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In this guide, you will be introduced to the basics of Augmented Reality and the Adobe Aero app.

The goal is to introduce you to Augmented Reality. It is not meant to go in-depth with advanced AR, but rather present a low barrier entry into thinking about how you can create your own augmented reality experiences without the need for heavy coding knowledge or 3D modeling software.


This is an open-ended project where you can create whatever you would like using the AR tools below.


For this project, you will need access to:

  • An iPad or iPhone
  • Adobe Aero app for ios

We will go over how you can install the Adobe Aero App, a free resource for ios platforms.

If you do not have access to an iPad or iPhone, please be aware that you can check iPads out from our Miami  Libraries (Links to an external site.)

If you have any additional questions feel free to email:

What is augmented reality (AR)?

VR vs AR

Virtual Reality (VR) should not be confused with Augmented Reality (AR). 


Instead of fully immersing you in a virtual environment like VR does, AR superimposes virtual elements into the real world in real time.


These virtual elements can usually be viewed through your smartphone or ipad, and often use physical objects as points of reference for displaying digital information.


This video by CNET is a little outdated, as some of the wireless VR technology it discusses has been achieved already, most notably by the Oculus Quest, but it provides an easy to understand explanation of the differences in VR and AR technologies.


A practical AR experience can be seen in this video here with IKEA’s ‘Place’ app, which allows you to use AR to view furniture in your own home.

Adobe AERO

To download Adobe Aero, go to the App Store on your ios device and search for Adobe Aero. Then install the app to your device.



Below you will watch a tutorial provided by Adobe Education Exchange. These tutorials will take you through the beginner steps needed to start using the Adobe Aero App.

Part 1

Part 2


Additional Resources

Below are some additional resources of tutorials and finished projects created using the Adobe Aero App. These projects are meant to inspire and show you the possibilities of the AR app.

Intro / Project Videos

Additional Tutorials

Part 1 of a series of tutorials available on youtube.