The free NVIDIA Canvas beta app has been updated, and it offers an incredible real-time painting tool GauGAN to anyone with an NVIDIA RTX GPU. Put simply, artists can utilize advanced AI to quickly turn simple brushstrokes into photorealistic landscape images or just as a tool to speed up concept exploration, thus freeing more time to visualize ideas. This update is powered by the GauGAN2 AI model and NVIDIA RTX GPU Tensor Cores, resulting in increased quality as well as 4x higher resolution. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
During the Adobe MAX Sneaks 2021 event, the company teased Project Morpheus, which is essentially an AI-powered deepfake tool. This innovative video editing technology is powered by Adobe Sensei and utilizes machine learning to automate frame level appearance changes with extremely smooth, consistent results. This makes authoring and editing content easier than ever since it eliminates the time-consuming, frame-by-frame edits. Read more for a tech demo and additional information.
Manually masking objects in Lightroom can take quite a while to say the least, but now, there’s a much easier way to make selective adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw within Lightroom. Available on October 26th across all platforms, the Adobe Research Team have developed AI-powered selection tools, including Select Subject and the Sky Replacement tool, making it easy to precisely select objects. Read more for a demonstration video and additional information.
Artificial intelligence has been gaining traction with 3D artists and video editors who use the technology to improve their work as well as speed up their workflow. Today, Adobe Photoshop users can make use of GPU-accelerated neural filters. These neural filters are a new feature set for content creators to try AI-powered tools that enable them to explore innovative ideas and make amazing, complex adjustments to images in just seconds. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Let’s face it, capturing photos in the perfect lighting conditions outdoors is nearly impossible, or at least on a whim, but with Adobe Photoshop’s new AI-powered Sky Replacement function, that will be a problem of the past. All you need to do is open the image, click the tool from the edit menu, select from the available sky presets or add your own, and then the Sensei AI system swaps out the sky automatically. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and other social media platforms make it easy to share videos on-the-fly, but sometimes, you record in the wrong format. Thankfully, there’s Auto Reframe, an Adobe Premiere Pro tool that automatically reframes content in different aspect ratios using artificial intelligence. Adobe’s Sensei machine-learning technology analyzes, crops and pans footage for different square, vertical and widescreen versions. Read more for a video and additional information.
If you’ve always wondered what it was like to edit images using the earliest versions of Adobe Photoshop, then wonder no more, as the “Computer Clan” shows us. They fired up Adobe Photoshop 0.63 Beta from 1988 on an old Macintosh powered by a 32MHz 68030 processor with 8MB of RAM. On a related note, did you know that Photoshop was developed in 1987 by two brothers Thomas and John Knoll? They later sold the distribution license to Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1988. Read more for the video and additional information.
Adobe Fresco is an upcoming addition to Creative Cloud Suite for the Apple iPad family, and it’s currently available for private beta testing, with a full launch planned for later this year. Designed for professional artists, this app grants them access to tools normally only found on the company’s desktop software. It combines raster, vector and dynamic brushes into a single app, while letting artists sync their brushes in Photoshop CC.
It’s nearly impossible to detect a professionally altered image these days, but Adobe teamed up with UC Berkeley researchers to train an AI to detect facial manipulation in images edited with Photoshop. A convolutional neural network (CNN) was trained to spot changes in images made with Photoshop’s Face Away Liquify feature, or the function used to change people’s eyes, mouth and other facial features. The neural network was 99% accurate detecting altered images, and for comparison, real people who saw the same photos only spotted the differences 53% of the time. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Costică Acsinte via Peta Pixel
Photoshop enthusiast Shawn Pollock came across a damaged photo taken by 20th-century Romanian war photographer Costică Acsintehas and decided to sharpen his colorizing skills on it. Before computers, this was accomplished through the use of watercolors, oils, crayons or pastels, and other paints or dyes applied directly to the image surface using brushes, fingers, cotton swabs or airbrushes. Read more to see the before and after result.