Thanks to the release of Adobe Aero, creating Augmented Reality experiences is easier than ever. All you need to start building interactive AR projects is to download the free Adobe Aero app on your phone or tablet

In this week's tutorial, I will walk you through the full process of turning a Photoshop composition into an AR scene that feels completely three dimensional.

Here are some tips on how to create an AR project using Adobe Photoshop Document.


  • Simplify your layers, and most importantly, Merge your layer groups (Cmd/Ctrl E). 
    Aero only supports Raster layers.
  •  You can either manually flatten your artwork or use the export feature for Aero in Photoshop.
    We recommend to do it manually.
  • Name your layers correctly so that it will be easier for you to work with it in Aero.
  • Try to keep the file size at 15 megabytes and delete the background layer.
  • Save the artwork on your Creative Cloud Folder for easy access.

To create the AR scene, open Adobe Aero App on your phone or iPad, find a suitable surface, and add your files from the Creative Cloud Folder. Once your design is in Aero, you can adjust the scale, size, and offset.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you feel confident and want to challenge yourself further!

Be sure to have a go using Aero, share your artwork on Instagram, and tag us on #yesimadesigner so we can see your work

UP NEXT

Watch my step by step tutorial on how to create a fan art composition from a few snapshots from the Joker movie:

Click here.

About the author 

Shumi Perhiniak

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer and illustrator. In 2012, she took an entire year off to study Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just 6 months, she started freelancing and became a Certified Photoshop Expert. She has worked as an in-house graphic designer for brands such as Toni&Guy, Renaissance Learning and Baker Ross.

She also owned a physical stationery shop selling her art prints and now focuses on selling digital art prints online under the name HerDesignWorld

Related topics you might be interested in

Find out how to write a graphic design cover letter and land your dream job

Continue reading

Designers are a picky bunch and we can be very tricky to buy for (sorry about that.) This is something we are well aware of at YES so have decided to create this list.

Continue reading

We share 20 side hustle ideas for creatives!

Continue reading

The BenQ PD3420Q offers everything you can expect from a professional monitor whilst looking very stylish and classy.

Continue reading

The Huion Kamvas 22 is a fantastic multi-purpose device overall. Regardless of its entry-level price tag, it does not look, feel or function cheap.

Continue reading

Check out our 2022 Design Trends Predictions in Graphic Design, Illustrations, UX and Web Design!

Continue reading

Find out why most creative professionals love Milanote and cannot imagine doing their job without it!

Continue reading

Learn the pros and cons of using Justification and Alignment text and tons of tips on improving readability in your designs!

Continue reading