Aimed at those using social media Adobe Post was recently released for the iPhone and allows for a very quick and creative way to create graphics to accompany posts on Facebook, Twitter, G+ etcetera.
When you first open Adobe Post you’re given the Remix Posts page. This is a selection of designs that are popular or relevant at the currant time. I’m writing this at the beginning of February so no surprise that Post is suggesting New Year, Mardis Gras and Valentines Day as part of the ‘Seasonal’ section.
By scrolling up I can reveal other sections including:
Tapping on any of the designs then opens up an editor, more of that in the Editing The Details section below, but what if there’s not an image that suites?
Tap the ‘+’ at the bottom of the screen:
Choosing an Image
The choices are pretty standard here, I can choose between:
1. Import from my iPhone
2. Take a new photo using the iPhone camera
3. Select an image
4. Choose from a photo synched from Lightroom (Not sure what this is or how to do it, here’s a post)
5. Choose an image from my Creative Cloud synched storage
Getting a New Image
I like the images available but I’ll get one of my own, I’ve just brewed a pot of tea so that will make for a great background, I’ll use the iPhone camera to take the photo and save it to the Camera Roll. Bear in mind that the image in Post will be a square.
Editing The Details
You’ll see that Adobe Post has added some default text. Below the image I can choose to change the Design, Palette or the photo itself.
First I’ll change the text. Double tapping the text allows me to change it:
When I tap Done this is reflected in the editing view:
There’s lots of ways to adjust the text here and it’s worth having a play with all the settings. One things to note it that the text is really responsive, resizing it will cause it to reformat, resize some text and generally design itself!
Tapping off the text returns me to the Design, Palette and Photo options.
Design will allow me to format my text and shape through the use of presets.
Palette changes the colours of text and shapes. Its quite intuitive and draws colour from the image with complimentary colours.
Photo has a set of Instagram type filters that can be played over the image to give it a different look.
I’m going back to the Design button though and choosing a predefined design, shape for the text, font and colour palette:
Post The Image
Tapping the share icon at the top of the screen opens the familiar share options for the iPhone. The image can be sent straight to Twitter, Facebook etc from here or saved to the Camera Roll for future use:
As always, a huge thanks to Eric for supplying this tutorial. Stay tuned for next week and in the meantime, check out more of his tutorials on his website, YouTube and you can find him on Facebook and Twitter should you wish to get in touch with him!