During the 2023 I/O event, Google and Adobe announced a collaboration in this field. From now on, Google’s chatbot Bard will integrate the text-to-image generator Adobe Firefly. This way, users will be allowed to generate, edit and share images straight from Bard’s command line instead of using two tools separately.
Every year at Adobe Max, Adobe’s annual creativity conference, we get a chance to take a peek at the company’s latest and future products. At this year’s conference, Adobe presented Project All of Me, which is able to “uncrop” your photo. In other words, it expands it and uses AI that fills in for any missing details in your shot, including your subject’s body, clothes, footwear; and the background behind them.
The technology is impressive, allowing you to expand your shot with only a few clicks and get results in a matter of seconds. But there’s even more this tool can do, and I find all of it really fun! So, let’s dive in and see what may come to some of Adobe’s apps in the future.
Artificial Intelligence in photography is showing huge growth. We’re even seeing our social media feeds flooded with AI-created images. Just last month, we saw that an AI-generated image won first place at a fine arts competition. We’ve also seen Getty Images moving away from AI-generated images. I agree with this decision, but we also need to address the wider landscape because, quite simply, AI art isn’t going away.
Adobe has today announced their newest versions of Photoshop Elements 2023 and Premiere Elements 2023 with a bunch of new features to help make the photo and video editing process simpler and easier. The new versions include Adobe Sensei AI-powered features with step-by-step guided edits to help both beginner and advanced users. Elements 2023 also connects with new web and mobile companion apps for editing on the go.
Among the highlighted new AI features in Photoshop Elements 2023 is Moving Elements that you can add to photos, letting you create Cinemagraphs without having to shoot any actual video footage and it’ll export them straight out to social-ready formats. Premiere Elements 2023 also sees a hundred new audio tracks with 50% faster launch times and 70% faster launch times on M1-powered Macs.
If you’re an Apple Silicon user that uses Adobe After Effects, you’ve probably Googled “when the hell will After Effects get M1 support?” at least a handful of times over the last couple of years. Even before writing this post, I did a quick search and found a bunch of Reddit and social media posts complaining about its absence. A beta version was released last October, but as with all betas, you can’t rely on it for actual production work for paying clients.
Well, today, you can finally relax and celebrate as Adobe has announced that Adobe After Effects for Apple M1 is now out of beta and has been officially released. It boasts up to 2x faster performance on M1 and 3x M1 Ultra systems compared to previous generation macs. Sensei machine learning features like Roto Brush 2 are also much faster as is ProRes decoding and rendering.
Photoshop has had some AI-powered filters for a while now. Adobe announced a couple of new ones recently, some incredibly useful and the others… well, maybe not so much. The latter include Landscape Mixer, a tool that lets you combine your landscape photo with another in a single click. Has Adobe gone too far with this? Colin Smith of PhotoshopCAFE demonstrates the tool in his latest video, so let’s see how it performs and is it any good at all.
While we’re already playing with fun new stuff in Photoshop, Adobe also offers a sneak peek at the stuff we’re to see in the future. One of them is called Project In-Between and it lets you make something new out of a few similar photos before you choose the keeper. With a click of a button, Adobe’s new tool turns them into animation and gives them a new life.
One thing that seems to have become quite popular over the last year or two is colourising black and white photos. We’ve seen lots of people manually colouring old black and whites to help provide more context and tangibility to historical images and we’ve also seen AI neural engines that claim to do it automatically to produce realistic results.
But it wasn’t until Photoshop released a beta of their AI-powered Colorize Neural Filter that many started to take the idea of automated colourising of black & white photos seriously. How good is it, though? Aaron Nace at Phlearn took it for a spin to see how it’s development is coming along and whether it really stands up to the task.
Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming an integral part of photo editing software, and Adobe seems to be following the trends. The latest version of Photoshop has been released for desktop and iPad, and it contains an AI-powered feature that lets you tweak your subject’s age, gaze, and facial expression in just a few clicks. But there are a few more new AI-based improvements, so let’s jump in and see what’s new in Photoshop.
Adobe seems to rely on AI more and more, and it’s constantly adding helpful new features to its software. Photoshop Elements 2021 and Premiere Elements 2021 have just been announced, and they’re full of AI-powered features that are both useful and fun.