Perhaps we spoke a tad timely. Adobe has extended AI-enhanced capabilities of its Photoshop image editing software to incorporate instant sky replacement, some super-easy selection tools and Neural Filters, including emotion editing.
It unrolled today in an update for Creative Cloud subscribers. Possibly most useful to the experienced image editors are going to have the new selection tools, which use Adobe’s Sensei AI algorithms to enhance the software’s ability of quickly draw selection lines around complex objects, especially where tricky hair, complex backgrounds and objects that blend into the background somewhat.
But that’s not the fun stuff. Sky replacement may be a very neat feature that does a quite amazing job of intelligently selecting the sky in your image & dropping in one among a few dozen standard alternatives – or letting you upload your own sky images to urge precisely the look you would like. It also changes colours of the remains of the image to match.
The new Photoshop gives you access to a replacement gallery of cloud-processed “Neural Filters” that desire they’re relatively in early stages of development. Only two that have emerged from beta are rudimentary skin smoothing tool and a “style transfer“ thing that creates an attempt to vary your photo into a method almost like a source image.
But others available in beta form, including the one that tries to colorize black and white shots, a superzoom smart resolution enhancer, a JPG artifact remover, makeup transfer tool, a depth aware volumetric-haze effect & extremely weird Smart Portrait tool.
Smart Portrait take headshots in the Snapchat zone, providing you a bunch of sliders for things such as happiness, anger, surprise, age, hair thickness, direction of gaze, angle of head & the direction of sunshine on the face.
Is this a significant tool to use with your portraits? Maybe in some circumstances. It’s definitely fun to play with. And it’s merely a beta; this functionality will clearly carry on to develop because Sensei AI is refined and extended. We may be surprised that the toolset doesn’t tackle what we think are lower hanging fruits for portraits: automatic eye enhancement, eye bag removal & tooth whitening sliders with a more advanced skin smoothing & wrinkle removal tool.