get this ready for Adobe Aero and export it out. 5. Prep and Export: A quick tip to if you're using Procreate, is to make sure your layers are in one group. So e.g. these are all groups right now. And inside my groups are little layers. And in order to create a layer, what you would have to do is you would click onto the piece that you want. So here's some eyes and then I'm going to swipe to the right. Swipe to the right, swipe to the right, swipe to the right. And it's already in a group, but I'll just show you a group within a group. But if you don't have a group already and you hit Group once, that I'll just create one group. So that's my new group. And this will help you to export it as a PNG. Alright, so once you have your group, this will make it easy to export it as a PNG. And in order to do so, make sure your background is transparent. So usually you'll have a background color. If you see a fill in your background, like what I have right now with this, I'm just going to uncheck mark the background color. And there you have it. It's now transparent. And from there, let's go ahead and export this as a PNG will use a wrench tool right here. And I actually have it as a shortcut on my little key pad. So I'm just going to click onto that. And from there what I'll do is I will export it and share it as a PNG. And I'm going to click Save Image. That's how you can export a PNG onto your photos. Alright, let's export this really quickly. We've just exported these as PNGs, and now they're in our photos. So if we go into our photos, these are all of our PNGs and we can go ahead and select all of our artwork. What we'll do is we'll create an album where they get to live. And I'm going to create a new album. And we can just name this something like meats artists. So once we click into our art meets artists folder, we have all of our assets and this makes it so it's easy and organized. And a quick note, if you actually want to jump right into Adobe Aero, feel free to download these assets for yourself in the Resource panel. I've actually provided that for you just in case you're in a rush and you just really want to play with Adobe Aero. Feel free to play with these. And of course, feel free to share it with me as well. So with that said in the next section, let's go ahead and play with Adobe Aero. 6. Adobe Aero Basics: Alright, so in the previous section, we exported all of our PNG's into our photo album. And now let's go ahead and open up Adobe Aero. And that's right here. And we can use a iPad or our mobile devices into for using our mobile devices, be sure to just AirDrop or just send over your PNGs to your mobile devices. Next, let's go ahead and create a new file. And you can find that with the blue plus sign. Now, it's opened up my camera on the back of this iPad and it's looking for a surface. And you can see right now the surfaces it's found is located on the wall. And I don't really want that. I want the anchor point slash surface to be on the table. So what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to go ahead and try to look for my surface. So I found a surface on the table and I tapped it once. And now my anchor point is this table. Alright, let's bring in our PNG into this room. We can click on the plus sign and we can click onto camera roll because that's where we've placed all of our PNG and assets. And it should be on the top. And if it's not, or if you want a more organized view, you can go ahead and open up your albums and find where you placed it and go ahead and click on the asset that you want to place onto frame and go ahead and just tap it once. And there you go. You have your asset placed inside your frame. So what we can do next is let's go over the basic ways in which we can move this around, rotate it, and scale it. So first, let's go ahead and tap that once. And with one finger you can move it back way far or you can move it really close. Next, we can use two fingers and we can actually scale it up. And you can actually use your camera and just see that it's still in the shot. So have a really big or you can make it really small. So it just depends on the way that you want it to be sized. And the other thing too, is with your two fingers, you can even rotate it a bit. So you can a little bit tricky. Because it's a little bit tricky. You can actually use the bottom tools right here to fine tune it. So rotate. You can actually use this and it rotates much better than if you were using your fingers. The fingers is just a shortcut. And the other shortcut two, is three fingers. And what you can do is again, tap on it. And three fingers, you can move down. You can move up. So go ahead and play with that. And with that basic knowledge at hand, Let's go ahead and place all the assets inside the frame. In the next section. 7. Composition: Alright, let's place our PNG's into the frame and let's go ahead and make a really nice composition. Alright, let's make sure that we have a good composition. And in order to do that, let's first think about the subject, which is in this case ourselves. And with that, that'll be the focal point. And our elements around it slashed. The PNGs could be smaller and it could frame the main subject. And with that, let's also think about placement of these PNGs. So for some of my PNGs, it'll be in the foreground and others will be in the background. Again, we can use our one finger to push things forward and to push things back. And we can have some elements higher and lower as well. And this will help with the spatial dimension of it all. So with that, let's get to playing a quick tip. Be sure to leave a little bit of room for yourself to stand in so you can be in the same space as your artwork. And another tip, you can actually go ahead and reuse some of your assets as well if you'd like. So you can