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Adobe Unveils AI-Powered Innovations at Adobe Max: Project Stardust and Beyond

Adobe introduces new AI models and capabilities at Adobe Max. The star of the show, "Project Stardust," showcases a powerful object manipulation tool with AI-driven shadow removal and pixel replacement. Adobe also unveils the Firefly Image 2 Model and enhances text-to-image capabilities.

Adobe Max, the premier event for creatives, witnessed Adobe's unveiling of a series of AI-powered innovations that promise to redefine creative processes. Among these, Project Stardust shines as a groundbreaking tool for object manipulation, alongside the Firefly Image 2 Model and augmented text-to-image capabilities.

"Project Stardust" introduces a transformative object manipulation tool. This AI-powered feature can detect objects in photos and empowers users to manipulate their position within the frame or even delete them. Adobe's tool goes further by eliminating shadows and replacing missing pixels with realistic AI-generated content.

Adobe's "Project Stardust" also equips users with the ability to add new objects to images using Generative Fill. It enhances the quality and realism of AI-generated human figures, addressing concerns of plastic-like appearances. Additionally, it offers control over photo settings like motion blur and field of view.

Generative Match, a notable feature, allows users to apply the style of one image to another AI-created photo. While this promises time-saving benefits, Adobe ensures that users confirm their rights to use the generative match image to address copyright concerns.

Adobe's AI integration isn't limited to Photoshop. Users can now prompt the generation of vectors in Illustrator, making it more efficient to create vector graphics. The Firefly Vector model incorporates the Generative Match feature and the creation of editable vector gradients.

Adobe Express brings AI into the design realm, enabling the generation of designs based on prompts. Users can craft posters, complete with names and taglines, featuring AI-generated individuals and clothing.

The company's AI approach is distinctive, relying on content from its Adobe Stock library to ensure legal compliance. This choice prioritizes legal safety over having extensive training data.

Adobe hasn't disclosed the specifics of compensation for contributors whose content is used for AI training. Contributors receive an annual bonus based on the volume of images, vectors, or illustrations used in AI training.

The company's AI innovations are set to elevate creative processes, offering new ways to manipulate objects, create realistic AI-generated content, and streamline design work. As Adobe continues to weave AI into its creative suite, the impact on the creative industry and the legal aspects of AI-generated content remain subjects of intrigue.

The boundaries of what AI can do in design and content creation continue to expand, presenting exciting opportunities and challenges for creators.