Adobe has recently announced three major upgrades to its Firefly family of generative AI tools, including significant enhancements to the engine that powers Photoshop’s image generation. The second-generation AI model boasts better image quality, higher resolution, and the ability to steer generation with photography parameters like lens focal length and depth of field.
One of the most exciting features of the Firefly AI tool is its ability to turn text prompts into images, allowing users to create fanciful and entertaining pictures. The interface has also been improved, offering options to choose between photorealism and artistic styles, as well as sliders for visual intensity and style strength.
While the results from Firefly may occasionally be unconvincing, the tool is still a fun and accessible way to create images in forgiving art styles such as paintings, cartoons, and watercolors. In a move to expand the capabilities of Adobe Illustrator, the company has incorporated Firefly’s generative AI abilities, providing designers with the opportunity to create vector illustrations using text prompts.
Furthermore, Adobe Express now includes a text prompt field for building templates, making it easier for users to create flyers and social media videos. At the recent Max conference, Adobe showcased various other AI-powered projects, including Project Stardust for advanced photo editing and Project Fast Fill for video editing.
Adobe’s customers have eagerly embraced AI, generating over 3 billion creations using Firefly thus far. However, there have been rumors regarding a price increase in Adobe’s subscription plans, set to take effect in November. Speculations suggest that this could be linked to the high cost of AI-generated content production.
In addition to Firefly, other AI capabilities introduced at Adobe Max include AI-assisted text prompts in Photoshop and an AI-based lens blur effect in Lightroom. Businesses also have the option to customize Firefly by uploading their assets to influence the generative AI process.
As the AI market continues to rapidly evolve, major players in the tech industry such as AMD, Intel, and Apple are introducing new acceleration abilities to their processors, enabling them to handle large AI models more efficiently.
Overall, Adobe’s latest upgrades to the Firefly family of generative AI tools demonstrate the company’s commitment to providing innovative solutions for creative professionals. These advancements not only enhance the quality and resolution of AI-generated images but also offer greater customization options, making it easier for users to create captivating content.
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