have repeating ones. And you can just place that inside the frame. Alright, so we've placed all of our elements inside the frame. And we might be thinking, alright, Any this, this looks just like me painting over a 2D photo. Like what, what is special about this? Well, this is the part that magic comes into play, because once you start moving your camera around, you can see that this is pretty magical because it's actually sitting where you've placed it. So some of the items you've placed, it's far behind and you can see that's what's happening when you move the camera, right? The thunderbolt is behind the cloud because we've placed it way in the back. And you can see items are placed in the foreground. You can see items are placed in the background. And I think that's what makes this so special. And if you want, if you go closer, you can see that some items we'll start to disappear as you get closer, right? I'm not just shows you that spatially things are happening. And now here is the cool part. You get to be inside the frame with your art work. But before we do that, let's learn how to add in motion in the next section. 8. Add in Motion: Alright, so for this section, Let's just add in motion. And we can achieve this by clicking into an asset, adding a behavior, and let's add a trigger. So let's just do Start and feel free to play with all of these actions as you please. And I'm just gonna do a spin. And of course, you can see you can even customize it a bit more. And you can just check mark. We can keep adding on to our animation slash behavior. So we can click into another one and you can see the name of each asset so you can know which one that you want. So you can select it in order to move it. So for that one, I'm going to do a bounce. And let's go ahead and click Play and we can see which one plays. Once we like that, we can just exit and we can keep going as we please. And once we feel like we have enough actions, we can go ahead and click Preview to see what that might look like. In the next section, let's go ahead and jump into the frame. 9. Get Into Frame!: So for doing this ourselves, let's find a way to get creative on how to prop up our device. So we can use a tripod or like myself, you can find a little book stand and find a way to just prop up your iPad so that it's fully upright. And with that, let's go ahead and let's get into frame. And let's just take that video. And in order to take a video on Adobe Aero, what you'll do is you'll click into preview and we'll prepare the screen. And as you can see, a red button has popped up as well as the camera. If you click onto the red button, That's record. If you click onto camera, you just take a snapshot. So let's go ahead and try out the buttons. So that's camera. And here it is recording. And you can even record with your microphone on. And I'll just do that. And you can see right now it's starting to record. So I'm actually going to jump into frame and just record a video of myself. And I'll just go from there. Alright, I'm jumping into frame, but here are some quick tips. So make sure you take multiple videos, at least three. And make sure when you shoot your videos that after each shot, you move your camera angle slash iPad around just a bit so you can get different angles. And this will be super helpful in the next section when we start to think of creative ways to edit this. A quick note too, if you have someone helping you film, this will actually change the outcome of what it might look like. And here is an example of what it could potentially look like either way though, in the next section, we'll start editing this creatively as if we're going to do this on our own. 10. Editing: In this section, let's talk about editing while I edit. So we can use an app like in shot, or we can use Premiere Pro, any video editing apps slash software will do. And here are some options to think about. So one, we could create a fake boomerang by creating a video and then duplicating that video and having the second part of that reversed. Second, we can compile a JIF. And the way we do this is from the different angles of video that we have. We can look for a screenshot. So we can have one screenshot from one angle. We can have a screenshot from another angle, and we can have a screenshot from a third angle. And we can have infinitely more screenshots as well. And make sure we just compile that into a JIF. And that's what I'm actually doing in this video right now. And of course, the third option is that if you have someone to help you, you can actually just do that and have the person step front and have the person step back. And again, you can create that fake boomerang effect. And the fourth option might be just creating a video of the elements moving while you're also moving in the frame. And that might be the easiest option. With that. These are just a few of the options you can think about while you do your creative editing. And keep in mind, you don't have to follow this exactly. You can mix and match or you can do something entirely different. Again, this is all up to your imagination. And here are some of the examples of what can be achieved. In the next section, let's share. 11. Conclusion: Alright, so another feature to this is that you can actually share and share a link and you can name it however you'd like. And once that's created, you'll get this QR code. And with this QR code, you can share it to other folks. And I encourage you all to share this link if you'd like. And what that congrats. We've just stepped into an AR creation. And hopefully this was easy and fun to do. And as always, I'm looking forward to seeing what you've created. And if you'd like, please do share it with me here or on Instagram as to what you've created. In the meantime though, keeps shining and stay lucid.