Sorry for taking so long to respond. This will be a long response so I'll try to organize it in such a way that it's helpful.
* Currently Patterns are only accessible in Ps CC, so they will be greyed-out in other desktop apps.
* With regard to Brushes: None of Adobe's tools use the same rendering model, each has its own brush format and brush features, so not every brush works in every application. If you ultimately want o use the brushes in Ai, then you'll need to limit yourself to the Illustrator-targeted brushes when you get to the Style section in Capture. When you save a brush, it will launch a screen where it can be edited/named. It's also where you can see which brush work with each application. Scroll until you see the brushes for Ai.
Try this with one of your brushes:
Go into Capture CC and choose a brush
Tap the edit icon (square with a pen); that will open a visual list of brushes
To use the brush in Illustrator, make sure you've chosen an "Illustrator" brush (tap the circle to check it) and Save. It will save to your library as a Illustrator brush and as soon as it syncs you should be able to open it there.
* Now for the more complicated part: I'm not sure why your shapes aren't showing up in Illustrator CC. It could be that they're not syncing. Can you log in with your Adobe ID to Adobe Creative Cloud and see if you can see your Shapes there? Let me know what you see and we'll go from there.
Hope this helps get you started... Keep me posted.
Thanks a lot Sue,
Patterns r working in Photoshop as you said, so no problem with them.
About the Brushes as far as I understood and practiced with Capture, I should change its style to be able to use in Ai. There under the Style tab I see options for Photoshop and three options for Ai. however the Ai options are only B&W and more like Bristle brushes, so does that mean I can't make any Pattern or Scattered Brush with the image I want?
The result is very similar with most source images too.
About the shapes. Yes I can see them in my Creative Cloud account but they are still not clickable in Illustrator.
thanks a lot
Yea, none of Adobe's tools use the same rendering model, each has its own brush format and brush features and a lot of the time people want to use the Ps-style brushes... but in Illustrator. But it's just not possible. Illustrator's works in a very different way. Sorry.
It's good you can see the Shapes on Adobe.com, that means they're syncing to Creative Cloud. A couple of things I want you to check/try:
* Make sure you're using the 2017 version of Illustrator CC (to check, open Illustrator and tap on the Illustrator CC menu, then on About Illustrator; that will open a splash screen with the version). If you're not update the desktop app.
* There's a small cloud icon in the Libraries panel. Tap that and see if your Capture Shapes sync.
* If they don't sync, try signing in and out of the Creative Cloud Desktop App. Close any open applications, then go up to the CC logo in the Apple Menu bar and tap on the Gear icon, then Preferences, then Sign Out and sign back in.
Let me know what happens.
When will the Capture Patterns to Illustrator issue be fixed - not very helpful to textile designers, we don't generally use Ps to design patterns, but it's the only way I can see patterns on my CC library. Can anyone advise? Ta
I don't know what the plan is for making Capture patterns available in Illustrator CC. I dropped a note to the product manager asking if it was something that people could expect in a future version of Capture/Illustrator; I expected to get a response by this afternoon but still have not heard back.
I'll post as soon I hear back from the team.
Thanks Sue, look forward to hearing back.
I guess making Capture patterns available in Illustrator CC is actually a feature that's in the works. Sounds like it will make it to an update sometime this fall.
that's great, thanks very much Sue